Weekly WordPress News: Lessons on Freemium Plugins, Hosting Survey, and Transparency
Manuel discusses some of the important lessons he learned about freemium plugins from launching Forge.
And finally, you can keep up with WPLift’s former owner Oli in his latest transparency report.
Let’s get to all of the news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Important Lessons Learned on Building a Freemium WordPress Plugin (what worked / what didn’t) – Manuel discusses Forge and what works/doesn’t for freemium plugins.
- New WordPress Plugin Repository & The Community Feedback – Ahmad shares his thoughts on the new plugin repository.
- Transparency Report #2: Merging 2 Theme Companies, Domain Acquisition & More – Oli’s second transparency report is out.
- [RESULTS] Biggest WordPress Hosting Survey to Date – the results of CodeInWP’s hosting survey are out!
- WordPress 4.6 Beta 4 – Beta 4 is out for the new WordPress 4.6.
- 18 WordPress Plugins Updated Due to Summer of Pwnage Findings – lots of WordPress plugin vulnerabilities were fixed (and many still need fixing).
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Automatically Add Watermark to Images in WordPress – WPBeginner shows you how to automatically add watermarks to images
- How to improve internal search in WordPress – ThemeIsle gives some tips for improving search in WordPress
- WordPress Maintenance 101: Keep Your Site Running Smoothly – some tips for basic WordPress maintenance.
- Excluding Users from BuddyPress Based on User Meta in WordPress – a quick guide for accomplishing something very specific with BuddyPress
- How to fix “this page didn’t load google maps correctly” error – if you’re getting this error, here’s how to fix it.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- Oslo Theme Review – by WPCasa – Our review on another great real estate theme from WPCasa
- Announcing two full scholarships for A Week of REST – Human Made is giving away two scholarships for the Week of REST workshop.
- 7 Best CRM Plugins to Interact Better with Customers – Get your WordPress website working together with your business.
- 33 Best Insurance WordPress Themes for Insurance Agencies – the best themes for insurance agency websites.
- 20 Useful WordPress eCommerce Plugins Available on CodeCanyon – the title is pretty self-explanatory!
- Plugged In: Translation Plugins – a look at some translation plugins.