Evolving Edupack: A One-Size Fits All Plugin Leads to an Accessibility Platform and Enhanced Agency Services
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Evolving Edupack: A One-Size Fits All Plugin Leads to an Accessibility Platform and Enhanced Agency Services

I now believe that a one size fits all website publishing product is not possible. Each university has its own set of requirements. The requirements vary from the placement of buttons to the type of accessibility a university mandates. In the end, universities shouldn’t sacrifice individual requirements for ease of use.

To Heck with Black Friday, I’m Raising My Prices! — Post Status Draft 127
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To Heck with Black Friday, I’m Raising My Prices! — Post Status Draft 127

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.

Post Status Excerpt (No. 72) — Can We Get to “Yes” on Better UX?
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 72) — Can We Get to “Yes” on Better UX?

This week in an article shared in Post Status Slack, Eric Karkovack suggested some ways to improve the WordPress user experience, especially for DIY users setting up a website for the first time. Some of the things Eric wants to see happen, like a standard interface for plugins and a curated view of the plugin ecosystem, are also commonly expressed by designers, developers, and people in other roles at WordPress agencies serving enterprise clients. Can we get everyone to “yes” on a better UX?

Publishing checklist

Daniel Bachhuber and the team at Fusion has created a plugin to enable a publishing checklist in the WordPress post editor. It’s convenient, customizable, and I think in the perfect spot over on the right side widget area. It also has a nifty little API that makes it smarter, so that items get checked automatically…

A little perspective

From Club member Gerasimos Tsiamalos — also known as Tsiger from CSSIgniter — I got one of the best comments I’ve read in a long time. He has a very personal story about how he got involved in WordPress theme making and creating themes for Envato’s ThemeForest. Here was his response to the Note I…

The new New Yorker is live and on WordPress
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The new New Yorker is live and on WordPress

The New Yorker is an iconic magazine that’s been in print since 1925, and its online web presence is now on WordPress. Reported in the New York Times originally, the New Yorker is altering its online strategy, broadening the number of magazine articles available for free online. Their archive is now completely viewable online, going back to 2007….

Tammie Lister to write BuddyPress theme development book

Tammie Lister has made a deal with Packt Publishing to write a book about BuddyPress theme development. She plans for the book to be a relatively short, 100 pages, with lots of resources for developers that wanted to get started theming BuddyPress. Seems like a great opportunity and a win for the community.

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