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175 – 8 Things to Look for in a WordPress Demo Theme

Announcements

  • Daily Blogcast for Internet Marketing with Mark and Brian Episode 106
  • WordPress 3.8.2 Security Release is available
    • Fixes 9 bugs and 3 security hardening changes
    • If you are running WordPress 3.7.1, then you’ll update to WordPress 3.7.2
  • WordPress 3.9. Release Candidate is available
    • The plan is to ship next week
    • No more changes features added to the beta, just last minute fixes
  • WordPress.org rolls out new profiles
    • http://profiles.wordpress.org/[username]
    • Great way to keep track of your
      • activity
      • plugins
      • themes
      • favorites
  • Work at Automattic (Summer 2014 Internship)
    • Applications are due May 1st
  • WordCamp North Canton

Tools / Plugins

  • WordPress Reset is a plugin that restores the WordPress database back to it’s default state and wipes out all customizations. Only resets the database and not any theme or plugin files.

8 Questions to Ask When Selecting WordPress Theme

  • Is everything in the demo included in the theme?
  • Does the theme come with dummy content?
  • Does the theme come with a user guide?
  • Does this restaurant site actually have to be for a restaurant website?
  • Do I really need 24 sliders and 79 color schemes?
  • Is this theme 100% customizable? ie Drag and Drop
  • Is support important to me?
  • Are you willing to hire a programmer if the developer quits or discontinues a theme?
    • Bryan_Knowlton Reply

      Hey Dustin! Thanks for the shout out!  We really appreciate you being a guest on our show and covering all that great WordPress security information!  We will have to have you on again soon with all these awesome new updates to WordPress!  That new Drag and Drop feature is going to really save me hours and hours of time each month.

      Apr 9, 2014
    • dhartzler10 Reply

      Bryan_Knowlton  It was so much fun being on :) I’m up for talking about WordPress whenever. If you haven’t noticed, I like to talk about WordPress!

      Apr 9, 2014
    • Bryan_Knowlton Reply

      dhartzler10 Bryan_KnowltonI noticed! Sounds good to me, we will definitely hit you up!

      Apr 10, 2014

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