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Business | chrisaprea.com | 9 hours ago

Making the Freemium Model Work for WordPress Products

This one is from April last year, but I just read it now.. Chris discussed the freemium pricing model for WordPress products quite thoroughly.

Making the Freemium Model Work for WordPress Products

Business | chrisaprea.com | 9 hours ago

I’m a big fan of the freemium pricing model for WordPress products. Time has shown that how effective the model really is and how, in some circumstances, it overshadows its “premium only” counterpart. Understanding the Freemium Model
There are generally two types of freemium models used for WordPress products.
Traditional Freemium
This is oldest and most common type of freemium model used for WordPress products.
To implement this model you would release a free theme or plugin which has a direct up-sell path to a premium version of that product.
The free version often has a limited feature set and encourages you to upgrade to the premium version to unlock the full functionality and priority support.
Users tend to love this model as they have the opportunity of trying the product first without having to make any monetary commitment.
The general expectation is that the number users using the free version greatly exceeds the number of paying users.
This model has been implemented by a number of WordPress businesses including:
Freeware 2.0/Ecosystem
This model is slightly less popular but has proven to be successful for certain vendors.
To clarify, the Freeware 2.0 and

20 min read Matt Cromwell
Community | mattcromwell.com | 1 day ago

Who and What I'll Be Following in 2018 - Matt Cromwell

This isn't a list of "WordPress Celebrities". This is a list of topics that will greatly impact WordPress this year, and those who heavily influence that subject. This is who I'll be following this year.

Who and What I'll Be Following in 2018 - Matt Cromwell

Community | mattcromwell.com | 1 day ago

2018 will be a big year for WordPress. Here's my list of top topics and people to be following in 2018 to stay in the know and some of the most influential things happening in WordPress this year. You might see a lot of lists like this cropping up at the beginning of every new year. A list of “WordPress celebrities” that you should follow. Often, articles like this are just long lists of twitter profiles that are reshuffled and recycled year over year. Why should you follow these people? No one knows! They’re just the people to follow.
This is not one of those lists.
This is my list. These are things and people that I’m personally interested in. This is a list of topics that I believe will be extremely influential in the WordPress space in 2018. Within each topic, I list the people and/or companies that I believe will have strong contributions to that topic. In my WordCamp and conference travels and daily conversations with WordPress professionals, these are the folks that come up again and again as doing awesome work worth following.
So if you’re interested in WordPress like I am, here’s who to follow and why you should in 2018.
Gutenberg
By every

12 min read Aline
Development | humanmade.com | 13 hours ago

Gutenberg on humanmade.com

Human Made has been experimenting with Gutenberg. Read their experience adding compatibility to humanmade.com.

Gutenberg on humanmade.com

Development | humanmade.com | 13 hours ago

Gutenberg is an ambitious project that aims to completely overhaul the experience of writing content in WordPress. It brings big changes to the edit post screen, but will also bring big changes to the way we design, develop and think about WordPress. And this new feature is due to arrive in the next release of WordPress, which could be just a few months away. For most of our new client projects, we're working to at least a 3/4 month timeline. Which means that for us, anything currently in the planning stages needs to seriously consider Gutenberg if it is to avoid being out of date as soon as the site goes live.
I wanted to get in some practice, and adding compatibility to humanmade.com seemed like the perfect test project, and I had a few days free before my Christmas holidays in which to have a go.
So what did I need to do?
The blog side of the site was pretty standard WordPress. A simple template with a sidebar, and a few custom shortcodes. We actually enabled Gutenberg for posts only a couple of months ago without many problems. I'd need to add a few custom blocks for our shortcodes as the UI for them (previously using Shortcake) was no longer working.
Pages were a bit more complex.

14 min read Chris Edwards
Community | datadrivenlabs.io | 7 days ago

Matt Mullenweg's Q&A About Gutenberg at WordPress Orlando Recap

Matt Mullenweg came out to WordPress Orlando's meetup for a live Q&A. The community loved it and many questions were answered, with Gutenberg being the top subject.

