Category: WordPress Benefits

History of WordPress Plugins

A Short History of the WordPress Plugin

By Adam Warner

WordPress plugins allow users to completely customize their website features and experience for visitors, and  also serve as a mainstay of the WordPress experience. It’s safe to say that without them, WordPress wouldn’t have grown to power over 28% of the internet. But did you know that WordPress used to exist without plugins? In this post, I’ll give you a short history of when and why plugins came to be and what the future holds for WordPress because of them.

Tags:   history, plugins, premium
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WordPress User Roles

What Kind of WordPress Are You?

By Adam Warner

The WordPress software has come a long way since its humble beginning in 2003. I can’t imagine that Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little had any idea how much their fork of the b2 cafelog blogging platform would grow, let alone establish a worldwide community of users.

I consider myself lucky to have found WordPress in early 2005, just over a year after its creation. In the almost twelve years since that time, I’ve held  many different WordPress titles and have transformed the way I’ve used it. There are different meanings of the word “users” when it comes to WordPress, and in this post I’m going to discuss some of those definitions.

Tags:   roles, types, user
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WordPress Help

5 Best Places to Find WordPress Help

By Adam Warner

Whether you’ve just started using WordPress or have been an avid user for years, it’s likely that you regularly come up with specific questions on how to fix or improve your website or blog. In this post, I’ll detail my top five favorite sources for finding WordPress help.

Tags:   help, questions, support
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WordPress and Email Marketing

By Adam Warner

You’ve created your WordPress website, now what? Whether you’re a blogger, freelancer, or product business owner the key to a successful website is to keep your visitors (or customers) engaged by reading and sharing your content or coming back to purchases additional products or services.

Email marketing is the answer. But how does that apply to your blog or website and how do you get started with an email marketing plan that actually works?

In this post, you’ll learn why email marketing is vital to the success of any website and how you can get started immediately.

Tags:   email marketing
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Open Source Software

The Open Source Community: WordPress’ Key to Success

By Ashley Baldwin

WordPress is one of the largest website platforms available and currently powers over 26 percent of the internet. It is also the largest open-source software in the market, with over 60 million websites currently running the software. WordPress has used open-source to set itself apart and provide a long lasting impact on the online community. Continue reading as we dive in deeper and explore why open-source makes WordPress so successful.

Tags:   open source, open source vs. proprietary
Categories:  Community, WordPress Benefits
Content Curation in WordPress

Curating Content with WordPress

By Adam Warner

Have you ever had trouble keeping up with your blog post schedule? If the answer is yes, then keep reading because we’re going to help you nail down that schedule and get your site filled with great content.

If you’ve hit a wall with blogging, it’s likely due to one of these reasons:

  • A lack of time
  • A lack of inspiring subject matter

Whatever the cause, implementing content curation as part of your publishing plan can help.

Tags:   marketing
Categories:  WordPress Benefits
contribute to wordpress

5 Ways to Non-Developers Can Contribute to WordPress

By Adam Warner

WordPress would be nothing if it weren’t for the thousands of people contributing to this open source software project and community. But what if you’re not a developer or designer? How can you get involved?

If you’ve faced these same questions, you might be surprised to learn that it’s much easier to contribute than you assumed. Unfortunately, many people in the community (the end user) aren’t aware that there are ways to contribute that don’t include writing code.

Tags:   contribute, open source
Categories:  Community, WordPress Benefits
big brands wordpress

WordPress Winning Over Big Brands

By Ashley Baldwin

WordPress was long regarded as a blogging platform, but in the last few years it has made a name for itself as the development platform for many large-scale websites. Industry titans, such as CNN, eBay, UPS and Dow Jones, all run their websites on the WordPress platform and they are not alone. According to VTLDesign, 75 million websites are now supported by WordPress and make up 55 percent of the top one million most visited sites in the world. Many companies, artists and brands are making the switch to WordPress as their website development platform.

Tags:   marketing
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