4 Free JIRA Alternatives That Are Just as Good

JIRA Software is impressive. Let’s be honest here. Atlassian – the company behind it – has not only built a great development and project management tool, but also lined up a whole range of other tools that integrate with the main package (handling things like documentation, help desk, etc.).

But as life has taught me, only bacon comes with no downsides. And there is one huge, elephant-in-the-room downside with JIRA. (more…)

VaultPress vs BlogVault vs BackupBuddy vs CodeGuard vs UpdraftPlus

“What do I need a backup for!? It’s not like anything bad is going to happen to my WordPress blog anyway!” … I’m sorry to be the one to break this to you, but there’s a whole plethora of bad things that can happen to a WordPress site. And if you’re not prepared – i.e. don’t have a backup – you’re in big trouble. (more…)

The Problem With “Get Pro” Plugin Notifications

 This is a contribution by Sufyan bin Uzayr. 
Quite possibly, the biggest and most obvious factor behind the popularity of WordPress is the fact that you can extend its features and functionality with the help of plugins and themes … all within minutes.

Need to add an eCommerce store to your website? Cool, have no fear! How about a job board or a help desk, right next to your WordPress site? A forum for your readers? Yes, all of that is possible! (more…)

Transparency Report #14 – New Definition of “Headache”

Welcome to the 14th edition of the transparency report (for March 2016)! In this series, I share everything going on behind the scenes here at CodeinWP and ThemeIsle. Each month, I do my very best to focus on the most important and interesting goings-on, while also sharing my opinions and advice on related topics. To see the previous reports, click here. (more…)

10+ Best Free Portfolio WordPress Themes

A portfolio website can be a very valuable asset if you’re creating something awesome and want to share it with the world. With a good online presence, you will be visible to everyone, and your works will finally get the appreciation they deserve!

Luckily, there are lots of great (and free) portfolio WordPress themes available out there. So, to get started quickly, all you need to do is check out the list we’ve prepared for you today. Next, you’ll see the top free portfolio WordPress themes on the market. (more…)

Does WordPress Site Speed Really Matter for SEO?

Staying current with some SEO vs. WordPress site speed concerns can be a burden. After all, keeping on top of the various moving parts of a successful site is tricky enough, without worrying about which one of over 200 ranking signals is currently making a difference in the SERPs.

One SEO signal that’s gotten a lot of attention over the last few years is site speed. We all know we should be making our sites faster, but how much difference does it really make in terms of SEO? (more…)

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

The first month of spring came with so many changes that it put me in a difficult situation of having to go with only a few of them for this roundup. And it wasn’t easy to decide which ones were more important than the others.

That being said, welcome to the March 2016 edition of This Month in WordPress w/ CodeinWP, and get ready for some new written and unwritten rules and releases that will (more or less) influence the future of the WordPress community. (more…)

Managed WordPress Hosting: The All-You-Need-to-Know Guide

Is the (managed) WordPress hosting industry coming to an end? I mean, is WordPress easy-to-grasp enough so that we no longer need any companies helping us out setting up our web servers, and then taking care of those servers on a regular basis? (more…)

10+ Best WordPress Directory Themes

Directory websites require a slightly different WordPress theme / design to be effective at what they do.

A directory website usually contains big amounts of information, has a set of particular features, and uses a specific layout to present that information. All this poses some unique challenges when building such a site.

So in this post, we’re making your job easier and listing some of the best WordPress directory themes out there. They all come with awesome features and engaging designs, so check them out, and maybe you’ll find the one that fits your needs perfectly. (more…)

10 Best Free WordPress Themes Released in March 2016

In March … even free WordPress themes flourish! Sorry for sounding (forcefully) poetic. Nevertheless, let’s welcome the spring into the WordPress world! And there’s no better way to do so than to list the top 10 free WordPress themes released in March 2016.

Tune in and see what has been launched to the WordPress themes market and is now just waiting there to be downloaded for free. Here are the top 10 free WordPress themes released in March 2016: (more…)