Matt Mullenweg's Q&A About Gutenberg at WordPress Orlando Recap

Community | datadrivenlabs.io | 7 days ago

This evening Matt Mullenweg, Founder, and CEO of Automattic, Inc, attended the Orlando WordPress Meetup this evening to do an open floor Q&A much like a TownHall meeting. There was a lot of discussion about various topics, however, the center of it very much revolved around the new Gutenberg WordPress 5.0 Release. The audience engaging in questions consisted of users, developers, agency owners, and the like so the questions were from various angles. The following is a general recap of the questions that were asked throughout the meeting. Gutenberg & WordPress 5.0
How should Agency Owners prepare for the Future Update?
There are a lot of agencies worried about what will happen to their client’s sites with this next major update rolling out. It was nice to hear from Matt that they have created a Classic Editor Plugin that will allow you to temporarily “Opt-Out” of the new Gutenberg interface. The Classic Editor plugin will allow all non-Gutenberg updates to remain in place after the update to 5.0 but will turn off solely the Gutenberg functionality. This will allow for the time to properly test plugin compatibility, complete the learning curve and review help

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 1 day ago

Pinterest Marketing Tips and Strategies for WordPress Users

As Pinterest just keeps growing you can not miss this acquisition channel especially if you are in the ecommerce business. Here are the best tips to get it started.

9 min read Matt Cromwell
Tutorials | calderaforms.com | 1 day ago

How to Use Custom Forms to Your Advantage

Andy McIlwain walks you through various ways to leverage forms on your site. Contact forms is just one tiny use -- there's so many more ways to engage with your audience with Forms.

How to Use Custom Forms to Your Advantage

Tutorials | calderaforms.com | 1 day ago

Contact forms are great. They give people a way to reach you via your website without exposing your email address. But you can use forms for so much more than sending a message.
In fact, you’re already using forms all over the place, even if you’ve never noticed it.
Posting a status update on Facebook? You’re filling in a form, and your form submission appears in your timeline.
Sending an email? You’re filling in a form, and the information you entered zips across the internet to another server.
Transferring funds between bank accounts? You’re filling in a form, and the bank processes the request to verify and start the transfer.
We should think of forms as tools to create interactive experiences. That way we’ll find more opportunities for using them.
Here are five examples to get you going.
1. Request Specific Information
This is a small step up from a typical contact form.
Don’t stop at asking for a name, subject line, email address, and message. Get specific with the types of information you want to gather.
Imagine that you’re building a website for an organization. It could be a business, a church, or a community association.
There’s

10 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | 14 days ago

WordPress Gutenberg Guide: How to Build Your Next Site With It

A hands-on guide on how to actually use Gutenberg, its strong and weak points, and what's to expect in the future.

WordPress Gutenberg Guide: How to Build Your Next Site With It

Community | codeinwp.com | 14 days ago

Instead, this post recognizes the inevitability of Gutenberg and aims to provide you with a comprehensive resource on how to use the WordPress Gutenberg editor on your site so that you can continue to churn out awesome content when Gutenberg goes public. Whether this is the first time you’re hearing about the WordPress Gutenberg editor or you’re already somewhat familiar with it, this post will help you learn how you can use the new editor to build layouts for your WordPress content.
As a quick refresher, here’s what the WordPress TinyMCE editor looks like:
And here’s what things look like in the new WordPress Gutenberg editor:
It’s more than an aesthetic update, though. Gutenberg is going to completely change the editing experience by moving to a block-based approach to content (more on exactly what blocks are in a second!).
While the current focus is on content creation, the eventual goal is to have Gutenberg “go beyond the post into page templates and ultimately, full site customization.”
That means eventually you’ll be able to build your whole site using Gutenberg, including landing pages and other important content.
When will Gutenberg

11 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | 11 days ago

12 of the Best Tech Newsletters to Subscribe to in 2018

A fine selection of newsletters, with a sneak peek that will help you choose which ones suite your style.

