[RESULTS] Biggest WordPress Hosting Survey to Date – The Good, Bad and Ugly of WordPress Hosting

What you’re about to read are the results of our 2016 WordPress hosting survey – aka.  “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting.”  Yep, we have good, we have bad, and we indeed do have ugly. (more…)

Transparency Report #17 – How Affiliate Marketing Works in WordPress … Honest Opinion

Welcome to the 17th edition of the monthly transparency report (for June 2016). I’ve created this series to talk about everything that’s been happening behind the curtains at CodeinWP and ThemeIsle. Each month, I try to cover the most interesting goings-on. Click here to see the previous reports. (more…)

30+ Affiliate Programs for WordPress Users, Bloggers, Developers

Want to know how to earn affiliate income in WordPress? Then read on, as today we take a look at over 30 of the best affiliate programs for WordPress users, bloggers, developers, and site owners in general.

Affiliate marketing has long been a popular and lucrative means to earn money from a blog. “Simply” pick a product, promote it on your site, then if a visitor follows your link and makes a purchase, you earn a commission. (more…)

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

 This is the June 2016 edition of This Month in WordPress with CodeinWP. 
Hey there! Welcome to the newest edition of our monthly news series – the things people talk about in WordPress. June was surely exciting … being that it’s the first month of the summer (this side of the globe), and that it’s also the month of the biggest WordPress event of the year for Europe.

Here’s everything you should know to keep yourself up-to-date with the WordPress community. This is June 2016 in WordPress: (more…)

The 2016 WordPress Hosting Survey – aka “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting”

WordPress hosting – collectively the favorite topic to talk about when you meet some fellow WordPress people at a conference. Or is it just me? (more…)

10+ Best Free WordPress Themes for Travel Websites

Why free travel WordPress themes? Well, travel is certainly one of the biggest niches for bloggers world wide. Traveling simply has its unique appeal, and we’re naturally drawn to read about other people’s travels, or learn some hacks for our own trips.

However, to make publishing your travel memories possible, or your travel tips, or whatever, you need yourself some quality free travel WordPress themes … or just one of them, actually. In today’s list, we give you just that. Tune in and pick your favorite theme. (more…)

[WordPress Courses for Beginners] Udemy vs Lynda vs Treehouse vs Skillshare

WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) in the world, powering over 26% of the world’s monitored websites. It is heralded for its usability, and yet few people are familiar with the platform’s basics when first creating a website. Given this knowledge gap, there exists a definite demand for online WordPress courses for beginners. (more…)

Call to Action Buttons: How to Optimize Them in WordPress for Maximum Conversions

Attracting visitors to your website is vital, but converting them into customers and subscribers is the ultimate goal. Call to action buttons are the first step on that conversion journey, and if they aren’t properly optimized, those visitors will be moving their cursors towards another tab instead.

To lure visitors into learning more about your products and services, your first port of call should be to optimize your call to action buttons to maximize conversions. By doing this, you stand to make a massive impact on your conversion rate for relatively little effort.

In this post, we will explore the different ways to hone your call to action buttons to keep visitors clicking in all the right places. (more…)

Transparency Report #16 – We Have a New Blog, and a New Awesome Theme

Welcome to the 16th edition of our transparency report (for May 2016). This series is meant to show you into everything that’s been going on at CodeinWP and ThemeIsle. Each month, I cover the most interesting goings-on, share our strategies, opinions, and plans for the foreseeable future. Click here to see the previous reports. (more…)

WordPress Theme Shop Directory 2016 – Who’s Leading the WordPress Theme Market Right Now, 100+ Theme Shops Analyzed

TL;DR: What you’re about to read is our list of 99 103 106 WordPress theme shops currently on the market, and their rank relative to one another. In other words, you can see who’s on top of the game, who’s growing, who’s declining. The WordPress theme shop directory 2016 edition.

This is embarrassing, but I still remember the talks we used to have back in the day (circa 2009-10) when I was part of a design/dev company. We were brainstorming different ideas, and one of them was to transition to building WordPress themes exclusively. I was the one to veto … saying that the market probably isn’t big enough to make it profitable long term.

Yep, that was me. (more…)