Articles tagged as ‘WordPress’

25 WordPress Themes with a Flat Design Style

The flat style of design is obviously a popular trend right now (see our post 33 Examples of the Flat Web Design Trend). If you’re interested in having a site or blog with this trendy look getting a custom design isn’t the only option. There are a number of WordPress themes that feature a flat design style, and more are being released frequently. In this post we’ll showcase 25 different WordPress themes that use a flat style of design.

Venture

Venture is a stylish and responsive business theme from WPZoom. This theme includes features like a built-in portfolio, a full-width slideshow, custom widgets, menu management, unlimited colors, shortcodes, a theme options panel, and more. Venture can be purchased for $69 and currently includes 1 free bonus theme.

Venture

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30 New and Fresh WordPress Themes

New WordPress themes are released every single day. Those who use WordPress to power their websites and blogs can benefit from the enormous community that has grown around the popular open source content management system. You can find a quality theme to use WordPress for just about any type of website. The huge demand and high competition means that theme developers have to put a great deal of emphasis on the quality of their themes if they want to be successful, and this obviously benefits users of those themes.

In this post we’ll showcase 30 recent theme releases that are worthy of a little attention. You’ll find themes from several different theme shops, as well as others from marketplaces like ThemeForest and Mojo Themes.

Hayden
Price: $49
Available at: Theme Trust

Hayden

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27 WordPress News and Blog Themes

Although WordPress‘s massive popularity has led to all kinds of specialty themes and the possibility to use the CMS for just about any type of website, there are still tons of great themes for powering a blog or a news-based website. With thousands of WordPress themes available, finding the right one for your blog can be a challenge. In this post we’ll showcase 27 different themes that are perfect for blogs and news sites, and if you are in need of a theme hopefully you will find something here that can meet your needs.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle, from ThemeFuse, is a beautiful theme that will give your blog a great colorful look. Lifestyle includes features like shortcodes, dynamic sidebar widgets creation, jQuery lightboxes, an admin dashboard panel, and more. You can purchase Lifestyle for $59.

Lifestyle

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27 Specialty Themes for WordPress

WordPress is an incredibly popular CMS for a number of reasons. It’s free, open source, powerful, and it can be used for a wide variety of different purposes aside from a traditional blog or corporate website. One of the best ways to see that potential for flexibility is to take a look at the different types of themes that are available. You can find quality themes for all kinds of different purposes, which makes WordPress even more useful.

In this article we’ll showcase 27 examples of specialty WordPress themes. Here you’ll find themes for question and answer websites, job boards, crowdfunding sites, directories, deal sites, and much more. Hopefully it gives you some ideas of what is possible.

Explorable

Explorable, from Elegant Themes, is a location-based theme that pins your posts on a map. It is a great option for travel blogs, travel guides, and local business directories. It uses a responsive design and also includes functionality for user star ratings. You can get access to Explorable with a $39 membership to Elegant Themes (also includes access to more than 80 other themes).

Explorable

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Comment Systems and Options for WordPress Users

There are a lot of different factors that help to make a blog successful, and reader engagement is one of those factors. A blog that has a high level of reader engagement is likely to receive a lot of quality comments from readers, and a blog that gets a lot of comments is likely to benefit from that high level of engagement.

The commenting functionality was a key issue in the rise to popularity for blogging several years ago. Visitors who were accustomed to reading static pages with no option to leave their own feedback typically appreciated the opportunity to interact with the blogger and other readers. Over the past few years it seems like more of this discussion has shifted to sites like Twitter and Facebook as many blogs have seen a decrease in comment activity. However, the opportunity is still there for blogs to benefit greatly from an active comment area.

In this article we’ll take a look at the different commenting options that are available to bloggers who are using self-hosted WordPress to power their blogs. Most of these options are also available for other blogging platforms as well.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Becoming a WordPress Developer

Since WordPress is one of the leading content management systems out there it spurs countless people to become developers themselves. Some of the best I know in the industry emerged from these “DIY developers” – people who started looking at code as a hobby.

WordPress is a good medium to start out in because its functions are clear, the coding style is extremely transparent and easy to understand and the documentation is phenomenal (not to mention the huge community). With this article I hope I can give you a quick primer on where to start your long but – hopefully – fun journey!

Note to developers: There are quite a few instances where what I explain is not the full story. This is what Terry Pratchett calls “Lies to children”. It is difficult to explain programming concepts to beginners by going into maximum detail. When you learn acceleration in school you are not told that this is actually integral calculus, the sum of the area under a graph. You simply learn the result (speed over time). The idea is the same here :)

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40 New WordPress Themes Released in May, 2013

Each month we like to publish a roundup of new WordPress themes, and today we have a collection that showcases some of the most notable themes released in May. You’ll find a wide variety of themes, everything from blog and news themes, to portfolio themes, to corporate themes, and even some specialties like a wedding theme. You can see live demos of any of themes themes from the source (click on the links to go to the source, and from there you can preview a live demo).

Metro Vibes
Price: $59
Available at: ThemeFuse

Metro Vibes

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The Best WordPress Plugins for Growing Your Mailing List

If you’re looking to build any top of business online, growing a mailing list should be a priority. However, with so much spam and unwanted email in most inboxes it can be a challenge to convince your website visitors to subscribe to your list. Fortunately, there are some really effective tools that can make your list building efforts exponentially more effective.

If you’re a WordPress user there are a number of quality plugins available that have been created specifically to help with building a mailing list. In this article we’ll take a look at some of the best plugins that can turn your list building frustrations into success.

PopUp Domination

PopUp Domination

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27 WordPress Mobile Themes

Responsive web design gets plenty of attention, and rightfully so, but in some situations you may prefer to use a separate theme specifically for mobile visitors rather than going with a responsive design. WordPress users have a number of themes available that have been specifically created with mobile visitors in mind.

These themes will not replace your desktop theme, instead the mobile theme will only be seen by visitors on mobile devices. This setup typically includes a plugin to determine what device the visitor is using, and then it will display the appropriate theme. In this post we’ll showcase 27 different options for mobile sites on WordPress. Most are themes, but some are plugins.

Handheld

Handheld is a plugin from ElegantThemes that will display a mobile-friendly version of your site to visitors on mobile devices. Visitors who are not on mobile devices will see your regular theme. It is available to ElegantThemes members with a Developer membership level. The cost of that Developer membership level is $89 per year, and it also includes more than 80 themes in addition to the Handheld plugin.

Handheld

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35 WordPress Themes for Personal Websites

WordPress is a good CMS option for anyone who wants to maintain a personal website or blog. It’s free, easy to setup with most hosting accounts, offers all the functionality needed for a personal website, and there are plenty of quality themes available. In this post we’ll showcase 35 WordPress themes that are excellent options for personal websites. Most of them are premium and must be purchased, but a few are free to download and use.

Memoir – $39

Memoir

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