12 of the Best Tech Newsletters to Subscribe to in 2018

Community | codeinwp.com | 11 days ago

Searching for the best tech newsletters to subscribe to in 2018? The pace of technological development can make it very hard to stay up to date (as well as time-consuming). Throw in the tremendous amounts of great content produced every day, and you can really struggle to keep abreast of everything. That’s why the curated newsletter is making a comeback and is so popular now! The concept itself is pretty simple – curated newsletters are just emails that contain a selection of popular, interesting or noteworthy content. Many of the best tech newsletters out there will help you separate the wheat from the chaff while also saving you some precious hours (immediately cutting down your search and scan time).
With that in mind, we have compiled the following list of the 11 best tech newsletters (and web culture newsletters) around. The topics covered in them range from A.I., to the death of blogging (again!). Some of the newsletters provide roundups, whereas others go in-depth on particular subjects. One notable example even takes you outside the Valley bubble to see what is happening in tech in less represented areas of the globe.
Let’s check them out (no particular order):

7 min read Roy Sivan
Community | arcctrl.com | 1 day ago

Is it good to build a business website in phases?

There are many great reasons to build a new business website. Should you build your next business's website in phases? Why or why not? We look over some of the pros and cons of phased development

Is it good to build a business website in phases?

Community | arcctrl.com | 1 day ago

When you are looking to hire a a consultant to build you a WordPress business website, you may get suggested to build the site in “phases”. Is this a real thing? Or is this just a trick for a consultant to do less work for the same amount of money? Building in Phases is Good for Business
We are big fans of building business websites in phases. It is important to understand that our approach focuses on your business objectives and goals. We don’t want to build you a website that you can’t afford to market, or one that will just hurt your business. We know before you contact us you have already done some research on what your business “needs” in a website. You want to have your customers do certain things with your website that your current website (if your business has one) doesn’t allow them to do. Whether it be logging in to view invoices, pay their invoices, or even just have an area that is for customers only to view certain products.
Phase I – The Minimally Viable Product (MVP)
When it comes to phased approaches, we liked to call “Phase I” the MVP, or the most minimally viable product. This is the product (website) that

8 min read Josh Pollock
Community | thewpcrowd.com | 20 days ago

How to increase Profits & Sales with a WordPress Website

Having a website isn't enough. You need a site that grows your business.

How to increase Profits & Sales with a WordPress Website

Community | thewpcrowd.com | 20 days ago

dDo you run a business with a WordPress website? Or maybe you are just starting out with your business, and know that you need a website to stay relevant in today’s world. Either way, a website is only going to help your business. A website can help by simply being an online billboard, or it can be the whole platform your business is based off (i.e e-commerce). No matter what direction you go in, it is important to know that a website is just half the battle of increasing profits & sales. Don’t overspend on the WordPress Website
WordPress websites can range in price depending who you decide to help you build your site, and more importantly what you need your website to do for your business. If you are just getting started and your have a basic business or brick & mortar, a website doesn’t need to do much, so you can expect to spend in around the $2,000 range for a decent, well built and thoughtful website. This will not include content, but any good consultant will at least help you with ideas and how to put in your content.
If you are looking to build something more custom, because you need it for your customers, or perhaps an e-commerce store with WooCommerce,

2 min read Ben Pines
Community | elementor.com | 26 days ago

Elementor's 2017 In Review

It's been an amazing year, growing from 30K to 400K in just 12 months. Here we decided to take a look back at all the amazing things we shipped throughout the year, a lot of them thanks to the great feedback we received from our users.

Elementor's 2017 In Review

Community | elementor.com | 26 days ago

2017 has been an amazing year. Looking back, it is impressive to see just how many features we managed to release in a single year. For us, each new feature is not just another shiny coat of paint. Each feature represents a new way of creation, and hundreds of hours of planning and development behind the scenes. We are proud of every single feature, but especially proud of how they all combine to deliver the full design experience of Elementor. Browse through the months to see just how we evolved over the past 12 months If you managed to scroll this far, you can already guess our underlying foundation behind each of these features: 'Design better. Design faster.' We plan to keep the increase our already fast dedicated pace for 2018, delivering new innovative solutions that will make your work creative play more remarkable and fun

10 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | 7 days ago

Transparency Report #35 - 2017 in Review (and What's Next for ThemeIsle)

Ionut wraps up 2017 and shares information on their changes to content and products. He also shares the details on a couple of side projects launched in December. ThemeIsle looks forward to 2018 with a few ideas about growing the team and experimenting with the services part of the business.

