As the title states, this was the week when WPLift changed owner. Oli and I have been working very hard to get me up to speed on everything that is WPLift. That is a LOT... As Oli poured his soul into this website for over 6 years . But first things first. Let me give you a proper introduction of myself. As I have been hearing a lot of people wondering who the new buyer is...
My name is Daan Tol - I'm an 34 year old Dutch online freelancer, with 7 years of WordPress experience.
Am I a die hard WordPress coder? No. I'm a guy who has installed dozens of plugins and themes into many WordPress installs to check out new designs, functions, connections, SEO improvements, etc. etc. You can say that I have a bit a knack for finding cool plugins and nice themes.
Why did I buy WPLift? I was looking to become more of an entrepreneur than a freelancer. This website gives me more freedom to make my own choices, instead of doing what my clients want. It is a large investment, not one without risks, but I'm in it for the long run and will do my utmost to make it succeed. Oli has created a great blog, and I feel it as my duty to maintain that quality.
So here we go - as usual - the overview of the week for you guys.
WordPress News and Articles
- From a WordPress Professional to a WordPress Business Owner - Interview with Ryan Sullivan of WPSiteCare.
- The Tension of Refactoring Legacy Code, Part 1 - Tom talks about inheriting old code.
- Pippin Williamson: Ask Me Anything About Plugins - Pippin's video talk on plugins from WordCamp San Diego.
- Remote Work: Is The Office Today Having an Identity Crisis? - About Automattic and remote working.
- Building a Unicorn - Interview with Matt, broken up into 10 sections.
- Should WordPress developers be taken more seriously? - Do development circles take WP developers seriously?
- The roadblocks to hosting partnerships - Chris talks about partnering with a hosting company for your product.
Tutorials and How-Tos
- How to Offer Stellar Plugin Support (Without a Huge Staff) - Tips for customer support for your plugin.
- WordPress developer’s intro to Docker - Docker tutorial.
- Understanding The Concept Of Visibility In Object Oriented PHP - Tutorial about OOP in PHP.
- Easily Turn a WordPress Site Into a Desktop App - Using Electron to create a desktop app from your site.
- Everything You Need to Know About Using Yoast SEO for WordPress - A complete guide to the Yoast SEO plugin.
- A Complete Font Awesome WordPress Guide - Guide to using FontAwesome in WordPress.
- Create Your Own WordPress Page Builder Plugin From Scratch - Complete tutorial on creating a page builder.
Resources & Freebies
- InTrigger Review – A Completely Free Conversion & Lead Generation WordPress Plugin - A nice free plugin for generating optins to your list.
- CDN77: How To Speed up Your WordPress Site with a Very User-friendly CDN - We reviewed a CDN service for WordPress.
- Free WordPress Themes for Startups, App Developers and SAAS Companies - A Collection of business style themes for startups.
- 30 of the Best Completely Free WooCommerce WordPress Themes for 2016 - Updated collection of the best Free themes for WooCommerce.
- The Best Free WordPress Plugins for Multi-Author Blogs - Plugins to make multi-author blogs run smoothly.
- Welcome Storefront 2.0: mobile design updates, typography refresh & more - Woo updated their Storefront theme.