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The Hate and Vitriol of WordPress (tommcfarlin.com) If you’re plugged into the development of WordPress in any capacity – even if you’re a, say, a power user instead of a designer or a programmer – then you’ve no doubt seen some of the articles and their comments that show up every month lambasting the software, the idea of using it as a tool for providing solutions for others, and even those who work on it, and build on it.
Event Espresso Releases a New Ticketing App for Android (eventespresso.com) The team at Event Espresso has been working for several months to re-build their ticketing app for WordPress and Android. This new app utilizes their JSON API to get real-time attendee lists, check-in attendees at the door manually or by scanning QR codes to validate tickets. Users can also operate multiple devices at once to scan tickets in multiple concurrent locations. The Event Espresso ticketing app helps organizations who use WordPress and Event Espresso succeed with innovative and reliable event registration and ticketing.
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Using Alternate Comment Systems With WordPress (www.elegantthemes.com) Due to these reasons, many WordPress users use an external commenting system instead. There are many benefits to switching to a third-party solution such as allowing your readers to leave comments using their existing social media profiles.
In this article, we would like to show you six external commenting solutions that are available to WordPress users.
WordPress.com Adds Partners To Lower The Barrier To eCommerce (www.poststat.us) WordPress.com has new eCommerce options available to its users. Back in March of 2013, they partnered with ShopLocket for their Enterprise and VIP customers to be able to use the eCommerce tools on their WordPress websites. Now, they’ve added Ecwid and Shopify to the mix, and lowered the barrier to entry so that any user with the Business upgrade can use them.
Graph Paper Press Offers Customers WordPress Child Theme Generator (wptavern.com) Graph Paper Press has created a WordPress child theme generator for their customers. Unfortunately, too many people make changes to their theme without using the child theme technique. If the theme is upgraded, the changes are usually lost. Graph Paper Press has an excellent explanation on why using child themes is important.