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WordCamp Europe 2021 a Success

We just completed three days of good old WordCamp Europe, and for a virtual conference I have to give it a full five out five stars. The sessions were great, the platform, Hublio, is really a pleasure to navigate. I was able to run through quickly, easily, message, and meet people. As much as I […]

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500 Billion Dollars

That is an amazingly huge amount of money, and what is referring to? WordPress! From BusinessWire, WordPress Economy Drives More Than Half a Trillion in Revenue, New Global Study Shows: “To put the global WordPress economy in context, if WordPress were a country, its economy would rank 39th in the world according to an IMF […]

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Christie Chirinos Joins Codeable

I’m sensing a theme at Codeable: Step 1, find talented WordPress folk who have hosting experience; Step 2, hire them. Announced June 7, Christie has taken on a new role at Codeable, Partner Community Development Lead. From the blog, Developing the Codeable Expert Community & Partner Community operations: “Christie will be leading the activity to […]

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Mike Demo Joins Codeable

Those in the open source communities of WordPress and Joomla have known Mike Demopoulos for many years (as Mike Demo or Demo or πŸŒˆπŸ‘ΎπŸŽ’βš½ – isn’t one name enough πŸ˜‰) and for the last five year specifically he has spent his work days at InMotion Hosting. Announced yesterday, Mike has taken on a new role […]

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Cloudways and Patchstack

There have been a ton of announcements regarding acquisitions, partnerships, and more. I thought I’d pick this one up for two reasons, one and a disclosure, I am the Director of WordPress at Cloudways, and two, it’s a bit of work I’m very glad we’ve been able to make it happen since it contributes back […]

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Kanban for WordPress Acquired

Some not so breaking news, this was announced May 7, Under New Management: “As of today, Kanban for WordPress is under new management! The teams behind Alpha Particle and Flowspoke have come together to take over Kanban for WordPress and take it through the rest of 2021 and beyond.” It’s simple and sweet and maybe […]

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Patchstack Ramping Up

I’ve been really, pleasantly, surprised at what’s been going on with Patchstack since their acquisition of ThreatPress and rebrand from WebARX. To that end, they have ramped up their Red Team prize pool (note: not Deep Space 9’s Red Squad) and added a first batch of partners who will help democratize security reports for WordPress. […]

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All FLoCed Up aka CASHing Out

I first published a few weeks ago on What the FLoC? and since then, major projects have pushed back against the CASH scheme. From TechRadar, GitHub is blocking FLoC: “In addition to disabling FLoC in GitHub Pages, GitHub’s main website also now uses this new HTTP header according to BleepingComputer. This means that the company […]