Post Status Notes #501
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Post Status Notes #501

Elementor acquires Strattic • WP Engine acquires Delicious Brains‘ plugins 🧠 • When the Cathedrals own the Bazaars and Shopping Centers and you’re in a strip mall with a fruit stand… • Jetpack decouples • InstaWP gets seed funding from Automattic 🌱 • Automattic hire #2000 • World-class FSE, how? 🌐 • WCEU by the numbers • Weglot gives back • RoleUp rolls out • Tadlock exits WP Tavern 🍺 • Why ‘why’ matters most • The Big 2-0 next year • All there is to know about core WordPress email notifications, documented ✉️ • System font stack check • Do not follow by default • Museum of Block Art opens 🎨 • Meet Yvonne Doll • Mostly modest WordPress wishlists • WooCommerce Experts to go global • How to do well in a downturn 📉 • Some things we don’t — but ought to — talk about. 🐘 Silent no longer about Sustainability.

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Footnotes #456

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…

Elementor celebrated its fifth birthday last…

Elementor celebrated its fifth birthday last month and published a blog post of milestones they’ve reached. They claim that “5% Of All Websites Are Built With Elementor” with 8 million “active installs.” 🎂 If that’s accurate it would mean Elementor is installed on 12-13% of all WordPress sites, a figure that W3Techs seems to back…

A rising tide lifts all hosts…

A rising tide lifts all hosts 🛥️ More WordPress news on the hosting and eCommerce front: GoDaddy has launched new WooCommerce extensions, which according to the press release are from GoDaddy’s recent acquisition of SkyVerge. These extensions “increase the value of GoDaddy’s WooCommerce plugins from $3,000 to nearly $6,000 worth of premium extensions.” Chris Lema,…

25%

WordPress has been 25%-ish of the internet for a while now. The last year has shown about a 2% market share gain, according to W3Techs. But this week, it’s “official”. At least according to the metrics available. Matt Mullenweg’s blog post about the achievement sparked a good bit of reflection and conversation around WordPress, notably…

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