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  • MODX: Is It The Right Choice For Your Website?

    If you are creating a new website, chances are you’ll be using a Content Management System. Unless you have a personal favorite and/or have a rigidly defined set of requirements that can be met by your preferred CMS, you may need to do some searching before you finalize a CMS for your website. Today, we shall be taking a look at one such Content Management System: MODX. Before we begin, allow me to be clear: MODX is neither a “minnow” or a “newbie” in the CMS world. It has its own loyal following, a huge community and user base and a properly documented code. It powers numerous organizations’ websites and has its own cloud solution, organizes a MODXpo (as opposed to WordCamp), and does a lot many other things that you’d expect from a full-fledged business organization.



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  • Foreign Tongue: Translate Your WordPress Website With These Useful Tools and Plugins

    AJAX Translator Revolution

    WordPress is one of the world’s most popular Content Management Systems. It is used by a wide range of people, from English-speaking journalists to French entrepreneurs, from Japanese-speaking students to Arabic-speaking political activists, and so on. Thus, owing to its support for multiple languages as well as localization and translation standards, WordPress serves a target audience that speaks and interacts in various languages. Furthermore, such translation standards help WordPress developers to code and build themes and plugins to make life easier for the end users of WordPress, no matter what their first language may be!



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  • 26 of The Best Premium WordPress Themes For Creative Businesses, Agencies and Freelancers

    If you are working as a freelance designer or a creative artist, having a proper online portfolio is absolutely mandatory. Most of the time, clients not only expect you to have a website showcasing your works, but also expect that website to be impressive beyond imagination. Trust me, a client will think twice before even considering you for a project if your own website lacks a proper sense of design. Furthermore, if you are running a creative business such as a design agency, your website is not just your space on the internet; it is your identity and a testimony of your works. A good website not only attracts potential customers, but also impresses others in the community, thereby winning you both financial profit and community respect. In this article, we take a look at some of the best premium WordPress themes for creative businesses (freelancers and agencies alike). So without further ado, here is the list!



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  • 16 Free WordPress Themes Fresh From September 2012

    One of the greatest benefits of using WordPress is the ease with which you can customize the look and feel of your website. All it takes is a matter of few minutes, and woohoo, you’ve changed the appearance of your blog! Seriously, adding and removing themes in WordPress is way easier than in most other CMSs out there. Such ease of use, coupled with the popularity of WordPress itself, encourages developers to create more and more themes. In fact, WordPress has one of the most populated collections of themes as compared to any other CMS in its league. Furthermore, the best part about WP themes is that many of the good ones are absolutely free! In this article, we will take a look at some of the best free themes that were released in September 2012.



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  • SQL for Dummies: Demystifying The WordPress Database

    Digging Into WordPress

    It’s only SQL, but we like it. This quote, slightly differently used by The Rolling Stones in 1974, is supposed to help you through the hard times. These will occur sooner or later. Unless you’re working with a flat-file CMS such as FlatPress, the database forms the most important part of the Content Management System. And this database can get corrupted, eeeek. WordPress, too, is no exception to this rule. WP uses its database to store and retrieve information as and when needed. The following article gives you a crash course knowledge of the WordPress data storage.



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  • Taking A Closer Look at Twenty Twelve: WordPress’ Latest Flagship Theme

    Twenty Twelve WP Theme

    Every year, the WordPress team releases a flagship theme, that goes by the name of Twenty-Something. We’ve had Twenty Ten and Twenty Eleven so far, and this past week, WordPress provided us with another addition to the line-up: Twenty Twelve! It’s an easy guess to relate the names to their release years. Even though it is a bit late and we are already in the later half of the year 2012, who wouldn’t want a good WordPress theme?



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  • Following the Masters: Showcase of Design-related Pinterest Boards to Follow

    Of late, Pinterest has taken the social networking world by a storm. Pinterest makes it extremely easy to find and share content of your liking and interest. Whether you prefer typography, or are into photography and interior décor, you are sure to find many like-minded individuals on Pinterest who are sharing content related to your topics of interest. Further more, if you like design inspiration and infographics, you should really be on Pinterest.



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  • Creativity With Skill: Showcase of Hand-Drawn Elements in Web Design

    With the advent of technology, more traditional hand-drawn art has taken something of a back seat. Of course, you do find masterpieces, both classic and modern, in art galleries. But in general, many of the hobbyist artists among us have given up pencil and brush in favor of Photoshop and, at times, cameras.



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  • Life Beyond WordPress: Showcase of Blogging CMSs

    When it comes to content management systems and/or blogging platforms, we know that WordPress leads the race by a mile. Hardly any other CMS comes close to WordPress in terms of popularity and ease of usage. Yet, it is always useful to know your way around an extra CMS or two. Therefore, in this article, we shall take a look at some of the ‘other’ blogging platforms, apart from WP itself.



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  • Showcase of Awesome e-Commerce Platforms for Your Website

    With the advent of online shopping and marketing, e-commerce websites have become the norm for businesses, both big and small. The number of online shopping stores as well as vendors and firms selling their products or services on the internet is increasing everyday, and this has added to the importance of capable e-commerce platforms.



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