Post Status Celebrates 10 Years, Adds Joost de Valk and Marieke van de Rakt as Partners – WP Tavern

This 12 months Post Status is celebrating a decade of serving WordPress professionals with its member-supported group. The positioning was based by Brian Krogsgard in 2013, and now runs an energetic Slack group with 2,083 members, a weekly e-newsletter with 4,300 subscribers, and a job board.

As a testomony to the group’s continued development, Put up Standing announced it has added WordPress veterans Joost de Valk and Marieke van de Rakt as fairness companions who’ve invested money within the enterprise. They will even be taking up energetic roles in main the Put up Standing group – de Valk as CTO and van de Rakt as an advisor and editorial contributor.

“Put up Standing has created an important networking prospects for us up to now and helped us develop our WordPress companies,” van de Rakt stated. “It appears solely match to contribute and to tackle an energetic position within the Put up Standing group at this level.”

Put up Standing CEO Cory Miller stated the group might be shifting ahead with “the identical imaginative and prescient and values – supporting the enterprise of WordPress, with an emphasis on company homeowners.” Co-owner Lindsey Miller might be taking up a brand new position as CMO.

Though sustaining the skilled group stays their first precedence, Put up Standing might be increasing with two new initiatives this 12 months that may profit each companions and members. The crew has gentle launched the brand new poststatus.com, that includes a brand new Partner Directory that showcases WordPress companies.

“I imagine a wholesome rising enterprise ecosystem within WordPress is completely key to WP continued development and success,” Cory Miller stated.

“We need to get just a little extra organized, skilled as an trade, and meaning cooperating, speaking, working collectively, with Put up Standing being that collective model, showcasing the businesses, software program and professionals of WordPress higher.

“The following step is our listing. We need to say, right here’s our skilled trade for these WordPress for his or her net initiatives.”

Along with ramping up editorial commentary and evaluation on trade developments, with the depth of experience of latest companions de Valk and van de Rakt, Put up Standing is within the early levels of planning an annual summit. It will likely be just like WordPress’ contributor summit however for companies and people who’re making their approach within the market.

“The second step is to collect collectively, speak enterprise and what are we seeing, what are the problems, challenges, and alternatives as an trade,” Miller stated. “That naturally provides us focus and initiatives to cooperate on collectively.

“Most industries have this already.

“Medical doctors, legal professionals, huge companies have these sorts of venues and platforms for conversations in regards to the state of their trade. We’d like that for WordPress and Put up Standing is taking subsequent steps to take action.”

These two initiatives are subsequent on the group’s roadmap, and with the brand new partnership they now have the assets to execute on them.

“Showcase the collective, that’s our listing,” Miller stated. “And collect us collectively to have the important thing conversations we’d like about the place we’re going as an trade and group. That’s our summit.”

Sponsors are what retains the lights on at Put up Standing. The group has traditionally been targeted on driving particular person membership for WordPress professionals however is shifting its deal with companies as members now.

“We would like each WP professional in Put up Standing, that is their dwelling, their commerce affiliation,” Miller stated. “Those that work at WP corporations or with WP as a part of their gig, we at all times need to welcome them in to PS.”

Put up Standing is without doubt one of the few WordPress organizations that has been working for longer than a decade. Now that the Pressnomics occasion has been retired for 4 years, the WordPress group is sorely in want of an occasion the place the business-focused group can join and assist one another develop WordPress’ success within the wider trade. Put up Standing is the group best-suited to step into this position. To remain on high of the their efforts and plans and to help the enterprise group, join as a member and/or subscribe to the weekly newsletter.

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