Author: Karol K

New Tags Coming to the WordPress Plugin Repo? Users Respond With an Unanimous “Meh”

According to our small survey, 90% of users say they don’t care if a free plugin they’re getting from the directory is only a limited, “lite” version of the fully-featured PRO.

Okay, I might have BuzzFeeded the stats a bit here. The exact question we asked was, “Would you not use a WordPress.org plugin, just because it has a PRO version also available?” Again, 90% said “no.” (more…)

Which is the Best WordPress Popup Plugin? 4 Top Solutions Compared

Love them or hate them, email subscription popup plugins just do their job. And they do their job well. So well, in fact, that reports of 600% increases in conversion rates purely as a result of implementing the right email marketing strategy are not uncommon to see. (more…)

Our Honest Assessment of Kinsta WordPress Hosting After 4 Months

TL;DR: We moved the CodeinWP blog over to Kinsta WordPress hosting a couple of months ago. In this post, we’d like to give you our honest assessment of Kinsta‘s platform, being the result of our four-month, first-hand experience with it. In other words, we try to answer the question of whether Kinsta WordPress hosting really is as awesome as everybody says.
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Transparency Report #22 – The Lessons From the CodeinWP/ThemeIsle Team

Welcome to the 22nd edition of our monthly transparency report (for November 2016). This series is about everything interesting that’s been going on behind the scenes at CodeinWP, ThemeIsle, and Revive.Social. Click here to see the previous reports. (more…)

6 Best Slider Plugins for WordPress Compared

If you’re in the market for a slider plugin for WordPress then I really don’t envy you. And don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I have anything against sliders, I don’t. It’s just that picking the best slider plugins is much like picking the best car. There’s just wayyyy too many options out there. (more…)

Divi vs Avada vs X Theme: Ultimate Comparison … Which Is Best When Building Sites for Clients

This is an in-depth comparison of Divi vs Avada vs X Theme – what you’ll learn here is which of the three is the optimal solution for building client websites (or feature-rich websites of your own too).
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[Latest] Starter Content Now Allowed in WordPress.org Themes

Okay, not “now” … more like “soon.” And it’s not only about WordPress.org themes either. (more…)

Why Your WordPress Site Should Have Sticky UI Elements, and How to Create Them

 This contribution on sticky UI elements in WordPress is by Lexie Lu. 
There are some mixed feelings when it comes to sticky UI elements. Some say that they — which can include everything from social media sharing options to company information — make for a bad user experience. However, even the detractors concede that these can be highly effective design choices when done right. (more…)

WordPress Freelancers: How to Put Parts of Your Business on Autopilot (Toll Free Numbers, Automating Lead Generation, WordPress Development on Autopilot)

I’m officially crappy with email.

And it’s not that I don’t care or I can’t be bothered when people contact me. I just seem not compatible with the medium itself.

Being a pro blogger and working with WordPress, this doesn’t make my life easy, and especially when dealing with new prospective clients who might be put off by my struggles.

But hold on … why am I telling you this? (more…)

JIRA vs Trello vs Asana vs TeamClerk vs … WordPress?

 TL;DR: Today we are going to compare popular project management solutions: JIRA vs Trello vs Asana vs TeamClerk vs … WordPress? 

When it comes to project management tools, you certainly have a lot of options to choose from, and that’s mostly a good thing. However, sometimes the abundance of choice can backfire, and even entirely halt your efforts. (more…)