There are a number of posts on WordPress blogs (including our own take on the GPL and potential abuse) that deal with WordPress plugin and theme licensing. Many people don’t really understand the concept of open source software, and either view it as a sure way to financial ruin or the best thing ever as there is no protection and everything is free.
It’s not so straightforward. Many websites have sprung up during the past year or two reselling WordPress plugins and themes. One of the biggest ‘victims’ are Woothemes whose add-ons for WooCommerce are now easily available from other websites for a very small fraction of the price that Woo sells them for.
Managing your content on WordPress is an important part of your website’s success. Whether you publish posts three times in a week or three times in a month, planning ahead is always good practice so you can set goals for yourself and your blog.
A great way to schedule your posts ahead of time within WordPress is a plug-in called CoSchedule. This plug-in allows you to view your blog post schedule in a month-view calendar, making it visually compelling and easy to use.
Really Simple Syndication, or as we call it – RSS, is one of the easiest methods of distributing and curating tons of content, across the Internet. From the reader’s perspective it’s a matter of adding the feed URL to the RSS reader and that’s it.
For the publisher who’s using a Content Management System (CMS) like WordPress, it’s actually little or no work. The RSS feed generation and upkeep is handled internally by WordPress. All you have to do is display a RSS feed icon in your sidebar or footer or other areas in your site to let your visitors know that there’s an RSS feed there. Even that’s optional.
Tables are a convenient way of displaying data to your website users: information is well-organized, structured, and people always know how to find what they need within table columns and rows. But preparing a table in a WordPress post can be a nightmare for a beginner – all the HTML markup and formatting rules is not an easy thing to handle if you never worked with this before. If only it could be as easy as in spreadsheet applications!
In part one of this series, we saw how WPML can help you to serve the main contents of your site in more than one language, and how those various translations can be linked to eachother, so that a translation of anything is just one click away.
But, that was just limited to posts, pages, categories and menus — really just the core WordPress functionalities. It’s really just the tip of the iceberg, and we can go much further with that. Let’s look at some options that will make a site truly translateable, with some WPML add-on plugins that are either very handy, or apply to very popular plugins.
RSS as we all know is one of the oldest and most powerful weapons of mass content distribution for publishers and mass content consumption for readers. Launched back in 1999, RSS has seen a tremendous rise in the past decade.
Since the dawn of social media and the boom of email marketing, RSS has been taking a slow but steady turn down the river. Prominent web authorities have started (long back) to outcast RSS and shift to cooler, smarter and faster alternatives than RSS – Twitter and other forms of social media.