I’m dedicating the entire month of April to the commercialization of WordPress through themes, plugins and services on WordPress Weekly. Each week will feature a round-table of guests in each field that is either currently in the market or has substantial experience in the market. Joining me to co-host these shows will be Jacob Goldman of C.MurrayConsulting also one of the organizers of WordCamp Boston 2010. During WordCamp Boston, I had the opportunity to host a panel devoted to having a business built in and around WordPress with one plugin author, one theme author, and two members to represent services. In that panel, I realized that I needed more time and each section needed to have it’s own dedicated time slot to really cover the finer details. WordPress Weekly is the perfect way to do this.
Here is what the outline looks like so far with only one guest pending.
April 3rd – Themes
Brian Gardner – StudioPress.com
Jason Schuller – Press75 and ThemeGarden
Cory Miller – iThemes.com
April 10th – Plugins
Carl Hancock – GravityForms
Ronald Huereca – Ajax Edit Comments
Jonathan Davis – Shopp E-Commerce (Pending)
April 17th – Services
Joshua Strebel – Page.ly
Daniel Bachhuber – CoPress
Raanan Bar-Cohen – Automattic
As of right now, April 24th will be a wrap-up show where we can talk about what we’ve learned during the course of the month.
To submit questions for the themes panel, visit this forum thread.
To submit questions for the plugins panel, visit this forum thread.
To submit questions for the services panel, visit this forum thread.