Last month was the inaugural WordCamp US in Philadelphia, bringing together more than 1,800 WordPress users, designers and developers. GoDaddy announced the launch of its WordPress Plugin Partner Program at the event, providing a variety of benefits to plugin authors to help them create world class experiences for their plugins.
Christopher Carfi, Product Evangelist for GoDaddy, attended WordCamp US and joined in on the conversation. We spoke with him about some of the event’s highlights and his primary takeaways from the two-day conference.
The WordPress community has thrived based on the contributions of its members. As part of its continued commitment to the WordPress community, GoDaddy has begun publishing the GoDaddy Hot 100 as a way to share insights from across our millions of WordPress installations. It’s a way for us to contribute to the openness of the WordPress community by empowering developers with data on the latest industry trends with respect to WordPress plugins and themes.
Email marketing is a tried and true way to create, retain, and effectively advertise to your loyal blog or business following. Research shows a message is five times more likely to be seen through email than on social media like Facebook or Twitter. That’s why musicians use email marketing software to share their performance schedule with their fans, non-profits use it to get donations and photographers use it to promote their portrait services. It just works.
When building your first WordPress website, the primary step is to find a domain name and register it.
It doesn’t really matter where you buy the domain from with regards to WordPress, but not all registrars are equal. When choosing a registrar you need to consider their prices, interfaces, and additional services they offer.
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