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:
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.
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.