Author: Colin

20 Sites to Find Remote WordPress Jobs + 5 Great Companies Hiring Right Now

Freelancing? Struggling with where to find WordPress jobs to start working with the world’s most popular CMS? Finding a good job can be harder than the work itself! Especially when you’re looking for something niche-specific like WordPress. (more…)

Your Default Blog Homepage Sucks: Why You Should Be Using “Start” Pages Instead + How to Build One

If you’re like most bloggers, you spend a ton of time on your blog posts. Crafting the perfect headline. Writing that intro that grabs readers just right. And while your posts certainly are important…how much time does that leave to spend on your blog homepage? Or, maybe a better question – do you even have a WordPress blog homepage that’s not just a list of your most recent posts? (more…)

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:
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How to Create a Physical Product Marketplace Like Etsy (on WordPress)

TL;DR: “WordPress and eCommerce”? Who would have guessed just 5 years ago that this would be a viable possibility. Surely not anyone in my university class. Nevertheless, we’re here. And WordPress is now perfectly capable of handling an eCommerce business of any type, basically. So to check the extent of that, we’re looking into the topic of creating a physical product marketplace like Etsy … all on WordPress. Here’s Colin’s take on the topic and his exact step-by-step process:
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5 Best eCommerce Platforms for Multi-Vendor Marketplaces

With the massive success of websites like Etsy and ThemeForest, multi-vendor eCommerce marketplaces have become a popular way to sell both physical and digital products. They provide an easy method for you to host third-party vendors. Customers are happy because they get to choose from a wide selection of products, and you’re happy because you get to charge vendors a commission. But because of the unique functionality multi-vendor marketplaces require, you need specialized software to be able to effectively run one. (more…)