WordPress articles

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...
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,...