wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#300 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - March 29, 2017
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News & Articles
Morning Routines of 11 Successful WordPress Business Owners (www.cozmoslabs.com) In order to get to know how business owners within the WordPress ecosystem usually build their morning or daily routine, we spoke with 11 successful entrepreneurs and WordPress business owners who have developed some daily routines. Therewith, we could understand how they boost their productivity, which is the first thing they do in the morning to kick start the day and what keeps them motivated on what they do.
Below you will find a lot of interesting insights and life-hacks about the day-to-day routine of some successful WordPress business owners.
Reflection on a Price Increase (pippinsplugins.com) On December 14, 2016, Easy Digital Downloads pushed a significant change to their products: they increased the price on all extensions by 50-250%. Yes, you read that right: up to a 250% price increase on certain plugins. This change was done for a number of reasons, which we will get into shortly, and has resulted in a very interesting last three months.
Your WordPress Life Is Now Much Easier: Introducing Retainers At Codeable (codeable.io) Today we're happy to unveil a long-time, uber-requested, and soon-acclaimed feature for any website and eCommerce store owner: Codeable Retainers.
Retainers give you the ability to book an expert's availability in advance for a specific and recurring task. Retainers can be your most effective way to take care of those tasks you're required to do on an ongoing basis, such as each month.
Dependency Management and WordPress: A Proposal (deliciousbrains.com) ‘Dependency hell’ is a problem faced by all software, and it has been rearing its ugly head in the WordPress space over the last few years with more and more plugins using third-party libraries of code.
We come across this issue every couple of months with our Amazon S3 plugin WP Offload S3. It’s a very real problem for Delicious Brains and can serve as a good concrete example of the issue.
Competition: Send us your Creative WooCommerce Ideas & Win 3x Plugins! (barn2.co.uk) Barn2 Media are running a competition to get people thinking creatively about new ways to use WooCommerce. Up for grabs are 3 licenses for the popular WooCommerce Product Table plugin. To win, simply submit your ideas on the most creative way to list WooCommerce products. Every idea will be published, along with a dofollow link to each entrant's website.
Our 10 Best Free WordPress Photography Themes (graphpaperpress.com) This article will take you through our 10 best FREE WordPress photography themes. We will tell you about their main features and what makes these them unique, allowing you to display your photos in a minimal design. These themes are 100% free and they will help get you started in launching your own photography website.
Improving Relevance and Elasticsearch Query Patterns (data.blog) The WordPress.org plugin directory has been significantly rebuilt over the past year and should go live soon (test site). Many from across the WordPress community helped with this effort. We focused on improving plugin search relevancy. This was a great learning experience on how to build more relevant searches for a couple of reasons.
How to Display the Total Number of Comments in WordPress (www.wpbeginner.com) Do you want to show total number of comments on your WordPress site? Comments allow users to participate and engage with content on your WordPress site. By showing off your total comment count, you can encourage more users to join the conversation. In this article, we will show you how to easily display total number of comments in WordPress.