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New WordPress themes are released constantly, some free, some premium. And some better than others. Free themes, especially, tend to have a greater disparity in quality from one another, with some being just as great as the best premium themes,...
Tumblogging, posting short, often multimedia, blog posts on sites like Tumblr, has been consistently growing in popularity for a couple of years now. Tumblr is the most well-known tumblog service out there, but there are also themes that...
Social sharing options are pretty much a must for any blog. You want to make it easy for your visitors to share what you've written with their social networks so that others can discover your content. And the best way to do that is to include a button...
If you're going to design a WordPress site, there are a few ways you can start. Many designers start with an HTML template that they then add WordPress code to. Others start with the basic WordPress code and design around that. But others begin...
Pretty much no matter where you live, the economy sucks right now, and many designers are finding it hard to get new clients. People just don't want to spend money on a website, or a redesign of their current site, if they don't have to. And even...
You have a broken blog. In fact it is not just your blog. Its pretty much every blog out there. The problem is that blogs are fundamentally flawed. Blogs are great if you use them for their original purpose. However, we often use them for a lot...
We've covered advanced commenting systems for Wordpress before, but what about those bloggers who want to use the stock WordPress commenting system? Not everyone wants to manage a third-party comment system. And those are the users who will...
Have you ever visited a blog and noticed immediately how the typography added sophistication and really made the content stand out? Perhaps it was an elegant typeface that fit the theme of the blog, or white space that was used proficiently...
New WordPress themes are released on what sometimes seems a daily basis. But not all themes are created equal. Differences in quality become more pronounced in free themes, but there's even a lot of discrepancies in premium themes, both in...
WordPress has a perfectly adequate commenting system built-in. But it can quickly grow unwieldy and commenting can take up a lot of system resources if you run a high-volume site. That's why alternative commenting systems such as Disqus (recently...
In general, bloggers focus on traffic for their blogs; after all, numbers of visits and page views are easy to quantify and are useful if you are looking for advertisers. However, the most successful bloggers will say that collating these figures...
Blogs have become an integral part of online culture. Practically everyone reads blogs now, whether they're "official" news blogs associated with traditional news media, topic-based blogs related to one's work or hobbies, or blogs purely...
A few things can be learned from this latest roundup of new WordPress themes, all released within the past five months or so. First of all, there's a definite trend toward more premium themes, with fewer high-quality free themes available....
WordPress themes continue to grow popular among designers needing to deploy websites effectively while looking always sharp and professional. By now you've probably heard of Template Monster. It's actually one of the longest standing...