Networking Done Right

Extendifyโ€™s Chris Lubkert and Artur Grabowski unpack how WordPress founders can build a network of potential buyers early on to enhance the sellability of their product for a future exit. Iโ€™ve had many conversations with Chris and Artur over the past couple of years, and their approach and values continue to impress me. Itโ€™s highly…

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Digital Marketing as the โ€œEdgeโ€ in Recession

I asked How Is โ€œRecessionโ€ Talk Affecting Your Clients? in our Agency Owners channel because I was curious what those on the frontlines working with clients are hearing and seeing. Hendrik Luehrsen said โ€œclients are actively pushing the envelope to avoid losses โ€ฆ From what we hear itโ€™s the effort to gain an edge over…

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CSS Tricks Sale Price: $4M

Acquired in January, CSS-Tricks founder Chris Coyier, who was also a member here, ran that publication for 15 years before capitalizing on search traffic to sell to Digital Ocean โ€” for $4 million (USD). They Got Acquired got that number and a few others from Chris recently: 88 million pageviews 91,000 newsletter subscribers 6,500 articles,…

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DesktopServer Shutting Down After 12 Years

It’s sad to hear that ServerPress is closing its doors and DesktopServer has reached its end. Marc Benzakein and Gregg Franklin were active WordPress community members for years and I appreciated their work. Shared in an email to their customers: โ€œWe’re a small company that has remained independent of large hosting providers and their influential…

Gmail Clipping…Cured

This is great โ€” an email size checker that counts up how many Kb your outgoing email will be โ€” for Newsletter Glue. Lesley Sim showed it to me a while ago. In the past I used to do this manually some of the time when drafting Post Status newsletters because Gmail cuts off messages…

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WP.events โ€” Find out what’s happening next

Have you recently thought it would be nice to have one comprehensive source for all WordPress community events? Thanks to The Events Calendar and some nice people at StellarWP โ€” Hazel Quimpo, Zach Tirrell, and Michelle Frechette โ€” there’s a great new place to go exactly for that: WP.events! Javier Casares‘ wonderful wpcalendar.io has been…

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Nice weather they’re having

Apparently unaffected by downward trends elsewhere, GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) posted some bullish numbers for their second quarter with revenue up 9% year-over-year, and net Income up 93% year-over-year. See the presentation slides and other prepared remarks from CEO Aman Bhutani and CFO Mark McCaffrey for more details. Some of the business highlights touching WooCommerce…

SEO Client Reports

What should go into any SEO report for your clients who don’t have time or patience for any jibber-jabber or lengthy stuff: Traffic Sources Conversion Rate and Progress on Goals Top Performing Content Page Speed Insights Bounce Rate and Dwell/Loiter Time Rankings and Backlinks What you should consider doing now More details at SEO Journal….

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SVG and WebP…finally

I’m looking forward to lots of good things coming in the future on the new WordPress core Performance Team blog, and I’m glad SVG and WebP are finally going to be usable in WordPress by default. (This is already the case in some hosting environments.) But the forced on-by-default generation of WebP images when you…

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