A while back I talked about a new service that I was setting up to help with WordPress site setup. The whole goal of what I’m trying to do there is to remove barriers for people to get started with their sites. No barriers, no excuses.
What WordPress plugins do you need on every new site? There is a plugin for just about any need you can think of. There are tons and tons of plugins that serve the same or similar functions, and as of this post there are 33,909 total plugins on the WordPress.org site.
Sometimes you need to view a site on a development server. It's something that I use regularly to connect to a development server using the regular site domain but mapped to a development server's IP address. This way you can maintain your DNS as it is, and work with the development site's future domain in a real and meaningful way.
How do you build a platform with a local focus? Can you really dial in your platform to serve a local niche? How does that affect your reach - especially if you’re not interested building a bigger, more far-reaching platform?