wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#289 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - January 11, 2017
News & Articles
W3Techs Ranks WordPress as the Fastest Growing CMS of 2016 (wptavern.com) W3Techs ranks WordPress as the fastest growing content management system with 58.5% market share. Shopify and Squarespace demonstrated the second and third largest increases in usage. Squarespace is a newcomer to the top three. In 2015 the second and third place winners were Drupal and Shopify. WordPress has dominated the top spot every year since 2010.
Our Honest Assessment of Kinsta WordPress Hosting After 4 Months (www.codeinwp.com) We moved the CodeinWP blog over to Kinsta WordPress hosting a couple of months ago. In this post, we’d like to give you our honest assessment of Kinsta‘s platform, being the result of our four-month, first-hand experience with it. In other words, we try to answer the question of whether Kinsta WordPress hosting really is as awesome as everybody says.
Battle Of ECommerce Platforms: Comparing WooCommerce And Shopify (www.wpkube.com) We know that eCommerce is ever on the rise and more and more sellers and stores are going online nowadays. Naturally, this has led to the growing popularity of eCommerce platforms. Two such platforms or solutions, WooCommerce and Shopify, have gained a very loyal following and user base. However, when it comes to comparing WooCommerce and Shopify, which one beats the other?
A Look at the New Amazon Associates Link Builder for WordPress (kinsta.com) There are a good number of plugins supporting Amazon Associates Program. Some of these plugins are available for free in WordPress Plugin Directory, others are distributed under a commercial license. In this post we will dive deep into the official Amazon Associates Link Builder plugin, released just few weeks ago, and currently in beta version.
10 Ways WP-CLI Can Speed Up WordPress Development (premium.wpmudev.org) WP-CLI is a useful time-saving tool for WordPress developers and advanced WordPress users. However, if you’ve never used this command line package before, it can be a little intimidating to get started.
Most of us learn best by doing, so that’s what we’re going to do with this tutorial. That way, you can see WP-CLI in action and get a feel for what it’s like to use this powerful tool.
10 Amazing Genesis WordPress Child Themes (www.wpexplorer.com) If you have been around WordPress circles for a while, you must have come across phrases such as WordPress theme frameworks and child themes. If you’re a newbie, you will come across said phrases in no time whatsoever. Lucky for thee, we are lifting the veil of mystery shrouding WordPress frameworks and WordPress child themes. More precisely, we are looking into the Genesis Framework and a couple of Genesis child themes for your pleasure.
Ultimate Conversion Tracking Guide for WordPress (kinsta.com) We get asked this question all the time, and that is “How do I setup conversion tracking for my WordPress site?” When it comes to running a successful WordPress site, the first thing you need to ensure is that your site loads fast. The second is you should be tracking conversions for every action that occurs. From newsletter signups, to contact form submissions, and of course sales of products and or services. After all, if you don’t track conversions, how are you to know what is and isn’t working?
How to Add an Online Survey to WordPress – Tutorial + Plugins (wplift.com) By default, you don’t really have any options to create surveys in WordPress. But, as is normally the case with WordPress, there are some helpful WordPress survey plugins which can help you get up and surveying in no time.
In this post, we’ll give you a short guide on how to use one of the best free survey plugins.