How to Customize the WordPress Admin Area

Sep 23 2010 by Filip Stefansson | 132 Comments

WordPress is one of the best CMSs out there — if not the best (but of course, I’m biased because I’m a WordPress fanatic). It has loads of handy features that make site administration a breeze. WordPress is a publishing platform with a comment system, a GUI for creating, editing and managing posts and pages, handy built-in tools like the "Export" feature to back up your content, user roles and permissions, and more.

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Top 5 Excellent E-Commerce Plugins for WordPress

Sep 10 2010 by Kyle Prior | 138 Comments

Top 5 Excellent E-Commerce Plugins for WordPress

With the internet being used more and more by your average consumer, you may be wanting to start your own online shop so you can unleash your products to all those potential customers. I’m sure you know that there are countless ways to do just this, but here I’m going to talk specifically about e-commerce plugins for WordPress.

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WordPress Theme Frameworks: Options You Should Consider

Jul 16 2010 by Saad Bassi | 49 Comments

WordPress Theme Frameworks: Options You Should Consider

There is no doubt that WordPress is an awesome piece of open source application, and in addition, creating custom themes for it is very intuitive and relatively easy with the WordPress API.

With that said, creating your own custom themes from scratch can be very time-consuming, with plenty of unnecessarily repetitive tasks.

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A Guide to Premium WordPress Themes

Jul 4 2010 by Sacha Greif | 29 Comments

A Guide to Premium WordPress Themes

The premium theme market has really exploded in the past few years. There are now many of premium themes sites (i.e. WooThemes) for WordPress alone, and that’s not even counting the hundreds of authors who publish themes on marketplaces like Themeforest or Mojo Themes.

With so many options out there, it can be hard for buyers to know which theme to buy, so here are a few key elements to pay attention to when shopping around.

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10 Missing Features in WordPress

Jul 1 2010 by Jacob Gube | 104 Comments

10 Missing Features in WordPress

The popular publishing platform, WordPress, recently released its latest major version: WordPress 3.0 (dubbed "Thelonious"). This iteration of WordPress introduces plenty of convenient new features such as drag-and-drop interfaces for building navigation menus (for those not comfortable modifying their theme files), the ability to deploy multiple sites under one installation (by the inclusion of WordPress MU) and a system for making custom content types other than posts and pages.

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WordPress Theme Development: Custom versus Commercial

Jun 4 2010 by Brian Casel | 23 Comments

WordPress Theme Development: Custom versus Commercial

WordPress theme development and design is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of web development. Whether you’re building a custom theme for a client’s website or designing a theme for widespread distribution, WordPress theme development is one of the most sought-after skills in our industry currently.

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WordPress 3.0: Ultimate Guide to New Features

May 17 2010 by Saad Bassi | 177 Comments

Ultimate Guide to New Features of WordPress 3.0

WordPress 3.0 — the newest major version of WordPress — is one of the most highly-anticipated open source upgrades this year.

WordPress is no doubt one of the most used publishing platforms. Large websites such as Smashing Magazine, Mashable, TechCrunch, the site you’re on now, and others use it to run their high-traffic websites.

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