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Wanted – Freelance Writers

We are currently looking for new writers to join our team and regularly contribute articles to WP Mayor. Our focus will be on plugin, theme and service reviews so this position is ideal for those who already have experience contributing such articles to other WordPress blogs.

If this position interests you please fill in the form to get in touch.

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The Best JavaScript Based Plugins & Themes for WordPress

For the last few years WordPress has been moving towards a JS codebase, and plugins and themes are expected to follow suit in a big way during the next year. We’ve already seen some examples popping up here and there. At WP Mayor we would like to take a deeper look at some of these themes and plugins that make use of the REST API and have JS powered interfaces.

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WP Mayor is 5 Years Old!

WP Mayor is 5 years old! I started this site in November 2010 as a way of sharing what I was learning while developing WordPress websites for clients (I ran an agency in Malta at the time).

I’m very thankful of how the site has grown during the past five years, it’s a long time in internet years and while others have fallen by the wayside we have continued going strong. Thankfully this is no longer a one man job, Alyona and Mark have been doing a great job, and we also need to thank the many guest bloggers who have contributed and continue to contribute regularly.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank all the regular readers, as well as the many WordPress plugin/theme developers and service providers who have worked with us throughout the year as we strive to lead WordPress users to the best resources.

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My Recap of Web Summit 2015 in Dublin

As mentioned in earlier posts, this year I’ve tried to vary my conference schedule by attending more non-WordPress events in order to widen my perspectives and get a better feel of how the tech world in general is moving.

Last week I attended Web Summit in Dublin, and I have to say that it has by far been the biggest and most interesting tech conference I’ve been to. With over 40,000 participants and some amazing speakers like Michael Dell, Dan Brown and Stewart Butterfield, it’s one conference I don’t regret going to.

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Attending SmashingConf Europe – My Experience

Last week I had the pleasure of attending SmashingConf Europe, which was held in the fantastic city of Barcelona. This year, as I have mentioned in earlier posts, I am making an effort to attend conferences outside the WordPress track. I’m doing this to widen my network as well as to avoid getting too focused on the WordPress world while ignoring other technologies that are taking the web world by storm.

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MicroConf Europe Recap, and Why WordPress Product Sellers Should Attend

A short while ago I had announced that I’d be attending MicroConf Europe here in Barcelona.

MicroConf is a conference for self-funded startups. When I heard that description the first time I heard of MicroConf, I immediately thought of the WordPress community. Why? Well, if there’s one ecosystem that is chock full of self-funded bootstrapping entrepreneurs it has to be the WordPress one. I did meet a number of WordPress product owners at MicroConf Europe, and all agreed that it was a great experience and they’d be returning next year. Read on to learn why I think you should attend the next MicroConf.

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Booking Add-on for Easy Digital Downloads Coming Soon

During the past few months we’ve been hard at work on developing an extension for Easy Digital Downloads that will allow you to create bookable products and services.

We’re finally in the very final stages of beta testing and the plugin should be out by the end of the month. However for those of you who have been waiting patiently for this add-on, you can go ahead and test the latest version at demo.eddbookings.com.

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