Lookback: How Did You Begin Your Story With WordPress?

Lookback: How Did You Begin Your Story With WordPress?

I’ve been sitting in my personal workplace corner and thinking: What am I going to write about WordPress and WooCommerce?

We’ve been crafting quite a lot of “technical” stuff in the WooRockets blog like WooCommerce tutorials, tips and tricks, news and updates, etc. And I’m glad that many of the WooRockets articles there have helped you guys learn more about WooCommerce and WordPress as well as its community.

As I let my mind wander, thinking “what’s next” for this blog, I found myself back to the time I first started with WordPress. It was 5 years ago – my relationship with WordPress is quite a lot shorter in comparison to that of the major WordPress users out there.

So, let today be Lookback Monday and let’s share our stories of WordPress. Continue reading

WordPress Security Still Matters – What to Expect in WordPress This Year

WordPress Security Still Matters – What to Expect in WordPress This Year

WordPress security is one of the first and foremost concerns of any user. Why? Because due to its popularity and large usage, WordPress is always under greater security threat than other CMSs. It’s not always WordPress’s fault for your website being hacked though. There are many reasons that could lead to this situation.

While carrying out a small survey among WordPress users on what changes they want to see in WordPress this year, I found out that people do have half of their heart wishing for better security in WordPress. Honestly, I didn’t expect this answer since there are lots of WordPress security best practices out there. It really sparks a discussion here: WordPress security still matters.

Why? And do you think there should be more secure WordPress versions in 2015? Are there any other worth-waiting-for changes? Let’s join the discussion. Continue reading

5 Ways to be a Jerk When Developing WordPress

5 Ways to be a Jerk When Developing WordPress

WordPress users nowadays can learn to protect themselves from badly-coded themes and plugins with the help of the community and the thousands of best practice articles out there. However, if you – the developer – intend to make a fool out of them then those users are totally defenseless.

It’s simpler for WordPress developers to tell the good from the bad WordPress products, and they can absolutely cross out the bad ones and utilize the good ones. However, for normal WordPress users, it’s a different story.

Well, if you want to be a jerk and be irresponsible with what you’ve been making for the WordPress community, then follow these 5 practices. Otherwise, never commit any of these following and you’ll be on your way to be a great WordPress developer. Continue reading

7 Tips to Help You Develop a Better WordPress Theme

7 Tips to Help You Develop a Better WordPress Theme

Count me out and skip this article if you are one of those who is only looking to stuff your WordPress theme with tons of features. Believe me, the more features your theme has, doesn’t mean the better it will become or that more people will buy it.

For me, a good WordPress theme is not made from features alone. So these are the 7 things that in my opinion make a great WordPress theme. Are you in for this discussion? Here are my thoughts. Don’t forget to raise yours in the comment section. Continue reading

Your Today’s 3 Social Media Best Practices for E-commerce Stores

Your Today’s 3 Social Media Best Practices for E-commerce Stores

Social media and e-commerce business always go hand in hand. Running a store without activities on social media channels is like you keep walking instead of using a car on the road to reach your prospective customers.

Well, there are tons of useful tips and tricks out there for you to boost your e-commerce store’s sales. Here in this article, I’d like to bring up 3 among the jungle of best practices for you with a little example. A little practice each day will help you step closer to your valued customers. Continue reading

Your Today’s 3 Social Media Best Practices for E-commerce Stores

Your Today’s 3 Social Media Best Practices for E-commerce Stores

Social media and e-commerce business always go hand in hand. Running a store without activities on social media channels is like you keep walking instead of using a car on the road to reach your prospective customers.

Well, there are tons of useful tips and tricks out there for you to boost your e-commerce store’s sales. Here in this article, I’d like to bring up 3 among the jungle of best practices for you with a little example. A little practice each day will help you step closer to your valued customers. Continue reading

WordPress Web Development: Functionality in WordPress Theme or Plugin?

WordPress Web Development: Functionality in WordPress Theme or Plugin?

Should you put functionality in a WordPress theme or WordPress plugin?

It’s a very popular and quite controversial question for all WordPress developers out there. Whether your answer is WordPress theme or plugin, you have some points to believe in your approach.

However, putting functionality in a plugin and only letting the theme handle the appearance of your website seems to be “the more right answer”. I’ll tell you why by running through these parts:

  1. Define functionality in WordPress
  2. The debate between Theme and Plugin functionality
  3. Why does functionality belong in a WordPress plugin?
  4. How to start moving functionality into a WordPress plugin?

Get a cup of coffee, or grab some popcorn, and here we go! Continue reading

Is WordPress a Good Solution for E-commerce?

Is WordPress a Good Solution for E-commerce?

For many non-WordPress users, the impression of WordPress is that it is a platform for blogs and magazines. Many people hardly know that WordPress is the Jack-of-all-Trades which can flexibly handle any type of website one would want to build.

Especially for e-commerce, WordPress can help you create an exceptionally good online business website. However, there is pretty much a controversial conversation regarding this statement. Through this article, I’ll give you some points of view so you can have the answer for the question: Is WordPress a good platform for e-commerce?

We’ll jump through these parts:

  1. Why WordPress is not good for e-commerce websites
  2. In defense of WordPress weaknesses as an e-commerce platform
  3. Why WordPress is good for e-commerce websites
  4. Tips to create a successful WordPress e-commerce website

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5 Rules to Always Be a Client-Magnet WordPress Web Developer

5 Rules to Always Be a Client-Magnet WordPress Web Developer

Don’t be a good web developer. Be an outstanding web developer so that any client will happily choose to stay with you.

It doesn’t matter if you are a rookie developer who has just stepped into the WordPress web development world or a senior developer, remaining in your clients’ affections is always critical to your career. It’s not only about building a friendly relationship or making friends with your clients, but also about ensuring your future income if the client comes back to you.

You definitely need to be a qualified web developer. And a little more than that.

Here are 5 must-follow rules to draw your client’s heart near yours. Continue reading

Give Your Customers Something More Than Just A Demo With WordPress Demo Builder

Playing the game in this WordPress industry, more than anyone, WordPress product developers like you and us understand that the more value we can show to our users, the more benefits both users and we can get.

To do so, we need to quickly and precisely convey our messages to all potential users. Hmm, now you might question: How? Bingo, we have the answer for you: it’s WordPress Demo Builder.

WordPress Demo Builder is a helpful tool to help users on your website easily and quickly create a totally new WordPress website from your demo layout. In short, it provides your users with an effective tool for creating a copy of your product’s demo website instantly. It’s the perfect way to let your users experience your plugins or themes both in the front-end and back-end. Continue reading