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…
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!
2022 Web Almanac CMS findings • WP Cloud • Sponsored core contributor and sponsor data • WP Biz Dev • Female-Owned and Led WP Businesses • and more →
Last week, Steve Burge asked on Twitter, “how many female-run WordPress companies are there?” A big list emerged in the replies:
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 and entry into WordPress. Drupal does have a lot of good models to learn from…
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 Meredith who said: “The support forums are how I learned. It’s a great way to…
$635.5 billion…That’s “billion,” with a “B.” Let’s look at the size of the universe inhabited by our market of markets of cathedrals and bazaars: the WordPress ecosystem. How should we think about WordPress’s market share or, maybe more accurately, its shares? Are we selling them short and dampening growth?
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…
A lot of interesting things surfaced in the open conversations with Matt and Josepha at WCEU. I also learned a lot from Pablo Postigo, Feliz Arntz, Shane Pearlman, Jonathan Wold, Nora Ferrerio, Milana Cap.
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! 🎂
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 Johannes Benz.” Those are really great talks, and you can find even more over at…
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 of business and product acquisitions, key investments and hires … it says A LOT about…
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 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 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 in WordPress. 📝
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 to WordPress or upgrading their WordPress platform. Automattic’s Newspack platform is involved with some of…
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