Weekly WordPress News: Free Theme Release, Income Reports, Yearly Reviews & More.
Yesterday saw the release of my fourth free theme into the WordPress directory, Stacker is a clean theme with a “Pinterest” style column layout. It would be suitable for someone to show off their photos or designs, or just for regular blogging. It has a social media menu so you can display icons and link to your favourite social media accounts in the header, makes use of the customizer so you can change all the colors and font options.
We have another theme also which has been approved so waiting for that to go live soon, and we are working on our biggest theme yet to give away free there which we aim to finish up this month before we begin adding some of our older themes. I wish we could make the preview look nicer on the directory as our demo looks a little boring without any featured images set :)
The sun has finally reached us in the UK so looks like it will be a good weekend! Here is this wee’s news, enjoy!
WordPress News and Articles
- Transparency in WordPress Part 2: Bloggers Income Reports – Get inspired with these Bloggers’ income reports.
- Inside WP Rocket: March 2015 – $45k in revenue reported!
- A year in review – Array is one year old, congrats Mike :)
- AffiliateWP turns one – So is AffiliateWP – Congrats Pippin!
- Office Today – Photos of the work spaces of Automattic employees around the globe.
- A 7-figure Business in 18 Months – Interview with Dan Norris of WPCurve.
Tutorials and How-Tos
- How To: Easily Deploy a WordPress Theme from Github to Microsoft Azure – Host your theme on Github and automatically push updates to your site.
- How to Create an Online Marketplace: Marketplace WordPress Themes & Plugins – Create a digital goods marketplace with WordPress.
- The Fundamentals of Writing Clean Code – Some tips for formatting your code.
- How to Submit a Plugin to the WordPress Repository – Helpful article about plugin submission to WordPress.org
- How to promote under-appreciated, old blog content – Nice tutorial for promoting older content.
- How To Add A Twitter Feed To Your WordPress Website – Plugins and tips for integrating Twitter.
- How to Use Gravity Forms as an eCommerce Solution – How to use Gravity forms for a simple eCommerce site.
- Speeding Up WordPress: Image Optimization – How to optimize images for WordPress.
- Moving WordPress: An Introduction – How to move your WordPress site.
Resources & Freebies
- Theme Designers Toolkit: Free Design Elements, Apps and Tools for Creating WordPress Themes – A collection of stock photos, design and coding tools to help you create WordPress themes.
- The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes April 2015 – Our free theme roundup for the month.
- 30 Free Smashing WordPress Themes For Personal Bloggers – A roundup of Free personal blog themes.
- The Best 100 Free WordPress Themes Ever – Big list of quality free themes.