Weekly WordPress News: Theme Release & Several Thoughts on Pricing
This week we added a new theme to our Free WordPress Themes section on WPLift, named Sentio, it was created by our friends at DesignHooks and released here for our readers. It is a great looking creative theme for general blogging with some lovely styling and typography, perfect for showing off your writing or creative work.
I added a couple of new features also to the free themes section, you can now leave reviews for the themes downloaded and each theme now shows the download count and the main page shows the total number of downloads so far. I would appreciate it if you could leave a review of any themes you might have used from there so far.
We are just putting the finishing touches on our next theme at ThemeFurnace which will be launching soon, as always we also have a free version which will be announced soon!
Let’s get on with this week’s best WordPress content …
WordPress News and Articles
- Should I charge annual Subscription Fees? Or monthly? – Chris Lema shares his thoughts on pricing models.
- How to effectively communicate with your affiliates – Better communication with affiliates can help you both earn more.
- Lifetime license for WordPress plugins – Should you use Lifetime licenses?
- Why Static Website Generators Are The Next Big Thing – Smashing Mag gives a good overview of static website generators.
- Forming Harmonious Client-Agency Relationships – Working well with your clients.
- WordPress and the GPL – Everything You Need to Know.
- What we learned from our pricing experiments – InfiniteWP talks pricing.
- UX vs UI: What’s the Difference? – And How They Apply to WordPress
Tutorials and How-Tos
- Customizing your PayPal Checkout Page Design – Customize your PayPal checkout page for better brand integration.
- A non-developers guide to getting involved in WordPress core development – How you can get involved in WP if you are not a Dev.
- How to Install and Use WP-CLI to Manage WordPress Websites – How to use WordPress with Command Line Interface.
- How to Use the WordPress REST API – and the Companies Already Using it Successfully
Resources & Freebies
- Free Theme Release from WPLift & DesignHooks – Sentio Creative Blogging Theme
- AmpedSense: Add AdSense to Your WordPress Site & Increase income with Split-Testing – Review of a very good Adsense plugin.
- ThemeCloud: Simple, Managed WordPress Hosting with One-Click Theme Marketplace – A unique WordPress hosting idea.
- The 7 Best Contest Plugins for WordPress – Plugins from running contests on your WP site.
- Design Tools That Are Changing the Game in 2015 – New design tools.