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wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#140 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - February 13, 2014
Welcome To The Small Leagues: On WordPress And Journalism (www.poststat.us) Small publishers can mirror the subscription model that better funded and more established businesses are moving to. And as people become more willing to pay for good content, it’s even more doable for small publishers. WordPress has been an integral part of web publishing over the last decade. The next decade looks just as promising.
Business Models Shouldn't Be Scary (chrislema.com) Chris Lema has put together a nice video about creating business models for WordPress products. Sometimes, people jump in without really analyzing or knowing a market, and Chris helps you navigate these waters.
Updates to the Jetpack Plugin (torquemag.io) Late last week, the Automattic team released the newest version of Jetpack, which included a few notable updates worth taking a look at which should make some people’s lives easier.
Widget Customizer Approved For WordPress 3.9 (wptavern.com) The Widget Customizer plugin is now cleared for takeoff and will land in WordPress 3.9. During the core development meeting today, the plugin was approved to be merged into the WordPress trunk. The days of editing widgets blind will soon be over, as widget editing with live previews will now be a native part of the WordPress publishing experience.
Gust Plugin Brings the Ghost Admin Panel Into WordPress (wptavern.com) There were some in the WordPress camp who were disappointed that the project would not be continuing on as a fork, as Ghost would have been an appealing “flavor” of WordPress for users who don’t need a CMS. A few WordPress plugin developers were excited about some of Ghost concepts and have produced plugins that bring those into WordPress. Gust is one in particular that caught my eye
60 Fantastic Free Responsive WordPress Business Themes (premium.wpmudev.org) WordPress now powers almost 20% of the web. And though it’s hard to say exactly how much of that is attributed to exactly what types of users, there’s no question that businesses have been turning to WordPress at a greater and greater rate. As you might expect, that increased demand has led theme developers to increase choices. And these 60 free responsive business themes below attest to that.