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Introducing DeliciousPress (deliciousbrains.com) We have always had a love/hate relationship with WordPress. On one hand, it’s one of the largest content publishing platforms in the world, it has created countless jobs including our own, and democratized publishing in a way that the world has never seen before.
Today we’re announcing our bid Make Publishing Great Again™, with DeliciousPress! It’s the answer to all of our gripes with WordPress and probably a few of yours as well!
10 Actionable Marketing Tactics To Market Your WordPress Product (www.cozmoslabs.com) Since we know marketing can be time-consuming and a small business or a solopreneur doesn’t necessarily have the luxury of spending time experimenting with different marketing activities, it’s important to know that there are actionable tactics that you can apply to grow your product. Because, if you don’t start taking the word about your product, out into space, there are a few chances that anybody will do it.
Therefore, we’ve prepared below, a roadmap with 10 simple and actionable marketing tactics that are good to follow when you start marketing your product.
Blog in a Box Project Integrates WordPress with Raspberry Pi (wptavern.com) Blog in a Box makes it simpler with a GUI installer that puts everything you need for installing WordPress onto an SD card. It comes bundled with PHP7, Nginx, and the latest version of WordPress. It automatically installs the Blog In A Box WordPress plugin, which provides an interface for the Blog In A Box CLI tool and widgets for SenseHAT readings. It also includes a full Node development environment. The project’s creators call it “a complete system for interfacing Pi hardware with WordPress.”
Monstroid 2 Review: A Much-Improved Multipurpose WordPress Theme (www.wpkube.com) Monster multipurpose themes are all the rage these days. If you’ve looked for a new WordPress theme some time in the past few years, you’ve probably come across names like X, Avada, Divi…and Monstroid.
TemplateMonster released the original Monstroid theme back in 2015. It had some great features, but also some shortcomings that badly needed to be addressed.
To fix those holes, TemplateMonster recently released a new version – Monstroid 2. In our Monstroid 2 review, we’ll be going hands on with the theme.
How to Diagnose High Admin-Ajax Usage on Your WordPress Site (kinsta.com) A very common scenario when dealing with WordPress is diagnosing high admin-ajax.php usage. If you have been working with WordPress for a while, you have most likely encountered this when running speed tests or checking your server access logs. This is generally caused by 3rd party plugins or from frequent un-cachable admin dashboard requests, due to the Heartbeat API, such as autosaving drafts. Check out the following recommendations below on some ways to tackle the admin-ajax.php issue in WordPress.
How to Create a Monthly Maintenance Plan for Your WordPress Sites (managewp.com) Creating a monthly maintenance plan for your WordPress sites requires organizing the tasks you perform on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis into a few main categories; Backups, WordPress Core Updates, Plugin Maintenance ,Theme Maintenance, Overall Site Health and Content Health. It should be noted this guide is merely a basic template. Use your own experience as a WordPress developer and take the tasks you or your team performs on a regular basis into consideration to make this plan your own.