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This is our (sort of ) weekly WordPress news roundup post, you can view previous news roundups: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 – 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 1780 members now so please “Like” us on Facebook.

WordPress News and Articles

Smarter Slugs ~!@$%^&*()={}<>[]?

See those crazy characters in the title of this post? Now see how they don’t appear in the post’s URL? That’s one of the finer details of the WordPress 3.3 update: smarter permalink slugs.

Smarter Slugs ~!@$%^&*()={}<>[]? »

Interview With Maxime Jobin From PlugPress

I recently came across PlugPress, a self proclaimed ‘WordPress App Store’ that lets you download themes, plugins and other WordPress related items. I was interested in finding out more about the service so I contacted the owner Maxime Jobin.

Interview With Maxime Jobin From PlugPress »

One multi-task plugin vs. several single-task plugins?

Recently, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the debate over whether it’s better to develop larger plugins that handle many related tasks or smaller, mini-plugins that handle extremely specific tasks.

One multi-task plugin vs. several single-task plugins? »

The Worst Mistake Most WordPress Blogs Make and How To Fix It

When you want to find something on the internet, where do you go? The ever-ubiquitous Google, of course. What would our internet-surfing experience be without search?

The Worst Mistake Most WordPress Blogs Make and How To Fix It »

Theme Options – Friend or Foe?

WordPress theme development has, over the years, become a much more involved industry than it was during years past. Themes have gotten more intelligent, more feature rich and, to sum up, far more robust in their offering. It is not uncommon today for a theme to, for example, include an advanced theme options screen for tailoring a theme without code, or a selection of custom-developed widgets to showcase content is a specific manner or of a specific type.

Theme Options – Friend or Foe? »

Tutorials and How-Tos

Creating Your Own Image Gallery Page Template in WordPress

I will show you how easy it is to create a gallery template page that you could easily tweak and modify for future themes or versions.

Creating Your Own Image Gallery Page Template in WordPress »

How to Set Up Domain Mapping for WordPress Multisite

So you’ve gone through setting up WordPress Multisite, and now you’re ready to start setting up new sites in your network. Only trouble is, you want to use unique domains for your sites instead of using subdomains of your main installation. Well, with a little extra effort, it’s entirely possible.

How to Set Up Domain Mapping for WordPress Multisite »

Using Bitly URLs in WordPress and use them with Twitter and GooglePlus Script

So you want to use your bitly account with your WordPress based website? Well that’s really simple. All you need is to pay attention and follow the steps accordingly in the following tutorial.

Using Bitly URLs in WordPress and use them with Twitter and GooglePlus Scripts »

How to Increase Pageviews and Reduce Bounce Rate in WordPress

When starting out, most bloggers believe that it is super hard to get people to your blog. Whereas most expert bloggers think that getting people to your blog is the easy part. Getting the users to stay on your site is harder.

How to Increase Pageviews and Reduce Bounce Rate in WordPress »

The Ultimate Quickstart Guide to Speeding Up Your WordPress Site

In this tutorial we will cover all aspects of W3 caching, ySlow, Google page speed, CSS sprites & htaccess rules, to achieve a high ySlow scor.

The Ultimate Quickstart Guide to Speeding Up Your WordPress Site »

WPCandy’s Completely Unofficial Guide to Plugin UI

I’m writing this guide to outline a (completely unofficial) set of best practices for implementing settings pages that is consistent and current with the native WordPress administration user interface.

WPCandy’s Completely Unofficial Guide to Plugin UI »

Smarter Slugs ~!@$%^&*()={}<>[]?

Smarter Slugs ~!@$%^&*()={}<>[]?

Resources & Freebies

5 Free WordPress Plugins To Stop Registration Spam

Registration spam is one of the biggest issue for most of the multi author blogs. If you have enabled the user registration on your blog, than your blog may have suffered  from the registration spam.

5 Free WordPress Plugins To Stop Registration Spam »

WordPress CMS Plugins

Here you’ll find an extensive round-up of CMS plugins for WordPress. Includes CMS plugins for better admin functionality, user-role management, custom content display, e-commerce & shopping carts, forums, newsletters, and more.

WordPress CMS Plugins »

Workz Free Business & Portfolio WordPress Theme

Workz is a WordPress theme I’ve created exclusively for release at WPExplorer.com. It features a design/function specifically for business and portfolio style websites so you can showcase your work and what your business is all about.

Workz Free Business & Portfolio WordPress Theme »


Author:

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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  1. Nice free template found :) Thanks Oliver Dale!

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