All too often we are faced with roadblocks, hurdles and limitations within everything we do. Whether it’s in our personal, work or digital lives, there are often items which stand in the way of us achieving our goals. Success, however, comes flooding through when we remove or refactor these limiting beliefs. Today, I’d like toContinue reading “Removing limitations to achieve success”
A presentation illustrating the basics of developing plugins for WordPress.
WooCommerce has, at the time of writing, passed over 6 million downloads (and several million active installations) on WordPress.org. What many aren’t aware of is, WooCommerce reached the 5 million download mark with only 3 engineers officially working full time on the project (while working on several other projects as well). Throughout this process, weContinue reading “Learnings While Scaling WooCommerce”
Since appointing Patrick as our dedicated WooCommerce Product Manager towards the end of 2014, I’ve been able to view some really insightful feedback from customers, without customers even realising they’re providing this feedback. One of the tasks I assigned to Patrick was to conduct regular in-person user testing of WooCommerce, in order to pinpoint commonContinue reading “Maximizing the value of customer feedback”
A talk at WordSesh 2014 about WooThemes’ history of building the ultimate business building toolkit.
Earlier this morning, WooCommerce was submitted to Product Hunt, a popular website for showcasing new products. Product Hunt has, since launch, gained traction and become a standard in the tech industry for exposing engaged early adopters to new product and service offerings. Within minutes, WooCommerce received several upvotes (how Product Hunters show their approval ofContinue reading “Use traction to grow your product audience”
For the past few months, I’ve been following the “Advanced WordPress” group on Facebook. I joined the group thinking I would be exposed to advanced questions around WordPress development work. What is it that they say about assumptions, again? 🙂 Through observation, it is apparent that the group is more focussed around advanced uses ofContinue reading “On Knowledge Sharing and Being Frank”
WordPress is about freedom. This is one of the many reasons for the platform’s success, as well as creating an interesting new paradigm. Developers have a very low barrier to entry, which means that anyone with an idea and time to spare can develop a product on top of WordPress, upload the files to aContinue reading “How to develop the best WordPress products”
A few weeks back, I gave a presentation at WordSesh 2013 where in I discussed the characteristics of a sustainable WordPress product. The key factors I touched on are the product’s ability to perform it’s prescribed tasks, and only it’s prescribed tasks, to the best of it’s ability, harmonising with other WordPress products and increasingContinue reading “Characteristics of a Sustainable WordPress Product”
A presentation on defining and applying true and sustainable value when creating or choosing WordPress products. Presented at WordCamp Cape Town 2013.