Pete Davies is a growth engineer for WordPress.com. That basically means he uses many tools to help analyze data so they can better market the platform for more people. This post on Pete's personal blog is a fantastic description of how they use many tools to get as much useful user data as possible.
OptinMonster has changed the very core of their product today, and it is now a standalone SaaS (software as a service) product, versus a plugin that runs on users’ servers.
WordPress.com has new eCommerce options available to its users. Back in March of 2013, they partnered with ShopLocket for their Enterprise and VIP customers to be able to use the eCommerce tools on their WordPress websites. Now, they’ve added Ecwid and Shopify to the mix, and lowered the barrier to entry so that any user…
Today WP Watercooler sought Solutions to the Active Growth Problem. In a pointed but respectful conversation moderated but Sé Reed, the Watercooler crew got one new detail from Otto about the decision to remove the active install charts: it was made months ago. How should the data collected by WordPress.org be understood, as a basis…
What does it mean to give back to WordPress? Cory and David discuss this and other themes from Matt Mullenweg’s 2021 State of the Word.
Templatic has written a really informative post describing their processes for developing commercial themes. They talk about doing market studies, creating mockups, design and development, project management, quality assurance, documentation, and more.
Fresh and rested after PressNomics, today I’m reflecting on the WordPress business event that’s made such a name for itself. After finally making it myself, on its third iteration, I can tell you that I now know what all the fuss is about. Here are just a few of my takeaways.