WPWeekly Episode 71 – Running A Business Around WordPress

wordpressweekly1In this edition of WordPress Weekly, we have a fireside chat with Jonathan Davis, lead developer of the Shopp e-commerce plugin. We discuss what it’s like to run a business around open source software, marketing, customer service, the technicalities of the plugin and much more. If you’re a plugin author thinking about going the commercial route, this is definitely the episode for you.

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WordPress Tavern Listener Poll:

Last weeks poll question was: Which Theme Company Has The Best Word Of Mouth?

Out of a total of 155 votes, WooThemes had 104 votes, Spectacu.la had 21 votes and StudioPress 11 votes, Press75 6 votes, ThemeHybrid 5 votes, iThemes 4 votes, Gorilla Themes 2 votes, Themes By Jestro 2 votes.

This Weeks Poll Question Is: Do You Think WordPress Is Secure?

Last Weeks WordPress Trivia Question:

October 31st, 2005. What is the exact number of spams caught at that time by Akismet according to the Live Spam Zeitgeist.

WordPress Trivia Answer:

45,390

This Weeks Trivia Question

Who was the very first WordPress.com VIP member?

Announcements:

Next weeks episode of WordPress Weekly will be a round table centered around the topic of WordPress security.

WPWeekly Meta:

Next Episode: Tuesday September 15th, 2009 8P.M. EST

Subscribe To WPWeekly Via Itunes: Click here to subscribe

Length Of Episode: 57 Minutes

Download The Show: WordPressWeeklyEpisode71.mp3

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Who is Jeff Chandler


Jeff Chandler is a WordPress guy in the buckeye state. Contributing writer for WPTavern. Have been writing about WordPress since 2007. Host of the WordPress Weekly Podcast.

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