Entries Tagged as 'WordPress'
Since WordPress is one of the leading content management systems out there it spurs countless people to become developers themselves. Some of the best I know in the industry emerged from these “DIY developers” – people who started looking at code as a hobby.
WordPress is a good medium to start out in because its functions are clear, the coding style is extremely transparent and easy to understand and the documentation is phenomenal (not to mention the huge community). With this article I hope I can give you a quick primer on where to start your long but – hopefully – fun journey!
Note to developers: There are quite a few instances where what I explain is not the full story. This is what Terry Pratchett calls “Lies to children”. It is difficult to explain programming concepts to beginners by going into maximum detail. When you learn acceleration in school you are not told that this is actually integral calculus, the sum of the area under a graph. You simply learn the result (speed over time). The idea is the same here
Each month we like to publish a roundup of new WordPress themes, and today we have a collection that showcases some of the most notable themes released in May. You’ll find a wide variety of themes, everything from blog and news themes, to portfolio themes, to corporate themes, and even some specialties like a wedding theme. You can see live demos of any of themes themes from the source (click on the links to go to the source, and from there you can preview a live demo).
Available at: ThemeFuse
If you’re looking to build any top of business online, growing a mailing list should be a priority. However, with so much spam and unwanted email in most inboxes it can be a challenge to convince your website visitors to subscribe to your list. Fortunately, there are some really effective tools that can make your list building efforts exponentially more effective.
If you’re a WordPress user there are a number of quality plugins available that have been created specifically to help with building a mailing list. In this article we’ll take a look at some of the best plugins that can turn your list building frustrations into success.
Responsive web design gets plenty of attention, and rightfully so, but in some situations you may prefer to use a separate theme specifically for mobile visitors rather than going with a responsive design. WordPress users have a number of themes available that have been specifically created with mobile visitors in mind.
These themes will not replace your desktop theme, instead the mobile theme will only be seen by visitors on mobile devices. This setup typically includes a plugin to determine what device the visitor is using, and then it will display the appropriate theme. In this post we’ll showcase 27 different options for mobile sites on WordPress. Most are themes, but some are plugins.
Handheld is a plugin from ElegantThemes that will display a mobile-friendly version of your site to visitors on mobile devices. Visitors who are not on mobile devices will see your regular theme. It is available to ElegantThemes members with a Developer membership level. The cost of that Developer membership level is $89 per year, and it also includes more than 80 themes in addition to the Handheld plugin.
WordPress is a good CMS option for anyone who wants to maintain a personal website or blog. It’s free, easy to setup with most hosting accounts, offers all the functionality needed for a personal website, and there are plenty of quality themes available. In this post we’ll showcase 35 WordPress themes that are excellent options for personal websites. Most of them are premium and must be purchased, but a few are free to download and use.
Memoir – $39
Finding the right WordPress theme for your website or for a client’s website is not an easy task. Even with the huge selection that is available, if you have some specific things in mind for your site you may find that it’s very difficult to find a theme that would be a good match. In these situations, you may be better off to start with a theme framework or a minimal theme and customize it through the use of a child theme to meet your needs.
In this post we’ll highlight 40 minimal WordPress themes that are worth a look. The themes showcased here are not necessarily bare bones minimal, but rather they are minimalist in style which often makes it easier to use as a starting point.
Hardy – $49
Hardy is a responsive theme from ThemeTrust. It includes all the necessary functionality for portfolio websites, but it could also be used for a wide variety of other types of sites. It comes with features like column shortcodes, page templates, Google Web Fonts integration, slideshow shortcodes, custom widgets, button shortcodes, a theme options panel, and more.
Many churches in need of a quality website at an affordable price are turning to WordPress. One of the main reasons for this is the number of themes that have been designed and created with the needs of churches in mind. Common features of church themes include things like support for sermon audio and/or video, and event calendar management, which are both important for almost every church website.
WordPress also makes it easy for church staff or volunteers to manage the content of the website, and with features like custom post types, customizable navigation menus, and widgets, WordPress is a practical option for most churches.
Of course, budget is always a factor with churches and other non-profit organizations. WordPress is free to use as a content management system, and some free church themes are also available. Most of the themes designed specifically for churches must be purchased, but with prices ranging from about $40 – $80, the cost is much lower than most other options for church websites.
In this post we’ll take a look at the best free and premium WordPress themes for churches, including some of our own free church themes.
Free WordPress Themes for Churches:
Zion is a feature-rich theme for churches that can be downloaded and used for free. It features an adaptive layout, so your visitors will experience a usable site on smartphone and tablets, in addition to desktops. Zion comes with 4 different color schemes. It also includes features like a customizable homepage slider, support for sermon audio and video, an upcoming events list, and a homepage template that can be customized using WordPress widgets. Zion also includes a staff page template.
Those who are traveling or working in the travel industry often need a website to share their experiences or to allow visitors to research information and options related to their own travel. There are a number of WordPress themes that have been designed and developed especially for the travel industry and for travel blogs. (You may also be interested in 17 of the Best WordPress Hotel Themes.)
If you’re looking for the right theme or template for your own travel website, this post is for you. Here we’ll showcase 20 different WordPress that could be just the right option for you.
Voyage - $99
Voyage, from ThemeFuse, is one of the best-looking travel themes available. It is an ideal choice for travel agencies. Voyage features powerful search and filter options that will allow visitors to find the perfect trip or vacation. It also uses a responsive design and layout so that it will look good on phones and tablets as well as desktops.
If you are looking for a WordPress theme for a new website or for a fresh look on an already existing website, there are always plenty of new themes being released. April was a busy month for new WordPress themes, just like any other month. In this post we’ll showcase some of the best new themes that were released during the month, and hopefully if you’re looking for a new theme you will find something that you like.
This post includes over 50 new WordPress themes, so there is plenty of selection. Most of the themes are premium/commercial, but some high-quality free themes have been included as well.
Price: $39 (price includes access to more than 80 themes)
Available at: Elegant Themes
If you’re looking for a solution for a quality hotel website the options can sometimes be underwhelming. Whether you are looking for a website for your own business or working on a client project for a hotel, inn, or bed and breakfast, WordPress presents some attractive options. There are an increasing number of quality WordPress themes that are created specifically for hotels. Most of these themes have attractive designs, custom features, and can be purchased at a reasonable price.
Majestic – $199
Majestic uses a full-screen slideshow to make a strong visual impact, and comes with both light and dark color schemes. Its features include optimization for mobile users, a photo gallery template, rooms and rates templates, attractions templates, and a powerful theme options panel.