Marcus Couch


In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Marc Benzakein, Operations Manager at ServerPress. We discuss a wide rang of topics including, how Marc got involved with WordPress, how ServerPress was founded, and where he picked up his entrepreneurial spirit.

We also talk about the day-to-day operations at ServerPress, what’s next on the horizon with DesktopServer, and his thoughts on Pressmatic. Last but not least, we learn why the company is diversifying its product offerings with WPSiteSync and the business model behind it.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress 4.6.1 Released, Patches Two Security Vulnerabilities
GoDaddy Acquires WordPress Site Management Service ManageWP
16 Little Things That Grew Into Big Things (My Life in a Bunch of Words)

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

FG Drupal to WordPress migrates articles, pages, categories, tags and images from Drupal to WordPress. It has been tested with Drupal 6, 7, 8, and WordPress 4.6. It is also compatible with multi site installations.

User Draft Notifier sends email notifications to users who have saved a draft for more than X number of predefined days. You can also discard a user’s drafts that are saved before a defined period.

Business Hours Indicator allows you to easily add a visual indication of whether your business is open or closed. Simply enter your opening times and the time zone in the plugin’s settings page, then add the shortcode to a page or widget.

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