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Developers: 8 Value Added Services You Can Offer Your WordPress Clients (www.elegantthemes.com) The WordPress Development arena can seem pretty darned competitive at times and in many ways, it is. But if you’re up for a challenge, that’s part of what makes running a business fun. So, if you’re a WordPress developer who is on the lookout for a few ways to expand your skill-set, provide more value to your clients, and make more money in the process, this article should be right up your alley.
Theme Translations and Language Packs are Coming to WordPress.org (wptavern.com) WordPress.org will soon support translations and language packs for themes hosted in the official directory. In Matt Mullenweg’s Q&A at WordCamp Europe 2015, he emphasized the importance of having better language support for themes and plugins and identified this as a high priority for continued improvements to WordPress.org.
Add Custom Widgets to your WordPress Theme with the Free Ultimate Widgets Plugin (wplift.com) A lot of themes will include some custom widgets for different things bundled in the code which is great until you come to change themes, if you change themes you will lose the widgets provided by your old theme and any content you placed in them. One way around this is to use a plugin to handle your custom widgets so you can keep them with any theme. One such plugin is called Ultimate Widgets, a very comprehensive widgets plugin which includes 20 widgets covering many different things you may need to add to your theme.