15 Ways to Customize WordPress Without Touching PHP

WordPress powers 31% of the internet’s websites and offers website owners the power to create any kind of site they want. Adding to that, developers in the WordPress community have dedicated their time to creating plugins that people can use on their WordPress websites to extend the design, structure, and …

Affiliate links done right: Advice for web designers and developers

Affiliate marketing is a strategy that many bloggers and content marketers rely on as an additional revenue source — or even a major stream of income. Often those conversions depend on how you present information on a given product or service through a blog post, video, podcast or other medium. As …

5 Fantastic Website Builders for Creating Your Portfolio Sponsored

Creating a new portfolio website isn’t always easy. First, you have to decide the best way to showcase your products, services, or yourself. Then, you have to find the tools to make it happen. The first part is mostly up to you. Although many of today’s website builders make it …

Use the Free uListing WordPress Plugin to Build a Powerful Business Listings Site Sponsored

Running a listing-based website can be both fun and lucrative. But traditionally, leveraging this type of platform to list real estate, jobs, automobiles or classified ads has been cumbersome and expensive. Building this type of site with WordPress meant investing a good bit of money in multiple plugins, while attempting …

3 Methods for Hands-free Continuous Testing

This article was originally published on CrossBrowserTesting. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. In order to strike the perfect balance between speed and quality, teams that hope to achieve Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery must also implement Continuous Testing. This is often easier said than done. …

‘It’s So Much Money.’ Paralympic Athletes Just Scored a Major Victory for Equal Pay

When Oksana Masters heard last week that the U.S. Olympic Committee voted to start giving Paralympians the same medal bonuses as Olympians, she burst into tears. An eight-time Paralympic medalist who was once so poor during training for the 2014 Games that she slept in her car, she was shocked …

Putting the responsibility into personal and corporate social responsibility

You’re probably aware of the experiment performed by Stanley Milgram in which volunteers were asked by men in white coats to administer what they believed to be electric shocks to another person, who they could not see, but could hear, from behind a screen. Around two-thirds of the volunteers agreed …

A Beginner’s Guide to Selling Digital Goods with WordPress

In the previous post on creating an ecommerce store with WordPress, we learned how to set up an ecommerce store in WordPress with the help of WooCommerce. We covered topics such as shipping, inventory, adding new products, WooCommerce themes and extensions, and more. However, we’ve yet to discuss what to …

Investing in short domain names, an interview with Giuseppe Graziano

I am often asked about how to get started investing in domain names. Those without a foundation of industry experience can learn a lot from the mistakes and successes of those that came before us. Flipping short domain names is a common point of entry for those looking to get …

New interior design collective launches in Manchester

Mix Design Collective in association with Bruntwood, part of Mix Week Manchester, is a brand-new workplace design event that will celebrate the best national and international design products. Created by Mix Group, home to Manchester Headquartered, award winning Mix Interiors magazine and Out There Events, Mix Design Collective will see …

Limiting social media use reduced loneliness and depression in new experiment

The idea that social media can be harmful to our mental and emotional well-being is not a new one, but little has been done by researchers to directly measure the effect; surveys and correlative studies are at best suggestive. A new experimental study out of Penn State, however, directly links …

Apple Watch Series 4 is the most accessible watch yet

Steven Aquino Contributor Share on Twitter Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor The accessibility of the iPhone XS Max At Apple’s WWDC 2018, accessibility pervades all  Every time I ponder the impact Apple Watch has had on my life, my …

Apple heard you like iPhones so it put a tiny iPhone in your mobile browser

Apple has launched a microsite for its new iPhone XS and XS Max, and it features a tiny 3D model of said devices which you can rotate simply by tilting your phone left and right.  The microsite, located at http://experience.apple/iphone/ (unearthed by 9to5Mac), is mobile-only; if you open it in …

Staff wellbeing moves up the HR agenda and yes, includes the provision of free fruit

Employers have placed wellbeing high on their agenda in a bid to encourage employee engagement and reduce absence, claims new research from XpertHR. More than half of employers (54.4 percent) run informal employee wellbeing initiatives, while one-in-five (22 percent) has a formal programme in place. The majority of these formal …

Introducing GoDaddy GoCentral: Bringing your brand or bright idea online just got easier

This article was originally published on Jan. 25, 2017. It was updated on Dec. 18, 2018. Even the best ideas fall flat if they fail to gain traction online. As the champion of a great idea — whether it’s a business, a hobby, or a social movement — you’re the …

Why Trump’s trade war could be the tipping point for American manufacturing

OPINION: When Western companies moved manufacturing to China, it was all about minimizing costs. China was a developing country with labor costs among the lowest in the world. It also offered massive subsidies and readily turned a blind eye to labor abuse and environmental degradation. Today, China is the world’s …