Welcome to Episode 30 of Mastermind.fm! Jean is with us as always, and we welcome James back this week after a 2 episode break. Today Jean and James will tackle some updates on what is happening in the WordPress community, a bit of business related talk, and what James has been up to for the last couple weeks. Join us now for this week’s Mastermind.fm!
If you’ve been with us for the last couple weeks, you’ve noticed that James hasn’t been. He’s been off monitoring the launch of the newest iteration of Ninja Forms, Ninja Forms THREE. It was a massive overhaul, a complete rewriting of the codebase, and required his hands-on attention during the launch period. Welcome back, James!
On Jean’s end of things, he’s just released a major update to the EDD Bookings extension, adding compatibility to Easy Digital Downloads’ own Front End Submissions extension.
Both Jean and James give their take on the Apple Conference. Listen in to hear what they think!
GoDaddy Acquisition of ManageWP
The buzz around the WordPress community right now is the GoDaddy purchase of Manage WP. The news has been met with a lot of mixed reviews both from people very excited about the acquisition and, on the polar opposite side, quite a bit of venom. GoDaddy of course is a major webhost that has recently broken into managed WordPress hosting. ManageWP is a smaller, focused managed WordPress hosting company.
Both Jean and James see some real upside to the acquisition with modest internal reservation. Listen in to hear their thoughts and rationale, and what they feel the acquisition means for WordPress!
News has been buzzing out of Headway Themes in the last couple of weeks about rumors of staff not getting paid and an uncertain future. While no one is absolutely certain about the circumstances, James’ take here is a lesson in clear communication. The silence out of the company is breathing life to rumors.
Hear the rest of the story, and more, in the podcast!