Hello, faithful Weekend Reading readers!
I’ve got some exciting news. We’re changing up the way we’ll be delivering Weekend Reading to you each week, and I think you’re going to love it.
In the past, we’ve done round-ups about particular topics – email marketing, analytics, mobile and more. But if there’s not a lot of timely news about the topic, we could have one or two good stories, and have to use filler for the rest. Moving forward, instead of having Weekend Reading posts about one topic, we’re going to recap some of the recent links we’ve shared on our very active Twitter account.
So, if you follow us on Twitter, you’ve probably seen some of these links before. In that case, here’s a list of the 100 Most Important Cat Pictures Of All Time. Go read that. If you aren’t following us on Twitter, you should be, but here’s what you missed from the past week.
A Pakistan-Based Developer Is Building A Huge House For His Family After Selling One WordPress Theme – Business Insider
Avada, the highest selling WordPress theme on Australian tech site ThemeForest, has made its duo creative team, who call themselves ThemeFusion, more than $4 million in sales.
Based in Lahore, Pakistan, developer Muhammad Haris partnered with US-based designer Luke Beck to start their WordPress development venture.
“Right now we sell only one theme, Avada, which has over 60,000 copies sold,” Haris said.
WordPress 4.0 – What’s New? – Tsohost Blog
On August 27th WordPress will launch their next major system upgrade, version 4.0. This latest update brings with it valuable improvements to browsing and post editing, and introduces a host of new features alongside all important bug fixes.
But what exactly can you expect from the latest version of the CMS? Well, I took some time to delve into the beta version, to discover more about some of the new features WordPress 4.0 has to offer:
A Brief History of a WordPress Theme Business – Medium
By the time I left my 10-year position at the Boeing Company in January of 2008, I had already been playing around with WordPress for several months — reverse-engineering themes and plugins and learning the only way I knew how — the same way I taught myself HTML and CSS years prior. WordPress came easy for me — a minimalist website platform that just made sense — more so than any other platform available at that time. As I wrote and published about what I was learning on my blog, I started to find my own place and following within a growing WordPress community. This ultimately gave me the confidence to leave my job and start freelancing — creating websites for clients using WordPress as more people began to reach out to me with WordPress related work.