Sparked by Magne Ilsaas‘s ideas in The WordPress Enterprise Paradox, Tom started a Twitter thread and hosted a live discussion with Magne and others at enterprise WordPress agencies this week. Their main concern is the challenges that arise from not having a well-defined brand and market that allows “WordPress for the Enterprise” to stand out — without being ties to a particular WordPress company or host. After getting an outline of the problem as it stands today, I asked Tom what might help differentiate “Enterprise WordPress” as a collective or entire ecosystem of agencies operating within it. Can open-source values of sharing and cooperation shape a unique global identity for enterprise WordPress agencies? Is it time for an inter-agency association or “guild” to take on these challenges?
James Farmer’s WordPress story goes all the way back to his launch of the first hosted WordPress multisite blogging platform — just a few days ahead of WordPress.com. Edublogs currently hosts millions of students’ and educators’ blogs. James talks about successes and failures, his views on Gutenberg, how he stays competitive with Squarespace, and how he thinks the WordPress business community should respond to the loss of active install growth data at WordPress.org.
InstaWP is about a year old now — let’s take a tour of it and catch up with Vikas Singhal to see how he hopes it will evolve. Currently, it’s a testing, demonstration, training, and marketing tool for WordPress product owners and agencies. Next, Vikas aims for InstaWP to support a marketplace for developers and agencies launching WordPress sites. Finally, he envisions it becoming a platform of platforms — WordPress-as-a-Service for people building their own WPaaS
How to make a user experience that doesn’t suck has always remained a kind of trade secret among those who make it their trade. That’s understandable, but it’s Drupal behavior in a WordPress world.
Joost de Valk, founder of Yoast SEO, posted his 7th CMS Market Share Analysis, based on data from W3Techs and BuiltWith. Here are some key points from Joost’s post: WordPress is the #1 CMS with a 43% market share, roughly the same as in December 2021. Shopify currently holds 4.2% market share, which is down…
New enhancements to WooCommerce Blocks 8.1. • Joost’s report on CMS Market Share shows Woo growing — but Shopify has hit a wall. • Two “Voices of Experience,” Beka Rice and Birgit Pauli-Haack share long-term takes on WooCommerce, WordPress, and Gutenberg.
It’s WooCommerce Blocks 8.0, and Woo 6.7’s final release is close. • A new guide with a tool to help you integrate payment methods with the Checkout Block. • What’s your preferred software licensing solution? • The Future of Payments, with David Mainayar and Robert Windisch. • When Carl met Bōggie.
It’s the 500th issue of Post Status Notes and the Post Status newsletter coinciding with WordPress’s 6.0 release and its 19th anniversary! 🎂
What if the way we talk about WordPress security focused on public acknowledgement of the security team members’ work, goals, and successes?
Should we spin up the bright side of WordPress security issues? Would it make a difference that matters to market share, brand reputation, etc.?
Core releases. Static robots.txt for faster load time. Self-care. Health check. Which metric is lying to you? Dev notes and bottom lines.
What is the Block Protocol and why does it matter? What’s the significance of Matt taking over at Tumblr? And is WordPress way too complicated?
Bet Hannon, Eric Karkovack, Maciek Palmowski, and Rae Morey join David to share their reactions to the State of the Word 2021.
What is a “headless” WordPress site? Is it a good option for you? What does headless WordPress offer in speed, security, and scalability?
Tiny, the folks behind TinyMCE, has announced they acquired Setka, a no-code WYSIWYG editor. TinyMCE powers the classic editor in WordPress and many other CMSes. ⌨️ I’m not sure I will count this primarily as a “WordPress acquisition.” Setka does have a WordPress page builder plugin, but it has <700 installs and hasn’t been updated…
Is it still possible to make a living as a small WordPress company, freelancer, or solopreneur? The community says yes!
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