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…)
The international day of discounts is nearly upon us! Of course, I’m talking about Black Friday (and then Cyber Monday)!
Why not start the craze right now? Today marks the official launch of our annual roundup of Black Friday deals and discounts for everything WordPress-related. (more…)
Some WordPress operations prioritize things like search engine optimization and improving conversion rates while neglecting the well-being of their existing customer base, but this can be a costly mistake… If you want to avoid making this mistake, the answer is to deliver exceptional customer support, and we want to help you do this by introducing some of the best WordPress support tools. (more…)
ManageWP vs Jetpack Manage vs InfiniteWP vs MainWP vs iThemes Sync – WordPress Management Tools Compared
Running a single WordPress website is complicated enough, never mind running two, five, or even a dozen. However, while it requires expert discipline on your part, it’s not impossible – especially with the help of some WordPress management tools. (more…)
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…)
WordPress Theme Shop Directory 2016 – Who’s Leading the WordPress Theme Market Right Now, 110+ Theme Shops Analyzed
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…)
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…)
Shortcut. This post is all about the battle of online invoicing tools and solutions. Click here to go straight to the comparison, and find out who comes on top … FreshBooks vs. QuickBooks vs. Xero vs. Invoice.to vs. WP-Invoice vs. Sprout Invoices.
Running a business imposes a lot of unique challenges. Finding customers, negotiating rates, building a product, marketing that product effectively, minimizing costs, hiring new people, and on and on and on. All of this is what keeps the entrepreneur in you awake at night. (more…)
Here’s one for you: Where do you usually go if you want to discover some cool new WordPress-related tools?
Google works well, clearly. So does WordPress.org if you’re looking for plugins (not so much for themes though … try ThemeIsle for that … cough!). CodeCanyon has also proven to be quite a good place to go for premium plugins, especially if the feature you’re after is a bit more advanced and not covered in the realm of free plugins.
Last but not least, various list posts on your favorite WordPress blogs are a great source of inspiration too. I guess the number of times I got a good plugin or tool recommendation from a list article goes in the hundreds…
But there’s also a different way to discover cool WordPress-related tools. (more…)