wpMail.me #75 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - October 25, 2012
Good news everyone! I’m happy to announce that from now on, the wpMail.me newsletter will be 100% managed by my colleague Adela Ticleanu, who’s also the main writer on WPNuggets.
I’m sure she’ll be able to give wpMail.me that extra touch and attention this newsletter needs. She’s been instrumental for me up to this point in building and researching for wpMail.me and without her this newsletter would have probably stopped to exist.
Now onto the news.
News & Articles
My experience with WPEngine (chester.id.au) Jacques Chester wrote about his experiences with WPEngine (tl;dr, they sucked). Also make sure to read the comments on his article as well on the Hackernews thread where Ben, one of the WPEngine co-founders, took the time to answer as well as to take responsibility for the problems Jacques encountered (which is always nice to see)
Hydrogen powered WordPress (www.presslabs.com) A brand new managed WordPress hosting company just opened it's doors to the public. With Independent Publishers in mind (think blogger who outgrew their shared host) they are different then most WordPress hosts in the sense that you basically get WordPress as a service (while still having access to any theme or plugin) as opposed to a more traditional hosting environment.
The future is here, meet Tevolution (templatic.com) Tevolution (Templatic Evolution) is a plugin developed from ground up, designed to enable advanced functionality such as custom fields management, bulk upload, monetization options, custom post type/taxonomy management and much more.
WP Teacher (wordpress.org) WP Teacher is a plugin that allows teachers to intergrate course content into thier personal website to ehnhance student learning.
WordPress SEO: Best Plugins to Use (Video) (slocumstudio.com) Search engine optimization is key to extending the reach of a website. On the simplest web design stage (WordPress), we look at the simplest ways to implement SEO. All-In-One SEO by Michael Torbert goes head-to-head against WordPress SEO by Yoast in this episode of PressThis.
5 WordPress Themes for Photo Stores (www.wpjedi.com) Plenty of photographers are making a living out of selling their digital products online. In order to sell things online, you are going to need a website. These 5 themes help you bring your photo or digital goods store online fast.
Social Networks Auto-Poster Social Networks Auto-Poster automatically publishes your posts to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Blogger and Tumblr, Delicious, etc profiles and/or pages. It supports custom post types and allows to include or exclude categories from auto-posting.