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Aesop Interactive LLC Acquired by Anonymous Buyer

Earlier this year, Nick Haskins, founder of Aesop Interactive LLC, announced he was selling the company. Haskins was initially going to list the company on Flippa but after receiving advice from Syed Balkhi, used FE International to facilitate the sale. FE International is composed of website brokers that do the (more…)

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In this week’s episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I review WordPress 4.3. We discuss the Kim Parsell memorial scholarship and the events that led to its creation. We also discuss Nick Haskins’ rebrand of Lasso. Last but not least, we spread the news that Automattic is hiring. Stories (more…)

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In mid July, Nick Haskins, founder and lead developer of Lasso, was served a cease and desist letter from LassoSoft. LassoSoft argued that Lasso violates its registered trademarks and causes confusion to its customers. Instead of fighting litigation, Haskins decided to rebrand the product from Lasso to Editus. The name (more…)

Lasso Adds Real Time Revision Restoring to WordPress

This week Nick Haskins launched an update to Lasso, which introduces real time revision restoring. Lasso, a plugin originally designed to improve the experience of using of Aesop Story Engine, is currently one of the most user-friendly and well-supported attempts at bringing frontend editing to WordPress. The plugin works with (more…)

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In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I break down Automattic’s acquisition of WooThemes and discuss the future of WooCommerce. We discuss how the Japanese WordPress community influences WordPress development. Last but not least, we debate the merits of using an honor system for commercial plugins. Stories Discussed: (more…)

Story.am Relaunches, Now 100% Free

Nick Haskins launched Story.am earlier this year as a hosted storytelling platform that offers all the features of Aesop Story Engine. Initially, the platform was only available to paying customers, but this week Haskins announced that Story.am is now available to everyone for free. The platform had not received much (more…)

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Lasso is a new commercial plugin developed by Nick Haskins, founder of AESOP Story Engine, that adds a front-end editor to WordPress. After activating Lasso, users are greeted with an introduction that explains an article CSS class is needed. This class is typically used to house the content within a (more…)