WordPress.com announced an intriguing new premium search option for its Cloud Hosting customers today, dubbed VIP Search. It uses elasticsearch software that’s “hosted, managed, and supported by the WordPress.com VIP team.” Enabling VIP Search will make your search results more relevant from the start, with the ability to filter results by type of content, category, tag, author, date ranges, and more. VIP Search also allows for developer customization to seriously customize results.
If you thought that starting up a WordPress company was easy then guess again – it’s just like what you thought it should be, a business. Even if you experience such out-of-this-world profit margins like $100k a month it still costs something to maintain the business, with services, processes, operations, and all. WPZoom pulled the proverbial curtain a bit and shared with us their costs of maintaining their startup venture. Although some may argue that they are definitely not just a “startup” (they’ve been around for quite some time, April, 2008) they still are on a startup-like budget, saving and scrimping […]
It’s been a pretty crazy week here at 8BIT and WP Daily but that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t bee fun – we’re having tons of fun getting tons of stuff done, I just wish we had an extra few hours in each day to get it all sorted! This probably isn’t too far from what you guys are experiencing so I’ll just leave it at that, but I hope your resting his weekend and finding time to hang out with those that matter, like your friends, your family, and your bed. I know that I’ve already had my share […]
We know how adding great images can make a positive impact on every type of blog post. Images – especially the perfect one – add context, break up blocks of text, and supplement the main point or occasionally add humor. Seeing the impact of images is the easy part – but what do you do when you want to find that perfect image for your latest blog post or article? Search Google Images, and then wade through the results hoping to find the perfect one, while ignoring the fact that you might be using other people’s work without permission?
As a WordPress developer, 2012 was a year of concentrated improvement for me. My goals for this year included being able to code themes and plugins completely from scratch using coding standards and best practices. I mostly reached these goals, and found along the way that the time I spent plugin hunting when I needed an added feature could usually be coded by hand faster and better. So, plugins that still make the ‘cut’ for me have had to prove their worth this year. The following have helped me in development throughout this year—some I’ve discovered recently, and some are […]