Omnichannel or Multichannel?
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Omnichannel or Multichannel?

Here’s a detailed post from Bradley Taylor for GoDaddy‘s WooCommerce Wednesdays — all about multichannel selling. I was curious to see why that’s being billed as the future of e-commerce. I’ve read more about “omnichannel” as the buzzword of the future. Neither is something that WooCommerce does well without extensive customization. The idea behind omnichannel…

What might WordPress.com’s pricing changes mean for the WordPress ecosystem?
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What might WordPress.com’s pricing changes mean for the WordPress ecosystem?

Do the WordPress.com pricing changes represent an opportunity for the WordPress product ecosystem, a blow to democratized publishing, or the beginning of a slow pivot in the service’s identity away from blogging to managed WordPress hosting?

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Built by WordPress — .com that is

Automattic enters the low-end website market Automattic this week announced that its “premium website building service” (which was in beta in fall 2020) is now officially accepting customer applications for “websites starting at $4,900 USD.” The announcement describes a turnkey service with a personal touch: “You’ll work with a dedicated engagement manager throughout the entire…

Gutenberg, accessibility, and compromise

I had a call with Matt Mullenweg to discuss some things regarding the upcoming Gutenberg release, the critiques around accessibility, and thoughts I’ve had around the way this release and other releases are scheduled. I’ll keep this note to the accessibility components. There have been ample critiques of Gutenberg, with a great deal of heat…

Matt Mullenweg stopping angel investing, closing SF Automattic office

I finally listened to the Stack Overflow podcast with Matt Mullenweg. In the second half of the show, I learned a couple of things I didn’t know: Matt said, “something had to go,” when he got back to being involved in the day-to-day of core development. The thing he’s decided to set aside is new…

Square for WooCommerce is a big deal for retail operations

Most Saturdays in my small hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, there’s a farmers market at Pepper Place (obligatory photos link). Almost every single one of these little shops started taking credit cards in the last few years, after many years of only accepting cash in person. They have Square to thank for that. Though many additional card…

WP eCommerce: What’s old is new again.
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WP eCommerce: What’s old is new again.

WP eCommerce is one of the oldest WordPress plugins you’ll find. That it’s an eCommerce plugin — built on WordPress, well before such a thing seemed sensible — is even more of a testament to just how impressive this plugin is. It’s been under development for eight years, and is nearing 3 million downloads on…

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