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Jobs Change, Membership Doesn’t

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Dan Knauss
Post Status Team Blog
This is my last post as the editor at Post Status. I'm moving on to a new opportunity at StellarWP. Of course, this doesn't seem like moving much at all. One of the great things about the distributed work culture…
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Five takes on helpful plugin stats and insights

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Dan Knauss
BusinessFeatures
In the renamed Trac ticket Mark Zahra opened for the WordPress.org Active Install Growth charts ("#6511: Provide helpful plugin stats and insights"), the helpful comments offering actionable suggestions comprise about 5% of the total. At least that makes it easy…

WordPress Biz Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

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Dan Knauss
BusinessPlanet
WordPress Business News and Insights 2022 Web Almanac CMS Report According to the CMS chapter of the just-released 2022 Web Almanac from the HTTP Archive, sites using a CMS — and WordPress — are still steadily increasing globally, and 34%…

The Unofficial Directory of WordPress WBEs

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Dan Knauss
BusinessPlanet
Last week, Steve Burge asked on Twitter, "how many female-run WordPress companies are there?" A big list emerged in the replies: https://twitter.com/SteveJBurge/status/1569754167241228288?s=20&t=l-zqN1WSUMzOeZ_H-NYNYg

Two Big Tweets on Ways to Give Back

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Dan Knauss
NotesPlanet
1) We're really looking forward to seeing this WordPress mentorship program launch — and maybe some of the planning? In a recent episode of The Excerpt, Nyasha Green talks about the importance of mentorship to her growth as a developer…

Breaking into WordPress and Post Status Book Nook Picks

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Cory Miller
CareersNotes
The Best Place to Break into WordPress Talisha Lewallen from WP Connects asks, “What is the best way to start and stay involved in the WordPress community?” WordCamps and Meetups were mentioned a lot. But my favorite came from Ben…

Market Size and Market Shares: Thinking Bigger About the WordPress Economy

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Dan Knauss
BusinessFeatures
By Dan Knauss, Nev Harris, and Jonathan Wold 🗓️ July 15, 2022 📝 Updated July 16, 2022 Estimated reading time: 12 minutes The value of the WordPress ecosystem at the end of 2021 was estimated by an independent team of…

An Operating System for the Web

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Dan Knauss
BusinessDevelopment
Speaking at Pressnomics in 2015, Matt Mullenweg claimed that without Jetpack, WordPress' market share would be in decline. Why? Because "naked" WordPress wasn't competitive with SaaS site builders like Wix and Squarespace. On Twitter last month, Jeff Chandler reminded the…

9 Things I Learned from WordCamp Europe 2022

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David Bisset
BusinessFeatures
Some WCEU Highlights I watched WCEU remotely by live stream, so these reflections have nothing to do with the in-person experience. I'm sure there is much to share about the social opportunities, the parties, and the safety protocols that couldn't…

Post Status Notes #500

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David Bisset
PlanetThe Week in Review
By Dan Knauss and David Bisset 🗓️ No Content WordPress 6.0 Released WordPress 6.0 "Arturo" was released on schedule (May 24th) with many new features and enhancements related to full site editing. Gutenberg 13.3 was released yesterday. Check out Anne…

Meanwhile, over in Post Status Slack,…

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Dan Knauss

Meanwhile, over in Post Status Slack, Steve Burge pointed out that for PublishPress‘s YouTube channel he “found and interviewed several WordPress people [who] are really focused on environmental issues: Tim Frick, Tom Greenwood, Hannah Smith, Phil Sturgeon, Yanir Seroussi, and…

Footnotes #456

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Dan Knauss
BusinessDesign
Issue #456 “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” — Jean Vanier, Community And Growth Howdy! Thinking about WordPress history lately in terms…

Steve Burge and his team have…

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Dan Knauss

Steve Burge and his team have taken ownership of the Simple Tags plugin. It has been renamed to TaxoPress and has a new website. The plugin has been in existence for over a decade and has over 80,000 users. 🔌

Steve Burge interviewed Johannes Benz, the…

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Dan Knauss
Hosting
Steve Burge interviewed Johannes Benz, the Managing Director of Raidboxes, a fast-growing WordPress hosting company. Based in Germany, they are doubling every year and adding nearly 1,000 customers per month. 💻

“It turns out that collaborative editing…

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Dan Knauss

"It turns out that collaborative editing for platforms like WordPress is a very cool feature but an incredibly difficult technical challenge." Steve Burge over at the PublishPress blog has a detailed take on the future of Google Docs style editing…

The Knight Foundation is awarding a…

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Dan Knauss

The Knight Foundation is awarding a total of $2 Million (USD) to 24 newsrooms to upgrade their websites. Almost every winner chose WordPress. As Steve Burge of PublishPress notes, 20 out of 24 recipients of these grants will be moving…
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