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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!

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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,...

CMS

Habari – Minimal CMS For More Than Light-Weight Blogging

January 28th, 2013
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Habari – Minimal CMS For More Than Light-Weight Blogging

Here at Noupe, we evaluate content management systems frequently. Having covered MODX, Concrete5 and Joomla! just recently, we will now share a deeper look into Habari. Unlike previous CMSs covered at Noupe, Habari is a bloggers’ CMS -- in the purest sense of the term. While it is true that...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

WordPress vs. Concrete5 — A Comparative Review

January 24th, 2013
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WordPress vs. Concrete5 — A Comparative Review

Some time ago we published a review of Concrete5, wherein we evaluated the usability prospects of the CMS as a stand-alone software to power your website. Carrying on from the review, in this article, we will compare Concrete5 to the world’s most popular CMS, WordPress. Wanna know how the two CMSs fare in...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Making the Best of WordPress Categories: Tips and Tools

January 17th, 2013
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Making the Best of WordPress Categories: Tips and Tools

Back in October of last year, I wrote an article about using tags in WordPress. Today, we shall be turning our attention towards the usage of categories in WordPress. Once again, before we proceed, allow me to disclaim: this is not a how-do-I-add-categories learning guide. For that purpose, however, I strongly suggest you...

Business Online

Professional Website Optimization with A/B Testing: Tips and Tools

January 14th, 2013
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Professional Website Optimization with A/B Testing: Tips and Tools

As web designers and developers, we often have to take decisions related to user experience. Most of the time, we rely on data collected via surveys and analytics for this purpose. Of late, A/B Testing is gaining popularity among web creators and page operators alike. What is A/B Testing all about and how can...

Plugins

WP Recycle: Fresh Perspectives for Starving WordPress Plugins

January 11th, 2013
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WP Recycle: Fresh Perspectives for Starving WordPress Plugins

If you are a WordPress developer, you will very likely have coded a WP plugin at some point of time. Maybe you still write plugins for WordPress? In any case, one trend remains unchanged: plugins tend to get obsolete and fall out of favor. Maybe the developer loses interest or runs short of time,...

CMS

Glorious Past, Challenging Future: Taking A Closer Look at Joomla!

January 7th, 2013
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Glorious Past, Challenging Future: Taking A Closer Look at Joomla!

Today, I shall be focussing on yet another Content Management System. In previous months, we have discussed MODX and Concrete5. In the following article, I will turn your attention towards Joomla! Considering the fact that version 3.0.2 has just been released this past November, it makes sense to look deeper into it.