[y=mWgJADoHfK4 height=400] Show Notes Host Ben Fox got started in tech by using his dad’s 64 bit push cart Texas Instruments computer. He was approached by an acquaintance to build a website for him. Fox researched how to build the site for a whopping $300. Fast forward to today, he’s the co-founder of WPUniversity and SIDEKICK, both aimed at education and support for the WordPress community both old and new. You can find him on twitter @benjaminefox Sippin’ On Brad-Cup of Joe with a splash of Bailey’s Dre-Canada Dry Ben-Mill Street Organic Pressing Topics Dre is leaving Sucuri Dre is leaving Sucuri. […]
I hope you are having a very chill and relaxed weekend as we walk into the 4th of July week! Many of you are probably traveling this week and I hope you travel well and safely. Perhaps most importantly is that you can get offline and just enjoy family, life, and other such things that are vastly more important than *gasp* WordPress! Hahaha!
What a week – how was yours? I’m spending my time in Florida on a mini-vacation of sorts (still very-much working) and it’s been good so far. The team back home in Atlanta hasn’t let anything burn to the ground, so that’s good news. Hope you are finding some rest and relaxation this summer my friends!
As we posted on about 2 weeks ago InfiniteWP hit 100,000 managed sites! This is a huge milestone for the company and the developers are still working hard to make InfiniteWP better and better. In the last post I spoke of a rumors of a massive giveaway for hitting this milestone. Well for all your WP Daily readers you might want to quickly head over to there blog and check out the latest post.
I woke this morning to more news that yet another known player in our relatively-large ecosystem and space may actually be getting into the WordPress Managed Hosting space. Tung Do, of DevPress, has been known to shake things up in the past with such things like a re-imagination of the WordPress dashboard, shared yesterday that he’s interested in getting into the hosting space and “revolutionize” experience: To create a more enjoyable and feature-packed service than WordPress.com. I’m not gunning for WP.com, but it’s the easiest way to explain what I’m going to build. And instead of re-inventing the wheel, I’ll use WP.com’s […]
This was brought to my attention this morning as I was looking more into the details of DreamPress, which is Dreamhost‘s new WordPress-centric hosting solution to give more power to those WP-centric sites and customers. Like I’ve mentioned publicly before, I’ve been a long-time customer of Dreamhost for my smaller sites, since 2007, and I’ve been very happy with what I’ve gotten, especially since my expectations of performance and usage were in check. And at the very same time I’m also a fan of what WP Engine has going on and have some great convos with a number of their […]
This weekend ZippyKid will be celebrating their 3rd year in business. Without question, congratulations on that major milestone. It’s tough enough to start a business let alone keep it viable and sustainable! Vid Luther and his growing team are doing a great job of providing a competitive service to the likes WPEngine and Page.ly as well as Automattic and WordPress.com. Competition is a great thing and it forces businesses to innovate and stay hungry. What’s neat is that Vid Luther shares a lot more of the backstory of how ZippyKid came together including some choice and encouraging words from Matt […]
Courtesy of WP Engineer and MarketPress, there’s a sweet infographic that’s celebrating the 10 years of WordPress! Check it out after the jump:
Hope you guys are getting ready for the weekend because not only is it a holiday (if you’re in the US) but Monday is the 10th Anniversary Party! Dig it! So until then, chew on some of these links while you wait to party!