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News & Articles
WordCamp for Publishers to be Held in Denver, August 17-19 (wptavern.com) The first ever WordCamp for Publishers will be held August 17-19 in Denver, Colorado. The niche WordCamp will be open to anyone who uses WordPress to manage a publication, no matter what size. Organizers submitted an application last November and received approval from WordCamp Central in February.
What WordPress Teaches Us About Software Ecosystems (wpshout.com) WordPress people like to boast that it’s running on at least 25% of the web. And right or wrong, that number gives a pretty clear sense of the impact of it as a technology. Many web developers have opinions on Rails, Jekyll, Django, Laravel, or CakePHP. Every developer has an opinion about WordPress. Why is this?
That’s what we’re going to be exploring today: what facets of WordPress’s current and historical ecosystem led to its success?
The 3 Best E-Commerce Hosting Solutions Compared (www.codeinwp.com) Not all hosting solutions are made equal, however. If you’re in the field of e-commerce, you need something more robust and safe than regular hosting plans can give you. That way, you can provide a top-notch experience for your customers.
In this article, we’ll compare three of our favorite e-commerce hosting solutions. We’ll cover the features they offer for online stores, the state of their support and security systems, and their performance. We have a lot of ground to cover, so let’s jump right in!
How Much Should a WordPress Theme Cost? Hundreds of Themes Analyzed, Here’s What the Data Says (www.codeinwp.com) Pricing is one of the most important traits of any product. To this end, WordPress theme cost should be a crucial sales factor. Yet, looking at the state of the WordPress market today, there’s a bewildering array of different approaches to pricing models.
This post takes an empirical look at what’s going on, explores how much different themes cost (with analysis from hundreds of themes) and considers what the best route forward is for theme vendors in this extremely competitive market.
How to Safely Enable WordPress SVG Support (kinsta.com) SVG is an XML-based vector image which is commonly used by websites and brands to display logos and icons on their websites. The main reason they are especially popular among developers and designers is because they are a scalable image format, generally smaller in file size (sometimes by quite a bit), and don’t pixelate on retina screens. WordPress by default though doesn’t allow you to upload the SVG file format, mainly due to security concerns. Today we are going to dive into one way to safely enable WordPress SVG support, discuss browser support, as well as some caveats if you decide you want to switch to the vector image format.
The Definitive Guide to Discovering Which Theme and Plugins a WordPress Site Uses (torquemag.io) After finding a WordPress site you’d like to emulate, you can easily discover which theme and plugins they use. Knowing this information can help you replicate any special design elements or features you might have been struggling to produce on your own. Of course, it will be up to you to master the tools you find, but knowing where to look is the first step.
In this article, you will learn why discovering the theme and plugins a WordPress site uses is so valuable, as well three options for running a complete espionage mission. Let’s get started!