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This is our weekly WordPress news roundup post, you can view previous news roundups: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 – I also post frequent WordPress links on Twitter all week, follow WPLIft here if you are on Twitter. Our facebook page is growing nicely with over 1700 members now so please “Like” us on Facebook.

WordPress News and Articles

WordPress 3.3 “Sonny” Released

The latest and greatest version of the WordPress software — 3.3, named “Sonny” in honor of the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt — is immediately available for download or update inside your WordPress dashboard.

WordPress 3.3 “Sonny” »

The WordPress Hosting Review: Results

With the help of 252 WPShout readers, I’ve put together a comprehensive and independent review of the best hosts for building WordPress powered sites. These are the results.

The WordPress Hosting Review: Results »

Shooting the Breeze with Pippin of PippinsPlugins.com [interview]

Well this is officially my first interview for the revised WPin.me. A glorious day two fold. Firstly I asked (politely) for an interview request, and secondly they very kindly agreed. For me as a WordPress fan I believe it’s useful for others to gain an insight into the working life/practices of WordPress developers.

Shooting the Breeze with Pippin of PippinsPlugins.com [interview] »

WooThemes Q&A on WooAffiliates Plugin [interview]

Well in case you hadn’t noticed WooThemes released a new plugin called WooAffiliates you can read my review on the WooAffiliates plugin here. Me being the inquisitive soul that I am thought I might drop them a line to find out more about the plugin.

WooThemes Q&A on WooAffiliates Plugin [interview] »

Okay Themes throws its hat into the theme shop ring

We’ve got a new kid on the theme shop block, and it looks like they’re going to be aye okay. (Sorry.) Mike McAlister, author of the popular editorial about theme prices here on WPCandy back in May has started a new business: Okay Themes.

Okay Themes throws its hat into the theme shop ring »

Kriesi first to accumulate $1,000,000 in sales on Envato Marketplaces

Carmen Angerer of Envato shared this morning that Kriesi, one of their authors, has accumulated over one million dollars in sales on their various marketplaces.

Kriesi first to accumulate $1,000,000 in sales on Envato Marketplaces »

ColorLabs & Company launch amazing new offices

After months of planning and construction, we finally moved to a new office on Monday and we named it the Lab of Color.

ColorLabs & Company launch amazing new offices »

DevPress left with one owner

After months of inconsistent collaboration, DevPress is left with one remaining co-founder, me — Tung Do. Justin Tadlock, Patrick Daly, and Ptah Dunbar are going to pursue personal projects.

DevPress left with one owner »

Tutorials and How-Tos

Generate Featured Images For Your Posts Automatically

Today I’d like to share with you Auto Featured Image – a simple yet useful WordPress plugin that I have recently used on a few of my websites.

Generate Featured Images For Your Posts Automatically »

Reusable Custom Meta Boxes Part 1: Intro and Basic Fields

In this series we won’t rehash what meta boxes are but instead we’ll create an easy system for plugging them into whatever your latest project is to keep your work moving consistently.

Reusable Custom Meta Boxes Part 1: Intro and Basic Fields »

10 Tips To Optimize Your WordPress Theme

The beauty of WordPress is in how easy it is to adapt for different tasks. One can extend it with just a couple of lines of code. In this post, we’ll review 10 shortcode snippets that will tweak and optimize your WordPress theme.

10 Tips To Optimize Your WordPress Theme »

Displaying Theme Data with WordPress

A cool trick you can do with WordPress is display information directly from your theme’s style.css stylesheet. I recently used this on a site where the theme’s version number is used throughout the template to keep things current and consistent.

Displaying Theme Data with WordPress »

Understanding Dynamic WordPress links

With most CMS environments like WordPress, there is a learning curve to understand how the URL structures work. When I was first learning how to develop WordPress themes, I would look through other themes to help get an understanding of how to call different templates or directories and I would often get mixed up.

Understanding Dynamic WordPress links »

Boost Your Likes by Creating a Facebook Giveaway Using WordPress

As a lot of you know that we recently launched a new site List25 last month. We have been doing a lot of social media promotions for it, and in one month you can see that the site’s facebook like count is already surpassing 27,000.

Boost Your Likes by Creating a Facebook Giveaway Using WordPress »

How to Allow PHP in WordPress Posts and Pages

By default, you cannot execute PHP in WordPress posts and pages. We have made it a rule of thumb to never execute PHP in our posts and pages either because it can be hectic to change things in the future.

How to Allow PHP in WordPress Posts and Pages »

Add Anything to the End of Posts

There are many reasons that you might want to add things to the end of every single post. For example, you might want to add an author’s info box, a little blurb about your email newsletter or RSS feed, or you may just want to display an ad after your content.

Add Anything to the End of Posts »

Resources & Freebies

Photum, Free WordPress Photography Theme

Im pleased to announce the release of my second free WordPress theme: Photum is an HTML5 responsive theme for a Photographers portfolio. I released this theme yesterday on my Photography Blog.

Photum, Free WordPress Photography Theme »

15 Usefull Free WordPress Shortcode Plugins

Shortcodes can be extremely handy to add extra functions or design features to your site, lots of themes these days have them built-in which probably isnt the best way to handle them as if you change themes you will lose functionality.

15 Usefull Free WordPress Shortcode Plugins »


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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, a small internet company based in the UK. Kooc Media runs several high-profile websites including WPLift, ThemeFurnace and DesignersTalk.

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