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WordPress and Social Media: Static Share Buttons for a Faster Website

March 21st, 2015
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WordPress and Social Media: Static Share Buttons for a Faster Website

Nowadays, a website can not possibly be fast enough. Particularly because loading speed now constitutes a ranking factor for Google, optimizing the performance is a major task. There are a number of performance drags. One of the bigger ones is the often popular “share button” of the big social networks. These usually load a considerable amount of JavaScript from their home servers, thus bloating...

Business Online

Fit for Google Search: Using Rich Snippets in WordPress

March 18th, 2015
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Fit for Google Search: Using Rich Snippets in WordPress

Schema.org is a joint project by Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo to structure and markup the content of websites in a way that it can easily be recognized and indexed by search engines. This principle makes work easier for webmasters as they can concentrate on one single method and take as much advantage as possible of it. Furthermore, Schema.org is also very important for SEO....

Plugins

New and Unspent: 10 Fresh Free WordPress Plugins (Edition: March 2015)

March 16th, 2015
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New and Unspent: 10 Fresh Free WordPress Plugins (Edition: March 2015)

The great popularity of WordPress stems in large parts from its almost unlimited expandability with plugins. No matter what you want to create with WordPress, with almost absolute certainty a plugin for it already exists. However, it is not easy to find the proper one out of the 35.959 currently listed plugins. This problem tends to intensify when it comes to niche plugins that...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

WordPress 4.1 for Theme Developers: Life Became Easier

March 16th, 2015
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WordPress 4.1 for Theme Developers: Life Became Easier

WordPress 4.1 was a version long waited for by theme developers. Especially for this target audience there is lots of innovation. Not only the new standard theme “Twenty Fifteen” has become available but also several more new functions and features. This new functionality reduces the difficulty of theme development considerably. In the following article, we will look at the new features closely and show...

Inspiration

Say Cheeeese: Seven of the Best WordPress Plugins for Photo Blogs

March 15th, 2015
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Say Cheeeese: Seven of the Best WordPress Plugins for Photo Blogs

Which photographer hasn’t ever thought about running a photo blog with WordPress for the sake of simplicity? WordPress provides a gallery function since version 2.5. However, this is very basic and surely doesn’t meet the requirements of more than semi-amateur photographers. Those who want to pursue their hobby in a more professional way expect more than that. Therefore, we’ll show you some really useful...

Themes

Blast from the Past #9: 100 Best Free WordPress Themes – Responsive, Huge Images, Flat Style, and More

March 14th, 2015
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The Best Free WordPress Themes of 2014

With more than 3,000 themes available in the official repository and hundreds available on third-party websites, to say nothing about plugins for extending functionality, WordPress is the leading content management system that provides power to vast areas of the web. It’s almost impossible to keep up with the latest offerings of the ecosystem. That’s why we focused on free themes following closely along the...

Themes

Be Theme: An Efficient Approach to Your Web Design Projects

March 11th, 2015
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Be Theme: An Efficient Approach to Your Web Design Projects

What would you say if we had some tips for you on how to become a better-organized designer and how to gain a productivity edge? Developing and keeping an entrepreneurial perspective that will help you be in the spotlight, get more clients and extra free time on your hands is easy. Stick with us through the end of this article and see how you...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

The Truth about WordPress Performance [#1/2]

March 9th, 2015
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The Truth about WordPress Performance [#1/2]

Since the loading performance of a website has become a Google ranking factor, you should give the performance optimization top priority. Not only Google will rejoice at a fast WordPress website, it will be your readers, above all, who will appreciate your efforts and, in the end, it all comes down to them. Studies show that 25% of the users leave a website with...

Design

WordPress Developer With Noupe: Everything About Theme Creation

March 4th, 2015
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WordPress Developer With Noupe: Everything About Theme Creation

Developing WordPress themes on your own is a great thing to do. I remember well how I worked on my first theme, and how much fun it was. Though afterwards, I was in a cold sweat, doing much reworking and bugfixing in order to make it through WordPress´s theme testing procedures. After all, I was very keen to present it to the whole world....

Themes

Let’s Spring: 22 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes for March 2015

March 2nd, 2015
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Let’s Spring: 22 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes for March 2015

Hero areas, ghost buttons, Material Design, parallax scrolling are the craze in 2015 and seamlessly combine with the ever-growing trend to responsive design. WordPress theme developers have taken the challenge and are constantly coming up with new and interesting interpretations of the latest design trends distilled into one heck of a theme. We have taken the challenge, too, and again curated another round of...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Top 10 Best WordPress Hosting Reviews Sort the Wheat from the Chaff

February 26th, 2015
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Top 10 Best WordPress Hosting Reviews Sort the Wheat from the Chaff

The web is a place where you cannot only never reach the horizon but can’t even see it. Your life span is too short to be able to ever visit all the places there are today. Now consider that each day more new places arise than you could possibly visit even in that one day. In doing this, you’ll soon come to the conclusion...

Plugins

Recipe for Success: Ten WordPress Plugins to Rock Your Blog

February 20th, 2015
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Recipe for Success: Ten WordPress Plugins to Rock Your Blog

Blogging with WordPress can be good fun with the right plugins. Plugins make work more comfortable, add new features, and can keep visitors on your blog. With the right plugin, blogging tasks can be performed in a smarter, easier, faster, and more productive way. Whatever you have in mind for your blog, there is probably a plugin for that. The only problem is that...

Themes

February 2015: 23 Free WordPress Themes Following the Latest Trends

February 15th, 2015
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February 2015: 23 Free WordPress Themes Following the Latest Trends

Designers are facing a great year. A handful of very interesting design trends points them into distinct directions. Hero areas, ghost buttons, Material Design, parallax scrolling, are the craze in 2015. People with lesser design know-how and a WordPress blog need not step behind, however. Rely on the WordPress themes community, and you won’t get disappointed. Talented people have already come up with just...

Themes

Top 100: Best Free WordPress Themes of 2014

February 10th, 2015
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Top 100: Best Free WordPress Themes of 2014

Any website owner can relate to this. Sooner or later the design of your site starts to bore you, is outdated or lacks contemporary features. It’s then when it’s time for a damp wipe and fresh colors on the wall – in other words: bring on a new WordPress theme. As there are 2,975 themes in the official repository alone, plus a load of...