Episode 240: Changes With WordPress Products


Show Highlights

Rob Cairns talks about changes with WordPress Products.

Show Highlights:

  1. Two big products and the changes they have had.
  2. Who did WP Engine buy?
  3. Who invested money in InstaWP?

Show Notes

Hey everybody, Rob here again.

So in today’s podcast I want to talk about 3 big events.

In a WordPress space and let’s start off with the first one.

And that was Awesome Motive selling ACF and several other plugins to WP Engine.

I personally think this was a really good idea, despite the criticism in the WordPress community.

I think hosting companies buying up plugins are good because it gives some stability to those plugins.

It means they’ll be supported.

It means that WP engine will get behind it and WP engine’s actually been really good for developers and what they’ve done.

So I personally think it’s a great idea, and that’s kind of my take on it.

Just from a stability perspective.

And then the second big story this week was Vic single of instant WP.

Getting some funding from automatic, the parent company for WordPress.

First of all, congratulations to Vikas.

I had the pleasure of interviewing him some time ago, and strange enough that.

Podcast is going to air this week so will him and I sit down and talk about his product instead WP and I’m so looking forward to that.

Honestly good for him, this product’s amazing. It’s a service that lets you spin up websites really quick for testing and development. So congratulations there Vikas and the third story I want to.

Touch him with jetpack.

And Jetpack has decided now that to break itself down and you could install some of it as separate plugins.

I personally like this idea.

One of the biggest concerns I’ve had with Jetpack and WordPress for a long time.

The plugin is it’s too bloated and there’s a lot of this stuff I never.

Person would like to run, so I think breaking it down and doing that is a really good idea.

So just some thoughts on some quick WordPress stuff going on.

Rob Caron, founder, CEO and chief creator amazing ideas, is studying digital marketing.

Have a great day?

Bye bye for now.


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