Transparency Report #35 - 2017 in Review (and What's Next for ThemeIsle)

Community | codeinwp.com | 7 days ago

Welcome to the 35th edition of the monthly transparency report (for December 2017). This series is where I try to share everything that’s going on in our business behind the scenes (at least the most interesting stuff) plus some of my personal thoughts and learnings. Click here to see the previous reports. Despite being a shorter month, we still had quite a few things happen in December. Here’s a rundown through everything, plus my review of 2017 and the plans moving forward:
Getting new side projects off the ground
We launched two small side projects last month, with one more in the pipeline. The main goal is the same as ever – to experiment and learn. We basically want to test out other types of content and see how they can work within our existing offerings.
Starting with:
(1) Our free icon pack – now available to download
We now have our own free icon pack – available at ThemeIsle!
We’re taking things slowly, releasing just 100 icons for now. Since the pack is not that huge, we were able spend more time on making sure that the icons are of really high quality.
The pack is completely free. The icons come in different formats: AI, Sketch, PNG, and

8 min read Roy Sivan
Business | calderaforms.com | 20 days ago

How To Choose The Right Professional For Your Website Project

A new wеbѕitе iѕ a big invеѕtmеnt – which iѕ whу it’s so important thаt уоu gеt the right, рrоfеѕѕiоnаl ѕuрроrt from a wеb dеѕign соmраnу уоu саn dереnd on.

How To Choose The Right Professional For Your Website Project

Business | calderaforms.com | 20 days ago

Christie Chirinos is a Partner at Caldera Labs. Christie received her Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in information systems management from Florida State University, and is currently based out of New York City where she lives with her cat, Snickers. A new wеbѕitе iѕ a big invеѕtmеnt – which iѕ whу it’s so important thаt уоu gеt the right, рrоfеѕѕiоnаl ѕuрроrt from a wеb dеѕign соmраnу уоu саn dереnd on.
As sellers of Caldera Forms, a product often used in new website investments, we’ve seen how these projects can go very wrong, and we’ve also identified the common factors that help these projects go very right. This is the advice I give to friends when they ask me how to go about getting a website.
Vetting Your Web Developer
It all starts with the right person or firm. Chооѕе the right professional and еvеrуthing еlѕе wоuld mostly run smoothly, lеаving уоu with a beautiful wеbѕitе thаt dеlivеrѕ rеаl rеturnѕ on your investment. Make thе wrоng dесiѕiоn, and you riѕk wаѕting a lоt of timе, mоnеу аnd еffоrt оn something thаt ѕimрlу doesn’t work fоr уоur buѕinеѕѕ.
First, understand the “who” of the industry. WordPress

12 min read Juriy Polovec
Tutorials | wpkube.com | 7 days ago

How to Implement a Paywall on Your WordPress Site

There are various ways you can monetize your WordPress site – affiliate links, banner advertising, and contextual ads are just some of the ways you can make money from people visiting your site. A paid content model is a less popular option, but one that can work quite well if you publish high quality content and think that people will be willing to pay for it. Rather than hiding all your content away behind a login like a membership site, a paywall blocks individual pieces of content, often allowing a little preview of what’s inside.

How to Implement a Paywall on Your WordPress Site

Tutorials | wpkube.com | 7 days ago

There are various ways you can monetize your WordPress site – affiliate links, banner advertising, and contextual ads are just some of the ways you can make money from people visiting your site. A paid content model is a less popular option, but one that can work quite well if you publish high quality content and think that people will be willing to pay for it. Rather than hiding all your content away behind a login like a membership site, a paywall blocks individual pieces of content, often allowing a little preview of what’s inside.
Payment for the content can be in the traditional monetary sense, or you can also setup a paywall that requires “payment” in the form of social sharing – more on that later.
What is a Paywall?
If you read online newspapers or visit big media sites, you’re sure to have come across a paywall before. The New York Times website is one example – you can access up to 10 articles a month for free, but after that they’ll be blocked with a large pop-up prompting you to subscribe.
Most paywalls are designed so that you can view a little of the content before the pop-up kicks in or the article is obscured in some other

7 min read robert Abela
Business | wplift.com | 16 hours ago

Will Gutenberg Kill WordPress Page Builders? Not So Fast...

An interesting take on Gutenberg VS Page Builders. Spoiler alert: page builders can work with Gutenberg and it will only cull the weak.

Will Gutenberg Kill WordPress Page Builders? Not So Fast...

