Weekly WordPress News: WPLift Support Goes Live, Imposter Syndrome, Choosing a Theme

So my news this week is I finally launched a new site, WPLift.Support provides complete support and maintenance plans complete with unlimited jobs for a monthly fee. I wrote up an introduction to the service here where I also talked about how I created the site and which plugins I chose to run the various components of it.

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So far, feedback has been good and we have had quite a bit of interest, I will keep WPLift readers updated about the site as it goes on and plan to do some transparency reports which are all the rage at the moment, once we have things to report!

The sun is shining here in the UK and I’m off tomorrow to take part in a Tough Mudder, hopefully talk to you again next week 🙂 Have a great weekend everyone!

WordPress News and Articles

  • Site Launch: WPLift WordPress Support & Maintenance – Introduction & Behind The Scenes of my latest Venture.
  • Behind The Scenes at DealFuel – A Deals Website for WordPress & Web Professionals + Win Themes in our competition.
  • On Life and Family – Nick Haskins, Creator of the Aesop Story telling theme is selling up to purchase land in North Carolina.
  • Transparency Report: This is how much we’ve made since 2012 – Paid Memberships Pro is the latest plugin to go public with their revenue.
  • How to select the right WordPress theme – Solid post from Matt Medeiros on themes an pricing.
  • Authors Rating Their Own Plugins: A WordPress.org Epidemic – This doesn’t really bother me that much and is pretty trivial to stop it if needed.
  • Impostor Syndrome, The WordPress Community, and Me – I think we all have a touch of this don’t we?
  • Experiences in Growing a Business in WordPress – Tom talks about the challenge of hiring for your business.
  • Don’t make enemies, invest in friendships – Make love, not war.

Tutorials and How-Tos

  • Schema Markup – Rich Snippets in WordPress to boost SEO – How to add microdata to WordPress.
  • Toolbox of the Smart WordPress Developer – The Envato WordPress Toolkit.
  • Creating a List of Posts With the Same Categories as the Current One – List related posts based on category.

Resources & Freebies

  • Pravda Theme Review – A Glossy, Grid Layout WordPress Theme for Blogs or Magazines.
  • Salient Theme Review – A Creative Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme with over 35,000 Sales.
  • Introducing Suzie: Our WordPress Starter Kit – Starter kit for building WordPress sites.
  • Meet PeepSo – BuddyPress’ Newest Competitor in Open Source Social Networking for WordPress
  • Yuuta – A Free Visual Diary Theme for WordPress

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