11 years, 4 months ago, the world changed for the better. How, you ask? WordPress was created, published, and released to the public. It spread like wildfire and had millions of users within a couple years. And as the user base of ol’ WordPress continued to grow, so did the capabilities of the platform. What started out as a simple software to facilitate blogging has evolved into an extremely versatile content management system, which can be used to power just about any type of website. Today, WordPress is super flexible and can be adjusted every which way to suit your personal website needs. Evolution […]
When WordPress first arrived on the web, all themes and plugins were freely available. Over the years, and as the ecosystem evolved, developers began offering paid-for (referred to as “premium”) themes and plugins, some building businesses around their offerings, with others maintaining products as side projects to their day jobs. The introduction of paid-for WordPress product created several notable changes to how businesses approach their WordPress products. The change in approach had several knock-on effects as well. Today, I’d like to touch on one such knock-on effect; the introduction of “blah blah” themes. What is a “Blah Blah” Theme? Put simply, […]
You want to blame someone? Blame Steve Jobs. Seriously – here’s why. He created a computing ecosystem that suggested tens of thousands of dollars in software development costs could be recouped at $.99 per transaction. That’s not a model. There’s no feedback loop to that model. In the end, some companies are wildly successful because more and more people make one-time decisions, while other companies just fail and disappear. But this isn’t a post about Steve Jobs. I just thought that if you wanted to get to the bottom of all this, we should look to him – as he’s […]
Happy Thursday everyone! I hope your week has been going swimmingly. I have a new theme and some new and update plugins to share with you today. Today’s theme Avatar is a child theme of Destro, a responsive magazine theme. It has quite a few color schemes ready for you to use. Check it out! Here’s the full list after the jump!
It’s Friday, Friday got to get down on Friday! I have some new plugins and theme to share with you on today’s roundup. If you use WooCommerce for you eCommerce solution on your site, and you ship things, you might want to check out WooCommerce DYMO Print. I imagine it could save some folks quite a bit of time on printing out address labels for shipping. Anything else look interesting to you?
A WordPress site can be created in many different ways. Some developers first start with HTML code that they then “migrate” into WordPress. Others start with a pre-existing template and build off of that. But, many developers are turning to a more robust option: WordPress frameworks. With a pre-built, flexible code-base already in place, WordPress frameworks provide us with an efficient way to build a site. Instead of starting from scratch, developers can leverage a framework’s built-in code, options, plug-ins, and themes from which to develop. Think of them as starter themes to help you get going and eliminate the […]