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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...

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At A Glance: How To Secure Your WordPress Site [Infographic]

June 29th, 2013
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At A Glance: How To Secure Your WordPress Site [Infographic]

Securing your self-hosted WordPress site is absolutely essential. That’s the reason for our continuous coverage of this particular topic throughout the years. With WordPress becoming more and more dominant as the motor of today’s web, the topic stays at the top of our advice list. Throughout the last four years, the number of WordPress blogs having been hacked has more than doubled from 81,000...

Plugins

Developer Thoughts: Four Lessons We Learned While Creating our First WordPress Plugin

June 11th, 2013
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Developer Thoughts: Four Lessons We Learned While Creating our First WordPress Plugin

wordpress-hate-main Building our first plugin wasn’t an entirely smooth process - anyone thinking of doing something similar should consider several things before they get started. Below are the lessons we picked up.

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Worth a Thousand Words: Creative and Informative WordPress Infographics

January 16th, 2013
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Worth a Thousand Words: Creative and Informative WordPress Infographics

the lord of CMS 2012 saw two major releases of Wordpress.  The latest update by the name of Elvin brought improvements and enhancements including features both for web developers and writers. Still the indivual skill level is dominated by the need to understand older functions and components that have been around eversince....

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,...