MailOptin is the Complete Email List and Automation WordPress Plugin

There is still great value in capturing email addresses through your website. Keeping users informed of new content and promotions helps to build brand loyalty. When you think about it, this is one of the key methods for turning visitors into customers. Doing this within WordPress has often required a …

Customer Journey Maps: A Day in the Life of a Customer

How do you measure customer engagement? Likes, clicks, and purchases are often the default metrics to turn to, but they don’t tell the whole story. You need to know how much customers feel they’re in a relationship with your product, business or brand to truly measure customer engagement. Is your …

Controlling WordPress Through the Command Line with WP-CLI

Even in a standard install, WordPress is a highly-visual platform. That not only makes for easy content creation, but site maintenance as well. Within a few clicks, you can install a plugin, run software updates and tweak any number of settings. However, there are situations where that visual interface can …

Send Holiday Cheer with these Christmas Code Snippets

Everyone who collects subscribers and regularly runs email campaigns can benefit from sending out festive greetings. It is customary to congratulate your devoted users by presenting them with bonuses, discounts, special offers or other unique material. On the one hand, it is a marketing trick that lures users in and …

Best Practices of Web Application Hosting in Alibaba Cloud

This article was originally published on Alibaba Cloud. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Deploying a highly available and scalable web application on a traditional data center is a complex and expensive undertaking. One must invest a lot of effort and resources into capacity management. But …

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 …

How to Ship a Custom Login Form in Minutes – Without Coding Sponsored

If you can create a user login form for your product or app in minutes – and without coding – you must be doing something illegal or magical. Or, you could be using Mason, a feature-building platform designed for teams to work together to design, build, and deploy front-end features. …

Limited Resources are an Issue? It Won’t Be when You Use Pre-built Websites Sponsored

You’ve been there before. Too many times perhaps. You’ve got a looming deadline or you’re running low on budget. You have to work extra hard to finish a project before time or money runs out. You’ll succeed of course. You always manage to, but it’s not fun. You usually end …

How to Choose a WordPress Theme in 2019: A Selection of the Best

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. There are plenty of tools to choose from if your goal is to build a website. But if your goal is to build a great website, your choices narrow …

Check out the 6 Best Productivity Apps for Designers

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Once upon a time, time and motion studies were introduced to boost productivity. The practice was popular with those doing the studies — but not so much with those …

Advanced OOP for WordPress: Customizing REST API Endpoints

This article on advanced OOP for WordPress was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. I’ve written a lot about object-oriented PHP and the WordPress REST API for Torque over the past few years. I’ve also touched on using Composer for dependency management and to provide …

How Blinkist Powers Millions of Users on MongoDB Atlas

This article was originally published on MongoDB. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Not unlike other startups, Blinkist grew its roots in a college dorm. Only, its creators didn’t know it at the time. It took years before the founders decided to build a business on …

Creating Custom Endpoints for the WordPress REST API

This tutorial walks you through creating a custom WP-API endpoint. We’ll first create a child theme of the default “Twenty Seventeen” theme, which will allow us to add functionality to our theme, and then proceed to register our custom API endpoint. The WordPress REST API provides you with more than …

Statically Compiled Go on Alibaba Cloud Container Service

The third prize of the Alibaba Cloud competition goes to David Banham. His winning entry is a succinct tutorial on statically compiling a Go program, and using Docker to containerize and distribute it. Alibaba Cloud’s Container Service is a great example of how Docker and Kubernetes are revolutionising the cloud …

18 Free High-Resolution Adobe Illustrator Brush Packs

If you’re looking to add unique elements to your Illustrator designs or want to spice up your projects, you’re going to need a quality Illustrator brush pack. While Illustrator is a popular design program, you can’t find as many resources for it as you can for Photoshop. That’s why we’ve …

Developing a WordPress REST API App: Getting Started

This article on developing a WordPress REST API app was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. Excitement over the WordPress REST API has been building for what seems like an eternity, but we’re still pretty much at the starting gate in terms of what it’s …