Hi Everyone, Yesterday we added a new theme to our Free themes section here on WPLift, Named Louis, it is a tidy multi-purpose theme which can be used for a business website or personal blog. This one is exclusive to WPLift readers, I have added to the WordPress directory but until it’s approved you can download it here.
Louis uses a large Hero header area which can be configured from the Customizer and has a grid style layout for blog posts, its also compatible with WooCommerce so you can use it to sell your products online.
Please check it out and let me know if you use it for a project!
Here is the rest of the news from the last 7 days!
WordPress News and Articles
- Template Express Competition: Win x5 Complete Bundles of 15 WordPress Themes – Win a collection of nice theme in our current competition.
- Automattic has purchased a majority stake in Pressable – Brian reports on Automattic taking over at Pressable, the managed WordPress host.
- WordPress Cache Plugin Benchmarks – Which caching plugin is the fastest ?
- The Economics of Web Hosting – Interesting look behind the costs of running a hosting company.
- When a WordPress Plugin Goes Bad – Someone took over a popular plugin and modified it to include malicious code.
- Dealing with client/developer conflicts – Resolving conflicts.
- Matt Mullenweg: How WordPress got the whole world blogging – Irish Times talks to Matt.
- How Thad Allender Went from Being a Regular Theme Developer to a Million Dollar WordPress Entrepreneur – Interview with creator of GraphPaperPress.
Tutorials and How-Tos
- Image Recycle: Compress Images and PDF files To Increase the Speed of Your Website – Image compression tool, works really well.
- How to Create an Online Marketplace: Marketplace WordPress Themes & Plugins – Everything you need to create your own marketplace.
- The Definitive Guide to WordPress Custom Post Types – Sitepoint article on custom post types.
- Working with Databases in WordPress – How to work with the WordPress Database.
- 11 Truly Useful Yet Unknown WordPress Features – Torque looks at some little-known WP features.
- WordPress SSL & HTTPS explained – Guide to using SSL with WordPress.
- An Introduction To Technical SEO For WordPress Websites – The technicalities of improving on-site SEO.
- How to Import Products from XLSX into Woocommerce – Importing your products in XLSX format.
Resources & Freebies
- Louis Theme Release – A Completely Free Blog / Business WordPress Theme from WPLift.
- Shophistic: A Clean Grid-Based WooCommerce Theme Free to Download – Nice clean WooCommerce theme from Quema Labs.
- 30+ Best BuddyPress Themes For WordPress 2016 – Collection of new BuddyPress themes for 2016.
- ShopIsle: A Stylish, Completely Free WordPress Theme for WooCommerce from ThemeIsle – Another nice free WooCommerce theme.
- Free Grid WordPress Themes 2016 – Themes for Portfolio, Photography or Pinterest Style Websites.