Business | wplift.com | 16 hours ago

Back in November 2017, the team behind Tailor Page Builder made the hard decision to bow out of the page builder market because of, in part, the incoming WordPress Gutenberg editor. Will other companies soon be following suit? Does Gutenberg signal the end of WordPress page builders?
Well – spoiler alert – I don’t think so. At least not anytime in the foreseeable future.
But I do think Gutenberg will bring some changes to the page builder and theme builder industry.
In this post, I’ll lay out my reasoning and then we can, hopefully, dig into things even more in the comments section.
Gutenberg Is Not A Replacement For A Page Builder…
At least not yet…
That’s a pretty big caveat, I know.
But in its current iteration, Gutenberg just isn’t even close to a 1:1 replacement for a WordPress page builder.
Page builder companies should probably be sweating the vision for eventually making Gutenberg into a tool that can “go beyond the post into page templates and ultimately, full site customization.”
But right now, Gutenberg doesn’t even have drag and drop or columns.
So even if you ignore all of the other page builder features

3 min read Donna Cavalier

Getting Ready For Gutenberg - Helping developers prepare for it

Looks like this is an effort to get devs together to help all the plugin and theme authors port their code to be Gutenberg-ready

Getting Ready For Gutenberg - Helping developers prepare for it

What is Getting Ready for Gutenberg? Getting Ready for Gutenberg is an initiative to help the WordPress community prepare for launch of Gutenberg. While Gutenberg aims to revolutionise the publishing in WordPress ecosystem, this ecosystem is not complete without the plugins and themes that extend the capabilities of WordPress.
There are many theme and plugin shops who have in-house teams or outsourced vendors who will do the heavy lifting of converting their theme/plugin code to work with Gutenberg. But there are many shops, developers who do not have teams to help them with this task. There are many plugins that are not updated and are dormant since quite sometime but are installed and active on hundreds of WordPress sites.
Getting Ready for Gutenberg is an effort to bring the big happy family of WordPress developers and designers together to help these people to help prepare their code, themes, plugins for Gutenberg.
Who Getting Ready for Gutenberg is meant for?
Your theme/plugin is listed on official WordPress directory
The theme/plugin is more than 6 months old
You have atleast 500 active installs
Starting Thursday, Dec. 14th, 2017, you can apply to get help for your themes/plugins.

2 min read Aline
Community | mastermind.fm | Nov. 21, 2017

Episode 84 - Million Dollar Corruption in WordPress

A turbulent second half of the Dumitru Brinzan interview at Mastermind.fm where he openly talks about some very real problems that are festering behind the apparent blockbuster success of WordPress.

Episode 84 - Million Dollar Corruption in WordPress

Community | mastermind.fm | Nov. 21, 2017

This turbulent second half of the the Dumitru Brinzan interview revolves around his controversial blog post Inside WordPress.org Theme Review Team: Money, Abuse and Inconsistent Leadership. Donnacha and Dumitru discuss the series of events that led him to be the first member of the WordPress.org Theme Review Team to publicly call out the corruption that makes WordPress worse for users but, conveniently, hands a million dollar business advantage to leading volunteers.
We talk about how Dumitru’s background, growing up in Eastern Europe before the fall of communism, imprinted upon him the urgent importance of not allowing corruption to slide, especially in slow-moving, bureaucratic, cult-of-personality situations.
For anyone involved in WordPress, this interview is worth listening to precisely because it is so rare to ever hear an insider talk openly about the very real problems that are festering behind the apparent blockbuster success of WordPress.
Dumitru Brinzan:
@dumitru
http://www.Brinzan.com/
@hermesthemes
Donnacha:
@WordSkill
http://www.WordSkill.com/
https://www.RedPen.com
https://www.facebook.com/donnacha

12 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | Dec. 19, 2017

Transparency Report #34 - Is Black Friday Good for Merchants?

In this report, Ionut talks about the results of the Black Friday sale, a new plugin repurposed to offer free templates and Gutenberg's impact on the theme & plugin industry.

Transparency Report #34 - Is Black Friday Good for Merchants?

