How We Make Money Selling Premium WooCommerce Plugins
A lot of people have written about how competitive WordPress has become and how difficult it is to make money from products such as themes and plugins. Others believe there’s still plenty to be thankful for in WordPress.
Become a Freelance WordPress Developer: How to Make a Career of It
This article outlines the key topics I’ve needed clarity on to work as a freelance WordPress developer.
“My Developer Ruined My Site’s SEO”: Three Huge SEO Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Far too often, a developer comes in to “modernize” a site—and ends up wrecking a thriving online business by ruining its SEO.
SiteGround Review: Why SiteGround Should Be Your First Choice for Shared Hosting in 2018
This SiteGround review has been updated for 2018. We changed WPShout’s web host to SiteGround in mid-2014. We wrote our first SiteGround review a few months later, and updated it in January 2016. This review is revised and expanded to incorporate two additional years of experience with SiteGround as our host.
When Coding, Make the Smallest Possible Change
After you develop for a while, and especially if you keep an ear out for wisdom that others offer, you get some habits. Those habits aren’t things you consciously think about, but they can make a big difference. I recently discovered that one such habit I have is that I always want to make the smallest possible change to the code I can. This often leads to simpler solutions. Today, I’m going to try to explore that intuition in a way that I hope will convince you of it being right.
What WordPress Means to Me
With Gutenberg in the wings, the WordPress community is full of lots of tumult. People are worried that the WordPress they’ve built their business and career on is suddenly going to become something else. Something with different priorities, goals, or methods than they expected.
This Changes Everything: Gutenberg is Good Now
At WordCamp US, it became clear that the Gutenberg editor is a tangible improvement to WordPress—and, more importantly, is really going to happen.
What I’m Thankful For in WordPress: 2017 Edition
This year, it’s felt like change is in the air. The WordPress landscape seems to be shifting at the small-to-medium client level, with ever-stronger competitors driving attempted innovation within WordPress, while some giant players (huge hosting companies, “everything” themes) continue to gobble up huge numbers of the worst-informed customers and the rest of the marketplace starts to crunch.
Recapping Our Advice on WordPress Security
I’ve been writing about WordPress security solidly on WPShout for the last month or so, and today in place of your regular Tuesday post, I wanted to recap some of the posts, and give you another opportunity to give them a read:
WordPress Security with Confidence launches today
WordPress security has never been more important: from drive-by-hacks, to the new GDPR regulation, to core vulnerabilities, there’s good reason security is the number one worry that WordPress users and developers face.