Commercial WordPress Products Panel At WordCamp Minneapolis 2014

One of the highlights of WordCamp Minneapolis 2014, was the panel discussion on commercial WordPress products. The panel was filled with successful business minds sharing their knowledge of running commercial WordPress products and services. Each of the panelists shared their story on how they started their business. One thing they (more…)

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Held within the Business and Entrepreneurial Center on the Stark State College campus, WordCamp North Canton 2014 was a repeat success. Sessions ranged from Plugins 101 to the Science Of Design. I only attended two sessions throughout the day as I spent the majority of my time networking. The sessions (more…)

Save Time Building WordPress Customizer Controls

Adding controls to WordPress’ theme customizer can be somewhat tedious and there are many tutorials dedicated to creating your own controls. WordPress Theme Customizer Custom Controls is a project on Github that provides a collection of ready-made controls that you can drop right into your theme. This set of extra (more…)

Automattic Is Raising $160M in New Funding

WordPress currently powers 22% of all websites, up from 18% in 2013, with a CMS market share of 59.8%. The success of WordPress.com, Automattic’s flagship product, is part of the reason that number continues to rise steadily. WordPress.com makes it easy for anyone to create a WordPress site without the (more…)

WordPress Query Monitor Plugin Crosses 10,000 Downloads

The Query Monitor plugin was released by John Blackbourn in late November of 2013 and became an instant hit with WordPress developers. It’s racked up 25 five-star reviews on WordPress.org and today crossed the 10,000 download mark, which doesn’t even factor in the number of times the Github repo has (more…)

WordPress for Android 2.8 Released, New Beta Testers Needed

WordPress for Android shipped its 2.8 release late last night. This milestone includes 55 closed issues. This release is packed full of many small bug fixes, better language support, and performance improvements. Here are the highlights: App startup time has been reduced, and the Statistics screen will load faster. The (more…)

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If you find yourself constantly referring to the Codex or searching for a commonly used template function, consider bookmarking this WordPress Cheat Sheet created by Trevor Niemi. Launched in February of this year, Niemi created the site after seeing a pixelated image of the same information published to Reddit. When (more…)

The Mina Olen Free WordPress Theme Experiment

Sami Keijonen, founder of Foxnet Themes, is not happy with his theme sales, which total $1400 since early 2013. His Kultalusikka theme is the sales leader, with just 15 purchases. Keijonen has one theme for sale on WordPress.com, which was added in March of this year and has so far (more…)