This week on the WP Review, 10 Years of Ninja Forms, Shopify vs. WooCommerce Developer Fees, Local Pro is Free, and some recommendations. Thanks to GoDaddy Pro for sponsoring!
After talking acquisitions 2 weeks ago, things have only sped up here in the WordPress ecosystem. On top of Automattic acquiring the Day One app, a new new marketplace for buying and selling WordPress businesses has emerged. All of that, plus a closer look at 5.8 and the block patterns directory.
It’s been an action-packed couple of weeks in the WordPress space! Just this week, 2 more acquisitions were announced. One from Delicious Brains, and one from Liquid Web. We’ll get into all the news, as well as answer the big question: what do all of these acquisitions mean for the WordPress ecosystem?
…plus an interview with Robert Jacobi and his new position at Cloudways, happy trails to Brian Krogsgard, and a plugin recommendation
An actionable guide to creating a sustainable podcast membership, from choosing rewards members want (and you can deliver!) to assembling the tech stack you need.
A few months ago we heard from Amber Hinds about the importance of accessibility and how her WordPress plugin can help you create more accessible content. She also said that you need a human being to catch most accessibility issues – that’s where Bet Hannon comes in. Bet tells us all about what to look for when auditing your website, and how to execute a sampling audit. We also talk about a TON of tools. In Build Something More, listeners get a pre- and post- show. The pre-show is all about beer. The post-show is about database queries.
Big news in the WordPress space today: GiveWP, makers of the extremely popular WordPress donation plugin has been acquired by Liquid Web. I got to interview the founders and co-authors, Matt Cromwell and Devin Walker, right after they’ve announced. We cover questions like how the acquisition came about, what this means for current customers and nonprofits, plans for the future, and even some sage advice regarding the acquisition process.
When you run a company focused on software for live events, you have no choice but to pivot when live events cease basically overnight. Hazel and Zach tell their fantastic story of how they were able to pivot a team of 50 people to focus their live events software on virtual events (spoiler alert: it’s not easy). In Build Something More, we talk all about Liquid Web’s acquisition of The Events Calendar in late 2020.
One thing the global pandemic taught us is we need to have a great online presence. This is especially true if you need to sell online – and let’s face it, we all do now. Well Patrick Garman of Mindsize has the knowledge and experience to help anyone launch and improve their eCommerce store. And he gives us some of his best stuff in today’s episode. Plus, Mindsize went through a bit of a rebrand, and we talk all about it in Build Something More.