Good post on PostStatus this week asks is WordPress right for eCommerce ? I have been planning my won post on this subject as I have recently entered the eCommerce market selling physical products - I tested out Magento, OpenCart and WooCommerce and settled on WooCommerce and couldn't be happier with it - I'm sure some of that is down to bias and my having more experience with WordPress but I found it to be the best solution. I found Magento overly complex and OpenCart unpolished and lacking in add-ons for basic functionality. WooCommerce is so easy to use and the amount of plugins for it is huge.
This week, My friend Tom Eversley released a new website with free stock photography that you can download and use in your projects ( he's a really good photographer and all the photos are all his own currently ). Check it out and grab some great photos to use in your designs.
WordPress News and Articles
- Is WordPress right for eCommerce? - Read this interesting post on PostStatus about using WordPress for eCommerce.
- 5 years into business, Pagely is growing faster than ever - Pagely have redesigned their site and have experience great growth and want to take on WordPress VIP
- Setting Routines and Boundaries for Self-Employment - Tom talks about his daily routine working from home, it's almost identical to mine ( I run outside instead of on a treadmill ;)
- Wordpress was a great choice in 2008. It's not anymore - A post attacking WordPress for being outdated with options for different CMS choices.
- WordPress is old. So is Harrison Ford. - Chris Lema's response to the post.
- Is WordPress Over the Hill? - Another post discussing the previous two.
- Should You Accept Comments on Your WordPress Site? - TorqueMag talks comments.
Tutorials and How-Tos
- Putting things where they belong - Dave Clements covers his recent talk at WordCamp Tampa about using Child Themes and Functionality plugins.
- Creating a Portfolio with Projects - Tutorial about the "Projects" plugin by WooThemes.
- Website Maintenance: 404 error pages - Yoast guide to handling and fixing 404 errors.
- Generate Social Media Activity With Social Locker - A guide to the Social Locker WordPress plugin.
- Using Grunt with WordPress Development - A guide to using Grunt with WordPress.
Resources & Freebies
- The Best Health Care & Medical WordPress Themes for Doctors, Hospitals & Dentists - Our roundup of Medical WordPress Themes.
- How To: Create Custom Register & Login Pages with Rich User Profiles in WordPress - A very nice plugin for handling custom registration and user profiles.
- Free WordPress Popup Plugin to Increase Your Social Media Followers - Review of a free WordPress popup plugin designed to increase social media likes.
- 12 Free WordPress Themes For October 2014 - WPScope roundups some nice free WP themes released in October.
- ISO Republic Launches - Download some great free stock photography.
- Powerful Must-Have Tools for Every WordPress Developer - Some handy tools for WP theme development.