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Salesforce Ventures invests $300 million in Automattic, at a $3 billion valuation

poststatus.com :: Salesforce Ventures has invested an incredible $300 million as the sole investor in Automattic's Series D, their first raise since 2014. Total investment is now $491 million over 15 years.

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Chat with a WordPress skeptic

poststatus.com :: Kira Leigh works with WordPress, but in most instances she'd rather avoid it. I talk to her about why she's a WordPress skeptic.

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Is Tumblr a social network?

poststatus.com :: Sharing without a strategy. Blogging without a plan. Connecting without an angle. Maybe that's how Tumblr shines?

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Automattic — the maker of WordPress.com — has purchased Tumblr

poststatus.com :: Automattic has purchased Tumblr from Verizon, in a firesale move reported to be for less than $3 million. There is still value in the site, however, for Automattic.

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WooCommerce vs Shopify: A battle for ecommerce platform dominance

poststatus.com :: Shopify has a lot going for it. WooCommerce, though, is the better platform for ecommerce on the Open Web.

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Preserving the Wilderness

poststatus.com :: The web is a sacred wilderness, and it deserves preservation. What role can open source communities play? And how does it contrast with the monopolistic tendencies of the "tech giants?"

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WCEU 2019 in Review

poststatus.com :: WordCamp Europe 2019 hosted a record 3,200+ people, according to ticket sales. WCEU started with a contributor day on Thursday, June 20, followed by the two main conference days on Friday and Saturday.

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WP Engine acquires Flywheel

poststatus.com :: WP Engine has acquired Flywheel -- which boasts more than 200 employees and $18 million in revenue. WP Engine is setting the stage for an IPO in the next couple years.

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Introducing Team Patronage

poststatus.com :: Team Patronage is a new way to support Post Status and provide continuous education and excellent community insights for your entire organization.

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Introducing the WordPress Deal of the Week: Save more, get better exposure

poststatus.com :: The Deal of the Week is an opportunity for companies to reach the Post Status audience, and for readers to save money.

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Automattic has acquired Prospress, the makers of WooCommerce Subscriptions

poststatus.com :: Automattic has acquired Prospress, the makers of WooCommerce Subscriptions -- WooCommerce's highest revenue-generating extension -- for an undisclosed sum.

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An Interview with Reyes Martínez of Frontity — a new WordPress framework

poststatus.com :: Reyes Martínez directs Digital Marketing and Communications at Frontity. She gave us some background and answered a few of our questions about the company and the project.

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“Become the best version of yourself.” An Interview with Rich Tabor

poststatus.com :: Rich Tabor is taking CoBlocks and his other work to GoDaddy, where he'll continue to development experiences for using WordPress with Gutenberg.

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Branching out: An interview with Peter Suhm

poststatus.com :: You may know Peter Suhm as the man behind WP Pusher, a plugin that lets you securely deploy your plugins and themes directly from GitHub, Bitbucket or GitLab to any WordPress site on any type of hosting.

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Children say his superpower is love: an interview with Topher DeRosia

poststatus.com :: Topher DeRosia took some time to reflect on HeroPress and recount his own path to WordPress, the long and winding road of freelancing, and his role as a developer evangelist for BigCommerce.

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Building Multidots, with Anil Gupta

poststatus.com :: In this episode I talk to Anil Gupta about his journey and philosophies building Multidots -- a company doing enterprise web development work all over the world with more than 100 employees.

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An Interview with Ernst-Jan Pfauth of De Correspondent

poststatus.com :: Ernst-Jan Pfauth is co-founder and CEO of The Correspondent, which is launching this year as an English language spinoff of the Dutch news site De Correspondent.

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Interview with Matt Mullenweg on Gutenberg, WordPress, and the future

poststatus.com :: I am joined by Matt Mullenweg to discuss decision making, Gutenberg, core WordPress processes, Automattic's business, and more.

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Matt Mullenweg’s State of The Word, 2018

poststatus.com :: Matt Mullenweg took the stage once again for his annual “State of the Word” talk at WordCamp US in a packed room of over 1,500 attendees.

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WordPress 5.0 marks a new era for the world’s most popular CMS

poststatus.com :: Gutenberg has been an ambitious undertaking, but the new WordPress editor marks an important step for WordPress. The platform must continue to be both easier to use and more powerful to extend, and Gutenberg is a step in the right direction on both fronts.

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WordPress and Blockchain

poststatus.com :: It's time to discuss blockchain technology from the perspective of the WordPress ecosystem, to discuss threats, opportunities, and generally discover how this emerging sector could impact WordPress.

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Considerations for eCommerce merchants, with Andrew Youderian of eCommerce Fuel

poststatus.com :: In this episode I discuss eCommerce and considerations for eCommerce merchants, with Andrew Youderian of eCommerce Fuel.

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Why the makers of Ninja Forms are getting into eCommerce

poststatus.com :: In this episode, I talk with James and Kevin -- cofounders of the Ninja Forms product -- to discuss why their next leg of their business is in the competitive landscape of eCommerce.

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Working on your own website — Draft Podcast

poststatus.com :: In this episode, the Brians discuss the challenges of working on your own business website, when your company offers services or makes products for websites.

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An Abundance of Acquisitions — Draft Podcast

poststatus.com :: In this episode, Brian and Brian discuss several acquisitions that have occurred in the WordPress space in recent weeks.

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Productizing your service business, with Brian Casel

poststatus.com :: In this episode, I interview Brian Casel, the owner of Audience Ops, a productized content service he's built to employ 30 people. He also runs a podcast and course on helping others productize their services.

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The History of the Web, and WordPress’s 15th Birthday — Draft Podcast

poststatus.com :: In this episode, Brian is joined by Jay Hoffmann -- the owner and curator of The History of the Web, a timeline and history of the web -- and they discuss the project, as well as WordPress's 15 year arc of history.

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Making WordPress and WordSesh — Draft podcast

poststatus.com :: In this episode, Brian and Brian discuss the upcoming WordSesh schedule and go spelunking through make.wordpress.org to surface some recent gems making their way to WordPress.org – both the project and the website.

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The meta episode — Draft podcast

poststatus.com :: In this episode, Brian and Brian discuss meta data in WordPress, including the challenge of implementing data into new tools, such as the REST API and the Gutenberg editor.

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All about you(r privacy) — Draft podcast

poststatus.com :: In this episode, the two Brians discuss the current conversations and controversy surrounding data collection and visitor privacy on the web.

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Designing the news — Draft podcast

poststatus.com :: In this episode, Brian and Brian discuss a variety of news topics spanning design, development, and business.

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