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Best of May 2016: Ten Free WordPress Plugins

May 24th, 2016
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In May, just like every month, I searched through the official WordPress plugin index to find the most functional and appealing new plugins for you. I don’t do this entirely selflessly, however, as I myself find it very exciting to test new free WordPress plugins for my diverse projects. This month was very generous and brought a couple of interesting plugins to light. 1...

Themes

Best of May 2016: Ten Free WordPress Themes

May 22nd, 2016
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Ten Free WordPress Themes May 2016

April showers bring May flowers, is a common proverb. It might just suit your WordPress website. In this article, I’ll, once again, introduce you to ten free WordPress themes that I consider the best of the month. This gives you a sound basis for the decision whether you want to give your website a new look or not. Of course, all themes are responsive...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

High Speed: Really Accelerate WordPress Websites [#5]

May 17th, 2016
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This little series is about the things that really accelerate WordPress websites, moving them into the millisecond area of loading speed. A lot of manual work is required, as we found out in the last article. In this part, we’ll do the touch ups that are still left. We’ll tune URLs, put Jetpack on a diet, transform the website into static HTML pages via...

Themes

Best of 2015: 100+ Free WordPress Themes

May 12th, 2016
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Best of 2015: 100+ Free WordPress Themes

Among numerous content management systems, WordPress is the one that grabs the biggest piece of pie. It is a favorite choice whether you need to create a simple personal portfolio or a sophisticated online magazine. Even eCommerce projects can be built based on it. Its massive regularly updated repository of plugins, modules and themes is one of its main advantage over others. There is...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

High Speed: Really Accelerate WordPress Websites [#4]

May 11th, 2016
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Really Accelerate WordPress Websites

In this small series, we talk about the things that really accelerate WordPress websites. Google Page Speed Insight is not relevant for us, as this is purely about speed. We want our website to enter the millisecond area. We’ve laid the base for this in the first, second and third part. Today’s episode is about the delivery of CSS and JavaScript files. CSS and...

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The WordPress Theme Index and the Garbage Invasion

May 7th, 2016
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One theme to rule them all, one theme to find them, one theme to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. This is a rather exact description of the current situation in the official WordPress theme index. It seems as if there was only one theme left which is uploaded and presented in new versions all the time. In between, the index...

Themes

22 Fresh Free WordPress Themes (Edition: May 2016)

May 3rd, 2016
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To get the month of May going in terms of creating we gathered fresh free WordPress themes for WooCommerce, real estate, portfolio websites, fashion, magazines, businesses, creative agencies, a multipurpose graphic website and more. Responsive design, clean and modern, minimal, and lazy load are just some features to highlight. Some of the following themes integrate tons of elements such as unlimited widgets areas, sidebars,...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

High Speed: Really Accelerate WordPress Websites [#3]

April 30th, 2016
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In this series, we talk about the things that really accelerate WordPress websites. The goal is not to achieve the infamous 100/100 points on Google Page Speed, as these mentioned aspects often leave a lot of potential behind. We want to get as much speed out of the website as possible and dig into the millisecond area when it comes to loading times. We’ve...

Themes

MH Magazine – a WordPress Theme for Online Publishers

April 29th, 2016
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MH Magazine - a WordPress Theme for Online Publishers

Multi-purpose themes are becoming more and more popular. Does this mean you should use one? Not exactly. Depending on your use case, there are other types of themes that might fit your needs better and faster. Today, we’ll introduce you to the premium theme MH Magazine by MH Themes, which is perfect for the entire field of editorial websites, such as blogs, online magazines...

Plugins

wpDiscuz: WordPress Comments Modernized

April 28th, 2016
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wpDiscuz: WordPress Comments Modernized

The WordPress comment feature is boring and, honestly, way outdated. Of course, you can comment on a blog properly using the native comment feature, but that’s not fun. The feature simply isn’t in step with the time. It would be great if you could edit your comments afterward. Or if you could integrate videos and photos. All of this is not possible when it...

Plugins

10 New, Free WordPress Plugins (April 2016)

April 27th, 2016
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10 New, Free WordPress Plugins (April 2016)

To me, this article is the most exciting one of each month. I love free WordPress plugins, as they allow me to extend my CMS of choice with useful features almost infinitely. You won’t feel differently either, thus, let’s not lose any time. We’ll take a dive into the almost infinite plugin index, and find the ten most exciting, most interesting, new, and free...

Themes

10 Fresh, Free WordPress Themes (April 2016)

April 26th, 2016
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10 Fresh, Free WordPress Themes (April 2016)

Every month, I go and search for exciting, new, and free WordPress themes flicking through the recent additions to the directory. I do this so you can always give your blog a new look and separate it from the thousands of other websites out there. As always, all presented themes are responsive and adapt to any screen resolution. 1 – Passionate Passionate is a theme...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Performance: Really Accelerate WordPress Websites [#2]

April 24th, 2016
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Welcome back to “how to accelerate WordPress websites.” In the first part of our series, we’ve addressed the importance of the correct web-hosting solution. While doing so, we’ve answered questions on what advantages come with the hosting on SSDs, and why it’s important that HTTP/2 is activated on the server. In this part, we’ll deal with Prefetch and Preconnect, as well as with the...

Plugins

WordPress: How to Create a Custom Site Plugin

April 23rd, 2016
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WordPress: How to Create a Custom Site Plugin

Everyone that has been running a WordPress website for a while knows this problem. You need to integrate small code snippets into the activated theme’s functions.php for all possible features. When the website only needs a few of these code snippets, it’s usually not problematic. However, a site that has been online for years might have collected a lot of snippets. First, you can...