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12 Free WordPress Contact Form Plugins

Unless receiving feedback, enquiries and job requests is not important to you, having some way for your blog visitors to get in touch is a bit of a necessity! The humble contact page has always been a bit of a pain to setup when creating a website, luckily for us these days we have WordPress … Read more

30 Quality Premium WordPress Magazine Themes 2011

We have looked at Premium WordPress Magazine themes before, back in January but things move quickly in the world of WordPress theme design. With that in mind, it’s time to take a look at new magazine and newspaper style themes again and see what’s new from the commercial theme shops for 2011 … The Source … Read more

How To: Add a Photo Gallery to WordPress – NextGEN Plugin

If you are an artist or designer or simply someone who wishes to display photos on their blog then the NextGEN plugin is a great full-featured system you can use. It’s fairly simple to setup and has a powerfull back-end admin panel. In this tutorial we will look at how to install and configure it. … Read more

Boost your Blog: 5 ways to get Traffic to your old Posts

Once you have a good amount of content on your blog – dont let all those quality posts go to waste, you should be trying to expose new readers to your best content. Just how do you go about it ? That’s the subject of this post, Im going to look at 5 techniques you … Read more

How to: Create Custom Sidebars with Widget Logic

With the addition of custom menus in WordPress, it has become much easier to define your own menus. However, it still does not give the ability to make entirely custom sidebars. There are some of you out there who would prefer to have complete control over all of your sidebars and where specific widgets will … Read more

How To: Extend the WordPress Visual Post Editor Buttons

When writing a new post in visual mode ( as apposed to the HTML view ) you have a number of buttons provided by the TinyMCE plugin, which is built in to WordPress, such as : Bold, Italic, List, Block Quote and so on. The TinyMCE Advanced plugin extends these buttons to include a whole … Read more

Six tips for blogging for international audiences

It is fair to say that the Internet has taken the world by storm. It’s now the basis for millions of businesses, resources, social networks and, of course, blogs. It seems everyone has something to say these days, but if you want to maximize your blog readership then you need to bear in mind that … Read more

25 High Quality, Premium WordPress Portfolio Themes 2011

Portfolio themes are one of the biggest areas in WordPress theme development and the standards are very high indeed, take a look at our previous post 20 Free WordPress Portfolio themes for proof. That post is one of the most heavily trafficked on WPLift proving many people are searching for this style of theme, so … Read more

The Beginners Guide to Using WordPress as a CMS – Part I

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platform that powers millions of blogs and websites. However, it is no longer limited to being a basic blogging tool anymore. Instead, WP has grown to be a full fledged Content Management System (CMS) that can be used to power almost any type of website. In this … Read more

7 WordPress Plugins to increase engagement with your readers

The old marketing adage that it costs twice as much to attract a new customer as it does to keep one also applies to your website’s visitors. The secret behind any successful website is not just in the number of new visitors they attract, but in how many of those visitors they get to come … Read more

How To: Setting Up WordPress Locally Using XAMPP

Developing locally on your own computer or on-site server can save time and provide an easier route for testing and development, and with XAMPP you can do so easily. In this tutorial I will guide you through the complete setup of XAMPP and then installation of WordPress so you can build themes and plugins locally. … Read more

Designer Themes: Showcase WordPress PortfolioTheme

I recently became aware of a new theme company called DesignerThemes – I loved the design of their website and checking out their themes I found them to be of a really high standard, design-wise. They currently have two themes up for sale, Boxie by Chris Rowe and Showcase by Tung Do. I have been … Read more

A Chat With the Folks Behind PressWork

It seemed like less than a few days ago that the PressWork Theme Framework was unleashed at WordCamp Montreal… Actually, I think it was only a few days ago… I quickly took to Twitter to track down the dev team behind this project. After begging and pleading they were more than willing to lend me … Read more

Create your Own Widget for Displaying Recent Tweets

I recently wrote a tutorial walking you through how to create your own WordPress widget, giving you the freedom to dictate what you want your widget to do by providing you with in-depth information about all the components needed to create a widget (I recommend you familiarise yourself with that tutorial before going through this … Read more

How To: Move Your WordPress Database to a new Web Host

There are plenty of tools to backup your site, your database, and your posts. I wanted one to change the paths. Something super easy and quick. Wordpress offers overrides for testing, but doesn’t apply throughout. I found WP Migrate DB.

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