Welcome to another weekly news roundup where I take a look at all the latest happenings in the world of WordPres …
Last week my friend AJ from WPExplorer launched a new theme company called Authentic themes, I don’t know how he has the time to create so many great looking themes – very impressive! Anyway, take a look at the site as he is offering a load of good themes for a yearly price of just $40.
If you need an ad-management plugin for WordPress I created a special offer for my own WPAdCenter plugin, you can get 50% off for the next 24 hours only by using the code: JUNESPECIAL50
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WordPress News and Articles
- Custom vs Pre-made WordPress Themes – A Look at the Pros & Cons – One of the first things you’ll need to decide is if your needs can be met by a pre-made theme with some customizations or if you need a fully custom theme developed just for you
- Functions.php vs Plugin, Who Wins? – When it comes to introducing custom functionality into a WordPress project, the debate between functions.php vs. plugin usage is nothing new
- WordPress News Sites: Are They Worth Paying For? – There’s no money in starting a WordPress-centric news website, according to Jeff Chandler, who has one piece of advice for anyone thinking about giving it a go: don’t bother
- On WordPress news sites – There has been a bit of talk about WordPress news sites recently
- When Commercial Themes Bundle Commercial Plugins, Users Lose – Coen Jacobs developer for WooThemes has used his personal site to vent about commercial themes bundling commercial plugins
- Tom Willmot Interview - Tom Willmot (@tomwillmot) is co-founder & managing director of Human Made Limited, a WordPress development company specializing in high-end WordPress sites
- Interview With Brand New Theme Club – TeslaThemes – TeslaThemes is a brand new theme club with the goal of producing one theme per month.
- WordPress Hosting: It’s Tough, For Good Reason – I woke this morning to more news that yet another known player in our relatively-large ecosystem and space may actually be getting into the WordPress Managed Hosting space
Tutorials and How-Tos
- How To: Migrate Your Site to WordPress from HTML, Joomla and Drupal – These tips covering migrating to WordPress from another platform aim to help make the transition as painless as possible
- How To: Automatically Backup Your WordPress Website to the Cloud for Free – BackWPUp enables you to backup your WordPress database and base directory to cloud storage sites
- How to Create Super Cool WordPress Category Pages – How important are the category pages on your site? Are they just an afterthought? Are they drab and lackluster?
- Integrating Multiple Choice Quizzes in WordPress – Creating the Backend – Creating a multiple choice quiz in WordPress can be a very exciting and profitable task
- Turn WordPress Into a Social Network with WP Symposium – Plugins such as WP Symposium enable you to use WordPress to power your very own social network with a forum, activity wall, member directory, and a whole lot more
- The WordPress Coding Standards: Indentation, Space Usage, and Trailing Spaces – The entire purpose of this series to help expose the WordPress Coding Standards, why they matter, and how to write quality WordPress code
- Core Caching Concepts in WordPress – The purpose of this article is to provide a framework for thinking about caching. It discusses core caching concepts that can be difficult to grasp when first working with caching in web development projects
Resources & Freebies
- More Free WordPress Business & Corporate Themes for 2013 – This post is an effort collect a sampling of the best free business and corporate themes from 2013 all in one place
- 40 Premium Business & Corporate Themes Part 7 – More people than ever before are using WordPress and themes like the one’s I’ve rounded up below to grow their businesses online
- 30 WordPress Themes for Parties, Weddings & Entertainment Events- For today’s roundup I’ve collected 30 fantastic WordPress themes for events and entertainment sites
- How To: Improve the WordPress Search – 7 Completely Free Tools & Plugins – For years now it’s been said the web over that the default search feature for WordPress is…well, pretty awful. Not only does it sort by date instead of relevancy but it also ignores categories, tags, custom post types and comments when returning results
- WordPress Video Training & Online Courses: Options & Recommendations – Learning how to use WordPress and increasing your existing WP skillset has never been easier, thanks to the large number of training options available today
- 20 Tutorials to Develop WordPress Plugin – I have compiled 20 tutorials for developers to know how to develop wordpress plugins