WooCommerce vs Shopify: Which eCommerce Platform Is Best?

If you’re gearing up to launch an eCommerce store, there’s a good chance you’re bouncing back and forth between the decision to go with either WooCommerce or Shopify.

And that makes perfect sense – according to data from Built With, WooCommerce (42%) and Shopify (7%) are the two most common eCommerce solutions across the entire Internet.

So you’re looking at two popular, successful eCommerce platforms…which should you pick when it comes to WooCommerce vs Shopify?

That’s what we’ll get into in this post. And here’s how we’re going to do it:

Rather than focusing on individual features, we’re going to take a more high-level approach and lay out specific situations for when you want to use each platform. We’ll still talk about specific features and rules as part of that – but this post is not going to be a nitty-gritty feature comparison.

Before we get to that, though, let’s make one thing clear…

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These Plugins Help You Turn WordPress Into A Digital Publishing Powerhouse

There’s never been any doubt that WordPress is the defacto standard for small websites. Its dominant content management system market share is proof enough of that.

But where people have doubted WordPress is when it comes to larger businesses and digital publishers.

That’s changing, though. Not only does the UK’s largest newspaper use WordPress, but others like The New Yorker have also jumped on board the WordPress train.

But those are the big guns, with big budgets to match. If you’re a smaller digital publisher, can WordPress still do what you want?

In this post, we hope to demonstrate that you don’t need to be a big publisher with the budget to hire a dedicated WordPress agency. Instead, using freely (or affordably) available plugins, you can easily turn WordPress into a digital publishing powerhouse.

Here’s how…

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How To Give Your WordPress Site A Periodic Health Check

When you launched your WordPress site, you probably did a thorough test to make sure everything worked just like you wanted. On the first day of your new site, it’s like moving into a brand new apartment – everything is clean and works perfectly!

But as time goes on and wear and tear takes its toll, it’s all too easy for that to change…both for apartments and WordPress sites. So to make sure your WordPress site is still humming along perfectly, you need to be a little proactive and give your site periodic health checks.

That’s what I’ll be talking about today – how to give your WordPress site a health check to make sure it’s still in tip-top shape.

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weeblrAMP Review: More Flexible Google AMP For WordPress

If you’re not already familiar, AMP, short for Accelerated Mobile Pages, is a Google-backed initiative aimed at providing a framework to help publishers create quick-loading, mobile-friendly content.

While there are some detractors, most publishers seem to view it as a positive thing because AMP pages consistently drive more impressions and return visitors. As a result, AMP now powers over 2 billion mobile pages across ~1 million domains.

But if you want to add Google AMP to your WordPress site, you’re going to need a plugin. Which is what I’m looking at in this weeblrAMP review.

weeblrAMP is a freemium plugin from Yannick Gaultier that gives you a ton of flexibility for how you implement AMP on your WordPress site.

If you’re not sure why to use Google AMP, he has a good slide presentation on that subject. And if you’re not sure how to use Google AMP, you should read this review!

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10+ WordPress Businesses Actively Publishing Income and Transparency Reports

Wondering how well your favorite WordPress business is doing? I think we’re all a little voyeuristic when it comes to behind-the-scenes information and revenue data.

But most of the time, we don’t get to satisfy that itch because all those juicy details are private.

Some companies, though, have opted for the alternate route – transparency.

Such companies publish stats on their revenue, order numbers, and lots more. And if you’re running a WordPress business, or just interested in the WordPress economy, these posts are a goldmine.

To help you find those companies, we’ve put together this list of 10+ WordPress companies that publish transparency/income reports. At least at the time of writing this post, all of these companies are still actively publishing transparency reports (though some only do so sporadically).

Let’s jump right in…

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