Posts Tagged ‘WordPress’
I really do not have to go too far back to a time when all you did with your mobile phone was make only phone calls. But who knew this device would become such an important part of your life that you couldn’t live without.
Without a shadow of doubt, mobile market is getting gigantic. Today, more than 25% of the users are using their mobile device to search the internet. By 2014, it has been estimated that more time will be spend on mobile devices than traditional computers. Isn’t that crazy right? Well, for the digital marketers, this is no less than a cold feet situation. They have to make the content accessible on mobile devices.
For anyone who has heard of WordPress, you’ll know that it has come a long way from being a blogging platform to supporting some of the biggest websites today. Take a look at Mashable or TechCrunch – they are the best that are there, and they run entirely on WordPress.
In fact, WordPress itself has realized its growing popularity and is constantly striving towards making the platform better and more user-friendly for its users. As a result, every now and then it comes up with a new version to make the user experience worthwhile. And it does this by making each new version more stable, secure and bug-free than the previous one.
Some time ago we’ve started a giveaway dedicated to WordPress themes. The deadline has come and the giveaway that everyone liked so much is already over. Today and we’re ready to announce the names of our lucky winners.
So if your name is displayed in the widget below, check your email (the one you enrolled with into the giveaway), there we’ve sent a 100% promocode valid for any WordPress theme from TemplateMonster product line.
As of today, Ethnologue.com has counted more than 6K languages. Who knew that for such a relatively short period of human history (on a cosmic scale), there will appear such a great amount of languages.
Even though the number is pretty big, the amount of most-spoken languages is not that slathering. See the table – these stats are also provided by Ethnologue.com.
Whoah! Most of you have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Today we’re ready to start a new giveaway, and now it’s time for WordPress themes.
Yeah, you heard it right. Today we’d like to offer you to take part in WordPress Themes Giveaway. In this sweepstake we’re going to use the Rafflecopter widget once again, since it provides awesome performance for events of this kind.
Everyone likes goodies, but giveaways are even more popular since they allow everyone to get something valuable for no cost at all.
It is that Jazz Friday again with great news for the WordPress users- the new WordPress 3.6 released finally. It is named Oscar after the Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson with multiple amazing features in mind.
However, the features are more than just a new theme and improved revisions. It comes with the changed theme of TWENTY THIRTEEN reflecting how you can use post formats differently to craft new content for your WordPress site.
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WordPress is one of the most intuitive CMS ever created. Due to this simplicity WordPress can be handled even by a child. Within a WordPress blog or site you can do whatever you want. Customization has never been a problem since there are so many beautiful templates both free and premium.
So, when you start a new project, probably you would want to amaze your customer with something cool. In this blog post we’ve united 20 Awesome WordPress Tutorials for you to fill your new projects with some interesting thing or just to learn how to ‘work out’ WordPress sites.
WordPress, the versatile CMS powering over one-fifth of the entire web has only a few weak points to talk about. Its built-in search is one such feature that limits its capabilities to a great extent.
The search is too vague to be of much use and leaves most users baffled. Would not it be wonderful if you had a tool or custom code to bolster up its search function so that your site visitors get a great experience every single time they visit your site and optimally use the search function of your site! Here are some useful WordPress code snippets to do that.
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Are you using polls in your blog posts?
Due to numerous technological solutions we can add polls to blog posts in a few mouse clicks. Polls work great when we need to engage users and do some additional actions. Polls are great complement to any blog post since you can get more info from your users (not everyone of them is willing to write a comment) all they need to do is to tick corresponding line in the poll.
There is a number of solutions to create online polls. The easiest way is Google Drive, its functionality allows you create polls in a few minutes. All that remains is to copy the embed code and paste into the blog post, that’s it.
But if you’re engaged with WordPress there are dozens of cool plugins to create cool polls. Things are now much easier and often just require the click of a button from your blog editor, a minute or two of customization and then clicking another button to insert a poll. Other methods usually require a short code generated by the plugin, which is just as easy. So let’s take a look at 18 awesome plugins that make adding polls to your easy and worthwhile. Here they are.
Ever needed a voting plugin which acts like a question matrix? Here is your solution. You don’t need any options in the backend and you can add the poll to any post or page.
Host Hot or Not popularity contests on your site and allow your visitors to rate their favorite things! The plugin engages your visitors attention and hooks them on your site, as long as you have fun content to serve them!
WordPress is a nice blogging script which comes with a hell lot of features. One of the best features of WordPress is that it allows you to change its theme, with no fuss at all. You can find a lot of great themes in WordPress repository for free and tons of Paid WordPress themes are there as well. Now-a-days, a lot of people practice different kind of things, in relation to the themes of their sites or blogs. Today, I will discuss Premium WordPress Themes. Why they should be used? Why premium themes are a plus? And Yes, why they are not good for in some cases?
WHAT IS A PREMIUM WORDPRESS THEME?
A WordPress premium theme is a theme that is made to achieve a lot of specific goals, which I am going to tell you step by step in this very post.
Commonly it is thought that a theme with beautiful and sleek, modern design is a premium theme. A theme that makes you call wow, this is what I want my site, my blog to look like.
IS IT RIGHT?
Yes! It is right but it is not the complete truth. Most of the WordPress users only see the design of a theme, and forget to check a lot of features, that are of vital importance.
