In addition to providing hundreds of FREE WordPress step-by-step tutorials for beginners that show you how to build, grow, and manage your own website without coding skills, we also want to keep you up-to-date with some of the latest tools and plugins created to help WordPress users by third-party developers.
New Resources For WordPress Users
WordPress has an active global community of plugin, theme, and product developers who are always looking for solutions and ways to improve the online experience and results of WordPress users everywhere.
In this WordPress Roundup, we look at a powerful new Amazon affiliate store building plugin and theme software, an all-in-one whiteboard video creation tool, a tool for reverse engineering what plugins other WordPress sites are using, a complete advertising solution for running ads on your WordPress site or blog, and a solution for managing multiple WordPress sites.
Here are some of the latest products creating a buzz with WordPress users:
If you plan to use WordPress to build an income stream with affiliate marketing, StreamStore is a new Amazon affiliate store builder that lets you build fully automated stores to sell products from Amazon.com.
StreamStore is a theme and plugin-based software that uses an advanced live stream technology to populate products into a WordPress site based on the keywords and categories or sub-categories that you specify.
With StreamStore, you can build a single store or a network of stores in minutes (after setting up your Amazon accounts) with Amazon products, deals and discounts, responsive landing pages, and components that let you promote your store, products, and deals on social media.
StreamStore also addresses a number of challenges that other Amazon store-building tools for WordPress have struggled with.
To learn more about StreamStore, go here:
Explaindio is an all-in-one video editor that lets you easily create HD videos with animation, whiteboard hand-drawn sketch videos, combine text overlays, animated slides, and images with videos and more.
We cover video creation tools like Explaindio in our free tutorial on using video marketing to promote your content with WordPress. With the new v3 release, Explaindio brings some major updates and new features like:
- Simultaneous multiple animations
- Full multi-timeline editing
- Full 3D animations
- Import external 3D elements
- 3D models and animation customization
- 180+ pre-made text animation elements
- 140+ pre-made video, image, doodle objects animations
- Keyframe animation
- And more …
Go here to view a demo and to learn more about this powerful marketing tool:
Plugin Sniper lets you find out what plugins a WordPress site is using. This is a useful tool if you want to know what WordPress plugins are being used by your competitors.
Plugin Sniper is also a useful tool for researching what kinds of plugins businesses in certain niches are using …
To learn more about Plugin Sniper, visit the site below:
To learn how to tell if a website is powered by WordPress, see the tutorial below:
If you plan to monetize your WordPress site with banner advertising, WP AdCenter is a complete WordPress advertising solution and the latest plugin from WPeka, the same developers that have created the WP Legal Pages plugin covered in this tutorial.
WP AdCenter is an advanced ad management plugin that lets you create and manage different ad zones. You can use WP AdCenter to:
- Place your own banners anywhere on your site
- Notify your advertisers after 80% of the campaign is over
- Export your campaign details as a spreadsheet
- Rotate banners or place multiple banners in one Ad-Zone
- Use the same slot to display different ads (without requiring refresh)
- Automate your income – with PayPal
- Monetize your WordPress site with affiliate banners or Google AdSense.
WPAdCenter integrates with payment gateways like Paypal. and lets you offer advertising spots for sale on your site. Your advertisers can buy available spots on your website and use the plugin’s built-in intelligent reporting features to review Adzone performance and optimize revenue.
To learn more about WP AdCenter, go here:
Do you plan to build or manage multiple WordPress sites?
WP Master Control 2.0 is a tool that allows you to set up, secure and back up all of your WordPress sites with just a few clicks.
WP Master Control is a set-and-forget tool that can save you hours of work by automating essential WordPress tasks on both new and existing sites, such as:
- Installing and configuring WordPress security plugins
- Installing and configuring WordPress backup plugins
- Installing and configuring WordPress automated updates
- Installing and activating your favorite WordPress plugins (from the WordPress repository, or your own)
- Installing your favorite WordPress themes (from the WordPress repository or even your own)
- Performing WordPress installation cleanup tasks (e.g. removing default WordPress content & settings
- Batch processing multiple WordPress sites
- And more …
To view a demo and learn more about this powerful tool, visit the site below:
New WordPress Themes
Just as many new WordPress plugins are released on a regular basis, there are also many new themes being released every month by professional WordPress theme developers.
To learn more about companies that provide great WordPress themes, see the tutorials below:
- Best WordPress Themes
- WordPress Themes For e-Commerce
- For the latest WordPress Themes from Envato Marketplace, see the “WordPress Themes Directory” section on the sidebar menu.
To learn about new WordPress features, improvements, updates, and bug fixes, see our WordPress Updates section.
We hope that you have found this information useful. If you are looking for a cost-effective way to start or grow your business online, we recommend choosing WordPress and going through our hundreds of FREE WordPress tutorials for beginners.
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