Tech jargon and analysts with acronyms. Buzzwords and ranking voodoo. Where does WordPress fit in the enterprise tech industry? A guide for the genuinely curious or perplexed.
This week Alex Denning (Ellipsis) draws on Iain Poulson‘s historical, high-level plugin data at WP Trends to offer some thoughtful, somewhat contrary, but practical and grounded perspectives on the value of Active Install Data. At the WP Watercooler and elsewhere, a realization seems to be setting in that the data is not open source and not the property of the WordPress community. Like last week’s episode of Post Status Draft with Katie Keith of Barn2 Plugins, Till Krüss (Object Cache Pro, Relay) offers a lot of lessons this week about less travelled paths to success in the plugin business even as a very small company or company of one. Performance, testing, and support are key, interrelated parts of Till’s success and probably the most important ones to borrow in your own life and work if they resonate.
Till Krüss explains how he found his way into WordPress and a successful business that’s solving the hard problems of caching and performance optimization. His work and business model suggest several areas of opportunity for developers and founders working in the WordPress plugin market today.
Kevin Ohashi has released another annual report for WordPress (and WooCommerce) Hosting Benchmarks. My takeaways:
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In this episode of Get Hired, Michelle Frechette speaks with Terry Trout from Nexcess about what she looks for when hiring in marketing.
Lots of core news this week! 🍎 WCUS calls on companies to support inclusion. 💪 Plus the latest cool finds, learning guides, and good ideas. 💥
Get these great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on WordPress products and services for 2021! The sale is on NOW!
I caught this announcement from Steve Grunwell that Nexcess is partnering with Branch for better deployment of WordPress sites. 🤝
Nexcess has a new resource page focused on getting your WooCommerce store up and running. 🛒
If you ever need to migrate from Shopify to WooCommerce, then this guide from Nexcess might come in handy. 🚚
Nexcess and Liquid Web have established a “partnership.” That is an interesting word choice. What it means: “Liquid Web clients gaining access to the technology and scalability of Nexcess Cloud,” and “Nexcess clients obtaining access to Liquid Web plans and services.” 🤝 The companies will operate in a “largely separate” fashion, however. (Again, somewhat unusual…
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