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
You must be surprised, this is natural. So, let me discuss the features you should know before you buy a WordPress Paid theme. But first something about nulled themes.
NULLED WORDPRESS THEMES
Nulled themes are those which you can find on a number of sites for free, but in real those themes are paid themes. Ever wonder why would someone do that? Download a premium theme which costs one about $50 and give it free on his site? And even make a complete site full of free themes that are paid ones? What’s in it for him? There is a big issue with these themes. These are not trust worthy. Why? Let me make a dot list of the issues that a Nulled WordPress Theme can have
Technology has a funny way of upturning all that we know. It keeps bringing in something or the other which we thought always existed but never got implemented. For some time now, WordPress boilerplates are drawing a freaky crowd around them. There is already a global lobby of open source contributors who feel that it is an extremely wise idea. Technology is that cute little thing that comes to our rescue when things become too tiresome or cumbersome around us. You can imagine how happy a developer may become at the sight of WordPress boilerplates. After all, the developing fraternity does not need to write startup bulk codes or components for applications or sites any longer.
Boilerplates are codes which can be used in many applications and contexts without altering the original idea. In other words, they are foundational codes that help developers to come past the initial hurdles of bulk coding. This way, it becomes easy to jumpstart projects and come to a point where the ‘individualism’ of the project comes up.
It’s like setting a common base for all the flavors of an ice-cream and then put vanilla, strawberry or chocolate as needed. I am very fond of the word scaffolding. I don’t know why but it’s a very strong word literally as well as figuratively. Boilerplates are also much like scaffolding. They set a foundation upon which you can work out the standing structure of a site or an application. There are many core algorithms and functions that are only true for your programs. With boilerplates, you can readily jump to these algorithms or codes.
What’s on newsstand today? It’s Free WordPress Business Theme with a visually rich design perfect for bringing your business sites online. This cool theme in the corporate-esque style is in the spotlight this Tuesday.
Let’s see this theme in close-up! Brown and light apricot is a powerful combination always catching the eyes and creating a positive tone of the web presence. Such easy on the eye color scheme creates a warm welcome to the visitors. The header against the dark background looks contrasting and focuses attention on the slider that is placed there. Neat typography and minor graphic elements make the design look clean and uncluttered. The content part is divided into readable blocks and it helps present even a great amount of information about the company in the comprehensive way. The visitors will get everything they can expect from such business site – a simple structure and good visual presentation. If you’re looking for a good basis for the content wise site that is quite pleasant for visiting, this free theme is for you.
Free WordPress Business Theme:
Eh? Security? Yes! All this fuss about WordPress security. Having a WordPress site is great, blogging at it makes you feel like you own an Empire. But somehow, it never remains safe when intruders get in. When they try to dethrone you. No matter what happens, you got to do what is necessary for your rule. This is a funny way to put our common life words in analogy with WordPress.
Securing your WordPress blog from the bad guys is the goal of every blogger these days. That is an issue with ultimate importance as well. But, most of the bloggers do it wrong way. They are not quite sure about choosing the best WordPress template or a plugin, where they end up with messed up blogging career with screwed up blog.
Certainly, leaving these issues behind is not an option for us anymore. So, getting to point, in this WordPress tutorial you will be learning a lot about WordPress security, how to DO IT YOURSELF and harden it to the core. Let’s kick in Yay? Nay?
Step#1 – LOG IN HACKS
Step #1 is all about how to save your blog from being hacked, by notorious login hacks.
Admin username is your doomsday
One should never have Admin or admin as the username of Administrator account. Change it while you install the WordPress. If you don’t change your username from Admin to anything else while installing, then there is a little trick that will do just good. Make a new user with different username and set its role as Administrator, then log out. Log in with the new user, you just created, go to Users >> All Users and delete the user Admin.
Some Plugins that help
In case of login hacks there are several plugins that help a lot.
With a lot of other stuff this plugin takes care of removing login notice.
I have seen a lot of great tutorials centered around building unique WordPress plugins. Unfortunately many of these ideas are fairly complicated or still require external PHP function calls. Also many of the simpler ideas can simply be copied into your theme functions which will save a lot of time.
But for this tutorial I want to focus on building a plugin using shortcodes. My example will be an e-mail contact form using CAPTCHA for spam protection. We simply install the plugin codes and then add the small shortcode tag [tmcontact] onto any page. This will instantly append the simple contact form into your WordPress content.
Building a Simple Template
Building a Simple Template
When getting started we are going to make the plugin’s main directory which is called shortcodes-contact. Inside I have placed a CSS file, along with some images and a unique TTF font which is used in generating the CAPTCHA. All of these resources pertain specifically to this tutorial so you will not always need custom styles or images. But keep in mind that it is a good idea to store all these resources in your own folder, just in case.
Now we need to create the main plugin file which has the same name as its containing folder. This will be called shortcodes-contact.php and the very first lines of code must delineate some meta information. WordPress will scan the top comments and display this information on the plugin admin menu page. Here is my sample code:
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/* Plugin Name: TM Shortcodes Contact Form Plugin URI: http://blog.templatemonster.com/ Description: Basic WP plugin for adding a contact form using shortcodes in Wordpress. Original source from Template Monster Blog to be used in a demo tutorial. Version: 1.0 Author: Jake Rocheleau Author URI: http://byjakewithlove.com/ License: Free(no license) */