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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...
After a few years (or even months) of designing and developing WordPress themes, especially for clients, you start to realize that a lot of the functionality can be standardized or distilled down into a "starter theme or kit". This helps get...
The most popular CMS out there, WordPress has a ton of great features; probably the best of which is its extensibility. Taking advantage of that Lizatom Shortcodes provides literally thousands of shortcodes and countless shortcode combinations,...
When I'm designing themes for WordPress, I find that working remotely can be a little troublesome at times; particularly when using stylesheet preprocessors such as LESS or SASS. I've been developing a number of WordPress themes recently,...
Responsive design not only challenge our tools and approaches to web design and development, but also forces us to review our ways of planning and managing content. New workflows require the right tools. Upon first thought, this opens an opportunity...
WordPress has evolved hugely over the years from simple fork of blogging software to a powerful platform. According to a WordPress Survey, 66% of respondents use WordPress as a CMS, not just blogging software. The growth of WordPress adoption...
Whether you design WordPress themes or just use them, you've got to stay on top of what's happening in the world of WP theme creation. Every few months we round up some of the best new themes, both free and premium, from some of the best theme designers...
The greatest sites out there are always notable for their attention to detail. One often underestimated detail is the existence of a useful and user-friendly 404-error page. WordPress provides an easy way to create and customise the 404-error...
There are a number of options out there for WordPress e-commerce plugins, including both free and paid options. The user experience with many of these plugins though, can be somewhat lacking. That's where the MarketPress ecommerce plugin comes...
The most recent WordPress release, 3.5, has passed the 6 million download mark. It brought us a renewed media experience and various improvements in the dashboard. But life moves on, and the scope of the upcoming version 3.6 release has already...
WordPress is a powerful and popular CMS for nearly all types of websites. But what about content creation? Writing is one of the most important aspects of a website especially for freelancers, small business owners and individuals. WordPress...
A lot of us can never get enough WordPress themes. It's not like we get a merit badge for having a couple hundred of them residing on our harddrive, "just in case". That being said, it's not like you can ever really having too many high-quality WordPress...