Entries Tagged as 'WordPress'
One important part of blogging or running an online business involves getting visitors to notice your most important items or content. Using a notification bar at the top of the site is a great way to draw the visitors’ attention to something specific. It could be an announcement for a new product, an important customer service announcement, a link to a popular blog post, a call-to-action for subscriptions or opt-ins, or any number of things.
Notification bars are often used by bloggers as an alternative to using a popup, which can be more intrusive to visitors than a notification bar. For example, on this blog we’re currently using a notification bar to promote our free e-book that is a bonus for anyone who signs up for our email newsletter. Notification bars can be highly effective, and WordPress users have a number of different options for setting up their own notification bar.
March was another big month in terms of new WordPress. There were a lot of great themes released during the month, both free and premium themes. Even if you are an avid WordPress user I’m it’s difficult to stay on top of all the latest theme releases, so this post will showcase 55 new themes. Hopefully it will help you to find the right theme for a current or upcoming project.
Available at: ThemeFuse
As WordPress has improved and evolved over the past several years it has become a more viable option as a CMS for corporate websites. It’s no longer just an option for bloggers, as it is capable of doing everything that is needed by most business websites.
Part of the reason that WordPress has become a more popular option for powering corporate websites is the quantity and quality of available themes that have been created specifically for corporate websites. In this article we’ll showcase more than 50 themes that present great options for businesses that want to quickly have a professional-looking website at an affordable price.
In recent years the popularity of premium/commercial WordPress themes has steadily increased. With the huge number of websites using WordPress as a CMS and with the demand for quality themes constantly increasing, the market for quality themes includes a large selection for buyers. Many designers/developers have an interest in WordPress theme clubs that provide access to a selection of themes rather than paying for each individual theme that they need. Likewise, many people who own several websites also prefer theme clubs as a way to get quality themes for all of their websites.
While there are a number of good options, things can get a little confusing when you are trying to decide which theme club to join. This article takes a look at the specifics of 11 different theme clubs with the goal of helping you to compare the options. You’ll also find a table at the end that shows the details in a summarized manner for easy comparison.
Before we start looking at the different theme clubs, let’s talk about that factors you’ll want to consider, and what you should expect from any theme club. For starters, any theme club should provide customers with:
- Professional-quality themes
- Theme updates (specifically for compatibility with new versions of WordPress)
While things like pricing are important factors to consider, even a low price doesn’t make it a good deal if themes are of low quality, if they are not updated as needed, and if you can’t get support.
When comparing the specifics of each theme club we will look at the following factors:
- One-time fees to join the club
- Recurring fees to keep your membership active
- Length of membership
- Number of themes available
- Usage restrictions (can they be used on unlimited domains?)
All of the information about the specific themes clubs is up-to-date as of March 11, 2013. Details of the theme clubs can change frequently, so please be sure to verify the specifics with any theme club before joining. We’ve attempted to have the most accurate info here, but check it for yourself before signing up.
If you’re looking for a portfolio template to showcase your art, photography, or design work, the wide selection of quality themes makes WordPress a great option. While there have been many high-quality portfolio themes available for WordPress for several years, recently there has been a significant increase in the number of responsive portfolio themes.
So if you would like to visitors to be able to easily view your portfolio site on a phone or tablet, in addition to a desktop, a responsive theme is a great choice. In this post we’ll showcase 50 responsive portfolio themes, so you’re sure to find one that will meet your needs.
Origin - $39
Origin is an impressive grid-based portfolio theme from Elegant Themes. With an Elegant Themes membership you’ll get access to more than 80 themes for the price of one. Origin fills the visitors screen with your photos or portfolio items. It’s features include unlimited color schemes, tons of shortcodes, many page templates to use, a custom theme options panel, and more.
One of the great benefits of using WordPress as a CMS or blogging platform is the availability of high-quality themes. New themes are being released all the time, and it’s pretty difficult to stay up-to-date on the available themes because they come out so quickly and because there are so many different companies and websites releasing themes. We thought it would be helpful to showcase some of the best new themes that have been released during the past month.
StyleShop eCommerce WordPress Theme
Price: $39 (includes access to all themes by Elegant Themes)
Available at: ElegantThemes
Recently we published a post that showcased many of the best WordPress e-commerce themes. If you’ve been thinking about using WordPress for an e-commerce website you may be wondering which e-commerce plugin is the best fit for your needs. There are several different options available, and in this article we’ll look at 10 of those options. Hopefully this information will help you to find the plugin that is best for your project.
WP e-Commerce is one of the plugins that has been around and has been popular for several years. Before many of the other e-commerce options for WordPress existed WP e-Commerce was on the scene. The plugin itself is available as a free download, with a variety of upgrades and add-ons available for purchase. WP e-Commerce includes features like flexible coupon codes and discounts, control over shipping calculations, product and category RSS feeds, multilingual, support for multiple currencies, PayPal and Google Checkout integration, one-page checkout, admin dashboard for sales overview, basic inventory control, and much more.
Most people who are looking to buy real estate will do research online before anything else. For this reason having an effective web presence is essential for real estate agents and brokers. Several years ago it was costly to set up a professional-looking real estate website that could be maintained by the agent or an assistant, with no web development skills required. Today, however, there are much better options.
WordPress, the most popular (and free) content management system in the world, is a viable option for anyone in the real estate industry because of the quality themes that have been developed specifically for the industry. For less than $100 a high-quality theme can be purchased that will allow any agent or broker to maintain a website that is attractive and effective.
Here we’ll take a look at 15 of the best themes that have been created for the real estate industry.
wpCasa is a great option for having a feature-rich real estate website powered by WordPress. It’s actually a theme framework that can be used on it’s own, or you can select one of the available child themes if you want a different look. The theme framework uses somewhat of a minimal design style (although it still looks great), so it is a good starting place if you want to customize the appearance of theme.
wpCasa comes with several important features that make it extremely useful and effective. It uses a responsive design, so the site will look good on any device. You’ll also have control over the layout thanks to drag and drop widgets. The property editor makes it easy to add listings, and it even offers optional IDX/MLS integration. The advanced search makes it easier for visitors to find the right property.
WordPress is an excellent content management system for photographers, in part because there are so many outstanding themes available, both free and premium. With so many quality themes/templates available either for free or for less than $100, most photographers can get a site that meets their needs without hiring a designer to create a custom theme. Whether you are looking for a minimalist theme that will allow your photos to stand out, a theme with a full-screen background photo to wow visitors, or a responsive theme that will provide a good user experience on any device, you’ll have some options when it comes to choosing a WordPress theme.
In this post we’ll showcase more than 50 themes created specifically for photographers.
Free WordPress Photography Themes:
Every band and musician needs to have an effective website. Established and popular bands must be able to communicate with their fans, promote their live performances and tours, and offer audio clips or sell their music. Smaller bands that are working hard to get their big break will need to use their website to spread the word and to help make people more aware of their music.
Since many bands are working with limited budgets, having a quality website hasn’t always been easy. Fortunately, there are now a number of quality WordPress themes that have been created specifically for bands. With the help of any of these themes a band can have a professional-looking website for less than $100.
In this post we’ll take a look at 17 of the best WordPress themes for bands.
Soundstage from MintThemes is a great choice for any band. It uses a clean design and has all the features a band will need. It integrates with WooCommerce to provide e-commerce functionality for selling music and merchandise. The homepage uses a stylish slider, and the theme also includes an HTML5 audio player.