By FE Online – FinancialExpress.com – Photo Not Credited.
In a unique move, Automattic is closing its office in San Francisco in the US. Notably, Automattic is the owner of popular content management system (CMS) company WordPress. The company had decided to sell its state-of-the-art office citing that not enough staff were using it, according to a report.
By B.J. Keeton – ElegantThemes.com – Image Not Credited.
Sometimes bad things happen to good websites. And one of the worst things that can happen to your website is that your posts go poof. Never fear, Divi Nation, that’s not nearly as hard (or as complicated) as it sounds. WordPress is set up to make this process as painless as it can be. Think about WordPress database recovery as stubbing your toe, while other software’s db recovery options are more like breaking your toe.
By Stephanie LeVonne – SearchEngineLand.com – Image Not Credited.
Accelerated mobile pages (AMPs) are quickly becoming the standard for how a fast-loading page should be built. Using a pre-render, AMPs are able to load 15-80 percent faster than standard mobile pages without compromising functionality. While the ease of AMP implementation will vary depending on your CMS (content management system), WordPress can be a good test environment for previewing what your AMP page might look like. Follow this quick seven-step guide to enable AMP for WordPress.
By David Meyer – BusinessComputingWorld.co.uk – Image Not Credited.
WordPress can be considered as a leading name in the current scenario by sensing the record-breaking popularity it has been gaining since past few years. Statistics have proved that it is covering more about 25% of the total websites available over the web. This is the major reason that PSD to WordPress conversion is becoming a vital part of the digital marketplace.
By Richard Tribe – techly.com.au – Image Not Credited.
Even the founders of this publication chose open-source WordPress a decade ago during their ‘garage days’ to launch Lost At E Minor and The Roar. We are still on WordPress today, because ain’t nobody got time for coding their own software, right!? However, we do sometimes get free beers on Friday arvos.
By Georgia Simcox – TheBoar.org – Photo Not Credited.
WordPress allows you to read whenever and as much as you like. There are thousands of short reads under the ‘short story’, ‘poem’ or ‘flash fiction’ hashtags. You can find those authors which you enjoy and ‘follow’ them to receive updates on when they post new content. Like Kindle, WordPress can also be downloaded onto your phone with the app making this a convenient, portable way of light reading. A great WordPress blog which publishes short stories from different amateur authors is Fictive Dream. The stories published here range from 500 words to 2,500 words. You can read these anywhere – in the queue for a coffee in the library café, waiting outside your lecture hall or when waiting for your flatmate to finally get out of the shower.
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Although you may need to seek them out, WordPress video themes are available. They offer a seamless way to incorporate your multimedia content into various areas of your website (including the background, header, and blog).
A video theme is one that lets you incorporate video into your WordPress website and make it prominent. Of course, any theme can display video if that content (from YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, and similar platforms) is embedded. However, only a theme optimized for video will offer crucial features such as automatic video importing, playlist creation, and easy video alignment. When looking for a video theme, there are a few design and development elements to keep in mind.
By ChrisPentago – tech.co – Image: ChrisPentago.
One blogging platform that has grown historically over the years and has become the epitome of open source project is WordPress. Developed by Matt Mullenweg in 2003, WordPress hosts millions of sites and hosts thousands of developers working on their backend. Their entire package is free to download and pretty simple to install. For developers interested in building WP themes and plugins, WordPress offers links and tutorials. WordPress also offers an amazing amount of free plugins for all of its users to enjoy.
By Jesse Pennington – KunoCreative.com – Image Not Credited.
JetPack is the new, free tool that comes standard with every new WordPress install (Hint hint: It may be time to update). Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com. It offers several tools that are made to integrate with WordPress functionality seamlessly that are vital to getting started.
By Jerod Morris – CopyBlogger.com – Image Not Credited.
What is the key to building a better website? Well, you first need an idea. And it needs to be useful.
Next, you need to start with the right stuff, the right raw materials. You clicked on the headline of this post, so perhaps you’re already using WordPress or strongly considering it. Good choice. Continue down that path.