Community | codeinwp.com | Dec. 19, 2017

Welcome to the 34th edition of the monthly transparency report (for November 2017). This is a series where I share and discuss the more interesting events, projects, and learnings from the company’s day to day. Click here to see the previous reports. First up, Black Friday… is it something you should participate in? Both from a customer’s point of view and also from the merchant’s?
Well, the former comes down to your personal preference and the way you do your shopping for the year, but the latter is a bit more complicated thing. On the one hand, if you have a product and you’re willing to provide a discount, you can probably make some good sales.
But does the math on that check out in practice? I hope to provide you with some details on that today.
Just to remind you, we took part in this year’s Black Friday in two distinct ways: (1) we had a Black Friday sale at ThemeIsle, and (2) we compiled a really detailed list of the best Black Friday deals for WordPress and “web things” right here on the blog.
I finally have some data on how it all went:
Results of our Black Friday sale at ThemeIsle
This year was the first time when we actually

6 min read Roy Sivan
Plugins | arcctrl.com | 7 days ago

What are the best WordPress Plugins for your Small Business?

This isn't a "Top X WordPress" list - we look at the most important types of plugins (with suggestions) for a small business. Do you agree with our recommendations? What other types of plugins should a small business have just to get going?

What are the best WordPress Plugins for your Small Business?

Plugins | arcctrl.com | 7 days ago

WordPress is an open source platform that powers (according to :.com) over 50% of the entire Internet, and 37% of of the top 10,000 websites. That is a lot of WordPress, but don’t let that dismay you from using it. There is a reason so many businesses choose to use WordPress, and it may be the right solution for your small business. One of the best features about WordPress is the fact that there are many plugins, which are pieces of functionality that can be added to a website with as little as a few clicks. Need some new feature to meet your business objectives? Chances are you’ll find a plugin that meets at least some of that goal. So which plugins are the best? No, we aren’t going to list any plugins here, unlike many other “WordPress Top X Lists” we are not here to show you who the popular kids are and suggest you only use their plugins, but rather we are going to look at a few categories of plugins you need to have installed and activated.
Your Small Business Needs a Form Plugin
Right off the bat, if your small business is using WordPress or is about to start using WordPress, do not forget about a contact form, it is crucial for any business to help

6 min read weglot
Business | blog.weglot.com | 12 days ago

Weglot SaaSy: Interview with Laurent Vergnaud (Themecloud.io)

WordPress entrepreneur Laurent Vergnaud gave great answers and insights about its managed hosting business. You won't guess what's their average answertime... Speechless (Q6)!

Weglot SaaSy: Interview with Laurent Vergnaud (Themecloud.io)

Business | blog.weglot.com | 12 days ago

We’re happy to interview Laurent Vergnaud from Themecloud.io, the French managed WordPress hosting service (available to French and non French obviously), as part of our series on WordPress SaaS founders: Weglot SaaSy. Q#1: What is your background, what should our readers know about you?
I am the CEO of Themecloud.io, yet another managed WordPress hosting platform. Our goal is to help freelancers and agencies save time and stay focused on their business by taking care of everything from security to performances, automating technical tasks and providing instant expert support.
I have always been entrepreneur-minded, I started working in digital agencies and worked as a freelancer on my days off. When I first used WordPress (after a couple of years using Flash or custom code), I immediately fell in love with it. I then started using it exclusively, embraced the WordPress community and even started a WordPress business to solve the problems I was facing as a freelancer.
Q#2: What’s your main activity within WordPress today?
I mostly work on product design and acquisition but I continue providing WordPress support to our clients and even create a few WordPress sites from time

Plugins | widget-options.com | 17 hours ago

Guide: Using Widget Options to Manage Beaver Builder Modules

You can now take your Beaver Builder Module management to the next level. From visibility restriction to styling, animations, and more!

