The KinshiPress newsletter, Issue #12

Hey from Steve,

My aim is to give you the most helpful news and updates for WordPress publishers. If you don’t want to read this, click here to unsubscribe. If you want more regular updates, join our Facebook group.

What could the WordPress community do for publishers?

Thursday, September 7 was a very interesting day in the WordPress publishing space. We saw a significant investment in the space, with the promise of more to come.

Using a “Reading Time” metric on WordPress posts

The Gutenberg team are talking about adding a “Time to Read” block for the WordPress 6.5 release. I see a “Reading Time” metric on lots of newspaper and magazine websites. But is this useful information? I wrote about this potential WordPress feature, and some of the significant limitations.

Recent stories for WordPress publishers

  • WordPress continues to dominate as rival platforms struggle. In July, WordPress saw off a strong potential competitor when the Chorus CMS shut down. Now the Arc XP platform from the Washington Post appears to be winding down.
  • There are a ton of collaborations happening between smaller WordPress-based publishers at the moment. I find out about many of these stories from the “Center for Cooperative Media”.
  • Indiegraf is a 3-year old company that is having a positive impact for many WordPress publishers.

Thanks for reading. I build WordPress tools for publishers at PublishPress, TaxoPress, MetaSlider, and Logtivity. Here at KinshiPress I write about what I’m seeing with publishers we deal with each day. This newsletter uses the Newsletter Glue plugin. Click here to email me anything, including tips for future issues.

Steve Burge