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The new WPLift design is not too far off now – I have been working on it all week and I have cleared next week so I can finish the coding off, I’m really pleased with how it looks – the current design is over 2 years old now so was long due a refresh.

This week I also released my latest theme at ThemeFurnace which was Avando, Im currently running a 50% off coupon for that if you’re interested in that theme or joining the club for half price.

This is our (sort of ) weekly WordPress news roundup post, you can view previous news roundups on this tag. 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 2200 members now so please “Like” us on Facebook. Finally, I’m also on Pinterest so you can add me there as well.

WordPress News and Articles

We want you: Automattic is hiring in 2013

Merry band of comrades seeks nice, hard-working, diligent, motivated, fun-loving people to join their mission: to democratize publishing and make WordPress.com the best it can be.

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2012 at Automattic

Twenty-twelve was an exciting year for Automattic. We added 48 new Automatticians and it’s been delightful to see the effect the new folks have had on the company.

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Why is WordPress Free? What are the Costs? What is the Catch?

One of the most often asked question by our users is “Do I have to pay to use WordPress?”. We tell them that WordPress is a free and open source software, which is usually followed by, “Why is WordPress Free?

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Sliders Suck

Brian’s 2cents about sliders on websites.

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The 2013 Photocrati Fund

The Photocrati Fund offers a $5000 grant to a photographer to undertake an important humanitarian and environmental photography project.

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CSS Igniter Competition: Win 10 Annual Licenses

Enter this week’s competition to win one of 10 yearly club memberships for CSS Igniter.

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The Road to a Simpler WordPress Dashboard

In face of the many conversations around the complexity of WordPress’ dashboard, Brian presents a practical, hands-on approach and his own opinion as to the direction of the dashboard’s UI.

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Tutorials and How-Tos

Getting Started With WooCommerce: Initial Setup

Say hello to WooCommerce. In the first of our two part series we’ll look at installation and initial setup talking through the various options available to you

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Getting Started With WooCommerce: Launching Your Store

Today we’re going to move on and talk about products, we’ll discuss the different product types WooCommerce offers and we’ll add our first products to our site.

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How to Increase Traffic and Sales with Video Marketing

People often ask why should I choose video? The answer is simple. Our brain is a much better image processor than a word processor. Videos allow you to drive traffic and build a loyal following.

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Display Blog Posts on any Page (with navigation)

In this DigWP post, we’ll explain how to display your blog posts on any static page using a custom WP_Query loop that works beautifully with post navigation.

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From Drupal to WordPress – The Ultimate Guide

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How To: Move WordPress from Localhost to a Server using phpMyAdmin

Transferring an entire installation of WordPress from one host (say your PC’s localhost) to another (remote shared/dedicated hosting server) is error prone and can be easily messed up if not done carefully.

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Utilizing Custom Fields to Create Review Boxes

Reviews are perhaps one of the greatest powers of blogging in terms of authority. When done properly (with hard work and consistent information), review blogs are arguably the most profitable category in the blogosphere.

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How to Add a Theme Demo Bar in WordPress

A theme demo bar is a toolbar that appears on top of a website with a theme selector menu. It allows you to create one site with dummy content that your users can use to see the demo of different themes that you have available.

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Resources & Freebies

Free WordPress Business & Corporate Themes for 2013

As the growing list of free WordPress themes continues into 2013 I thought I would take a look at some nice corporate style themes that have been released recently. The themes on this list all stray away from the standard blog / magazine style layout of showing a list of blog posts on the homepage and instead allow you to display services, features, your latest work.

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30 WordPress Tumblr Style Blogging Themes for 2013

Since its launch Tumblr has had enormous influence on how people blog – regardless of platform. It’s use of custom post types has helped its users to keep their posts extremely short, simple, and to the point. Just a link, just a paragraph, just an image, etc.

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7 Dribbble Plugins for WordPress

Dribbble does not need any introduction for designers and creative agencies. It is a community to use to showcase your work and see what other designers have to offer. Designers who have sites to promote their work online should consider integrating Dribbble with their site. These 7 Dribbble plugins can handle the job.

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Best WordPress Widget Boilerplates

I’ve come across quite a number of excellent widget boilerplates that you can reuse for your own purposes, and am sharing the best of them here today:

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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. Nathan Weller

    Great roundup Oli! Can’t wait to see what the new design looks like :)

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