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4 Excellent WordPress Books

24 April 2012 comment icon1 | Categories: best of

One of the great things about working with WordPress is the huge wealth of freely available content online covering just about anything you might want to do with WordPress. Got some weird php error after upgrading one of your sites? Chances are you won’t be alone and a simple Google search will solve your problem in a couple of minutes. Want to know about how to optimise your WordPress site for millions of pageviews? Yip, theres tons of stuff online about that too (including *cough*) But sometimes there’s nothing like sitting down and immersing oneself in a really well written book to take you beyond specific problems and queries and broadens your horizons a bit. …

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Celebs using WordPress

08 January 2011 comment icon1 | Categories: best of

WPLift have put together a nice list of Celebrities currently using WordPress to power their websites. This list features some sites we included in our list of Massive sites powered by WordPress from November.
I particularly like Rocky’s website (I mean Sly Stallone of course).

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Site of the week – ThemeGrade

06 January 2011 comment icon1 | Categories: best of

Ok kicking off a new post series for 2011 is our first Site of the Week – ThemeGrade.com
We’re a little bit jealous about this site actually. It’s been on my todo list for quite some time now to build something like what Brian has built over on themegrade.com
In a nutshell, for those who don’t already know what themegrade is, it’s basically a grading and rating service for all the major WordPress theme providers.
Think Tripadvisor for WordPress themes.
I gotta say, Brian has done a wonderful job at setting up a great rating algorithm which seems quite fair and useful.
There is also a pretty nifty search facility which allows you to specify the types of themes you …

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Site Showcase: Openview Labs

29 November 2010 comment icon4 | Categories: best of, showcase, theme news

While browsing the WordPress Site Showcase today, I noticed a great new WordPress powered site for OpenView Labs.
What I thought was particularly interesting about this new website is the lovely content dropdown menus.
This design pattern is becoming increasingly popular with big sites like Reuters using these content menu dropdowns.  I’d love to know how they integrated these into WordPress.
They OpenView guys have also done an excellent job on the overall layout, typography and colour palette.
Well done guys and kudos to Kevin Leary for the design.

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Featured Theme Maker

11 September 2010 comment icon0 | Categories: best of, theme news, wordpress

This week we kick off a new series on themesforge where each week we’ll be featuring a WordPress Theme Maker.
Fancy being featured on themesforge as our Theme Maker of Week? Well if so, it’s real simple – drop us a line and tell us why we should feature you and we’ll put you into our consideration pot*
All theme makers will need to be fans of the GPL license and release their work under the GPL license. (NOTE: Premium themes are allowed too just as long as they are also GPL.)
We hope to showcase the best and brightest theme makers (not just their themes) over the next weeks.
So, what are you waiting for?

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2010 WordPress Theme Buyers Guide – Part 2

07 March 2010 comment icon1 | Categories: best of, theme news, wordpress

Right so now that we’ve covered the different types of wordpress themes there are , we hope you have a clearer idea about which type of theme is right for you. In Part 2 of the 2010 WordPress Theme Buyers Guide we’re now going to take a closer look at why should even consider buying a premium wordpress theme.
Dude, why should I buy a wordpress theme? – there lots of free ones out there already!
Yes there are lots of free wordpress themes out there. Free wordpress themes are one of the key building blocks of the vibrant wordpress community. The fact that you can install wordpress and get your hands on some world class quality …

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