Guide: Using Widget Options to Manage Beaver Builder Modules

Plugins | widget-options.com | 17 hours ago

This post is a complete guide on how to fully manage your Beaver Builder Elements on your website using Widget Options for WordPress. This is another page builder support, in addition to the ones for Elementor and SiteOrigin. Ever since the development of this new Beaver Builder feature for Widget Options, I have been really excited to bring it out, so let’s not wait any longer and start with the video below. I hope that just like the other features, you love this one, too!
Manage Beaver Builder Element Visibility Using Free Widget Options Version
I hope you enjoyed watching the video! That should be all that you need to get started with Beaver Builder on Widget Options. However, I have prepared a detailed written explanation about how this feature works, in case you prefer reading. I start with the free features that are available on the WordPress plugin directory. If you haven’t checked out the plugin yet, click here and start experiencing one of the world’s top-rated WordPress plugins!
Show or Hide Beaver Builder Module Element per Page
If you are using Beaver Themer, this feature will be very helpful for visibility restriction on your layouts. You can now easily

31 min read Ahmad Awais
Community | pippinsplugins.com | 14 days ago

2017 in review - Pippins Plugins

From buying a new house, hiring and firing employees, raising a family, and a company that's here to stay in the next 25 years with more than 2.2 Million in revenue — Pippin shares it all.

2017 in review - Pippins Plugins

Community | pippinsplugins.com | 14 days ago

As is my tradition at the end of each year, I’d like to share experiences, failures, and successes from 2017. Previous year in review posts: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012.
Personal
From a personal perspective, there’s a number of things from 2017 I’d like to share, including accomplishments and challenges.
Moving to a new home in the Kansas Sandhills
Of everything that happened in 2017, there is one single highlight on the personal side of things: getting acreage outside of my city. In June, my wife and I noticed a property for sale three miles north of Hutchinson, KS, where we live. It had 11 acres comprised of woods, tall grass prairie, and plum thickets. Aside from a number of Cedar trees (an invasive species), the property was mostly pristine Kansas Sandhills that had never (to our knowledge) been farmed.
I grew up unschooled on an apple orchard my parents operated and the property included about 100 acres of trees and open prairie. I have longed to be back in the country away from the city ever since I moved away from my parents’ home. I consider my time growing up, free to be a wild child, some of the most important and formative years of my life and I want

7 min read Roy Sivan
Business | arcctrl.com | 26 days ago

How to make money with WordPress in 2018

Is it even still possible to make good money with WordPress? Yes, and that won't end any time soon. Our thoughts on how you can still make GOOD money with WordPress in 2018

How to make money with WordPress in 2018

Business | arcctrl.com | 26 days ago

2018 is around the corner, and as everyone reflects on 2017, you may be wondering how you can increase profits of your own business, or maybe start a new one revolving around WordPress technology. However, have you ever thought about the WordPress economy? Is it still a thing? WordPress is Old
If WordPress was a person, it would be learning how to drive soon, and in the tech community, that is basically ancient. So you have to think with a platform existing THAT long, is there really an economy to be had still, or has it all been done and its now too late?
With the rise of JavaScript frameworks like React, Angular, and Vue with enough knowledge you could jump in on the ground floor and get going, show enough of your chops off and you’ll get steady work either consulting businesses on projects, or even making money from the other developers who use the framework. However this isn’t the case with WordPress, since it has been around for so long its not easy to “break into” the scene. Most plugin types have a reputation and have long standing with the community, so your only hope of getting business may be finding “new to WordPress” users, which is rare,

5 min read Roy Sivan
Business | arcctrl.com | 21 day ago

Why is having a Scope of Work important in WordPress?

A Scope of Work can help make sure the delivered product is what you both wanted, and is crucial for any major project. If you aren't creating a Scope of Work, YOU SHOULD BE!

Why is having a Scope of Work important in WordPress?

Business | arcctrl.com | 21 day ago

When you are a freelancer or consultant building anything form WordPress themes to enterprise applications, a Scope of Work (SOW) is going to be your best friend in order to keep “scope creep” to a minimum. What is a Scope of Work?
First lets start with the basics, what is a scope of work? A Scope of work is simply put a document that explains everything you will be working on during that project. A scope of work can include many things, besides the basics of what you are going to deliver, it may also include communication schedule (meetings), timelines, and even other practices you may have as a business.
To me, a scope of work is the bare bones contract, it states what I will be providing in my time and as a deliverable. I will also include a rough timeline based on an assumed start date, as well as any software I know I will need to use for the project.
Why create a Scope of Work?
SOW’s are by far the easiest way to convey to a client what you are going to be delivering as part of your service. For example if I am tasked to build a theme with a certain piece of functionality, I will make sure that every piece of functionality requested is documented in the SOW so