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digitale Pracht: A Minimalist Blogging Theme for WordPress

digitale Pracht is a new theme on WordPress.org created by the folks at PALASTHOTEL, a digital products company based in Germany. The name translates to “digital splendor,” which aptly describes the theme’s bright new twist on the traditional blog design. The designers made a few bold choices with the layout, (more…)

Pagely Celebrates 7 Years of Managed WordPress Hosting

Pagely is celebrating seven years in business this month. The company pioneered the concept of managed WordPress hosting, planting the seeds for what Pagely co-founder Joshua Strebel estimates to be a channel worth “$1 billion inside of the larger $16-18 billion hosting market.” In a post titled “Managed WordPress Hosting (more…)

WP Job Manager

Automattic announced today the company is bringing WP Job Manager back to life. The plugin became an Auttomattic project after the company acquired WooCommerce and its employees in 2015 but it has not been actively developed since then. Today’s announcement also requests feedback from WP Job Manager users who want (more…)

WordPress Theme Authors Experiment with New Pricing on ThemeForest

Envato has been rolling out author-driven pricing across ThemeForest categories throughout 2016. The new pricing options have finally hit the WordPress category and authors are now experimenting with pricing changes outside of the average $35-65 range. Ben Chan, executive General Manager at Envato, explained why the company is extending author-driven (more…)

php[world] 2016 Conference Expands WordPress Track

The third edition of php[world] will be held in Washington, D.C., November 14-18 and organizers have published the finalized schedule. According to conference co-chair Eli White, the number of people submitting WordPress-related topics caused the organization team to create a double-sized WordPress track for this year’s event. The conference, which (more…)

ManageWP Launches Automated Security Scanning

When ManageWP allowed users to perform security scans of websites through the Orion interface in December of 2015, a feature commonly requested by customers was the ability to automate the scans. Nine months after implementing security checks for customers, ManageWP has added automated security scans to its assortment of features. The automated security (more…)