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.
However, we’re also hard at work on some plugins:
- PublishPress is a plugin that enables WordPress teams to create great content. In practice, that means tools like a shared calendar to schedule content, post checklists to ensure that all your posts use the same best practices. There’s also a really cool notification system to keep everyone up-to-date. Click here to try a demo of PublishPress.
- UpStream is a WordPress project management plugin. The free plugin allows you to track milestones, bugs, tasks and all the items you need to run a successful project. The target audience is web designers who want to run their business on WordPress, but UpStream is flexible enough to handle any type of project. Click here to try a demo of UpStream.
- Also in development is EmbedPress.com, but that’s on the backburner as we track developments with Gutenberg.
The Difficulty Level is Absurd
WordPress is a fascinating challenge. After working in WordPress for a couple of years now, it’s safe to say that the market is not twice or three times as competitive as Joomla, Drupal or Magento. The competition is at least 10 times as numerous and tough. We’ve learned a lot of lessons the hard way.
That’s the main reason I’ll spend so much time in WordPress this year. It requires a dedicated focus.