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Content Modelling: The Most Overlooked Route To A Successful WordPress Site (premium.wpmudev.org) Too many WordPress site owners force round pegs into square holes by building their sites on the built-in content model of posts, pages, categories and tags, creating major long-term headaches and constraints for the design and management of the site. In this article, we’ll take a look at how simple it is to model your site’s content, when to use the built-in model and when to extend it with custom post types and taxonomies.
The Future of Managed WordPress Hosting (chrislema.com) The folks at WP Bacon ran a Google Hangout today with several founders and top folks from companies in the managed WordPress hosting space. As you listen to these guys talk about their definitions of managed care, you realize just how far we’ve come from budget shared hosts, and yet, how far we still have to go.
15 Surprisingly Useful WordPress Login Plugins (premium.wpmudev.org) Most of us probably don’t think much about logging into our sites. And maybe there’s really no reason to.
But if you’re developing sites for others, or you have visitors logging into your site for one reason or another, then “logging in” may be more important than you realize. The collection of 15 plugins below take care of many problems and more.
Registration Honeypot: A Simple WordPress Plugin to Combat Spam (wptavern.com) One of the common ways of combatting registration spam is to lay a snare at the doorstep of your site by creating a hidden field. Registration Honeypot is a new free plugin that combats spambots using the tried and true honeypot method. There’s nothing to configure and no settings panel – simply activate it and leave it.
8 Tips Everyone Should Know About Choosing a WordPress Theme (torquemag.io) Many of the companies that do have websites hire professional webmasters to create and build them. If you’re like many SMB owners and marketers, you don’t have the budget to hire another worker but you still want a professional looking website.
Fortunately, WordPress themes make it easy to create a professional website and integrate all of the nifty plug-and-play tools you need for your website, without any website-building knowledge to use them.
WordPress has_term Conditional Tag Shortcode (www.cozmoslabs.com) has_term checks if the current post has any of given terms. However, if you want to use this inside your content, it won’t work simply because you don’t run PHP code inside the WordPress content area. In this tutorial, you'll find how a simple shortcode can come a long way.
Episode #33 – Jason Schuller (www.wpelevation.com) Our featured guest this week is Jason Schuller from Seattle in Washington. Jason has spent the last six years in the WordPress space selling premium themes and he’s learned a lot. If you’re struggling in your business because you’re doing everything yourself and you feel like you’re treading water then this episode is for you.