What to Look For in a Web Developer


If you’ve been working in the web development industry for any length of time, you’ve probably already figured out it can be a bit of a jungle out there. This week’s post from our sister site WP Business Tips breaks down how non-technical customers can make sure they’re hiring the right person for the project. If you’re a developer, this post will help you make sure you’re answering all the right questions and establishing trust with … Check out the source»

The Beginner’s Guide to Akismet


When you first install WordPress, you’ll find that you already have two plugins installed: Akismet and Hello Dolly. Hello Dolly — a fun and rather lyrical plugin developed by WordPress founder, Matt Mullenweg — displays random lyrics from the song ‘Hello Dolly’ in the upper, righthand corner of your dashboard (see image below). And that’s all it does. For you budding plugin developers, however, this is a good plugin to study in regards to proper form and … Check out the source»

Collecting Donations With WordPress: PayPal


In the first part of this mini-series, you’ll learn how to write a WordPress plugin which allows users to send you a donation via PayPal. The plugin uses its own backend settings panel, and is highly customisable. So, let’s get started!

40 brand logos with hidden messages


A brand is arguably a company’s most valuable asset, but it’s the brand logo in particular that really speaks volumes about the company. Every aspect of the design conveys a certain message to consumers — whether it’s the personality of the brand, the company’s values, or the target audience. It’s a hugely important part of a company’s branding strategy, and an enormous amount of time and money is invested into creating the perfect logo. We … Check out the source»

How to Prevent Duplicate Post Titles in WordPress


Did you know that post title and URL play an important role in SEO? Having a duplicate post title can negatively affect SEO performance of your site. WordPress deals with duplicate post titles by adding a number at the end of URL slug. However, these titles are still duplicate, and you should try to avoid them. In this article, we will show you how to prevent duplicate post titles in WordPress. How WordPress Handles Duplicate … Check out the source»

WooCommerce: Adding Virtual Products to Your Store


Now that you have your WooCommerce store set up and your product settings configured, you need to start adding some products to it. In the last article, we took a look at how to add and configure physical products, and now we’ll learn how to add virtual or downloadable products to your WooCommerce store.

Free Resources for WordPress and Web Professionals


Here we have a new collection with 25 freebies just for you. They conform a fantastic set of tools that will help you with your next WordPress blog entry or web development endeavor. You will find elements going from massive icon sets to useful jQuery plugins, UI kits, interesting articles on blogging and design and much more, so make sure you take anything you need or like.

Best WordPress Video Chat Plugins – Based on Your Needs


There are many amazing video chat plugins for WordPress, but which one to choose? That’s the real question. It’s certainly a fantastic way to connect to your customers, audience, and team from around the world, all from the comfort of your own home, office, or both. In today’s post, we’ll look at which plugin is right for you based on how you want to interact with your clients, fans, co-workers, or employees — seeing them face-to-face from … Check out the source»

How To Run A Content-Planning Workshop


Back when my agency started taking content seriously, we invested a lot time in developing a process to produce content. The biggest challenge was always figuring out how to get clients onboard with this new process. Most of our clients were totally happy riffing on how to meet the business objectives of a project or how to approach the visual design, but they always struggled to get to grips with our process for producing content. … Check out the source»

Deal of the week: 100+ essential 3D mockups & effects from IngImage


All designers rely on their tools; the more complete your toolbox, the easier you’ll find commercial jobs. So we’re delighted that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has managed to arrange a bundle deal on a pair of designer essentials — there’s even a special bonus included. You’ve spent days perfecting your design, so why slap it into a portfolio in a few seconds? A little craft can make your work stand head and shoulders above the competition. … Check out the source»