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Catching up with Do the Woo

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Dan Knauss
Bob puts out so much writing and audio at Do the Woo and has so many different people featured, it's hard to keep up! These are some recent ones I've taken note of but didn't get into a post or…
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Learning and Pulling Together

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Dan Knauss
This week was all about revisiting and continuing conversations that have special value and maybe for that reason tend to continue on with a life of their own. Tom Willmot dropped a fine Twitter thread about the challenge all enterprise WordPress agencies face. This came in response to Magne Ilsas' featured post here last week, The WordPress Enterprise Paradox. In a similar theme of industry peer cooperation, Eric Karkovack asks if WordPress product owners and developers can see a common interest in "voluntary standards." Could this clean up the plugin market? James Farmer thinks the WordPress business community can do more for itself too — by sharing data. In Post Status Slack we're learning the tricks and trials of ranking in the WordPress.org plugin repository. How about plugin telemetry? Learn from the voices of experience.

Who’s Going to Pay for All This?

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Dan Knauss
Magne Ilsaas wants WordPress to be more than the pragmatic choice for enterprise clients. He wants WordPress agencies to be known for a distinct WordPress culture and mindset. Alain Schlesser, Carole Olinger, Carl Alexander, and Zach Stepek have a frank talk with Bob Dunn about the costs of not supporting WordPress contributors. Post Status members including Dave Loodts, Marius Jensen, Jeremy Ward, and Chris Reynolds discuss the looming PHP 7.4 EOL. Plus Jb Audras' breakdown of contributions to the WordPress 6.1 release. For your weekend reading, some news and insights from business, workplace, webtech, and govtech writers beyond the WordPress bubble.

Over, Under, Around, and Through

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Dan Knauss
This week Alex Denning (Ellipsis) draws on Iain Poulson's historical, high-level plugin data at WP Trends to offer some thoughtful, somewhat contrary, but practical and grounded perspectives on the value of Active Install Data. At the WP Watercooler and elsewhere, a realization seems to be setting in that the data is not open source and not the property of the WordPress community. Like last week's episode of Post Status Draft with Katie Keith of Barn2 Plugins, Till Krüss (Object Cache Pro, Relay) offers a lot of lessons this week about less travelled paths to success in the plugin business even as a very small company or company of one. Performance, testing, and support are key, interrelated parts of Till's success and probably the most important ones to borrow in your own life and work if they resonate.

What is a WordPress developer?

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Dan Knauss
That was the question on an episode of Woo DevChat with Ebonie Butler, Lisa Canini, Robbie Adair, and Kathy Zant. It's an interesting to compare their views and experiences with the ones shared by Zach Stepek, Till Krüss, and Carl…

Breaking and Making Changes

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Bob Dunn
In this Week's Woo Snippet: Breaking change notice 💔 Mollie Payments, WooFunnels 🆙 and Fast 🙅‍♂️ New at Do the Woo 🆕 Cut ZeroClipboard 📋

Scott Bolinger did an interview on HollerBox with Patrick…

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Brian Krogsgard

Scott Bolinger did an interview on HollerBox with Patrick Garman of Mindsize, and their conversation focused on scaling WooCommerce. Patrick brought up some unique problems that emerge when a site is taking ten orders a second or more. That's a great problem to have,…
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