Hi from Steve. Welcome to the first issue of this Friday newsletter. My aim is to give you the most helpful news and updates for WordPress publishers. If you want more regular updates, join our Facebook group.
Story #1. The enormous reach of Penske Media’s WordPress sites
This week a small story led me to discover a big story about WordPress’ dominance in online publishing.
Story #2. Time drops its WordPress paywall
Time.com is one of the most high-profile media sites in the world. At the beginning of June, Time dropped its paywall which means that everyone can browse over 100 years’ worth of archived content.
Links for WordPress publishers
- Leaky Paywall has a new podcast episode: “How magazine publishers should approach reader revenue“. They’re talking about how publishers can grow both their ad revenue and grow their audience. Maybe Time.com could learn something!
- Stewart Ritchie has a new podcast episode with Kieran Delaney, CEO of FlatPlan: “Unlocking The Power of Content Syndication“. They talk about the surprising power of Apple News and Flipboard for publishers.
- If you publish WordPress content that needs to be unpublished or modified in the future, check out the new version of the PublishPress Future plugin.
Thanks for joining us for this first issue.
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