Tom Willmot on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Enterprise WordPress • Tom Lach on the costs of rapid growth — It’s not for everyone • The Future of GiveWP and the Block Editor • Evolving Edupack — and Sunsetting It • and more…
I wish this was a WordPress story. It should’ve been and could still be — a simple publishing platform built around freemium newsletters — and writers. In a way, it is a WordPress story. Ben Thompson’s Stratechery was a Substack inspiration and has always run on WordPress, I believe. There’s also this: Our plan was…
This week’s WordPress business highlights for Post Status: Lesley Sim is pivoting Newsletter Glue to an upmarket clientele. A discussion starter about WordPress UX. Do we need a curated plugin ecosystem, more open standards, and easy access to current expert consensus points in key knowledge areas? Time to bail out of Twitter? PayPal? Katie Keith tells her HeroPress story.
This week in Post Status Slack, Lesley Sim, the founder of Newsletter Glue, dropped this announcement: “While everybody is offering discounts for Black Friday, we’re planning to significantly raise prices. We’ll be narrowing our target audience and focusing mainly on medium-large publishers and online businesses; working with them more closely and providing a high level of customization and support.” What motivated Lesley’s decision? Where does she expect it to take her company? How can plugin owners find enterprise agency partners? Listen to this episode of Post Status Draft and find out.
Coming soon to Newsletter Glue: Automated newsletters you can set up, test, and schedule in WordPress as well as Global Styles and Template Styles for multiple individual newsletters. Custom CSS will be available with both global and template styles.
It shouldn’t be this complicated… Nice end result though, by using “a potent combination of MDX and MJML.” Josh Comeau explains his workflow from Markdown to static site publishing and an email newsletter. It’s a complex arrangement, but doing it with WordPress is not easy or simple either. Josh writes: Being able to write newsletter…
If you hire a person who is not coachable they will never progress past the basic knowledge that they possess.
Are OrganizeWP (and Newsletter Glue) leading indicators for trends and opportunities in the plugin space?
This week Dan and I talked with Post Status member Lesley Sim of Newsletter Glue about refining our tedious and time-consuming newsletter workflow here. (I’ve been doing it for the last couple of weeks and it’s a bear!)
This is great — an email size checker that counts up how many Kb your outgoing email will be — for Newsletter Glue. Lesley Sim showed it to me a while ago. In the past I used to do this manually some of the time when drafting Post Status newsletters because Gmail cuts off messages…
Today Cory took the lead on the Post Status newsletter release and joined Dan in co-authoring the introduction to it, which we usually share here. Some thoughts on newsletter integration, Newsletter Glue, Newspack, and the challenges facing plugin owners at WordPress.org in trying to determine the true size of their potential customer base.
It’s still far from simple to do well — let alone do better — what was first possible in the Web 1.0 era, even before WordPress was born. Thoughts on “WordPress Lite” and “Create Once, Publish Everywhere.”
Rahul Bansal is the Founder and CEO of rtCamp — an enterprise WordPress VIP agency based in India and the USA.
Fences can protect or inhibit care of a commons. “Do not remove a fence until you know why it was put up in the first place,” is a classic piece of wisdom. What are the questions we need to ask about our fences and WordPress as a commons?
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Meet Lesley Sim from Newsletter Glue, a plugin that connects your email service provider to WordPress and turns the block editor into a newsletter builder so that you can build and send newsletters directly from WordPress.
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