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Fancy Coming Soon and Maintenance Mode Plugin Review & Guide

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However, even if you’re using WordPress, launching a “coming soon” page can be a daunting task without the right plugin. While there are a couple of really great paid plugins, it might not be the optimal choice for those on a tight budget – which brings us to today’s plugin.

Addon Creator for Visual Composer Review: Ruler of All Add-ons?

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We’ve all heard about Visual Composer, right? No? Neither have I. Just kidding. To be fair, I’ve never used Visual Composer on a personal project. However, within 5 mins of tinkering with the plugin, I became a fan! For those of you who haven’t heard of this plugin – you’re in for a treat. Visual … Read more

The Best Free WordPress Plugins for Multi-Author Blogs

Are you one of those folks who employ a lot of writers/contributors to your WordPress site? Do you spend much of your time communicating with your fellow writers? Do phrases like “don’t use external image URLs”, “make sure to use the H3 tag” or “please centre-align the images” constitute most of your emails to your site’s … Read more

Practical Tips for Learning and Experimenting with WordPress

WordPress is like a G.I Joe action figure to the kid inside me. It’s like Legos for a toddler and like a “truck that needs fixing” to a 40 something year old Texan. With a straw in his mouth. You see, there are endless possibilities when it comes to WordPress. It is so diverse and … Read more

The Best Calendar, Booking & Appointment Plugins for WordPress

If you’ve ever wanted your WordPress site to be able to work as a full blown event management or booking management system, let me tell you that it’s a 100 percent possible. In this post, we’re going to take a look at some free and premium plugins that fall under this category. These plugins will … Read more

The WPLift Guide to the Best Contact Form Plugins for WordPress

The three most important pages in a business website are: About Services & Contact You might not know it, but many high profile businesses have a clumsy online portfolio, with poor navigation. Such factors contribute to a poor customer experience. The ‘Contact Us’ page is the sole means of your readers, customers or other interested … Read more

Free High Resolution Stock Image Resources for Your WordPress Posts

Images are worth a thousand words. You’ve probably heard that saying a million times. It’s so ubiquitous that some may call it a cliché. Call it what you may, but its beauty lies in the fact that it is true – no matter the situation. Blogging is an art. As Damien likes to put it … Read more

Automatic Theme Updates & The Envato API – Helping to Defeat Piracy ?

The idea of automatic theme updates isn’t unheard of when it comes to free themes. Who would want to manually download the theme, upload it back all over again, just for a couple of updates? In some cases these updates might not even affect you. It’s time consuming and let’s face it, boring. Why am … Read more

The WPlift Guide: How to Install WordPress in Ubuntu Linux

Howdy open source enthusiasts! Did you know that there is an OS out there, as beautiful, robust and secure as Apple’s Mac OSX and yet completely free? Of course you did – its Linux! That’d be a generic term, but we’re talking about Ubuntu – the world’s most popular free OS! Today we’re going to … Read more

An Overview of Recent WordPress Theme Design Trends: 2013 to 2014

A common trait among most successful web designers – they’re very passionate about their work. If they don’t like something, they won’t spend another second on that train of thought. To keep their creative juices alive and afresh, they seek inspiration from various things, random things – a calendar picture, a random collage of colours, … Read more

The Top 20 Biggest Brands Built Around WordPress – Part II

Hey everyone! Welcome to the second (and final) part of our “Brands Built around WordPress” series. In this list we’ll take a look at some of the well known theme companies and managed WordPress hosting services. If you’d like to make a suggestion, please feel free to express yourself in the comments section below! Let’s get … Read more

The Top 20 Biggest Brands Built Around WordPress – Part I

When it comes to blogging, WordPress is a name not unheard of. Starting right from WordPress 0.7 back in 2003, this tiny but mighty powerful CMS had taken the world by storm. Fast forward to August 2013, WordPress is used by more than 18.9% of the top 10 million websites in the World Wide Web. Bigshots like … Read more

Is WordPress Always the Right Option ? Why I recommended an HTML Site to My Friend …

A couple of days ago, an old friend came to me for advice on his company’s website. He wanted me to take up the project based on one condition – that I’d have to be completely professional and not charge a penny less than my usual rates. I agreed and one Saturday evening we met … Read more

How To Make Your WordPress Site Mobile Responsive: 10 Free Plugins to Download

In today’s smartphone dominated era, phones are an integral part of our lives. This can be verified from the statistics provided by Facebook’s mobile user growth which went up from 293 million (Q2, 2012) to 469 million (Q2, 2013) in just one year – a mind blowing 60% growth! (Source: TechCrunch) For those folks who aren’t … Read more

How to Create Custom Post Types & Taxonomies using the Free Types WordPress Plugin

The ability to add Custom Post Types, Taxonomies and Custom Fields (meta boxes) make WordPress the number one CMS in the world. They are insanely useful and gives you the ability to transform a simple WordPress site into a unique CMS. Up until WordPress 3.0, Custom Posts Types weren’t supported, which was one of the … Read more

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