Any WordPress site owner who keeps an eye on his metrics will tell you one thing: speed is crucial when it comes to attracting and retaining visitors. Increasing your loading times by a second may not seem like a big deal, but it could cost you dearly. With this in mind, implementing a WordPress caching plugin is a no-brainer. (more…)
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…)
What a month it was for WordPress people, and especially in the US! In case you don’t know, the end of November marked another annual WordCamp US event. It all took place in Philadelphia, in the awesome Pennsylvania Convention Center. Almost the whole ThemeIsle team was there as well, having a blast and enjoying the vibe to the fullest! (more…)
Freelancing in the WordPress space is a hugely attractive proposition: WordPress has experienced incredible growth for over a decade now and despite challenges there’s no sign of that stopping or there being any shortage of work to go around.
There are even great opportunities to split your time between client work and your own projects, which can flourish into very large businesses (see the progress made over our transparency reports to illustrate this). (more…)
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…)
If you want to make your news website unique and reader-friendly, some optimized news WordPress themes will come handy. The main goal of a news site is always to put sufficient focus on the content that’s being presented, and at the same time, not to be overly flashy with its own design. (more…)
Welcome to the 21st edition of our monthly transparency report (for October 2016). In the series, I discuss various aspects of running a WordPress business. I try to give you the back story behind our strategies, what’s going on right now, and what we have in store next. Check it out if you want to see what’s been happening behind the scenes at CodeinWP, ThemeIsle, and Revive.Social. Click here to see the previous reports. (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…)