Category: WordPress

  • A Newcomer’s Guide to WordCamps

    WordCamps are part of the essential magic of WordPress. They connect community (including newcomers!) to each other, inspire attendees with what’s possible in WordPress, and encourage (and empower) people to contribute, which makes WordPress (and the ecosystem) better for us all. Read More »

  • A Guild for WordPress Product Businesses

    I’ve been thinking about the benefits and tradeoffs of decentralization and my hypothesis is that the concept of a guild for WordPress product businesses might be just the thing we need to mitigate the tradeoffs of decentralization faced by extenders. So I started doing some research. Read More »

  • Monetizing an Ecosystem Plugin

    What I’m intrigued about most right now is how you effectively monetize an ecosystem plugin. My hypothesis is that ecosystem plugins within WordPress are undervalued and underdeveloped as value-based businesses and, accordingly, are far from achieving their economic potential. Read More »

  • Hosts and the Free Rider Problem

    On the one hand we love free riders. Their confidence in WordPress has lead to its adoption and has, overall, lead to an increase in investment in the project, to which we all benefit. Where it gets tricky, though, are the product businesses that extend WordPress. Read More »

  • I found it particularly difficult giving a talk on a topic I’m passionate about in front of so many of my friends. I loved it, though, am happy with how it turned out and I loved the opportunity to be back at a WordCamp. If you’re interested in the topic of growing a product business… Read More »