Transparency Report #23 – Growing – How, What, Why

Welcome to the 23rd edition of our monthly transparency report (for December 2016). In this series, I talk about my experiences running a WordPress business and things related. Check it out if you want to see what’s been going on behind the curtain at CodeinWP, ThemeIsle, and Revive.Social. Click here to see the previous reports. (more…)

How to Optimize Google Analytics for WordPress

Google Analytics is an immensely powerful tool that enables its users to gain invaluable insights into the behavior of their website’s visitors. Learning how to optimize Google Analytics for WordPress will let you know how users interact with your site and which goals you are failing to meet, and ultimately enable you to shape a unique marketing strategy for your whole online business. (more…)

Our Hopes and Fears for WordPress 4.8 (Roundup)

I should probably add a little context before we jump into this one and talk “our hopes and fears for WordPress 4.8.” This article is not exactly what it looks like.

Everything started back in December when I and the rest of the team traveled to Philadelphia to take part in 2016’s WordCamp US. Getting there was a big deal for us so we wanted to make the most out of the whole experience. One of the ideas was to meet some of the WordPress people who we only knew online, and do speed interviews with them. (more…)

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

 This is the December 2016 edition of This Month in WordPress with CodeinWP. 

December 2016 marks another great month for WordPress, and an overall great year! We hope that only awesome things will follow in 2017 as well, but for now, let’s look into everything that happened in the WordPress world in the final month of 2016. (more…)

10+ Best Clean WordPress Themes for 2017

Clean WordPress themes were very popular in the marketing world of 2016, and the trend will certainly continue into 2017 as well. Of course, we’ve advanced a lot with visual technology and design techniques, but the simple things are still desired and appreciated by most people. (more…)

Our Honest Assessment of Kinsta WordPress Hosting After 4 Months

TL;DR: We moved the CodeinWP blog over to Kinsta WordPress hosting a couple of months ago. In this post, we’d like to give you our honest assessment of Kinsta‘s platform, being the result of our four-month, first-hand experience with it. In other words, we try to answer the question of whether Kinsta WordPress hosting really is as awesome as everybody says.

WP Rocket vs Hummingbird vs WP Fastest Cache vs Comet Cache

Any WordPress site owner who keeps an eye on his metrics will tell you one thing: speed is crucial when it comes to attracting and retaining visitors. Increasing your loading times by a second may not seem like a big deal, but it could cost you dearly. With this in mind, implementing a WordPress caching plugin is a no-brainer. (more…)

Transparency Report #22 – The Lessons From the CodeinWP/ThemeIsle Team

Welcome to the 22nd edition of our monthly transparency report (for November 2016). This series is about everything interesting that’s been going on behind the scenes at CodeinWP, ThemeIsle, and Revive.Social. Click here to see the previous reports. (more…)

5 Best eCommerce Platforms for Multi-Vendor Marketplaces

With the massive success of websites like Etsy and ThemeForest, multi-vendor eCommerce marketplaces have become a popular way to sell both physical and digital products. They provide an easy method for you to host third-party vendors. Customers are happy because they get to choose from a wide selection of products, and you’re happy because you get to charge vendors a commission. But because of the unique functionality multi-vendor marketplaces require, you need specialized software to be able to effectively run one. (more…)

November 2016 WordPress News – This Month in WordPress w/ CodeinWP (#WCUS Edition)

 This is the November 2016 edition of This Month in WordPress with CodeinWP (#WCUS Edition). 

What a month it was for WordPress people, and especially in the US! In case you don’t know, the end of November marked another annual WordCamp US event. It all took place in Philadelphia, in the awesome Pennsylvania Convention Center. Almost the whole ThemeIsle team was there as well, having a blast and enjoying the vibe to the fullest! (more…)