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Sponsoring the Outspoken Women Mission for #GivingTuesday (eventespresso.com) The most common hurdle for many speakers in the Outspoken Women project is a lack of financial assistance to travel to events they are asked to speak at. The members of Outspoken Women want to work on resolving that issue. So, they are working to build a pool of funds available to women who need assistance for travel.
16 Lessons Learned Bootstrapping Kinsta From $0 to 7-Figures in Revenue (kinsta.com) This article is about the lessons Kinsta learned during their bootstrapping journey, and how they turned our startup into a 7-figure business. Some of their decisions turned out to be great, while others cost them a lot of money and time. But they want to show you that it’s possible to build a profitable SaaS business even if you don’t have any connections, resources, or money.
10 WordPress Donation Plugins for Charity, Relief, and Support (kinsta.com) From designers to writers, and politicians to charities, sometimes selling products or services isn’t in the equation.
That’s when they turn to donations. We know plenty of bloggers and developers who work on donations. The same goes for most political campaigns, churches, and non-profit organizations.
It might seem like you’re required to go out and beg rich people for money, but all you need is a WordPress donation plugin and a few other elements.
Using VS Code for WordPress Development (deliciousbrains.com) If you keep up with the many different text editors and developer tools available, you may have heard of a newer IDE called Visual Studio Code. VS Code is a free, open source code editor that is lightweight like Sublime Text, but offers many of the same features as bigger IDEs like PhpStorm or WebStorm.
In this article we’ll review some features and extensions of VS Code that we really appreciate, and show you how to make the most out of it for WordPress and general web development.
Understand Caching with Transients in WordPress (wpshout.com) Computer performance revolves, in large part, around the idea of caching: “storing something in a more-ready and quicker-to-access state,” so that you can more quickly deliver the final result. The WordPress Transients API is a tool for caching, and an important way to improve performance in WordPress.