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How Much Should a Custom WordPress Website Cost?

Published 21 Jul, 2014 under Ideas, Links

If you didn’t catch this post from Brian Krogsgard over at Post Status on how much should a custom WordPress website cost then you should take a look now.

Since being published the post has received a lot of comments, with some interesting discussion taking place. So if you did see it the first time around it’s worth going back to see how the conversation has developed.

Check it out at Post Status →

How Much a WordPress Website Should Cost

Published 18 Jul, 2014 under Ideas, Links

An outstanding article from Post Status that dares to enter the vague world of web development pricing and start to talk actual numbers. What’s more, they feel like the right numbers, at least to me. Everyone who’s buying or building websites should read this article.

Also notice how similar the article’s list of “problematic client traits that will cause a developer to charge more” is to our own post on the same topic. So these things are definitely real! If you’re looking to get a site built, keep them in mind and you could save yourself a lot of money.

Check it out at poststat.us →

Thanks to Our Content Partner for This Week: VPS.Net

Published 18 Jul, 2014 under Links

We’d like to thank our content partner for this week who has been the web host VPS.Net.

Amongst the range of affordable hosting servics offered by VPS.Net are their WordPress Cloud Hosting packages which will be of interest to anyone looking for a web host optimized for WordPress. Their hosting plans are all scalable and are able to grow along with your needs.

If you are looking for a new host for your WordPress site, then why not check out VPS.Net and their range of competitively priced hosting packages.

Check it out at VPS.Net →

An Overview on Improving the Visibility of Your Website with SEO

Published 17 Jul, 2014 under Ideas, Links

Over at the WP Business Tips blog we have just started a series of posts on SEO and how you can optimize your WordPress site to improve its visibility in the search engines and get more visitors.

The first post in the series includes some tips on improving the SEO of your website if you are just starting out, as well as a general overview of what SEO is.

For anyone who finds their clients asking if their new website will have SEO or not, feel free to forward them the post.

Check it out at WP Business Tips →

WPcast.fm: The Professional WordPress Podcast

Published 16 Jul, 2014 under Links, WordPress News

Billed as the Professional WordPress Podcast, WPcast.fm is the latest podcast for WordPress users. The show is only on episode five, but despite having just launched, the two hosts have already covered some interesting topics, such as how to be a better WordPress consultant, and how to get the most out of WordCamps.

The show is hosted by Doug Yuen, who runs a managed WordPress hosting service, and David Hehenberger, who runs a plugin business.

If you are looking for a new podcast to add to your list, then why not give WPcast.fm a try.

Check it out at WPcast.fm →

Manage Multiple WordPress Sites with iThemes Sync for iOS

Published 14 Jul, 2014 under Links, Tools

The free (for up to 10 sites) Sync service from iThemes allows you to update and manage the themes and plugins installed on your WordPress sites, or the sites you look after for clients. You can also use Sync to update WordPress core and carry out backups using the iThemes BackupBuddy service.

While in the past with Sync, all your sites could be managed through a single website dashboard, there is now a free app available for iOS users at the iTunes App Store. This app lets you keep the sites you manage up to date, all from the comfort of your iPhone or iPad.

The iThemes Sync app also includes push notifications to alert you of when updates are available, ensuring your sites are never out of date. There is no Android version as yet, but if you’d like to see one you can vote for it on the roadmap.

Check it out at iThemes Sync →

Thanks to This Week’s Content Partner: VPS.Net

Published 11 Jul, 2014 under Links

Web host VPS.Net has been our content partner this week, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support.

VPS.Net offers a range of affordable hosting packages, including WordPress Cloud Hosting. These WordPress focused packages are available on three different plans, which allow for one installation of WordPress, through to five.  Each plan is available with increasing amounts of storage, with unlimited bandwidth available on all WordPress Cloud Hosting plans.

If you are looking for a new host, then why not check out VPS.Net and their range of competitively priced hosting packages.

Check it out at VPS.Net →

Guide to Understanding the WordPress Template Hierarchy

Published 10 Jul, 2014 under Tutorials

Over on the Press Up blog David has written a great post on Understanding the WordPress Template Hierarchy.

If you are building a WordPress theme, editing an existing one, or just want to know how your chosen theme works, then getting a better understanding of the template hierarchy is essential reading.

The points in the posts are illustrated with diagrams making it easy to absorb the information, so  why not check it out.

Check it out at Press Up →

Why Are There So Many Theme List Posts?

Published 09 Jul, 2014 under Links, WordPress News

If you ever read any other WordPress blogs, then you can’t have helped notice that list posts highlighting the best free themes or plugins available, are everywhere.

Chris Knowles from the WPMU DEV blog, one of the most read WordPress blogs, which gets around  a million page views a month, shares some data from the site’s analytics for the first six months of the year, covering what people are searching for, which are their most popular posts, and other interesting information.

Whether you are a reader of blogs and wonder why there are so many of these list post being published, or you are blogger and want to know what people are actually searching for and reading, then you should get some insights from this post.

Check it out at WPMU DEV →