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Medium Opens Partner Program, Allows Anyone to Publish Behind Its $5 Paywall (wptavern.com) Medium quickly changed its “no access” paywall to a “metered” one after launching with a small group of publishers. This means that members can still read a limited number of locked stories each month before hitting the wall. The idea behind this move, according to Sam Duboff, Medium’s head of product marketing, is to give paywalled posts exposure to a wider audience while still paying content creators, instead of having articles simply get buried due to lack of exposure.
The Value of Sponsoring a WordCamp (TranslatePress Perspective) (translatepress.com) Just one month after the launch, this was the very first moment when TranslatePress was about to have face to face interactions with WordPress users.
The plugin is still in its early stage of growth and it was perfectly normal for the attendees to be curious about it, test it, break it and raise questions because most of them did not hear about it before prior to this event. Read here the valuable insights the team gained from sponsoring a WordCamp!
WordPress SEO Tools for Every Budget (premium.wpmudev.org) If SEO represents a small part of your business, and you’re operating without the support of agency overhead, you’ll want to be purposeful in your choice of SEO tools to add to your arsenal.
Let’s take a look at SEO tools at every budget. Whether you’ve got some money to blow, or are just getting started and have to evaluate access to every tool with a frugal mindset, there’s a solution to assist your efforts on this list.
Its advanced functionalities don’t steal away the beginner-friendliness. Free features like ready templates, easy drag & drop, advanced fields, custom CSS and many more make it a complete plugin. Start capturing valuable data with amazing forms.
Translate Ajax Strings in WordPress (translatepress.com) Loading content with AJAX is used by a lot of themes and plugins to show content and extend functionality without reloading the page. For a fully multilingual website, we need to translate AJAX strings in WordPress, as well as standard strings from your post and page. In TranslatePress, we’re detecting AJAX strings and you can translate them just like a normal string. But that’s not where the magic happens. So let’s get a closer look at how we’ve actually implemented this.
5 Cool Tools to Market Your WordPress Plugins and Themes (motopress.com) Honestly speaking, good marketing is not about creating perfect ads or tricky ploys. It’s simply not gonna work nowadays, at least with the majority of conscious prospects, in a long-term perspective.
So, here we are listing some cool analytics, product presentation and support tools. Why not only marketing? Because marketing doesn’t stop after the purchase – it’s a continuous process of building relationship with the customers, bringing value and always meeting your own standards.
Hosting WordPress Yourself at Scale Part 2 – Network Filesystem (deliciousbrains.com) In the first post of this series, we started scaling our WordPress app to handle more traffic by extracting the database to a separate server so that we can eventually add multiple app servers to our infrastructure. In this post we’re going to do the same for the filesystem and also introduce a level of high-availability and high-reliability by building a replicated network filesystem using Gluster. But, before we start building a network filesystem it’s important to know why we need to do so in the first place.