Weekly WordPress News: Calypso & Freemius Plugin Insights
This week also, I noticed a few articles about Freemius’ new insights for plugins developers – it allows you to receive statistics about your plugin’s usage like how many active sites its used on, reasons for uninstalling, WordPress and PHP versions etc. Check it out, it looks like a great product for helping you improve your products.
Here is the rest of the news for the past 7 days …
WordPress News and Articles
- Musings on Customizer as Future Admin Interface – Thoughts on using the Customizer as the WP admin interface.
- Freemius Insights Enables Plugin Developers to Make Data-Driven Decisions – Freemius now offers insights for your plugins.
- All About Freemius For WordPress – Tom goes into more detail about using Freemius in your plugins.
- Yoast SEO 3.0 release: a recap – Yoast SEO was a big update to the plugin, here they discuss some of the issues they faced.
- The day I became a millionaire – DHH talks about his life after selling shares in his company which made him a millionaire.
- PHP static code analysis vs ~1000 top wordpress plugins = 103 vulnerable plugins found
- I Made a WordPress Plugin from Scratch – A Noob’s Diary of Success and Failure.
Tutorials and How-Tos
- How To Reduce The Abandon Rate Of Your WordPress Plugin – Tips for improving your plugin’s abandonment rate.
- Setting IP Restrictions to the WordPress Login Page – How to restrict access to your WP admin by IP address.
- How to Add Amazon-Like Faceted Search to Your WordPress Site – Improving search for eCommerce sites with WordPress.
- Getting Started with WordPress E-Commerce – A Beginner’s Guide.
- How to Learn WordPress Inside Out In 7 Websites – Websites to brush up on your WP skills.
- 10 Tips to Increase Blog Post Engagement with Formatting & Organization – Format your blog posts better with these tips.
- Adding Video Backgrounds to WordPress: Pros and Cons – Should you use video backgrounds?
Resources & Freebies
- wpDataTables: The Easy Way to Create Advanced Tables and Charts for WordPress – Plugin review + a competition to win free copies of it.
- Smart Slider Review: A Beautiful WordPress Animated Slider Plugin You can Download for Free – A very solid new plugin for creating animated sliders.
- Event Calendar WD Free Plugin: The Flexible Event Management Tool for WordPress – Joe looks at a free plugin for managing events in WordPress.
- My Review of WP Boom. WordPress Updates Made Easier. – WPBoom takes snapshots of your site so you can check if anything changes after updates.