ThemeForest vs Independent Theme Shops: Where Should You Buy WordPress Themes From?

ThemeForest vs independent theme shops? Well, let’s face it – the myriad of options available to any prospective WordPress theme purchaser is utterly overwhelming. As such, reducing the pool of contenders to one or two trusted sellers seems like a good idea, but it raises the question: where should you actually buy WordPress themes from? (more…)

The Best WordPress Hosting Providers in the World [By the Numbers + INFOGRAPHIC]

Finding the best web hosting (and shared WordPress hosting usually) has traditionally been the first port of call for those new to self-hosted WordPress. The combination of server administration, low monthly fees, and tempting add-ons (such as free domains) make it an attractive option for new webmasters. (more…)

WP Engine vs Pagely vs Synthesis vs Flywheel WordPress Hosting

If you’re looking for a good WordPress hosting platform, and you’re just about done with cheap low-quality providers, then you’re in a good place. Today, we’re comparing four of the most popular and recognized managed WordPress hosting solutions out there: WP Engine vs Pagely vs Synthesis vs Flywheel. (more…)

10+ Best Free Photography WordPress Themes

What’s the deal with best free photography WordPress themes? Well, if you’re a photographer then you very likely need a portfolio to showcase all your awesome work. A personal website is something that can certainly give you that – it can be the key to putting all your works together giving them the popularity they deserve. For that, you need a design that was built primarily for photography purposes. (more…)

Transparency Report #18 – Changing How We Handle Customer Support 180 Degrees

Welcome to the 18th edition of our monthly transparency report (for July 2016). This series is all about the behind-the-scenes goings-on at ThemeIsle and CodeinWP. Each month, I do my very best to cover the latest developments and important changes in our strategy, business plans, results, marketing, etc. Click here to see the previous reports. (more…)

Accelerated Mobile Pages for WordPress: What You Need to Know

Ever since the latter half of 2015, the concept of Accelerated Mobile Pages for WordPress as well as other website technologies has been in discussion. Web developers, WordPress people, SEO experts, and everyone else associated with content creation or management has been talking about the AMP Project.

But what exactly is the AMP Project? We know that “Accelerated Mobile Pages” refers to something that can, well, accelerate your pages on the mobile. Ideally, a website using AMP should load faster and provide a better UX overall as compared to one that doesn’t use AMP, all other things being constant. (more…)

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Good, Bad and Ugly of WordPress Hosting

If you’re not interested in all-things WordPress hosting, then sorry, but we’re going at it again (with this WordPress hosting infographic). (more…)

Bluehost Alternatives: Top 4 Options for WordPress Hosting

WordPress is both one of the easiest Content Management Systems (CMS) to use, and one of the most powerful. However, to unleash its full potential you need a good hosting provider – and while Bluehost may be popular, it might not be the best option for you. Here are the top Bluehost alternatives, and why you might want to try them out. (more…)

Anti Adblock in WordPress – You Probably Need It, Here’s Why

Before we go into the topic of anti adblock in WordPress, here’s a couple of charts that reflect people’s relationship with ads based on their profession: (more…)

July 2016 WordPress News – This Month in WordPress w/ CodeinWP

 This is the July 2016 edition of This Month in WordPress with CodeinWP. 
Things never get boring with WordPress. Awesome stuff is just happening all the time, which gives us great topics to write about at the end of every month!

And these last few weeks were not different in that regard. We saw new interesting plugins and products, some new rules were brought to light, new stats about WordPress itself, and much much more. (more…)