WP Mayor is 7 years old!
The site was created in November 2010 as a way of sharing our WordPress knowledge.
Thanks to all the people who have followed this website for the past 7 years, and of course all our clients and partners without whom coming so far would simply not have been possible.
Today I’d like to highlight 4 tools/services that have really boosted my productivity during the past few months. I’m sure you’ll find some, if not all, of them helpful in your blogging work. Note: Some of the links below are affiliate links. If you decide to buy through one of the links below I will receive a small commission. Productivity Booster #1 – WordPress Managed Hosting I’ve recently been moving some of my bigger blogs from shared hosting to managed WordPress hosting. I host all of my important websites on the WP Engine managed WordPress hosting platform.Why? Well, when you switch to…
Many WordPress hosting providers moving away from hosting email accounts or generally discouraging it. WP Engine, for example, is one of the leading WordPress web hosts and they do not provide email hosting. On the other hand, you will find much cheaper shared hosting solutions which do provide email hosting facilities, although you will have to set things up yourself, typically through cPanel. My recommendation is to host your email separately from your website. There are many reasons for doing so. On the other hand, you will find much cheaper shared hosting solutions which do provide email hosting facilities, although…
Influencer Bundles for Good is Here! Get more than $6500 worth of courses, books and resources for only $77!
My friend John Bardos has just launched the Influencer Bundles for Good project, and it is with great pleasure that I’m sharing its details with the WP Mayor audience.
The bundle contains more than $6500 worth of courses, books and resources for only $77. If you are serious about taking your online business and career to the next level, there has never been a better selection of resources at such an amazing price. Just a couple of the courses will more than pay for the $77 price.
WP Engine is one of my favorite web hosts for WordPress and I host a number of sites with them.
This week I wanted to set up a CDN for one of my sites that was gaining considerable traction on a worldwide basis. A CDN is very helpful if your traffic comes from several continents as the users will get served images and scripts that are close to them. Hence a user from Australia will get served your site’s assets from a server in Australia rather than having them travel all the way from the United States, assuming your site is hosted in the US with WP Engine.
There are some important changes coming to New Relic in November. The main issue is that things like server monitoring will no longer be offered for free. This has caused considerable strife amongst their user base. I have been using New Relic happily for a few years now, and I like their service and mobile app. While I understand their reasons to start charging for services that were previously free, I have started looking for alternatives.
f you have a community website wherein you would like your members to sign up and interact with each other – WordPress’s inbuilt login/registration won’t suffice.
Enter UserPro – a front-end user profile plugin that helps you manage your community effortlessly.
UserPro allows you to create any number of custom profile fields, giving you complete flexibility in designing your registration form. In fact, it allows you to create multiple registration forms and give each registration form a default assigned user role (subscriber, customer, manager, etc.)
A lot of people tend to ask me for resources that they can use to create their first website. The priority here is that the resources should cater for absolute beginners.
Here are the two I refer most people to…
This year’s WordCamp Europe, held in Paris, was in my experience the biggest and best ever.
With the number of attendees approaching 3000, there is no doubt that this was the biggest event yet. This year’s venue was in my opinion laid out much better than last year’s and way better adapted to handle this amount of people.