wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#175 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - October 9, 2014
News & Articles
Is WordPress right for eCommerce? (www.poststat.us) Is WordPress the best platform on which to build apps? We don’t always think so, but it could be. Is it always a good choice for eCommerce? Nope. However, it’s the right one for lots of stores, and it’s the wrong one for lots of stores. WordPress might not be the “easy” solution, but it can be a great one.
WebDevStudios Acquires Maintainn (mattreport.com) WordPress business owners are operating in an exciting time. WordPress support services, in particular, is one vertical in this space enjoying a nice up-and-to-the-right ride right now. So much so, that former WebDevStudios employee Shayne Sanderson, founder of Maintainn, is headed back to his alma mater. Here you can check an interview with Lisa Sabin-Wilson of WebDevStudios.
Using Codeship For Continuous Deployment of WordPress Projects (tommcfarlin.com) For anyone who has worked on commercial software for an agency or an organization – either large or small – is likely familiar with the idea of continuous deployment. There are some really great options available – some free and some commercial – all of which have their pros and cons. Tom McFarlin gives us insights on why Codeship is one of the most useful service for setting up deployments.
TimeSpan - Time to Read WordPress Plugin (paper-leaf.com) TimeSpan is a simple, easy to set-up WordPress plugin that automagically calculates the approximate length of time it will take to read a blog post. Time factors into a reader’s choice of content to consume. With that in mind, it’s helpful to users to let them know the time investment that your blog post is asking of them – which is exactly what TimeSpan does.
The Best Business WP Themes in 2014 (www.wpmayor.com) The amount of WP themes out there is extensive, which is why we’ve chosen just some of the best themes that cover as many business and corporate types as possible. The current web trends when it comes to designs, layouts and features are predominantly visible in this list.
Website Maintenance: 404 error pages (yoast.com) If your website means anything for your business, you should regularly schedule time to do maintenance on it. This post will be the first of a series on website maintenance. The series is intended as a guide to things you should check while doing maintenance.