It has been a very emotional and exciting few days for all of us at ManageWP at #WCUS. I think I can speak for everyone when I say thank you to all of the WordCamp US organizers, speakers, sponsors and attendees for making this an incredible WordCamp. We are already counting down the days till next year! I want to leave you all with a few of our impressions and key takeaways.
In just a few days seven ManageWP team members will be boarding a plane on their way to always sunny Philadelphia. This will be the first time for this team at WCUS, and as our Operating Director, Ivan Bjelajac puts it “WordCamp US is something special”. We are looking forward to meeting both our loyal overseas customers, and all of our new colleagues at GoDaddy. It promises to be an unforgettable week full of WordPress fun.
Jeremy, co-founder of WPUP, a successful website management & support, tells me that since welcoming his second daughter to the world recently, he has dialed down on phone calls and interviews, because day time is his baby duty. I was lucky to grab Jeremy for a 30 minute chat about his WordPress maintenance business, his career, and his thoughts on ManageWP.
Quite some time ago as we started to build ManageWP Orion, we began our quest of making a clean visual identity that is unique and recognizable to the WordPress community. With those objectives in mind, we gave a personality to ManageWP that you encounter every day while managing your websites.
He is a WordPress Evangelist, a father of two sons, and living proof that you can start a WordPress business even if you are not a hard core developer or designer. He says that WordPress and evangelizing the project, the software and the community is what makes him who he is. He has been to a total of 21 WordCamps, of which he has spoken at 9. And for him, WordPress Community is welcoming, vibrant and diverse. Also, the best friends he has today are the ones he has met in the WordPress Community.
Kristina is one of the most dynamic people I have spoken to. She can infect you with her go getter attitude even over Google Hangouts. She had me at hello. We met up for a brief 30 minute interview, that of course went a bit over time, because we ended up talking about WP Elevation, WordPress, WordCamps, Toy Story, having self confidence, and how to run a business, as well as taking care of three kids. I will try and cover all of the above, and share with you some of her ideas on how we can improve ManageWP as a product.
We’re very happy to announce the launch of an internal project we’ve been working on for a while. We’ve always insisted on product knowledge on a company level, but as the team grows, it’s getting harder to bring new people up to speed. That’s why our Customer Happiness team came up with the WordPress academy.
The automated Client Report is out, and it’s now a part of the Advanced Client Report. In the previous article we looked at how to set up scheduling, the cost and perks. There are a few more hidden gems I want to share with you, and the history of this tool, which has been present in all of the key moments here at ManageWP.
For the past few weeks we have been working on improving our ManageWP dashboard, and introducing bits and bobs that will give you more flexibility and a better user experience. We have listened to your feedback, and introduced some new elements to ManageWP.