The WordPress product market is completely different now
Building a WordPress-based product business is a much different process than it used to be. People have to do something different and better than what has come before.
Gravity Flow makes custom form administrative workflows simple
"RE: RE: RE: RE: Needs input." Gravity Flow helps organizations get rid of this nonsense, by extending Gravity Forms to make custom form-based workflows for administrative approval and user input processes.
WordPress 4.3, “Billie”, released
WordPress 4.3, "Billie", has been released. Billie includes four major user-facing features that most website owners will experience on a semi-regular basis, and many other enhancements, bug fixes, and developer features.
Automattic to acquire WP Job Manager from Mike Jolley
Mike Jolley has agreed to terms to sell WP Job Manager to Automattic. Mike is already joining Automattic after the WooThemes acquisition -- under his role as WooCommerce lead developer -- and the sale of WP Job Manager is in part due to Automattic's rules for employee side projects.
Automattic has acquired WooThemes, makers of WooCommerce
Matt Mullenweg announced today that Automattic has acquired WooThemes, whose flagship product is the popular eCommerce plugin, WooCommerce. All 55 team members at WooThemes will join Automattic, swelling ranks at Automattic by around 18%.
OptinMonster goes SaaS in effort to cater for more hosting environments and non-WordPress platforms
OptinMonster has changed the very core of their product today, and it is now a standalone SaaS (software as a service) product, versus a plugin that runs on users' servers.
Coordinated plugin updates to address security vulnerability in many popular WordPress plugins
A coordinated plugin update occurred this morning between many popular WordPress plugins to address a common security vulnerability that allows for XSS cross-site scripting attacks.
The most popular WordPress plugins
WordPress plugin popularity has always been pretty tough to figure out. We only had download counts or independent, third party website scrapers to tell us anything. Now, WordPress.org itself has more data that's being tested and launched to give us real insight into the popularity of WordPress plugins.
Twitter introduces an official plugin for WordPress
Twitter has finally announced an official WordPress plugin. It's pretty thorough, and on a quick test run, works as advertised. Here's a rundown of some of the features and background.
WooCommerce is going after photography
WooThemes announced a new product today, aimed at selling photography with WooCommerce. This is a good first step, and I'm excited to see an eCommerce product target the photography super-niche. That said, there is a ton of room in this market, and WordPress isn't really solving photographers' problems yet.