Automattic, a WordPress agency, and an open source ideology walk into a bar.

June 15, 2022 00:03:41
Automattic, a WordPress agency, and an open source ideology walk into a bar.
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Automattic, a WordPress agency, and an open source ideology walk into a bar.

Show Notes

Strattic was acquired by Elementor. Miriam Schwab, co-founder of Strattic writes: 

“Life is interesting – sometimes outcomes are obvious, and sometimes what ends up happening kind of blows our minds. When we set out to build Strattic, we expected to follow the usual path: raise Pre-Seed, Seed, A rounds etc. An exit was always on the table, but who knows when that would be or how that would look? It was hard to imagine.”

Miriam Schwab

Well, imagine no more as her team brings Jamstack to Elementor. A move that should add a lot of value and expertise to the cloud offering of Elementor. Stay subscribed to hear an interview with Miriam on this podcast. 

Julien Melissas tweeted that his company Craftpeak was acquired. Craftpeak is complete with web solutions for craft breweries. 

Good news! If you’ve been struggling with FSE, WordPress 6.1 is set to improve that experience, writes Sarah Gooding on the Tavern. See the roadmap for 6.1 and learn what’s ahead…all the way to 2025?!

Brian Coords continues to challenge the WordPress status quo over on MasterWP in two featured posts today. First, When the Cathedral Owns the Bazaar, a fresh take on the age-old dilemma: Automattic, a WordPress agency, and an open source ideology walk into a bar.

Capping off his second post right here on The WP Minute, where he asks Where will the WordPress middle class go? Rebooting a concept that I wrote about a while back about the blue collar digital worker.

Matt Cromwell and Lesley Sim have officially announced Glam That Plugin! Check out the announcement YouTube video where Lesley looks great and Matt…well he’s Matt.

The grab bag is back! And it’s filled with threads!

Kim Coleman co-founder of Paid Memberships Pro has an interesting thread on taking a product focus sabbatical.

Matias Ventura added more commentary to the WCEU fireside chat with Mullenweg and Josepha Haden Chomposy. He also extended these thoughts around the admin experience in a Make WordPress post.

Alan Sschlesser urges that theme.json is not the replacement we’re hoping for in WordPress themes.

Phil Crumm chops the head off of headless WordPress solutions. Stating that in terms of headless, “it’s (WordPress) falling short.”

Thanks to all of the members who shared these links today: 

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