jlelse's Blog

Thoughts, stories and ideas


Thinking about WordPress

in 💭 Thoughts

Today I have dealt with WordPress for the first time in a long time. I’m not planning to move my blog to WordPress (I’m in the process of developing my own content management system), but have set up a site for someone else and migrated a few articles. But still I am impressed by WordPress. A user friendly interface, a lot of extension possibilities and also a wide range of nice designs.

Read more

Koko Analytics

in 🔗 Links

Should I ever setup a WordPress site again, I will use Koko Analytics instead of a 3rd-party service. I really appreciate such efforts to offer fast, privacy-friendly and easy-to-install plugins that can replace things like Google Analytics. An open-source analytics plugin for WordPress that does not use any external services and respects your visitors’ privacy.

Read more

WordPress gets a payment feature

in 🔗 Links

Similar to Ghost 3.0, WordPress (WordPress.com + Jetpack sites) now supports payments too. As with Ghost, this is also based on Stripe, but with a few more options (because WordPress in general has more options). I think interesting times are coming, given the huge market share and user base of WordPress. Will 30% of the web hide behind a paywall? Or is this finally the solution to replace advertising with donation options?

Read more

Recommended WordPress Plugins

in 👨‍💻 Dev

If you are blogger or blog developer, you probably know the greatness of WordPress plugins. They can add unexpected features or unbelievable possibilities to your blog or the blog, you have to develop. Because I earned a lot of experiences in WordPress during the last months (I also coded a complete theme myself), I want to tell you, which plugins are definitely worth to use. Basic plugins These are the plugins, that are needed on almost every blog, so I think I don’t have to explain them that much:

Read more

Jan-Lukas Else