This is the title of our weekly newsletter sent out every Friday afternoon to all our subscribers.
It’s a compilation of the best posts, plugins, themes, podcasts and tutorials from around the WordPress world, along with a couple of business tips to help you on your way to building a successful WordPress business.
This week I was a guest on the WPCast.fm podcast with Douglas Yuen. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to Doug about WP Mayor, WP RSS Aggregator, and the WordPress community. I also took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about getting started with podcasting, as we plan to start our own podcast here on WP Mayor.
The end of December usually means we’re going to see many blog posts about New Year’s resolutions and year reviews all around the web. Of particular interest to me are the reviews pertaining to people in the WordPress community.
Thankfully, we are blessed with being part of a a very open and transparent community. A good number of developers not only tell us how their business has fared but some of them even share their numbers for full disclosure. These posts are hugely inspirational for those who are just starting off or thinking about starting a WordPress business.
A bit over four years ago, I launched WP Mayor as a way of recording what I’d been learning and also listing some of my favourite WordPress products.
I’m very thankful of how the site has grown during the past four years, we continue to experience growth year after year and the site is now run by three people rather than just myself. During the past months, you’ve been seeing a lot of content from Alyona and Mark, so I’m glad to officially introduce them here and thank them for all the work they’ve been doing.
WordPress might be easy to setup and use but maintaining it and ensuring its security is another story. We’ve decided to play our part in making things easier, and the result of that is the new WP Security Bloggers website and RSS feed.
InMotionHosting has announced the release of the next generation of Virtual Private Server hosting: the VPS S-Class. The new VPS hosting product line brings a number of significant enhancements to the legacy VPS-1000, VPS-2000 and VPS-3000 packages, including free solid-state drives (SSDs) and drastically increased RAM, storage and bandwidth. The wholesale VPS upgrades are consistent with InMotionHosting’s mission to bring customers the most comprehensive web hosting experience possible with top-of-the-line service and support.
Google has recently announced that whether or not a website is using HTTPS (HTTP over TLS) will be a ranking signal as we go forward. Right now it’s not so important for ranking however it will progressively become more important in the coming years. Thus, the onus is on website owners to start making the move right now towards HTTPS.
A while back Media Temple introduced their WordPress Managed Hosting offering, and I also reviewed their setup here on WP Mayor. I’m very happy with their hosting and still use it.
The big news however is that they are offering their packages at a whopping 50% off till the end of July. So if you’re considering making the upgrade from shared hosting to a WordPress managed hosting provider, waste no time and sign up for MediaTemple’s offering.
WP RSS Aggregator, the leading RSS feed import plugin for WordPress, continues to go from strength to strength with the release of the WordAi add-on this week. The new add-on provides integration with the WordAi content spinning service and came about in response to demand by a good chunk of the user base.
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