Our First news story we discuss is from WP-Tavern connected to Ninja Forms acquiring Caldera Forms, a React-based, drag-and-drop forms builder plugin. In addition to the free plugin on WordPress.org, which has more than 200,000 active installs, CalderaWP’s product line includes a Pro version and more than 30 free and commercial add-ons for things like payment processors and marketing integrations.
Josh Pollock, who co-founded CalderaWP in 2015 with Christie Chirinos, will be joining Saturday Drive as VP of Engineer Experience, along with three other employees from the company, bringing Saturday Drive’s total crew number to 25. Chirinos began working as a product manager at Liquid Web earlier this year.
#1 – Ninja Forms Parent Company Saturday Drive Acquires CalderaWP
#2 – Update: Sanctions and Open Source
#3 – WP Engine Acquires StudioPress: A Year Later
#4 – There’s An Underground Economy Selling Links From The New York Times, BBC, CNN, And Other Big News Sites
#5 – Artificial Intelligence and Norwegian Gender Quotas
#6 – Proposal: a WordPress Advisory Board
Panel’s recommendations of the week
Jonathan Denwood: LoginPress: https://wpbrigade.com/wordpress/plugins/
Chris Badgett : Tangible Plugins: https://tangibleplugins.com/
Morten the Northman: my recommendation: https://www.thegreathack.com/
John Locke: my recommendation: https://www.amazon.com/Persepolis-Vincent-Paronnaud/dp/
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