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WP Engine Partners with SIDEKICK: An inside Look at the New Interactive Tutorials

Providing excellent customer support is something that most businesses aim to achieve. Customer service not only reflects heavily on a company, but (for many businesses) it’s integral to their overall product. WP Engine has recently bolstered its ...

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Vulnerability Discovered in WordPress MailPoet Newsletters Plugin

The research team at Sucuri has identified a vulnerability found in the very popular WordPress plugin—MailPoet Newsletters. An announcement by Sucuri urges those running the MailPoet Newsletters plugin to update immediately! The flaw was discovered by ...

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Nest Launches Developer Program

On Monday, Nest launched the Nest Developer Program, which allows developers to use the Nest API to integrate with a wide range of Nest products. The launch comes roughly five months after Google acquired Nest for ...

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Business

6 Helpful Ways to Grow your Twitter Following

Unless you’re a major celebrity or an icon in your industry, you know how it feels to open up Twitter and outwardly sigh at your follower count. Building your brand up to have thousands of ...

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The Changes to Google Authorship Rich Snippets: How It Impacts You

The online world is notoriously competitive. As an online entrepreneur, you should use everything at your disposal to gain an advantage. One such “thing” is Google rich snippets. Rich snippets are a type of on ...

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How to Introduce Social Proof to Your Site

In 1968 two social psychologists made an experiment. They put various numbers of people, starting with one person and gradually working their way up to 30, on a street corner and had them look up ...

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Community

Q&A with Co-Founder of WooThemes, Magnus Jepson

Last Wednesday, WooThemes celebrated its 6th birthday, which in startup years is no small feat! Throughout its life cycle, WooThemes has evolved alongside WordPress, and established itself as a leading WordPress theme and plugin provider. In ...

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Wearables in the BA (Before Apple) Era

Did you know we are in the year 1 A? That is the year before Apple releases their wearable device and changes the course of life as we know it. . . Or at least, ...

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The Modern Programmer: The Philosopher, the Architect, and the Artist

Arthur C. Clarke’s Third Law, found in his work, Hazards of Prophecy, states “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” I suppose this makes the modern-day programmer something of a wizard. The things programmers ...

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Dev

On the WordPress Content Modeling Problem

Last week, there was a bit of a stir regarding WordPress’s upcoming 4.0 release. Raelene Wilson started it off with a post about the “underwhelming” nature of the newest release, especially when looked at from ...

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State of the Industry: 5 Big Players in the Premium Themes Niche

WordPress is continually evolving. As the Content Management System changes, so do all the businesses built around it—premium theme developers, paid plugin coders, and everyone else who has centered their business around WordPress. Particularly in ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Updating Your WordPress Site

WordPress is constantly evolving. With the help of trusty developers and the constant feedback from the community, the platform is frequently updated. Besides new features, updates address security vulnerabilities, and generally improve the overall WordPress experience. ...

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Create

Designing the Perfect eCommerce Website

There once was a time when eCommerce websites were viewed with suspicion by internet users. The concept of purchasing a product online and having it delivered to you was too novel to be trusted. However, ...

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A Developer’s Guide to Learning SASS in Twenty Minutes or Less

Like it or not, if you’re a WordPress developer CSS is part of your life. One of the reasons that CSS bothers me so much is that writing it involves a constant violation of the ...

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The Power of Minimalism in Web Design

Over the years, web design has undergone many trends, which are usually defined by the available tools, technology, and viewing devices. At the dawn of the internet, pages were full of  flashing GIFS, scrolling marquees, and ...

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Dradcast Archives

DradCast Episode 051: Captial_Pippin_Dangit

Show Notes Host Pippin Williamson is the developer and founder of some great WordPress plugins like Restrict Content Pro and Easy Digital Downloads. He is known for his ninja-like ability to produce amazing plugins at the drop ...

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DradCast Episode 050: Godfather of PressNomics

Show Notes Host Joshua Strebel is the founder and CEO of Pagely, a managed WordPress hosting solution. He is also one of the great minds behind PressNomics—a 3-day event where passionate and successful entrepreneurs gather ...

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DradCast Episode 049: Hookrs and Hookahs

Shownotes Host David Henzel is from Wiesbaden, Germany. He is an entrepreneur, engineer, and marketing professional, and has launched several successful technology companies. His past ventures specialized in system and network management services and e-commerce. Upon moving to ...

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