Transparency Report #24 – How to Increase Your Google Rankings Overnight

Welcome to the 24th edition of our monthly transparency report (for January 2017). This is a series where I discuss everything that’s been going on at CodeinWP and ThemeIsle from a business point of view. Plans, strategies, revenues, and more. Click here to see the previous reports. (more…)

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…)

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

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

It’s the beginning of 2017, and we’re starting out our WordPress news sessions with a strong edition. Things have been moving pretty quickly recently, and it seems like no one ever takes too long of a break from working on their WordPress projects, do they? (more…)

12 Things We Need to See From WordPress Page Builders in 2017 + Who Already Gets It Right

 This is a guest post by Ann Taylor. 

A question “Do you like WordPress page builders?” is somewhat similar to what if Dumbledore asked “Do you love Harry Potter?” If you are Hermione, you answer is yes. If you are the Dark Lord… Well, you get the idea. It’s the same with so renowned WordPress drag-and-drop page builders – whether you like them or not generally depends on who you are. (more…)

10+ Best Fitness and Lifestyle WordPress Themes 2017

Fitness and lifestyle WordPress themes have gained a lot of popularity lately, and it isn’t hard to see why. After all, we need to remember that our bodies and minds must get the highest attention if we want to remain productive for days, weeks, and years throughout our professional careers. (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…)

10+ Great-Looking Wix Templates vs WordPress Themes

Wix is one of the most popular website builders on the web. I mean, it’s still nowhere near WordPress’ popularity (currently powering more than 27% of the entire web and counting), but it’s still a force to be reckoned with, and a platform that’s getting a lot of publicity due to their user-first approach and an overall easy to use interface. (more…)

Transparency Report #23 – Growing JustFreeThemes.com – How, What, Why

Welcome to the 23rd edition of our monthly transparency report (for December 2016). In this series, I talk about my experiences running a WordPress business and things related. Check it out if you want to see what’s been going on behind the curtain at CodeinWP, ThemeIsle, and Revive.Social. Click here to see the previous reports. (more…)

How to Optimize Google Analytics for WordPress

Google Analytics is an immensely powerful tool that enables its users to gain invaluable insights into the behavior of their website’s visitors. Learning how to optimize Google Analytics for WordPress will let you know how users interact with your site and which goals you are failing to meet, and ultimately enable you to shape a unique marketing strategy for your whole online business. (more…)

Our Hopes and Fears for WordPress 4.8 (Roundup)

I should probably add a little context before we jump into this one and talk “our hopes and fears for WordPress 4.8.” This article is not exactly what it looks like.

Everything started back in December when I and the rest of the team traveled to Philadelphia to take part in 2016’s WordCamp US. Getting there was a big deal for us so we wanted to make the most out of the whole experience. One of the ideas was to meet some of the WordPress people who we only knew online, and do speed interviews with them. (more…)