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WordPress Entrepreneurs: Should You Diversify Beyond WordPress? (www.codeinwp.com) 2015 was a landmark year for WordPress. We saw massive acquisitions, regrettable spats and entertaining rants, incredibly exciting technical developments looming on the horizon, and much more besides.
In many ways, it felt like a year when WordPress finally started growing up. In this article, we’ll cover one nagging question in particular: Is it time for WordPress entrepreneurs and developers to start looking at diversification or will that one big egg-filled basket be enough to get us all down the line?
WordCamp Lahore, Pakistan Application Approved for 2016 (wptavern.com) Earlier this week we interviewed Muhammad Kashif about the phenomenal growth of the WordPress community in Pakistan. Kashif organizes the local Lahore meetup, which started with a few dozen attendees three months ago and grew to more than 500 this past weekend. His team has been working hard to bring WordCamp to Pakistan, and today their application was approved by the WordPress Foundation.
The 5 Best Free WordPress Real Estate Plugins Explored and Compared (www.elegantthemes.com) There are hundreds of easy-to-use plugins out there that can aid you in setting up a professional WordPress website for the properties under your responsibility. All you have to do is pick the right one for your needs and get cracking on digitizing those listings.
With that in mind, over the course of this article we will cover the very best real estate-related plugins, go over their features, and wrap things up with a section solely dedicated to narrowing down your choices depending on your unique needs.
WordPress Plugin Roundup – December 2015 (ithemes.com) Here’s this month’s list of 10 cool and useful (oh, and free!) WordPress plugins. This month’s WordPress Plugin Roundup includes everything from an easy way to add a hover zoom to images to a way to see important server stats directly from the WordPress dashboard.
Reyl Lite: A Free Ultra Minimalist WordPress Theme (wptavern.com) If you’re looking for a blog design that emphasizes the words of your content without a requirement for big, flashy featured images, Reyl Lite is a super minimalist option. It is one of the most bare bones blogging themes to hit WordPress.org in recent weeks.
How to Create an Image Gallery in WordPress (premium.wpmudev.org) WordPress makes it incredibly simple to add an image gallery anywhere on your site, but many site owners fail to take advantage of this powerful feature.
In this article, we’ll take you through adding an image gallery, incorporating a slideshow and attractive tiling, and highlight some useful gallery plugins.
Creating a Simple WordPress Plugin in 60 Seconds (code.tutsplus.com) The process of creating a WordPress plugin can be daunting especially as you're just getting started. But before trying to create a large, multi-featured plugin, why not start off with the basics?
In this video, we take a quick look at everything that's needed in order to get started with laying the ground for a WordPress plugins