Guess what, folks! It’s officially December. And you know what that means…WordPress 4.7 is only a few days away! WordPress 4.7 brings a heap of exciting changes to both the Customizer and WordPress as a whole. Compared to the bit of a snooze fest that was WordPress 4.6 (at least as far as front-end features went), 4.7 is definitely a breath of fresh air.
Welcome to our annual Thanksgiving deals post! Every year the WordPress world fully embraces these holidays by giving big discounts off their pricing so if you have been waiting for a specific theme or plugin, now is a great time to buy. We have some crazy savings for you this year and have split the post up so you can jump to the section you require.
We have teamed up once again with our friends at CSSIgniter to bring an awesome competition to win 1 of 3 Lifetime Subscriptions worth $199 each. The CSSIgniter lifetime subscription gives you access to 77 WordPress themes, with more to come in the next year(s). You will also get the Photoshop PSDs, HTML versions, and lifetime support(!) … Read more
In this week’s news, the WordPress Plugin Team published some revamped guidelines for the wordpress.org plugin directory. We also have a discussion about whether or not Google AMP is beneficial for publishers (and whether or not publishers even have a choice about the matter). There’s also a great post from The WP Crowd about whether … Read more
Just a couple weeks ago, I told you how you how to add Google AMP to WordPress. I talked about how it can speed up your mobile site, get you featured in Google’s AMP articles carousel, improve your readers’ user experience, and still make you a bit of money. But, as some recent news articles have discovered, publishers are increasingly finding out that this “little bit of money” is nowhere near how much they make from the non-AMP versions of their mobile sites.
The biggest news from this week was a dust up between Matt Mullenweg and Wix over Wix’s use of some WordPress code. You can check out both Matt’s original article and the response from Wix’s CEO. There’s also some great news that fresh installs of wordpress.org themes will soon be allowed to include starter content. … Read more
This week, Alex Denning ponders the evolution and best practices of selling WordPress themes. There was also some controversy involving gaming the “popular” designation on wordpress.org. It seems a new theme managed to impressively wrack up 10,000+ active installs despite only being downloaded 3,000 times. I guess people just wanted to use it on multiple projects!
We have selected the best (and scariest) Halloween Deals for WordPress Themes, Products, and Hosting. Most of the deals are valid till the 1st of November. Enjoy…Muahaha! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNkrF43SZEU) Halloween Deals & Evil Discounts for WordPress 2016 Theme Junkie – 50% Off Theme Junkie has been trusted by 32,350 happy customers, since 2009. Whether you’re a … Read more
There’s been some drama with the official WordPress theme repository after GoDaddy managed to get their theme approved surprisingly fast. There’s also a chance child themes will go away as WordPress mulls adding custom CSS to the Customizer. I sure hope so! You can also check out two cool interviews. One with Kim Doyal, the … Read more
Ahmad’s Security September series is still chugging along. This week he got into backup plugins, hacked websites, and more. There’s still four posts left – so don’t miss out! Author-driven pricing has also kicked in at ThemeForest, most notably with PixelGrade’s $225 theme. You can also check out Colin’s review of the newest version of … Read more