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Themes

Genesis 2.0 — This WordPress Framework Manages To Impress

August 12th, 2013
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Genesis 2.0 — This WordPress Framework Manages To Impress

When it comes to frameworks for WordPress themes, the options are plenty but few names stand out from the crowd. One such name is Genesis. Genesis is an extremely popular and well-loved WordPress theme framework from the stable of StudioPress. It has its own share of loyal followers and users, which range from theme creators, designers and developers to even the casual end users....

Themes

13 Free WordPress Themes, Released in June 2013

June 30th, 2013
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13 Free WordPress Themes, Released in June 2013

Now that June is over, it is time to take a look at some of the best free WordPress themes that were released during this month. Most of the themes that were released during June were meant for personal blogs or corporate and portfolio websites. Quite surprisingly, there were not many based on Hybrid Core framework this time; though Twitter Bootstrap and _s did...

CMS

ImpressPages CMS: Drag and Drop All the Way!

June 25th, 2013
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ImpressPages CMS: Drag and Drop All the Way!

impresspages-main Last week, we covered ProcessWire as part of our regular CMS feature here on Noupe. Today, in this article, the CMS under consideration shall be ImpressPages. ImpressPages is an open source Content Management System with a drag and drop interface, designed with the end user in mind. We will be discussing its mode of operation,...

CMS

ProcessWire: CMS With A Difference

June 17th, 2013
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ProcessWire: CMS With A Difference

processwire-main If you have been following the previous CMS instalments here at Noupe, you must already be aware that every once in a while, we review a Content Management System. Today, we shall be taking a look at ProcessWire, a very straightforward and nifty open source CMS.

CMS

Joomla! Does WordPress Spell Doom For It?

June 10th, 2013
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Joomla! Does WordPress Spell Doom For It?

joomla1 Today we will discuss a question, fans of Joomla! will not want to investigate to far into. Joomla! tries to get on its feet again, yet shows weakness in doing so. Is there still a chance for the CMS or will WordPress sink it into oblivion? What is it that WordPress does so much better?...

Themes

11 Free WordPress Themes: April 2013 Edition

April 30th, 2013
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11 Free WordPress Themes: April 2013 Edition

Demo | Download Another month lies behind us and here is April's edition of free WordPress themes for self-hosted websites! April did not see many new free themes being released -- there were several older ones that were updated, though. This can be attributed to the fact that WP 3.6 is just around the corner, and developers...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Improving the Default Search Experience in WordPress

April 17th, 2013
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Improving the Default Search Experience in WordPress

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No matter what the genre or niche of your website is, the search functionality forms an integral part of your site. In fact, it is almost impossible to think of the internet without the search function. A search bar helps your visitors to easily locate content on your website and as a result, plays...

Themes

Envato Moves to 100% GPL, and WooThemes Joins ThemeForest — What’s Next?

April 9th, 2013
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Envato Moves to 100% GPL, and WooThemes Joins ThemeForest — What’s Next?

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It all started in late 2012 and the early part of 2013 -- WordPress Foundation requested that developers who are selling their WP-related works via Envato marketplaces should not speak at, volunteer for, sponsor or organize WordCamps. Obviously, things got heated (and personal) -- you don’t tell one of the biggest communities of WP developers...

Themes

14 Free WordPress Themes, Fresh from March 2013

April 5th, 2013
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14 Free WordPress Themes, Fresh from March 2013

Clippy Each month, I bring to you a roundup of some of the best free themes released for self-hosted WordPress websites. Now that March has ended, here is this month's edition!

CMS

CMS Made Simple: Best Choice For Developers?

March 12th, 2013
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CMS Made Simple: Best Choice For Developers?

*Image Source Alright folks, it is time once again for another CMS review. And today, I shall be taking a closer look at CMS Made Simple. Considering the fact, that CMS Made Simple believes in, well, simplicity, let us keep this introduction crisp, short and simple and head straight into discussion.

Themes

Free WordPress Themes Fresh From January and February 2013

February 28th, 2013
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Free WordPress Themes Fresh From January and February 2013

Demo | Download Our goal is to round up the new theme releases for self-hosted WordPress installations monthly. With January being a rather weak month in terms of numbers we decided to accumulate the themes from the first two months. From experience we can assume that now, after the cold months pass developer's enthusiasm comes back and...

CMS

When To Build a Site with SilverStripe CMS (and when not to)

February 26th, 2013
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When To Build a Site with SilverStripe CMS (and when not to)

silverstripe-main Alright folks, we are back with yet another Content Management System review. As always, I shall be reviewing a CMS and assessing its usability and performance for creating a website. And which CMS is it going to be this month? None other than SilverStripe! SilverStripe is an extremely popular open source CMS that...

Plugins

Integrating Social Media into WordPress: Plugins You Cannot Live Without

February 13th, 2013
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Integrating Social Media into WordPress: Plugins You Cannot Live Without

If you are running a website on WordPress or any other way, chances are that you already know that after search engines, social networking websites are the primary referrers of traffic. However, earning visitors from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter depends heavily on how easy the social sharing mechanism on your website...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Mastering WordPress Configuration – wp-config.php

February 5th, 2013
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Mastering WordPress Configuration – wp-config.php

One of the best aspects of WordPress is the fact that it does not require much code-level tweaking to work. All you need to do is install the CMS, and off you go! All in all, for a general-purpose website, there is not much tweaking or customization that needs to be done. In fact,...