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To Heck with Black Friday, I’m Raising My Prices! — Post Status Draft 127

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Dan Knauss
This week in Post Status Slack, Lesley Sim, the founder of Newsletter Glue, dropped this announcement: "While everybody is offering discounts for Black Friday, we’re planning to significantly raise prices. We’ll be narrowing our target audience and focusing mainly on medium-large publishers and online businesses; working with them more closely and providing a high level of customization and support." What motivated Lesley's decision? Where does she expect it to take her company? How can plugin owners find enterprise agency partners? Listen to this episode of Post Status Draft and find out.

Post Status Excerpt (No. 71) — Building, Supporting, and Selling a Winning Product — With or Without WordPress.org

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Dan Knauss
This week I sat down again with Eric Karkovack to talk about the WordPress stories and topics that are on the top of our minds. Independently, we made nearly the same selections. There's a single throughline in this episode — what works, what doesn't, and what will take WordPress businesses forward in the product, agency, and hosting spaces.

What is WP Cloud?

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Dan Knauss
WP Cloud is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) built on the hosting infrastructure that’s behind WP.com, Pressable, and WordPress VIP with GridPane soon to follow. Agencies that want to white label their client hosting are ideal customers for WP Cloud via GridPane.

WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

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Dan Knauss
Big Changes in WP_Query and the Nav Block • Accessibility-Ready Themes • Design Systems and Agency-Client Co-Creation • W3.CSS • WP Plugin Compare • Is Self-Hosted Email Impossible? • Cool Tool: WordPress WebAssembly • Also: Remix Icons, PDFgrep, The only 58 bytes of CSS you need to go to parties, plus an amazing Block Editor trick.

1,122% 3-Year Growth

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Dan Knauss
Multidots was ranked #560 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List this year. Noted at the end of the listing is a massive figure — they posted 1,122% growth over three years as a WordPress VIP Gold partner. They've also…

WordPress at a Massive Scale

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Olivia Bisset
Cory Miller talks with Lead Solutions Engineer at WordPress VIP, Sean O'Shaughnessy. Learn about WordPress hosting at a massive scale with some blind case study examples.

Putting it together, together

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Dan Knauss
Today Cory took the lead on the Post Status newsletter release and joined Dan in co-authoring the introduction to it, which we usually share here. Some thoughts on newsletter integration, Newsletter Glue, Newspack, and the challenges facing plugin owners at WordPress.org in trying to determine the true size of their potential customer base.

WordPress VIP + SalesForce Marketing Cloud

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Cory Miller
According to Elisa Brown at WordPress VIP, they’ve just announced a partnership and integration with SalesForce Marketing Cloud. It’s the only one of its kind and makes activating your content in WordPress to build email campaigns easier. Yes!

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...

Post Status Notes #498

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David Bisset
Are we up or down? What should happen when a license expires? Is the block protocol worth it? Driesnote 2022. WP Engine expands. Becoming a better writer. Best backup solutions. Define your role. Reaktiv wins a spot in Inc's Best Workplaces. Open Source JobHub. Our passwordless future.
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