Translating plugins and themes into other languages apart from English is all the rage these days as WordPress usage booms across the globe. After all English is not even the most widely spoken language, so clearly we need to take care of the speakers of other languages and this will also help us plugin and theme developers make more sales for our products.
A very handy plugin to help you translate your plugins and themes is Loco Translate, which can be downloaded for free from the plugin repository.
A popular trend nowadays is to have a nice banner at the top of every post published on a blog. This helps set the tone and create an emotional response with the reader. In previous years it was more common to use photography for these banners or featured images, and it is indeed still a very good idea to use photography. However in more design or tech oriented blogs icons are all the rage at the moment. Here are the best stock icon sites I use on a regular basis.
WP RSS Aggregator, the RSS feed importer popular we launched way back in 2012, has broken the 500,000 download mark just a few days ago.
When I first released this plugin on the WordPress.org repository I could never have imagined that in just a few years it would have reached this important milestone and enabled me to run a product business based on its premium extensions.
Support can make or break your business in the WordPress industry, which is composed of a huge but tight knit community where word spreads around quite easily. Offer a great service and people will flock to buy your products. Do the opposite and word will quickly spread, meaning a decrease in sales.
Easy Digital Downloads now has the ability to display recommended products for your customers before they check out. This has the ability to increase your sales by up to 31%, according to a study done by Barilliance. The study showed that up to 31% of the total revenue for eCommerce websites was generated by personalized product recommendations. That same study found that customers are 5.5x more likely to complete a purchase after clicking on a product recommendation.
Recommended Products for Easy Digital Downloads lets you easily show real recommendations to your customers based on what other customers have purchased.
WordCamp Europe has been sold out for some time, however there are still tickets being donated or sold, mostly from those who unfortunately cannot make it. A few people who are looking for a ticket have contacted me so I am publishing this post to help them out. If you or anyone you know need a ticket please post in the comments section below. Likewise, those who have extra tickets can jump in and contact those looking for a ticket.
Good luck and see you in Vienna!
Through a discussion in our comments section for the GPL post we recently got to know that Automattic is actively asking businesses having the word ‘woo’ in their domain name to change the domain name. This will no doubt affect GPL plugin resellers as many do have woo in their domain name. The first known site to bow to the pressure is WooGPL. The owner of that site, Billy Ablett, has in fact announced the closure of WooGPL and its reopening as GPLKit.
Last month we issued a call for writers to join our team. We received such an overwhelming response to last month’s call for writers, that unfortunately we were unable to reply to each applicant. We have now made our choices and are delighted to welcome these new writers to our team.
To the rest, don’t despair, we had to pass over many excellent applicants simply because we had so many to choose from. We will issue another call in the future so please apply again at that time.
We’re looking for a talented freelance WordPress plugin developer to work on our plugins, such as WP RSS Aggregator.
As a developer here, you’ll create kick ass products and help improve existing code. You’ll also create fanatic users by providing stellar high level support and writing easy to follow documentation.
The opportunity calls for a mixed set of skills. We need someone with expert level PHP / MYSQL skills, impeccable WordPress experience, and basic system administration experience (Apache/Nginx).
This month myself and Alyona attended Pressnomics 2016 in Tempe, Arizona. Pressnomics is the number one conference dealing with the business of WordPress. What this means is that you will find all the best business people in the WordPress community; owners of the big plugins as well as top agencies.