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WordPress Community vs WordPress Economy

There are so many people involved – and billions of dollars – that wordpressing (intentional spelling, defined as building infrastructure for, or deploying content on the internet) is seeing WordPress community ideals and business goals start bumping up against each other more and more often. Recently we had issues around WordPress.org/hosting and Bluehost trademark use […]

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The Growing Subscription Service Model

I would love this post about subscriptions even without the yours truly quote. Subscription models are not going anywhere and frankly will be the way the universe works for, well, probably ever. They are ultimately good for end users and well as the vendors. From cPanel’s post, Join The Club: The Growing Subscription Service Model: […]

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Morning Coffee: .TRUST

So this is a little breaking news in the domain name ecosystem, fresh in my inbox from Jothan Frakes, .TRUST TLD moves from NCC Group to UNR (Uniregistry). There are so many top-level domains (TLDs) that it’s hard to keep track but surprised this one hasn’t had more play this year. In the domain name […]

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The Most Transparent Acquisition

The news today from Baremetrics is that Josh Pigford has sold it to Xenon Partners. Which is good news in general but the real news is how open and transparent Josh is about the details, I sold Baremetrics. Seriously, you never see this in a private transaction: Purchase Price: $4,000,000 in cash What I walk away […]

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It’s a Subscription World

Cloud based software is changing the way small and midsized companies do business. For many, the benefits are a no-brainer; the right technology can mitigate operational expenses and exponentially improve business productivity. For others, however, hesitation exists due to the size of investment and concerns around the safety of data.  Regardless, traditional IT systems are […]

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Morning Coffee for Ecommerce: Tips are Appreciated

The next three and half months in ecommerce will certainly be record breaking beyond anything expected. When you can’t go out and crawl the mall because it’s locked down, or will have a heart attack when everyone is sneezing because of fall weather, you’ll be at some of the big tent online retailers (Amazon, Walmart, Costco, Tartget). Ok but I also think there is a growing flight to quality and local, more than ever we want to see our neighbors succeed. And there are plenty of local or regional stores that are heading full steam ahead into ecommerce. Let’s help them out.

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Lauri Kasti: Supervisor.com

The hosting interview series from last year was a huge hit. I’ll have multiple industries covered in 2020 and we are starting with SaaS. It’s my pleasure to welcome Lauri Kasti of Supervisor to kick it all off. Supervisor is a new kind of load testing, not just for WordPress but all kinds of web […]