WordPress Freelancers: How to Put Parts of Your Business on Autopilot (Toll Free Numbers, Automating Lead Generation, WordPress Development on Autopilot)

I’m officially crappy with email.

And it’s not that I don’t care or I can’t be bothered when people contact me. I just seem not compatible with the medium itself.

Being a pro blogger and working with WordPress, this doesn’t make my life easy, and especially when dealing with new prospective clients who might be put off by my struggles.

But hold on … why am I telling you this? (more…)

WordPress Comment Systems Compared: Disqus vs Facebook Comments vs Spot.IM vs Postmatic

WordPress comment systems act as powerful performance indicators for your website. A large number of comments across your blog typically correlate with high traffic figures and content that resonates well with your audience; in contrast, a low comment count could indicate that your blog posts are missing the mark. (more…)

31 Best Social Media Plugins for WordPress (Part 1)

Why best social media plugins? Well, having a blog on WordPress usually requires more work than just writing. Promotion should be an essential element too. However, it’s never enough if you are the sole person sharing your content. It only counts when other people do it too.

So how can you get everybody to spread the word about your content? First of all, by publishing only high-quality posts, and then by inviting your visitors to react and share them to their channels. Here are 31 of the best social media plugins for WordPress that will help you do that: (more…)

Transparency Report #19 – Our Most Popular Free Theme (Zerif Lite) Suspended From WordPress.org

Welcome to the 19th edition of our monthly transparency report (for August 2016). In this series, I cover various aspects of running a WordPress business, discuss our own strategies and plans, as well as struggles and hardships. In short, this is where you can find out what’s going on behind the curtains at ThemeIsle and CodeinWP. Click here to see the previous reports. (more…)

JIRA vs Trello vs Asana vs TeamClerk vs … WordPress?

 TL;DR: Today we are going to compare popular project management solutions: JIRA vs Trello vs Asana vs TeamClerk vs … WordPress? 

When it comes to project management tools, you certainly have a lot of options to choose from, and that’s mostly a good thing. However, sometimes the abundance of choice can backfire, and even entirely halt your efforts. (more…)

August 2016 WordPress News – This Month in WordPress w/ CodeinWP

 This is the August 2016 edition of This Month in WordPress with CodeinWP. 
The summer seems to be ending with a set of (mildly) mixed feelings for the WordPress community. On the one hand, we have a new version of WordPress, a lot of growth for various products, brands, and even groups inside the WordPress community. But on the other, there’s also some controversy around the core leadership policy, Google’s new rules, and other things. (more…)

ThemeForest vs Independent Theme Shops: Where Should You Buy WordPress Themes From?

ThemeForest vs independent theme shops? Well, let’s face it – the myriad of options available to any prospective WordPress theme purchaser is utterly overwhelming. As such, reducing the pool of contenders to one or two trusted sellers seems like a good idea, but it raises the question: where should you actually buy WordPress themes from? (more…)

The Best WordPress Hosting Providers in the World [By the Numbers + INFOGRAPHIC]

Finding the best web hosting (and shared WordPress hosting usually) has traditionally been the first port of call for those new to self-hosted WordPress. The combination of server administration, low monthly fees, and tempting add-ons (such as free domains) make it an attractive option for new webmasters. (more…)

WP Engine vs Pagely vs Synthesis vs Flywheel vs GoDaddy WordPress Hosting

If you’re looking for a good WordPress hosting platform, and you’re just about done with cheap low-quality providers, then you’re in a good place. Today, we’re comparing five of the most popular and recognized managed WordPress hosting solutions out there: WP Engine vs Pagely vs Synthesis vs Flywheel vs GoDaddy. (more…)

10+ Best Free Photography WordPress Themes

What’s the deal with best free photography WordPress themes? Well, if you’re a photographer then you very likely need a portfolio to showcase all your awesome work. A personal website is something that can certainly give you that – it can be the key to putting all your works together giving them the popularity they deserve. For that, you need a design that was built primarily for photography purposes. (more…)