Jean Galea is a WordPress developer and consultant. He loves blogging and is the founder of WP Mayor. Jean also blogs about internet marketing at Fit For Blogging.
Google made an announcement about Penguin 2.0, stating that deployment is complete. This was a highly anticipated update, the last one hitting a lot of WordPress sites.
When optimising WordPress sites, you always need to check how long it takes to load your pages, and you need a good reliable tool to do that, as your own internet connection might be unreliable, or there could be caching distorting the results.
Here are some good tools that can help you with benchmarking.
If you need help in making your website go faster, get in touch because we can help out with that.
Today I’m reviewing the MasterPress plugin from Traversal. MasterPress boosts your productivity by bringing point-and-click simplicity to the more advanced features of WordPress, while introducing amazing new ways to manage your content and develop custom themes for your web sites and apps.
This is a very young plugin which has only been around for a few months now. Nonetheless it is very promising, and I thoroughly enjoyed giving it a test drive.
Of course, they are currently selling the WP Auction Software plugin directly to customers, however now they are opening their doors for a limited number of franchisees.
All three plugins can be purchased separately or bought together under the Toolset package.
WordPress 3.6 is not quite ready for production sites yet, but WPML 2.8.2 is out already, with full compatibility for upcoming WordPress 3.6 features.
The major new feature in WordPress 3.6 is the post formats. This is a new (and much improved) GUI that makes the existing post formats feature a lot more usable and fun.