WordPress Roundup — December 30th Edition

Can you believe it’s the end of the year?

2016 is just around the corner and I can hardly believe it myself. Hopefully, 2015 has treated you well and you’re gearing up for a great new year!

The WordPress community is one that never really sleeps, so as you would expect, there has been some exciting stuff happening the past few weeks.

Since many are still recovering from the holiday weekend, there’s a chance you might have missed out on a few things.

Below is our end of the year roundup. We hope you enjoy!

Pro Plugin Directory Gets a New Owner

For those unfamiliar with the Pro Plugin Directory, it is a site that does exactly what it sounds like:

It lists the premium plugins in a direction listing.

This allows for a plugin owner to submit their plugin and have it listed while also giving an additional place for it to be easily found.

The site was sold to Charlie Livingston who also owns the popular aThemes blog. Charlie bought the site from the original owner because “he believes in its potential.”

It will be interesting to see where Charlie takes the directory in the future and how the WP community will be able to further benefit from the site in years to come.

MommyHost: WordPress Hosting for Mommy Bloggers

Perhaps one of the most interesting things that drifted across my scope this month was MommyHost.

This is a brand new hosting company that launched in December with a very unique niche:


The hosting company provides a free domain, free WP setup, a free business email address and 60 days to give it a go.

If you’re a mom looking for a hosting company who gets it, why not check that one out?

A WordPress Ugly Sweater Ready For a Home

Did you know that WordPress has an apparel store?

I personally own a handful of shirts and sweatshirt from the Swag Store, (That’s really the name of it, I’m not making it up) and now you can too.

The latest addition to the store is an ugly Christmas sweater that really isn’t that ugly.


I plan to snag one of these. How about you?

Other posts from around the blogosphere:

Well, that about wraps it up for our blog this week, and 2015 too! We hope your year has gone great, and we look forward to getting more up on the blog in 2016.

What type of posts would you like to see more of? Let us know in your comments below.

by Ariel Rule

Ariel is a WordPress Web Designer and freelance writer for hire. She enjoys copious amounts of coffee, eating too many cookies and watching way too much TV. When she’s not writing or working with clients, she is spending time with her amazing boys. Follow her on Google+