WP Minute Podcast

How Many Automattic Products is Too Many?
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How Many Automattic Products is Too Many?

Matt reflects on the various products and acquisitions made by Automattic, including changes to Tumblr, the acquisition of the Texts.com app, and the challenges faced by WordPress.com and P2. They question the coherence and focus of Automattic’s product portfolio and suggest that a more streamlined approach focusing on the core products would be beneficial. Matt also expresses their desire for Automattic to succeed and produce innovative products, and predicts that 2024 will be a critical year for the company.

Sarah Gooding leaves WP Tavern, Page Builders at a Crossroads, is WordPress thriving?
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Sarah Gooding leaves WP Tavern, Page Builders at a Crossroads, is WordPress thriving?

The Minute+ News Roundtable podcast discussed Sarah Gooding leaving Tavern, the future of WordPress page builders, WooCommerce’s rebranding, and the overall state of WordPress. The guests highlighted the importance of Tavern in promoting WordPress innovation and discussed the implications of page builders like Elementor raising prices. They also debated the potential control of the WooCommerce ecosystem by WordPress.com and Automattic. While there are positive signs for WordPress, there are concerns about rising costs, complexity for newcomers, and potential fragmentation. Thoughtful leadership will be needed to maintain the balance in the WordPress community and ecosystem.

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