The Weekly WordPress News: Security Update, Why I use WooCommerce, The Freemium Model
The news is back after a short hiatus, extremely busy time for me at the moment so apologies for that! What’s been happening this week ? WordPress 4.0.1 released last night so make sure you update to the new version, this is a security release so it’s important you do so as soon as possible. My first theme went live on WordPress.com, Blogly is now available to purchase there if you are so inclined, it’s nice to see my themes in use and what people are doing with them.
WordPress News and Articles
- A Comparison of Free eCommerce Solutions & Why I use WooCommerce – Read my thoughts about eCommerce solutions and why I run WooCommerce on our site.
- WordPress 4.0.1 Security Release – It’s update time!
- Premium or Commercial Themes (Which is it?) – Either is fine, they both convey what’s on offer.
- Gigaom’s Blazing Fast WordPress Search is Enhanced by Sphinx and Scriblio – A couple of interesting plugins to greatly enhance the WordPress Search feature.
- 20 Reasons To Attend a WordCamp – 20 members of the WP Community answer why you should attend a WordCamp.
- Why I killed Disqus Commenting on my site – Chris Lema on why he abandoned Disqus comments on his blog.
- Making the Freemium Model Work for WordPress Products – Pros and Cons of the Freemium business model.
- What You Need to Know about Starting Your Own WordPress Business – Things to consider when making WordPress your business.
- Advantages and Disadvantages of WordPress Frameworks – Tom discusses the Pros and Cons of WP Frameworks.
Tutorials and How-Tos
- How To: Sell User Customized Products Online with WooCommerce – Read my review of a great plugin which allows you to sell customized products using WooCommerce.
- How To: Live Edit WordPress Themes CSS with the CSSHero Plugin – Great plugin allows you to customize WordPress themes in real-time.
- Understanding the nuts and bolts of WordPress Theme development standards – Bare these tips in mind when developing WordPress themes.
- The Easy Way To Create Content Grids in WordPress – How to build CSS Grids in WordPress.
- How To Build WordPress Widgets Like A Pro – Tutorial on how to create WordPress widgets.
Resources & Freebies
- The WPlift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes November 2014 – Our monthly roundup post of all the best free WordPress themes.
- Oasis Workflow Review: Simplify and Automate the WordPress Editorial Workflow – A Free plugin designed to help workflow for multi-author websites.
- 40 Fantastic WordPress WooCommerce Themes – Our updated roundup of modern WooCommerce themes.
- 10 Top eCommerce WordPress Themes – WPScope looks at eCommerce themes, thanks for listing my OneCart theme!
- StoreFront, The official WooCommerce Theme – Available to download for free now.
- Tracking Your Ranking in WordPress Just Got Awesome – How to track your SERPs in WordPress.