WPWeekly Episode 193 – WooMattic

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:

Automattic Acquires WooThemes
WordPress.org is Testing International Theme and Plugin Directories
Community, Translation, and Wapuu: How Japan is Shaping WordPress History
Lasso Frontend Editing Plugin for WordPress Now Available on GitHub
cPanel’s Site Software Addon Disables WordPress Auto Updates
All Sessions from LoopConf Now Available on YouTube

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

Simply Pinterest adds a Pin It button call to action over each image in your post to prompt visitors to Pin your content. You can customize how the plugin is applied to your site with counts, colors and many other settings.

I wanted to highlight this plugin because it’s the first from Terry Ann Swallow. Terry has been active in WordPress since 2006 but this is her first plugin, and it’s good. We often forget to recognize first time plugin contributors, and I want to recognize Terry and wish her well with this plugin and many more to follow.

New Facebook Comments makes it simple to add the Facebook comments system to WordPress. You can also insert the comment box as a shortcode into any post, page or theme.

Simple Project Manager lets you manage projects, clients, tasks, and create invoices in PDF format. It also gives you the ability to run reports about projects, clients, tasks and invoices.

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  1. I remember the guys you met showed off the photo on Facebook after WCSF!
    It’s a bit difficult for me to listen English for an hour, but I’m enjoying your radio with not only knowing about WordPress but also learning English. Thank you for providing!

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