Product People with Vova Feldman of Freemius — Post Status Draft 140
Transcript ↓ Learn from the owner of Freemius, Vova Feldman, as he talks with Cory Miller about the opportunities for indie developers, how to best bring products into the industry, the importance of community, and more. Top Takeaways: Living in…
WooCommerce vs. Shopify: Why Do We Make It So Hard?
Rob Howard built the MasterWP merch store as quickly as possible with WooCommerce, and then he assessed the relative difficulty of building with Woo rather than Shopify. His conclusion? A high-end WP developer [i.e., Rob] needed half a day to…
Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) — What Does Professionalism Mean in WordPress?
We're not afraid to let our human side show.Erik Karkovack In this episode of Post Status Draft, Eric Karkovack joins Dan Knauss to discuss their top picks for important topics and news stories in the WordPress world this week. Finally,…
Joost’s 7th WordPress Market Share Report
Joost de Valk, founder of Yoast SEO, posted his 7th CMS Market Share Analysis, based on data from W3Techs and BuiltWith. Here are some key points from Joost’s post: WordPress is the #1 CMS with a 43% market share, roughly…
An Operating System for the Web
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…
Not Dead Yet! Just Mostly Dead?
Post Status Notes #502 With a global recession looming, layoffs happening in some companies, and gloomy takes in the WordPress space on market share, Gutenberg, etc., maybe it's time to look at the glass half (or a third) full and…
9 Things I Learned from WordCamp Europe 2022
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
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…
Does Market Share Matter?
PlanetPost Status Team Blog
This week brought some attention to WordPress's market share, at least as it gets reported by W3techs. For the first time, the WordPress market share appears to have declined — by 0.4% since February this year. David noticed this as…
What might WordPress.com’s pricing changes mean for the WordPress ecosystem?
By Dan Knauss and David Bisset 🗓️ No Content 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…
Post Status Notes #493
Don't miss David's fresh podcast picks for the week! 🎙️ As usual, Courtney has the week's news from the people making WordPress at .org. 🏗️ WordPress 5.9.3 was released on April 5th as a short-cycle maintenance release with 9 bug…
Finding the Upside in WordPress Security
Can exposing security vulnerabilities in the open be done in a way that doesn't hurt WordPress? Rob Howard, who recently acquired MasterWP, used it last week to criticize Patchstack’s Security WhitePaper for 2021. He called the report "sensationalist" with "sloppy…
Post Status Notes #491
No Content Courtney has the week's news from the people making WordPress at .org. 🏗️ Check out David's podcast picks for the week. 🎙️ (No videos this time!)💥 The BIG stories and discussions we hope you'll engage with are: An…
Post Status Comments (No. 6) — The State of the WordPress News European Edition
“I totally rely on [the community] now… it’s like an extended family… it means a lot to me and I’m glad that everybody’s hanging on in there with me.” —Nathan Wrigley After the first Post Status WordPress News Draft went…
Post Status Comments (No. 5) — The First Annual WordPress News Draft
"This story reminded me that big company, big money doesn't mean just more profit but can also mean big contributions." —Aurooba Ahmed It's the first-ever Post Status WordPress News Draft! The initial group of news "avengers" in this episode are…
Post Status Excerpt (No. 39) — WordPress 5.9: Delays, the Customizer, and Contributing
"Too many things were interrelated and we didn’t have enough people who were looking across…" —Anne McCarthy In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, David has an informative chat with Anne McCarthy. Anne is a Developer Relations Wrangler for Automattic…