WordPress hosting companies are a dime a dozen these days, and if you’re going to be one, you need to differentiate yourself. This could be by offering managed WooCommerce hosting, adding on a theme shop for all customers, or creating a fantastic local development environment that integrates perfectly. When it comes to WordPress host WPX, there are 3 features that differentiate them from competitors.
While working out my income and project goals for this year, something I added to my list was more paid workshops and webinars. I want people to be able to sign up, get the workshop and the replay, and learn something tangible. And as a WordPress developer, it’s easy to think, “Oh I can put this whole thing on WordPress. But I’ve been actively deciding against WordPress for things like this. Here’s why.
has happened in WordPress this year, and what we can expect moving forward. As always, he extolled the virtues of open source and the importance of contributing. He spent several minutes on Five for the Future, a program encouraging companies who make money with WordPress to give 5% of their time to the open source project. And while I strongly recommend contributing, I don’t think it’s the path someone should take when they first learn.
Someone entering the WordPress space today may not know where to start, either with what to specialize in, or how to learn the skills. As a result, I wanted to create a simple resource for people to see what paths the can go down when it comes to learning WordPress, and where they can learn that craft. Today, I’m excited to announce WP Learning Paths.
While WordPress made it’s reputation on being a blogging platform, the writing experience has never been idea. Now, the block editor has made the writing experience…different. But that begs the question: should you ever write in the WordPress editor?
Last week’s Facebook outage brought an onslaught of platitudes from people talking about how terrible Facebook is, and how you should own your own platform. But even as a developer myself, my thoughts are a little different.
Over the last few months, we’ve seen several outlets report on the seemingly alarming decrease in search terms year-over-year in the WordPress space. But does it matter that the specific search terms are decreasing (sometimes marginally) even as WordPress and WooCommerce usage reach new heights. While well-meaning, I don’t think these reports solve the problem they think they’re solving.
My favorite all-around WordPress company, StellarWP (parent company: LiquidWeb), is celebrating their official launch with a 40% off sale, now through August 4th with the code STELLARSALE. This is a great opportunity to pick up some tools I strongly recommend.
In April 2021, WordPress influencers started to get Bose headphones from “WP.” It turns out Wix started a marketing campaign and the WordPress community was upset by it. Turns out, it was a bad look that could have been avoided by both parties.
One thing I often forget to do is update social links when I’m promoting a new blog post or podcast episode. Especially on Instagram, I’ll say something like, “link in the profile,”1 only to forget to add the link to the profile! Services like Linktree help a little, but you still need to update. Well over a couple of days,…