Should you build a new WordPress product?

October 02, 2022 00:38:25
Should you build a new WordPress product?
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Should you build a new WordPress product?
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Matt Cromwell and Kim Coleman are back with their second episode of WP Product Talk!

They're joined by Lesley Sim, of Newsletter Glue, to discuss the decision-making around building a new product. You could be at the crossroads of launching a new major feature or pivoting your whole WordPress product business. Don't miss this episode!

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