WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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25 Most Beautiful WordPress Themes of 2014

By / — There have been some truly gorgeous themes released this year. Parallax continues as a trend, as does clean, flat and minimalist design. Though designers are becoming bolder and more experimental. Many themes this year have a great focus on typography and… More →

30 Drag & Drop Page Builder WordPress Themes

By / — Page Builders with Drag and Drop functionality are big business at the moment in WordPress themes and Plugins as they are allowing novice users to construct more creative layouts and rely less on professionals to customize their layouts for them.… More →

5 Free Plugins for Hosting a Giveaway on Your WordPress Site

By / — Hosting a giveaway is a popular way to introduce a new product or service on your website. When properly promoted, a giveaway can bring you an influx of new readers, traffic and can boost participation on your existing content. Other… More →

5 Lessons from Day 1 of TechCrunch Disrupt NY

By / — TechCrunch Disrupt kicked off yesterday at the Manhattan Center in Midtown New York. The day was packed full of techie goodness. At the risk of revealing my own ignorance, I’m going to share the top […] More →

Animated Scroll By Speed Not Duration

By / — Animated scrolling is a web trend that came from single page websites, when a visitor clicked on a link the site doesn't navigate to another page but a section within the current page. You can do this by using internal… More →

Custom Sidebars Joins WPMU DEV’s FREE Plugin Collection

By / — Custom Sidebars has become the latest addition to WPMU DEV’s collection of free plugins available for download in the WordPress Plugin Repository. More →

Data Models in WordPress – Their Perspective, Not Ours

By / — When it comes to treating WordPress as a web application foundation (and I dislike the use of the word framework, because that’s not what it is), one of things that I think that we, as developers, need to do a… More →

Follow up: Personal Project Sprint

By / — I got off to a strong start, but I can’t deny I lost steam. I may do this again in a few months, but I’ll make a few amendments. Need to have a better record of what I want to… More →

How to Change or Remove the Category Base from WordPress

By / — When using pretty permalinks, WordPress adds /category/ to the category URLs, e.g. http://www.example.com/category/sports. This /category/ part is called category base. In this article, I will show you how to change or remove category base from WordPress. How to Change Category… More →

How to Change the CSS of a WordPress Theme (and Not Go Crazy)

By / — The subject we’ll be tackling is how to make clean, logical, stable changes to the CSS of your WordPress site. We’ll be accounting for the fact that this often involves overriding existing CSS styles from the original parent theme, as… More →

It’s time to sell your time

By / — Today marks a significant milestone in the journey of WooCommerce. In 2011, we created an eCommerce plugin that allowed you to sell just about anything – physical, digital, variable or affiliated products. That plugin is now used across 260,000 websites, powering… More →

Learn Something New, Every Day

By / — A couple of weeks ago, John Resig wrote an article entitled Write Code Every Day. Resig is the creator of the jQuery library, among other open-source projects. In the post, Resig discusses a shift in the way […] More →

New wptheory Service Launches WordPress Websites in a Day

By / — Adam Clark, founder of Bottlerocket Creative, just launched a new WordPress service that churns out a website in one day. That’s right, a complete website in a single day, for $999. This new project is called wptheory and the service… More →

Panel Discussion On Commercial WordPress Products and Services

By / — One of the highlights of WordCamp Minneapolis 2014, was the panel discussion on commercial WordPress products. The panel was filled with successful business minds sharing their knowledge of running commercial WordPress products and services. Each of the panelists shared their… More →

Rebrand Thyself

By / — Never underestimate the healing power of new personal stationery, especially when they’re Moo Luxe cards. Typeface is Verlag. More →

Recap Of WordCamp North Canton 2014

By / — Held within the Business and Entrepreneurial Center on the Stark State College campus, WordCamp North Canton 2014 was a repeat success. Sessions ranged from Plugins 101 to the Science Of Design. I only attended two sessions throughout the day as… More →

Redesigning Your WordPress Website To Add a Personal Touch (The Sequel)

By / — You know what they say, you only have one chance to make a (lasting) first impression. You also have about four (4)… The post Redesigning Your WordPress Website To Add a Personal Touch (The Sequel) appeared first on Best Premium & Free… More →

Release Candidate for 3.9.1

By / — I’ve packaged up WordPress 3.9 RC1 and intend to ship it Wednesday morning. For a complete list of the 33 issues, please see this report. Some highlights: Widgets: Theme preview empties sidebar on active theme. #27897. Multisite: Fixes regressions with uppercase characters in… More →

Reviewing our site reviews: highly satisfied customers!

By / — We have been doing website reviews for more than 3 years now. Recently, we decided to update our format. We now offer different types of reviews, varying in depth of the analysis and in price accordingly. After completing a review,… More →

Short Interview With John James Jacoby On The Progress Of bbPress 2.6

By / — Over the past few years, I’ve had the privilege of conversing with a lot of smart people in the WordPress community. John James Jacoby is one of those people I can talk to for hours on end. Not only does… More →

Summary of last week’s dev chat on 4…

By / — Summary of last week’s dev chat on 4/30 (IRC log): Announcements I’ll (@helen) be your release lead for 4.0. Congrats also to @ocean90 and @SergeyBiryukov on permanent commit, and @DrewAPicture, @wonderboymusic, and @johnbillion for continued commit. v1 of the code… More →

Team chat agenda for week #19

By / — Post any desired agenda items in the comments below *insert fancy long winded word* (could I sound any more like a YouTube clip?) WordPress 3.9.1 should be out by Thursday, all things permitting More →

The Art of the WordPress Startup: Part 18

By / — AdWords This post is part 18 of a series on how to launch your startup on WordPress. Last time I talked about the importance of wireframing and why skipping over it doesn’t make sense even though some self-proclaimed gurus may not feel the same. This time we’ll… More →

The Best WordPress Cache Plugins And How To Use Them

By / — There are a lot of things you can do to optimize your WordPress website, however installing a cache plugin will have the biggest effective on your page loading times. When someone visits one of your pages, they need to request… More →

Tuned Balloon – Music & Band WordPress Theme Review

By / — Tuned Balloon is a responsive WordPress Theme with an artistic retro look and feel from Anariel Design, created with musicians in mind. A uniquely styled music player and a number of useful features for bands such as a gig calendar, audio &… More →

When Do You Need a Custom Post Type or Taxonomy in WordPress

By / — When reading about WordPress, you’ve probably come across terms like custom post types and custom taxonomies. As a beginner, you may have asked yourself when do I need to use a custom post type or custom taxonomy in WordPress? In… More →

WordCamp Bournemouth 2014 Talk Proposal

By / — Today I submitted my talk proposal for WordCamp Bournemouth 2014. I have titled the proposed talk as “From Local to Staging to Live Using Version Control and Deployment”. I intend to present my development environment and how I develop sites… More →