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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 find representation. WordPress 3.6 is just around the corner, so expect the number of themes to rise in the coming month! Until then, have fun browsing through this collection!



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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 to over 170,000 per year. The fresh infographic by WPTemplate.com aggregates everything you need to know to properly secure your site and gives you a decent hint sheet to always keep your eyes on.



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  • Salmon & Cream: Fully Responsive WordPress Premium Theme with a Flat Design (Giveaway)

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    Salmon & Cream is the first premium theme by the new label goodbye, agency! Its looks follow modern design principles, first and foremost responsiveness and flat UI. It will remind you of the formerly called Metro now known as Modern UI of Windows 8. The theme works fully responsive and supports retina devices. Various useful jQuery plugins are directly integrated. Salmon & Cream sure is one thing: exceptional…



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

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    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

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    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 might be waiting for the final version to be released, before plunging into their coding pools and churning out newer themes. Yet, whatever small number of themes that were released this month — they surely did not disappoint!



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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 a crucial role in converting casual visitors to regular subscribers. Sadly, the default search functionality in WordPress leaves a lot to be desired. Agreed, WordPress offers out of the box search function and you can easily add a search bar to your sidebar using widgets, but the overall performance of the WP search mechanism is below par, to say the least.



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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 to stay away from WordCamps and expect no reaction at all, do you? After a lot of furore and debates, Envato eventually announced a GPL-friendly policy for their marketplaces.



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  • 14 Free WordPress Themes, Fresh from March 2013

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    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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  • The Ambassador, Noupe’s Easter Gift To You: A Premium WordPress Theme For Free

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    “The Ambassador” is an excellent WordPress theme for business, resort, basically any type of hotel. The modern and intuitive design uses full-width photos to better highlight a hotel’s beauty and style. There are 12 built-in color styles that you can build upon, so as to adapt the theme to your own taste. Best of all: While “The Ambassador” would normally set you back 200 USD, you can grab it for totally nothing. We’ve teamed up with its creators, Hermes Themes, to bring you this Easter gift.



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  • Free WordPress Themes Fresh From January and February 2013

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    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 more themes will be conceived. Generally we can conclude that WordPress theme developers focus on responsive layouts more often than not. Mobile clients have their impact here. In this roundup we have two themes that are based on Twitter’s fantastic framework Bootstrap, Hybrid Core also has its share again. See for yourself…



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