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There is a new up and coming AB Split testing service for WordPress called WP-ABTesting that aims to help you optimize websites based on data, not opinions. Anytime I’ve heard of anyone wanting an A/B testing plugin, I’ve referred them to ShrimpTest by Mitcho and Automattic however, it appears that (more…)

Beginning this Friday at 9P.M. Eastern, I’ll be back behind the microphone providing you with the news of the week around the WordPress ecosystem. I’ll also be interviewing some of the smartest people in the WordPress community that are making things happen. Unlike the previous episodes which were all conducted (more…)

I recently stumbled upon a new project that ManageWP is creating called ManageWP.org. There is not a lot of information regarding what the new project will be but judging by the images alone, my best guess would be a responsive, content aggregation website around a specific topic. Which topic that (more…)

Recently, two WordPress development companies announced big name hires. The first was John James Jacoby leaving Automattic to join the WordPress development agency 10UP. The second, is Scott Kingsley Clark who has been hired by WebDevStudios most widely known throughout the WordPress community as the man behind the popular Pods (more…)

*Updated August 5th* WooThemes has published a follow up post that explains in more detail the reasoning behind the first post. It also contains apologies and although we could argue on whether their choice to customers should have been to opt-in or opt-out, the choice is there for customers regardless, (more…)

Bob Dunn who is the author of BobWP.com has published an excellent interview with Samuel Wood otherwise known as Otto42. In the interview, we learn the origin of his nickname Otto. However, I think one of the most interesting points in the interview are Otto’s thoughts on plugins. If I (more…)

LeanDomainSearch managed by Matt Mazur has announced that they have been acqui-hired by Automattic. According to the announcement, Matt will now be working for Automattic full-time to provide a better experience to discover and buy domains on WordPress.com. What does this mean for Lean Domain Search? Not only will it continue (more…)

You have to give Daniel a lot of credit. He recently published his personal quest to conquer non-mortgage debt by selling his plugins. The debt amounted to $67,000 and he was able to pay it off in just 8 months. He is now creating an emergency fund equal to six (more…)

Page.ly has announced a brand new CDN service called PressCDN. Page.ly has partnered with a number of companies in order to provide a global distribution network. The biggest selling point they are pushing is speed. For those that don’t know, CDN stands for Content Delivery Network. A CDN is a (more…)

Staying up late finally paid off as I became one of the first to see a preview of the new PostStat.us redesign. In the latest edition of the Post Status newsletter, founder Brian Krogsgard outlined the various changes that the redesign encompassed. Since long form content has generated some of (more…)