wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#241 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - February 11, 2016
News & Articles
The Genius of WordPress (And Why It’s Doomed) (medium.com) WordPress.com has numerous sources of revenue; hosting, Google AdSense, WordPress themes, premium accounts, web hosting referrals, support, guided transfers, vaultpress (backups), videopress, akismet, etc.
So, with this much momentum, and an ecosystem that’s bigger than the population of Iceland invested in its success, why would we ever have reason to believe that WordPress won’t continue to be the dominant web hosting platform of the future?
The First WordPress REST API conference, In Review (poststatus.com) Feedback from A Day of REST was quite positive: more than 80% of attendees would definitely attend again, and nobody said they would definitely not attend again. For many, the depth of the talks and willingness for the conference to go deep on one WordPress feature was welcome, especially because this was an advanced audience of mostly developers, and not all just WordPress developers.
Captain Form Plugin Review (mattreport.com) Do we need another WordPress contact form plugin?
The team behind Captain Form thinks so and they’re throwing their hat into the ring of contenders. There are plenty of form plugins in the WordPress space, so when another contact form plugin hits the market, you might think, “what’s the point"?
Improving Your WordPress Website’s Readability (www.wpdailythemes.com) Mastering keyword density, meta tag descriptions, image alt tags, pretty permalinks, outbound linking, page load speeds, and many other SEO best practices leave very little leftovers for content readability analysis. Today we will take a look at what your WordPress readability score is, why it’s important, and how to make significant improvements to your score so that your website visitors have a better overall experience while reading your content.