Is a commercial WordPress plugin a good business move? Maybe, if you have time to grow the business and the team to do it right.
For the last year or so, I can’t get into a discussion about the WordPress plugin business without hearing why I’ve got to go SAAS. It’s an attractive option, but it is not one I’m going to take for the wrong reasons.
At WordCamp Miami this year, I showed how and why, I use AngularJS for building WordPress plugin admin interfaces. For our A/B Testing plugin Ingot we chose to build our interface in Angular beacuse it was the fastest and best way to build an interface that had to be highly dynamic. I gave two talks, one on Angular basics, and then … Continue reading Learning AngularJS For WordPress Development
If you are a WordPress developer, you need to learn about the WordPress REST API. I have released my WordPress REST API course, with 17 videos and example code.
The biggest inducer of anxiety in my business is decisions with no clear answer. In these situations, data is the best anecdote.
the lesson I’ve learned about business, by thinking as a developer about Ingot, as a business. There was a time, let’s call it the last few years of my life, when I rushed from “great idea” to prototype. I’ve spent a lot of time coding an idea before even considering the business’ unique value proposition, or whether such a thing exists.
My career used to be in music, now it is in web development , but Bowie has remained an inspiration to me beacuse of the way he embodied and authenticity wonder in all things. Our work is constantly evolving, changing shape and growing new complexity.
Over the last year, I have thought a lot about how the WordPress REST API changes how we build WordPress plugins. Working on Ingot has allowed me to put those ideas into practice.
Over the last few months I’ve put a lot of time into writing Ingot, my A/B testing plugin for WordPress. This was an opportunity to test a lot of my opinions on WordPress development and I wanted to share what I learned.
Attending WordCamp US and The Community Summit was a highlight of my year and a huge privilege. But hearing so many people put down the intelligence of WordPress users was a huge disappointment. The challenge of defining a single profile for the typical WordPress user is impossible, and trying to do so leads to a dismissive view of those who make this success of the WordPress ecosystem possible.