wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#193 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - February 26, 2015
News & Articles
WordPress vs. Joomla: Shared Features With Remarkable Differences (www.elegantthemes.com) Both WordPress and Joomla can be used to create amazing websites. Both are content management systems. Both can be expanded using plugins, which can easily be found on the Internet reaching to the far corners of the universe. WordPress and Joomla probably have as many similarities as differences. So what makes them different? What are those differences that help you choose between them? We're so glad you asked.
WordPress for iOS 4.8 Released, Adds Visual Editor (wptavern.com) WordPress for iOS 4.8 is available on the app store and includes a few notable features. The app now sports a visual editor providing a what you see is what you get experience. Prior to 4.8, the editor was stuck in HTML mode making it hard to read and write content.
WordPress Android 3.7 Now Available With New Features (www.wpdailythemes.com) If you use an Android smartphone or tablets to manage your WordPress website then there is a new version available for you to download from the Google Play Store. The new version contains a few new great features and updates to manage your WordPress site in a better way. Both for you as a webmaster and also for your visitors and readers.
New Printable Tickets & Ticket Scanning Plugins Available from Event Espresso (eventespresso.com) These new ticketing plugins Event Espresso 4 are easier to use, allow more customization and operate more efficiently so you can check-in attendees faster. Your audience can bring their ticket on paper or in electronic format to be checked-in and it only takes seconds. If you or your clients are looking for more efficient ways to manage their online registration, you should checkout these ticketing add-ons from Event Espresso.
Exploring the Possibilities of WordPress Admin Themes (www.elegantthemes.com) According to some interesting articles popping up recently on Medium and WP Tavern, WordPress Admin themes are going to be all the rage in 2015. That’s why in today’s post we’d like to explore what WP Admin themes have been so far and what they might become in the future. And of course the discussion as to whether or not that’s the best thing for WordPress will rage on in the comments.
Gravity Forms API – An Introductory Tutorial (www.stevenhenty.com) It’s easy to see how powerful Gravity Forms is out of the box for creating forms, surveys, polls and quizzes on WordPress and analysing the results. This introduction to the Gravity Forms developer platform demonstrates some best practices for creating add-ons for Gravity Forms and helps prepare developers to build form-based applications on WordPress.
How to Create Your Own Affiliate Program with WordPress (www.elegantthemes.com) Since it is much easier to sell a product than create one worth selling, more time and resources are spent teaching people how best to become a successful affiliate of others as opposed to starting their own program. But in today’s post we’d like to cover at least the basics of what it takes to create an affiliate program around your own product or service.