WordPress Publishing Interview on the Scale Podcast

I popped onto the Scale podcast with Stewart Ritchie to talk about how WordPress is powering a lot of new publishers. The topic was the PublishPress plugins, and how running that business has helped us discover hundreds of publishing start-ups.

The interview is 35 minutes long. If you’re short of time, the meat of the conversation starts around the 8 minute mark:

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Rural News Network Launches on WordPess

I’ve talked about the work of INN (Institute for Nonprofit News) regularly here on KinshiPress. They are doing a superb job of building a community of new publushing start-ups.

They are out with a new innovation called the Rural News Network. This is a WordPress-powered hub local news sites, all powered by WordPress too.

This site features several publishers covered including Honolulu Civic Beat, Mississippi Free Press, and Mountain State Spotlight.

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Storm Lake: Movie About a WordPress Powered Newspaper in Iowa

I’ve just come across a documentary about a WordPress-powered newspaper in Iowa.

The movie is called “Storm Lake” and was filmed in Storm Lake, Iowa. Check out the IMDB listing.

The movie’s synopsis is, “Art Cullen and his family and colleagues at Iowa’s Storm Lake Times, fight-at the local level-for the survival of their biweekly small-town newspaper.”

The Storm Lake Times is the second smallest newspaper ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. The Storm Lake Times has a WordPress-powered website at StormLake.com.

Here’s the movie trailer:

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WP Publisher Sessions 2: How Large Publishers Should Approach Scaling Their Websites

This is the third time we’ve hosted “WP Publisher Sessions”, where we explore how publishers can grow their audience and revenue.

This week we have a special guest, Fränk Klein, who is currently a Principal Engineer at Human Made. He specialises in high traffic websites and has been the lead engineer on projects such as The Sun relaunch, and the redesign of TechCrunch. He’s also a self-taught developer with a side project, WP Development Courses, that teaches WordPress freelancers and agencies the technical skills they need to succeed. We covered the technical issues very large publishers run into when building and maintaining their websites, from caching, to headless and more.

WP Publisher Sessions 2: The Best Subscriber Upgrade Funnel

This is the second time we’ve hosted “WP Publisher Sessions”, where we explore how publishers can grow their audience and revenue. This session is all about upgrade flows.

Pete Ericson of Leaky Paywall talks about his Subscription Accelerator Framework and how he helps publishers generate significant revenue by implementing metered paywalls and the right subscription upgrade flow for them.

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