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If you work with WordPress sites, then you know how frustrating the built-in editor can be. Whether it's superfluous markup, outdated CSS, or its habit of truncating spacing, the default editor in WordPress can cost you hours of time. There...
Spring is in full bloom and WordPress designers are busy as ever. The market is filled with tons of new themes and the overarching theme is responsiveness. Not many developers are releasing themes that are not usable across multiple devices....
As web designers, it goes against our nature to restrict access to our code. We're taught to maximize compatibility of our websites and strive for backwards compatibility wherever possible; to create progressively enhanced and gracefully...
It’s been a busy month for theme designers & developers as a large number of new themes were released, making this a great time to update your site if it is in need of a new look. Some of the overall trends in web design are showing through in...
Welcome back, WDD readers! It’s time for this month’s round of WordPress plugin goodness. As usual, we’ve got quite a variety of plugins, with a variety of potential use cases. Take note, though: some of these plugins are very new, and...
With the holiday season in full swing, you would almost expect a plethora of holiday themes to saturate the market. But that's not the case at all. Designers released quite a few excellent free WordPress themes in this holiday month, most that...
WordPress, one of the most popular blogging and website platforms in the world, accounts for thousands of new blogs and websites every day. One of the best ways to get up and running quickly — especially if you don’t have much design or development...
Welcome, friends, to WebdesignerDepot's first monthly WordPress plugin roundup. (Try saying that out loud really fast a few times!) If there's one word that I would use to describe the WordPress community, it's this: huge. It should come...
There are more than 71 million WordPress sites on the internet and new sites are going live every single day. One of the best ways to get up and running quickly — especially if you don't have much design or development experience — is to use...
Cloud computing is one of the buzzwords in the web design and computing industry that seems to have a very simple definition, but a myriad of uses. It is a phrase used to define the use of the internet and remote servers to store and manage data....
Google Fonts are a tremendous addition to any designer's arsenal, providing a basic library of typefaces that cover most requirements. But if you've ever tried to add them to a WordPress theme you'll know what kind of hacking is involved. Fortunately,...
Somewhere around 18% of the web is powered by WordPress. The humble blogging platform has grown into a web-titan of monster proportions. Substantially fewer sites are hosting on WordPress.com — Automattic’s free, hosted solution for...
Most of the time, the first contact a customer will have with your business is through your website. Consequently, the website could make or break your business. To ensure that the website makes it, having it be both aesthetically pleasing...
In version 2.5 WordPress introduced shortcodes, and all of us have probably used them at one time or another. They usually come bundled with plugins, or even themes, and what they do is watch for when you insert something inside square brackets...