How to Create a Local Search Directory Like Yelp on WordPress

TL;DR: Yelp is a huge website / web service offering a ton of features and serving millions of visitors. This you surely do know… However! It turns out that you can create a local search directory like Yelp on WordPress. Here’s how – all done from top to bottom and without touching a line of code. Enter Colin:

What’s Coming in WordPress 4.8 – See New Features in Action

Excited for the first major WordPress release of the year – WordPress 4.8? The launch is set to happen on June 8-9, which is basically just around the corner (and just before WCEU). No wonder there’s a lot of talk going on in the community already as to what sort of improvements that new version is set to deliver. (more…)

Transparency Report #27 – Stop Building New WordPress Themes?

Welcome to the 27th edition of the monthly transparency report (for April 2017). This series is all about what’s been going on at CodeinWP and ThemeIsle that relates to the business side of things. I try to talk about new products, marketing plans, the team, and everything else that is relevant (and fun). Click here to see the previous reports. (more…)

WordPress Maintenance Company vs DIY – Are WordPress Maintenance Services Worth the Money?

TL;DR: Yes, hiring a WordPress maintenance company does make sense, just not for everybody.

WordPress maintenance is one of those topics that tend to divide people into two groups: some people stand behind such services wholeheartedly, while others get all “I can take care of own my site!” about it. (more…)

20+ Best Divi Child Themes for 2017 #WordPress

Why Divi child themes? Well, let’s start with the fact that Divi is definitely one of the most popular WordPress themes in the market. BuiltWith, for instance, reports more than 500,000 active websites using it. This is really impressive considering how competitive the market of mega WordPress themes has gotten lately. (more…)

Ultimate Roundup of Brilliant WordPress Tutorials – Your Input Needed!

One of the great things about WordPress is the ever-growing community of people that surrounds it. People who are not only willing to extend the software itself, but also share their knowledge and experience with everyone else via some brilliant WordPress tutorials. (more…)

April 2017 WordPress News – This Month in WordPress w/ CodeinWP

 This is the April 2017 edition of “This Month in WordPress with CodeinWP.” 

April was a month of releases, improvements to popular products, and announcements of interesting upcoming events. Plus, like always, we saw some awesome articles written by our fellow WordPress enthusiasts, too! (more…)

Best Web Hosting for Small Business – What Your Clients Want vs What They Actually Need

Web hosting for small business is not something that we usually focus too much attention on. I mean, even when building a website for a small business client, we are still very likely to recommend a popular overall hosting solution, like WP Engine or SiteGround. (more…)

Inside the Dev House: How We Handle Automatic Theme Deployment for LITE and PRO WordPress Themes

As you would imagine, theme development is something we do quite a lot of here at the company. With around 4-5 new theme projects in the works at any given moment, and 49 themes in our directory in total (which means active maintenance and further development of those as well), we have our hands rather full. (more…)

Transparency Report #26 – The Future of ThemeIsle and How Often People Change Themes

Welcome to the 26th edition of the monthly transparency report (for March 2017). In this series, I do my best to cover everything that’s been going on here at CodeinWP and ThemeIsle. We talk business, development, marketing, productivity and other fun stuff. Click here to see the previous reports. (more…)