Looking back over the last 18 months, most of the posts on this blog have been about acquisitions. This post has a summary of them all. I should blog more about other things, but the acquisitions have kept me busy!
I met Eddie Tabush back in 2010 at CMS Expo, a semi-legendary event with people from across the open source world. It was the start of a partnership that dominated our work during the 2010’s. We worked together on OSTraining and Joomlashack, which have gone great. We also teamed up for an attempt at a SaaS project called […]
Over at Joomlashack, we’ve hit on a business model that is working well. Over the last couple of years, we’ve adopted 6 extensions: JCal Pro, jInbound, Shack Forms, Shack Toolbox, Shack Open Graph, and Tabs and Sliders. A few weeks ago, we announced the arrival of 5 more extensions. This week saw the arrival of Shack Locations. Oh, and we’ve adopted […]
Post Status published an interview with me that covered a range of WordPress-related topics: How ridiculously competitive the WordPress space is. The deal to purchase Bylines and where we’re going with PublishPress. Our new training-marketing focus at OSTraining. Gutenberg being a huge roll of the dice for WordPress. Many thanks to Dan Knauss for bearing with me […]
This is the third time Vic Drover and I have worked together on an acquisition. Back in 2013, Vic purchased Admincredible from us. In 2016, we purchased JCal Pro from Vic. And now, we’re working with Vic again to buy jInbound. If you haven’t used it, jInbound is the most powerful marketing automation extension for […]
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that we’re spending a lot more time focused on WordPress in 2018. Our primary plugin focus is PublishPress, a suite of tools enabling WordPress teams to create great content. To make PublishPress more competitive, we acquired Bylines, from Daniel Bachhuber. By default WordPress only allows one author per post. Bylines […]
I’ve been deeply involved in Joomla and Drupal for years now. But our Joomla business is doing really well at the moment, and there’s a great team in place, running the site very effectively. That’s giving me more time to focus on our WordPress projects this year. There are some books of course. Genesis Explained […]
I wrote 3 very different year-in-review articles for some of our different businesses. Joomlashack’s review was standard, showcasing how well things are going. I think it’s important to show that Joomla businesses still can successful. OSTraining’s review talked about business models. In 2017, we made a major change to focus more on books and partnerships. […]
Almost every community and corporate web site can benefit from a strong calendar solution to expand event awareness and improve collaboration. For Joomla web sites, the obvious and most popular choice is JCal Pro.
I drive our kids to the school bus stop every morning (yes, that’s very American, I know). This morning, as I’m pulling out of the garage, I get a notification on my phone: Your destination is 9 minutes away What the …? I look more closely and the notification is from Apple Maps. I haven’t […]