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January 17, 2020

How Should Job Applicants Include WordPress Knowledge In Their Resume?

If you want to steer clear, drop your plan of including your WordPress knowledge in your resume. There are two possible scenarios: The business won’t benefit from you having experience with WordPress so this would be relevant to the job application The business may require some proficiency in WordPress and you would want to clarify

January 10, 2020

What Are The Most Important Programming Skills?

The most important programming skills are the so-called “meta-skills”. Programming is often not about the coding itself, but instead: The ability to build a mental model of the core problem. Understanding business requirements. Mapping the known components into a chain of events or a story that works together. Receiving all requirements and dependencies early on

January 3, 2020

Are WordPress Plugins Fully Vetted Before Going Into The WordPress Repository?

WordPress plugins are kind of fully vetted before going into the WordPress repository, but not completely. The Plugin Review team conducts a manual review for every single WordPress plugin submitted to the repository. A similar process exists for the Theme Review team. However, themes are designed for “presentation purposes”, following a set of predictable rules: A style.css

December 27, 2019

What Solutions Are Available In Monetizing WordPress Blogs?

WordPress blogs could be monetized in so many ways. Advertisement Sponsored posts Paid guest writing opportunities Personal branding (and consulting options) Affiliate marketing Email marketing Are you asking about eCommerce since you want to charge straight through the website? I’ll get to products, but before that, let’s review a few more revenue-generating opportunities like: Training courses (charging for

December 20, 2019

What Technological Innovations Can Make Remote Working Go Mainstream?

I believe that remote working has been fairly mainstream in most metropolitan cities over the past 5–7 years. Some of the leading challenges are related to companies’ remote working policy or a limited number of available places welcoming remote workers. I’ve spent years working from a number of coffices and wrote a cofficers guide for freelancers and telecommuters. There are some

December 13, 2019

SiteGround’s GrowBig Plan Features You Need to Know

SiteGround’s GrowBig plan includes their standard feature set for managed WordPress sites. On top of the standard features a generic shared host would offer, GrowBig also offers: Free automatic transfers from a different host Automatic updates for your plugins or core Additional security layers on a server level (both Linux, your web server, MySQL) WP-CLI

December 6, 2019

How To Make A Multilingual WordPress Site For Your Business?

There are three separate responsibilities to make a multilingual WordPress site happen: A technical matter, an implementation/tooling process, and a content/marketing assignment. From a purely technical perspective, “redirecting users to the corresponding version” and providing options for a multilingual WordPress site is doable with different plugins out there. Polylang’s example of adding languages (say, US

November 29, 2019

Advanced PHP Tutorials For Developers With 2 Years Of Experience

Do you want to get access to advanced PHP tutorials? What do you want to profile in over the next few years? The first two years of PHP development have already taught you the basics of web development with PHP. This includes syntax, basic problem-solving, tackling specific issues with programming code, probably general debugging principles and

November 22, 2019

What Is The Best Top-Level Domain Alternative for B2B SaaS Companies?

I believe that when it comes to choosing a top-level domain, this is subjective and depends on the industry/target market. But despite the fact that more and more top-level domains (TLDs) are getting introduced, .com still carries a lot of value, especially for US and international businesses that can’t benefit from a local TLD. Both the original

November 15, 2019

Should WordPress Developers Specialize In A Particular Theme?

First off, WordPress developers specialize in programming. Real developers are platform-agnostic and often language-agnostic since the concepts of software development revolve around solving business problems through algorithms, using data structures and paradigms embedded in the OS layer, web servers, the networking infrastructure and more. WordPress developers are software (or web) developers who are familiar with the WordPress