wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#267 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - August 11, 2016
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Top WordPress TV Business Picks (managewp.com) We always find that the hardest part of setting up a WordPress Business of any kind is knowing where to start. It’s rarely about the skills, experience or lack of drive, it’s mostly about knowing the right steps to getting started. A great place to go for any type of information is WordPress TV, and recently having been inspired by our case studies we decided to take a look at the business advice from those who have their own business.
WPCampus Survey Results (tri.be) How are educational institutions using WordPress, and why are they consistently choosing this platform over other CMS options?
To answer these questions, the folks behind WPCampus conducted a comprehensive survey of WordPress users in the education sector. 486 people responded, and we discovered key WordPress trends across educational institutions large and small.
Comparing WordPress REST API Performance to admin-ajax.php (deliciousbrains.com) Since the introduction of the WordPress REST API, many plugin developers have started converting their plugins to use the REST API instead of the older AJAX API (admin-ajax.php). Aside from the REST API simply being newer technology, rumor has it that the REST API is also faster and more reliable than the older endpoints due to the fact that not as much of WordPress is loaded during a typical REST request.
11 Of The Best Premium WordPress Plugins Worth Their Money (torquemag.io) There is no denying that WordPress and the WordPress sphere are thriving. However, while there are undeniable advantages of going premium (additional features, better code quality, premium support, regular updates) are paid plugins really worth their price?
To help you distinguish which is which, we have compiled a number of the best premium WordPress plugins that definitely are worth their price tag.
Merchandiser Theme Review: Minimalist WooCommerce Theme (www.wpkube.com) Merchandiser by GetBowtied is a minimalist WordPress theme designed to be compatible with WooCommerce. The theme uses a minimalist design that ensures your customer’s focus stays on your products as opposed to shops that clutter their storefronts with ads, banner tickers, and other elements.
Create a Custom Shipping Method for WooCommerce (code.tutsplus.com) If you have ever developed something for WordPress, be it a theme or a simple plugin, you are already familiar with the modularity of WordPress. WooCommerce is developed with extendability in mind also.
In this tutorial we will create a simple shipping method for WooCommerce which will calculate the cost of shipping. We will also add some restrictions to our plugin so that our shipping method is available only for certain countries.
How to Build a Course & Event Bookings Website with WordPress (www.udemy.com) There are many different types of events website, ranging from information-based lists of events to complete booking systems. This new online course and accompanying ebook from UK agency Barn2 Media provides a full step-by-step guide to building a fully functional WordPress events site with the world leading Events Calendar plugins and WooCommerce. wpMail.me readers can get an exclusive $10 discount for the online course via the above link and the ebook is available on Amazon Kindle.