WPMentor Featured Image

While WordPress has been around for over a decade, companies that are successfully making a business out of it are still very young. Companies like iThemes, StudioPress, HeadwayThemes, and RocketGenius are some of the few that come to mind when I think of successful, veteran WordPress companies. Every day, there (more…)

Cloudup Featured Image

Cloudup is a file sharing service that was acquired by Automattic on September 25th, 2013. Their goal is to make file sharing “simple and beautiful.” Not having any experience with Dropbox, Cloudup was amazingly easy to set up and start using. In the past, I used FTP to upload images (more…)

File Archive Featured Image

During the past few days, I’ve been experimenting with a variety of WordPress plugins that specifically deal with the archiving of posts. Most allow archives to be generated via short code on a page while others are simply widgets with different configuration options. Some of the plugins I tested displayed (more…)

WP Caregiver: 30+ WordPress Tweaks in 1 Convenient Plugin

WP Caregiver is a hidden gem of a plugin that arrived in the WordPress repository nearly six months ago. The plugin was recently featured on Tidy Repo, a site dedicated to testing and curating WordPress plugins. Surprisingly, it has only received a handful of downloads, though it has the potential (more…)

Automatically Compress PNG Images in WordPress

PNG image files can be bulky and often have file sizes 5-10 times larger than JPG images. However, there are certain situations where using a PNG might be preferable, such as when you need lossless compression of larger images or want to maintain alpha transparency. PNGs can also handle more (more…)

How To Self-Publish a Book With WordPress

You might be under the false assumption that “real books” aren’t self-published. Back in the day, self-publishing was considered to be on par with vanity publishing, the dead end route whereby authors pay to have their works published. The dawn of the digital era and the proliferation of electronic reading (more…)