10 Sites That Produce Quality WordPress Content

Sometimes, it’s hard to find good sources of quality WordPress content around the net. The problem is, many times good sites go unnoticed because of a lack of good marketing. Sometimes, even, good sites get sold off to bad owners. It happens.

I track a lot of WordPress content daily, so I’m happy to sort through the noise for you. My list is lean and mean, and I don’t mind sharing. Be sure to subscribe to the RSS feeds and/or follow them on twitter too.

Here are 10 sites I highly recommend if you are looking to expand your understanding of WordPress, or keep up with what’s going on in the community. Read More

Where I’ve been, and What’s Next

So, yes, I admit it. I’ve been mostly silent here on the blog for a while. But I promise, it’s going to change soon. Trust me.

In the mean time, I wanted to let everyone know what’s going on, and what’s coming up. Read More

Premium or Freemium?

Quite a few months ago, I made a proposition to my readers. I put a call out for great designers, loyal to the idea of Open Source software, to contact me and collaborate on an idea that I thought would make many users in the WordPress community very happy.

Today, I want to put out a similar call for your input, and (in a roundabout way) give you more details about the upcoming project.

This idea of mine, which has been stewing since February, 2008, is very similar to the idea that my good friend Brian Gardner just announced over at his site.

So, I want to know from you, my loyal readers … what makes you lay down your hard earned cash when it comes to WordPress themes?

  • Is it the theme itself, features, innovation?
  • Is it the support that comes with a premium theme?
  • Is it the Documentation?
  • Is it the exclusivity (since popular free themes tend to be overused)?

I want to know! Premium themes are very popular right now … more so than they ever have been.  But there must be some reason we pay for a theme.  Are all premium themes really that much better than their free alternatives?

Second question, what if themes — good themes, great themes! — were available for free? Would you be inclined to send the author a “thank you donation”? Would you be willing to pay for support, documentation, tutorials, add-ons, etc.? What about people you know?  Would they be willing to pay for the added support, or would they be perfectly happy with just downloading the theme and nothing else?

I want your feedback! Either reply here in the comments, or hit me up on twitter with an @nathanrice reply.