WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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20+ Stunning WordPress Portfolio Themes to Inspire You

By / — Finding the perfect portfolio theme to show off your work can be time consuming. There are hundreds upon hundreds of theme available, all with different features like Masonry grids, video, custom post types and parallax, to name a few. The… More →

3 Ways to Manage Your Plugins

By / — Plugins are my bread and butter. I spend a great deal of time using them, organizing them, and evaluating them. Many WordPress users out there probably have a few groups of plugins they like to start sites […] The post 3 Ways… More →

A Complete Guide to Making Your First WordPress Widget

By / — Widgets are a powerful part of WordPress, and they’re a great way to enhance your site’s sidebar. Or your footer. Or your homepage. Or another part of your site that your theme maker thinks would look really good with some… More →

Easy Pricing Tables Premium Review: Add Responsive Pricing Tables to WordPress

By / — Easy Pricing Tables Premium from Fatcat Apps is a plugin which aims to make it as easy as possible to add attractive, responsive price comparison tables to WordPress. Find out what features this plugin has and how easy it is… More →

How to Add Custom Styles to WordPress Visual Editor

By / — WordPress visual editor comes with basic formatting options. However, sometimes you may need custom styles of your own to add CSS buttons, content blocks, taglines, etc. Switching from Visual to Text editor and adding CSS each time is time-consuming. What… More →

How to Check if a WordPress Posts Exists by Its ID

By / — I was recently having a conversation with a friend and fellow WordPress developer about the best ways to go about checking if a post exists given nothing but an ID. For those who are experienced with the WordPress API, there are… More →

How to Install WordPress using Softaculous

By / — This tutorial takes us to the basics of installing WordPress in a web host. There are literally 10+ methods by which you can install a deployable (i.e. ready for the Internet) WordPress site. Factors such as your operating system, intended… More →

How to Mess Up Your WordPress Blog in 10 Simple Steps (Part 1)

By / — Launching a blog – technically speaking – is ultra easy. Really. All you need is 10 minutes of your time,… The post How to Mess Up Your WordPress Blog in 10 Simple Steps (Part 1) appeared first on Best Premium… More →

In Its Emptiness, There Is the Function of a Startup

By / — Calm your frenetic TL;DR twitchy-Twitter-brain for five minutes, and let some Chinese philosophy wash over you. Thirty spokes join in one hub In its emptiness, there is the function of a vehicle Mix clay to create a container In its emptiness,… More →

MigrateWP Launches a Service Dedicated to WordPress Migrations

By / — While there are many excellent plugins that make migrations easier for developers, WordPress migration as a service hasn’t been widely marketed. MigrateWP is a new business dedicated solely to providing smooth, painless migrations for people who don’t have the skills… More →

Sensei Case Study: Creating the AMK Pro Platform

By / — I am Francisco Aguilera G., Creative Director of APK Estudio, a small Chilean web design studio, and blogger at FranciscoAMK.com. I have published online tutorials and courses for several years through my own blog, my company website and other platforms such… More →

Stay Fashionable when selling online

By / — To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail. Giorgio Armani When setting out on your adventure to sell online, you may initially feel like a small fish in an infinitely large pond. With enterprise-level… More →

Stellar Places: A Plugin to Create, Manage and Display Locations in WordPress with Google Maps

By / — Many Google Maps plugins have a convoluted admin workflow for creating locations in WordPress. Some of the clunkier solutions actually require you to look up longitude and latitude coordinates to manually input for pinpointing. Very few maps plugins utilize custom… More →

The Best WordPress Jobs Boards For Hiring Freelancers And Finding Clients

By / — If you freelance, chances are you have to work to get to work. Some people choose to contract freelancers by a per project approach while others are hired hourly for an estimated amount of time. No matter the case, finding work… More →

The WhiP Newsletter #52

By / — Web host accepting Bitcoin, community project to standardize custom post types and more WordPress guides than you can count on two hands. Check out The Whip for more daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

WPgo + Postbot

By / — wpgo.go is a command-line tool to interact with WordPress blogs, written in Google’s Go language. It’s cool to see this new generation of apps built on WP.com + Jetpack’s new APIs, like Postbot. More →

Week in review: Sass in _s, CPT standards, MailPoet vs Sucuri, and meet me in New York

By / — Welcome to the fifth “Week in Review” on Post Status, where I hope to offer up some of the things you may have missed in the last week or so. Sass is coming to Underscores A long-awaited feature, the first pass… More →

Why You Should Use WordPress for Your Business Website

By / — There are multiple reasons why creating a website for your business is incredibly useful; a website can advertise much further afield than any physical form of marketing, it can bring in customers from around the globe, and it can be… More →

phpinfo page for HHVM HipHop Virtual Machine

By / — So you finally got HHVM 3.2 installed and running and instinctively go to your phpinfo page to check it out… but there nothing there, only “HipHop” …disappointing isn’t it? So I whipped this up real quick as a phpinfo replacement:… More →