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Jobs Change, Membership Doesn’t

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Dan Knauss
Post Status has been a haven for kindness and generosity, but it's thanks to our members, readers, listeners, colleagues, and friends that the work we do together and the fun we have is good, meaningful, and regenerative for our community. On that note, this is my last post in my role as editor at Post Status...
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Five takes on helpful plugin stats and insights

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Dan Knauss
Good ideas for the future of data disclosed to plugin authors using the wordpress.org repository:

1) Identify surges of unhappy users reacting to a bad release — and the opposite, happier outcome.

2) Use pageview analytics to estimate total potential user interest and conversion rates.

3) Assess a plugin's performance with the .org search algorithm, the quality of releases, and plugin incompatibility as well as PHP compatibility issues.

4) Collect significant user behavior data anonymously without phoning home.

5) Just reveal all the raw data with privacy options for individual authors — no interpretive analysis on wordpress.org.

BONUS: Let's take this discussion somewhere else!

The Unofficial Directory of WordPress WBEs

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Dan Knauss
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
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
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…

An Operating System for the Web

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Dan Knauss
What if WordPress, growing as an operating system for the web, spawns distributions and spins, like Linux? What do nine years of Jetpack teach us about Automattic and WordPress — the project and the dot-com? Rethinking how we think about SaaS, hosting, and the WordPress ecosystem...

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
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
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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