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Leading off this week is Joost de Valk’s semi-annual CMS market share analysis. WordPress maintains a 43% share, the equivalent of AT&T’s wireless market share, within the CMS space.

Shopify, WordPress’ closest competitor on the chart chimes in at 4.2%

Shopify also shocked the industry by laying off 1,000 employees via email, penned by the companies CEO, Tobias Lütke.

Juxtaposed to the the layoffs, a report from McKinsey & company, shows that 41% of workers surveyed quit their jobs due to lack of career development and advancement.

Squarespace, which is holding on to the 4th spot at 2% market share, has launched their new website building experience: Fluid Engine. is going back in time…to their former pricing. Sarah Gooding from WP Tavern reports the .com team have ended their pricing experiment.

The WordPress mobile app is shedding it’s Jetpack features, in an effort to simplify the experience:

“The hope is that this change will simplify much of the UX and design of the WordPress apps for users who don’t want or need Jetpack services and tools. The WordPress apps will continue to be maintained and updated, ensuring that users can publish content from anywhere just as they can today. “

Meanwhile, the Jetpack team plans on improving the Jetpack app as they transition these features out of the core app. Have any predictions on how the Jetpack app will change over time? Tweet at us @thewpminute OR Join our members-only Slack group for $79/year.

Help Josepha find a better name for Full Site Editing (FSE): Giving FSE a More User Friendly Name – Make WordPress Core.

The terms “full site editing” and “full site editor” (also abbreviated as FSE) were developed to easily refer to a collection of features and now that those features are integrated into our daily WordPress experience, how can we best update the wording to be more user friendly?”

This year’s Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship recipients are Margherita Pelonara, Simona Simionato, and Pooja Derashri!

Simona is the COO at a consulting company that focuses on digital learning and splits her time between Valencia, Spain and Milan, Italy.

Simona Simionato’s high-profile studies include a Degree in Statistics, a Master’s in International Tourism Management, and graduation in coaching – in a School officially recognized by the ICF – which enriched her professional profile as a specialized Brief Coach.

Pooja Derashri hails from Ajmer, India. She started using WordPress in 2013.
Pooja and her husband Anand co-founded WPVibes, a WordPress plugin development agency. Her initial involvement was as a developer. Currently, she is transitioning towards SEO and Content Marketing.

Margherita Pelonara lives in Santa Maria Nuova, Italy with her husband, two sons (25 and 15 years old), two cats, and has an insane addiction to lipstick (and WordPress, of course!).

Margherita helps women freelancers who want to take their businesses and their lives to the next level: she builds websites with WordPress, fixes them, updates them, and teaches women how to use them.

From the Grab Bag!

Next up: Michelle Frechette with the WP Community Minute!

Hi I'm Michelle Frechette with your WP Community Minute!

With WordCamps and Meetups back in person, some still online, some hybrid, and even more WordPress "unofficial" community events continuing to move forward, how do you decide where to spend your time and money when it comes to events?

When I've coached clients in the past, I have always said to ask yourself three questions when deciding on future steps:

Will it bring you money?
Will you learn something useful?
Will it bring you happiness?

The same questions apply when deciding how to invest your time and money in professional development, whether it's a 3-day WordCamp or an hour-long webinar.

What will you gain from it?

If the answer to that is compelling, then find a way to make it happen. If not, then move on.

My team created a little site this week to help you know what events to look at. Simply go to WP.Events to find WordPress community events, or even to add your own. It's our gift to the community.

Here's hoping your next event brings you wealth, education, and happiness!

Thanks to all of the producers this week:

  • Davinder Sing Kainth (for voting his own article – I see you)
  • Eric Karkovack
  • Daniel Schutzsmith
  • Michelle Frechette

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