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Opinion
Should the WP Tavern re-position itself?
By Lawrence Ladomery | 12 July 2024
With its editorial efforts somewhat 'on hold' and WordPress news being covered extensively by a number of alternative publications, why not re-think the role the WP Tavern should play in the ecosystem?
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Article
What can we learn about AI from the release of Fullworks Anti Spam v2.0
By Lawrence Ladomery | 28 June 2024
More than just a Marketing label: Fullworks Anti Spam's AI is smart, sophisticated and was thoroughly tested for over a year.
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Interview
Interview: Jayasty Anandan of Digital Jayasty
By Lawrence Ladomery | 7 June 2024
Jayasty Anandan is a content writer, SEO specialist and published author with experience across the WordPress and SaaS ecosystems.
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Article
WP Engine refreshes its brand identity… with confidence
By Lawrence Ladomery | 2 June 2024
The exercise brings order to their growing portfolio and introduces the 'confidence online' narrative.
Convesio acquires Growmatik
WordPress News
Convesio acquires Growmatik, a marketing automation SaaS platform
By Lawrence Ladomery | 11 May 2024
A smart move by the WordPress host, but not without challenges.
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WordPress News
The WP Community Collective and GoDaddy launch program for underrepresented speakers
By Lawrence Ladomery | 8 May 2024
The program is not just about funding, but ensuring the community reflects the broad spectrum of people who contribute to WordPress.
Shutterstock buys Envato
WordPress News
Shutterstock enters into definitive agreement to acquire Envato for $245 million
By Lawrence Ladomery | 2 May 2024
The acquisition adds 650k subscribers to Shutterstock, more than doubling its subscriber base to 1.15 million.
Interview
Interview: Kiefer Szurszewski of Convesio
By Lawrence Ladomery | 23 April 2024
Kiefer Szurszewski is Head of Content at Convesio, has worked for a number of WordPress businesses, and holds a degree in Philosophy.
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WordPress News
WP Includes launches a survey to explore gender equality in WordPress businesses
By Lawrence Ladomery | 19 April 2024
The survey is open to everyone to take part, no matter the gender.
Gravity SMTP
WordPress News
Gravity Forms announces SMTP plugin
By Lawrence Ladomery | 12 April 2024
Gravity SMPT is free for those who hold a Gravity Forms Elite license.
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WordPress News
Inpsyde rebrands as Syde, reflecting its evolution and renewed vision
By Lawrence Ladomery | 9 April 2024
What can WordPress product businesses and agencies learn from the exercise?
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WordPress News
WordPress for Minecraft leaked
By Lawrence Ladomery | 1 April 2024
An alpha version of Minecraft WordPress edition, codename Project PressCraft, has been found on a testing device.
WordPress News
State of Digital Publishing announces new offering
By Lawrence Ladomery | 26 March 2024
SODP Media offers consultancy and audience growth solutions to digital publishers and news media properties.
Interview
Interview: Igor Ligay of Stylemix Themes
By Lawrence Ladomery | 23 March 2024
Igor Ligay is the co-founder of Stylemix Themes, a plugin and theme development business that is one of the Top 20 bestselling authors on Envato Market.
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WordPress News
Jeff Chandler joins Mindsize in Outreach Coordinator role
By Lawrence Ladomery | 20 March 2024
The founder of the WP Tavern will be responsible for partnerships, collaborations, and seeking out opportunities in the WordPress community and beyond.
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Event
WP Engine’s DE{CODE} 2024 event is for business folk too
By Lawrence Ladomery | 15 March 2024
WordPress' largest developer event includes sessions focusing on business, growth and monetization.
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Article
What we can learn from the fall of Cwicly
By Lawrence Ladomery | 13 March 2024
We may never know the full story behind the sudden decision to discontinue development, but one is clear: even small operators need crisis management
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Interview
Žemyna Treiderė on Omnisend’s WordPress strategy
By Lawrence Ladomery | 4 March 2024
Žemyna Treiderė answers three questions about Onmisend's efforts in the WordPress space
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Article
Omnisend’s omnipresence in the WordPress space
By Lawrence Ladomery | 27 February 2024
What can we learn from Omnisend's strategy to appear in every corner of the WordPress ecosystem?
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Interview
Interview: Ahsan Parwez of WPDots.io
By John Ocampo | 25 February 2024
There aren't many Marketers in the WordPress ecosystem with the breadth of experience as Ahsan, both working for major brands and his ventures.
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WordPress News
Cloudways Autonomous announced – offering true autoscaling for WordPress
By Lawrence Ladomery | 24 January 2024
Built on Google Kubernetes and making autoscaling accessible to small and medium-sized businesses.
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WordPress News
Elementor launches image optimization plugin
By Lawrence Ladomery | 16 January 2024
Image Optimizer by Elementor is a paid solution sold separately from their page builder and hosting products.
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WordPress News
Kinsta re-brands and re-adopts its original position as a WordPress host
By Lawrence Ladomery | 11 January 2024
Kinsta's new visual identity is bold, brave and has people talking. But the brand refresh is not the main story.
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WordPress News
Patchstack announces updated Protection Engine
By Lawrence Ladomery | 1 December 2023
The next generation protection engine is 10 times faster and more lightweight.
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WordPress News
Bricks Builder announces new plans and pricing
By Lawrence Ladomery | 29 November 2023
Starting on January 15, 2024, Bricks Builder will be offered on yearly licenses.
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WordPress News
Servebolt rebrands, presenting a new logo and website
By Lawrence Ladomery | 20 November 2023
The refreshed visual identity reflects the brand's commitment to performance
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WordPress News
Sarah Gooding announces her ‘Last Call’ at the WP Tavern
By Lawrence Ladomery | 18 November 2023
After 10 years she is moving on to "embrace a new challenge in the world of tech."
Guide
Marketing a WordPress product? Start here
By Lawrence Ladomery | 8 March 2023
Whether you're a developer, agency or SaaS you need to get the fundamentals right.
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Company News
Ready, set… launch (and a great offer for WordPress businesses)
By Lawrence Ladomery | 24 September 2022
Welcome to the first job board dedicated exclusively to Marketing and Sales roles for WordPress businesses.

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