By MusicIndustryBlog.wordpress.com – WordPress – Photo Not Credited
Spotify has published its much anticipated 2016 revenues. Because the company is under so much analytical scrutiny, there is little that is particularly surprising but there is still plenty we can learn from the results:
- Growth maintains momentum: Spotify recorded revenues of €2.9 billion in 2016, up 51% from €1.9 billion in 2015. Although that was a lower growth rate in % terms (80% for 14/15), it was a bigger net add in revenue terms (€989 million net new revenue in 2016 compared to €863 million in 2015). Spotify still has some way to go before it challenges Netflix’s $8.2 billion streaming revenue, but it is making clear progress.
By Bryan Lunduke – Network World – PhotoBobil
If you run a website of any significant size, odds are you utilize some form of content management system (CMS). WordPress, Drupal, or the like.
And, if you don’t use such a system, you probably employ rather extensive use of some form of server-side, scripted, page generation. PHP, ASP, Ruby… the list goes on and on.
There are many scenarios where such a system makes a great deal of sense. But I’m here to tell you, right now, that it is highly unlikely that you actually need them… at least for the majority of your page.
By CSSIgniter.com – Image Not Credited
Many photographers think that a website is not necessary in their line of work. They tend to think that displaying their work on platforms like 500px, flickr or instagram, and having a Facebook page for their business is enough. Is it though?
The answer is simply no, sometimes it’s even bad relying on social media platforms alone to help you expand your business. A website can help you display your work in any manner you prefer, allowing you to cherry pick what gets shown where and what is hidden.
By Rimple Verma – PagalParrot.com – Image Not Credited
WordPress is one of the best free software to make websites quickly.Choosing the best WordPress hosting for your needs can improve your SEO and increase sales. As we all know the success of a website depends upon the user experience of the website and also on the speed and reliability of the website. So to run a successful wordpress website we need a reliable and good hosting company to host our wordpress site.
There major components of a good host are:
- Knowledge, Speed, and Reliability of Support
- Pricing and the overall product offering
By Darcy Wheeler – WPEngine – Image WPEngine
When it comes to WordPress security, it’s important to have a solid foundation for looking at your site with a critical eye toward making it more secure.
Here at WP Engine, we recently hosted a webinar with two fellow security experts who provided a number of insights on this topic, including the most common types of attacks, why hackers attack, and tips to make your website more secure.
Read on to learn more about some of these security insights to help you get a better understanding of WordPress security and how to harden your site to keep the bad guys at bay.
The WordPress Threat Model
Getting hacked isn’t as easy as you might think — that’s as long as you don’t practice laxity in best security practices.
By – WPEngine – Image Not Credited
As a webmaster for numerous websites (most of them WordPress), I found that maximizing my efficiency in the way I use WordPress plays a crucial role in getting the job done. Whether you manage or create content for just one WordPress site or dozens, time is a precious commodity. The faster you can work, the more you can accomplish and stay competitive.
When it comes to editing your site in WordPress, the secret to speed is all about the WordPress keyboard shortcuts!
By Chris Carfi – GoDaddy – Photo GoDaddy
WordPress is the most powerful website builder available, providing its users with a seemingly endless number of features and designs that enable you to make your site as simple or complicated as you’d like.
But, with all of these options, how do you know which combination will not only attract more visitors, but keep them coming back?
The top-performing WordPress sites, it turns out, have something in common — and it’s not their use of specific plugins. So, what is it that truly sets successful WordPress websites apart from the rest?
by John Hughes – Elegant Themes – Image Not Credited
WordPress is a powerful platform, but out of the box it’s not set up for creating a Learning Management System (LMS) for your educational establishment. However, there are plenty of plugins available that can transform your site into an online classroom.
In this article, we’ll firstly tell you about what LMS plugins can offer you, then we’ll introduce you to six of the best options you can choose from, delving into what each one can offer you. Class is now in session!
By Tom Rankin – GoDaddy – Image GoDaddy
Technology is often at the forefront of any discussion about innovation in the digital world. In WordPress circles, for example, chatter about the REST API has recently dominated the virtual water cooler. But there’s a development on the business side that’s coming sharply into focus — and it could net you consistent, regular cash without making you break a sweat. We’re talking about software as a service (SaaS).
This is a software-licensing model that all but guarantees regular income from paying customers, as opposed to the “one and done” model that many providers often employ. In this article, we’ll offer three reasons why software as a service is the future for WordPress developers.
By Editorial Staff – WP Beginner – Photo WP Beginner
Building an Affiliate Marketing Website with WordPress
WordPress is the perfect platform to build a website. Many affiliate marketers use WordPress because it’s easy to add features and customize.
First, you need to make sure that you are using the right platform. A self-hosted WordPress.org site gives you the freedom to use all WordPress features on your website.