ThemeLab Acquired By Syed Balkhi


ThemeLab, a popular site dedicated to WordPress theme topics has been acquired by Syed Balkhi. ThemeLab has been a valuable resource of information since 2007. Leland Fiegel, the site’s previous owner made a positive mark within the community when he published an in-depth post explaining why users shouldn’t download and use themes from shady sites discovered in Google. Don’t Download Themes From Shady Sites According to the about page, the acquisition took place in 2013. … Check out the source»

Have You Turned On Akismet 3.0′s Silent Discard Feature?


Akismet is one of those quiet utility plugins that works in the background of your WordPress site without a lot of fanfare. When it’s doing it’s job, your blog comments stay spam-free and you never think twice about it. Forgetting to activate Akismet on a new site will quickly remind you of just how much spam is targeted at WordPress sites. Akismet 3.0 is a major rewrite of the plugin that improves its efficiency in … Check out the source»

Photoblogging Made Easier with Postbot


Photos are an important part of the blogging experience. They can illustrate, emphasize, and sometimes even narrate the stories we want to tell. Photos provide an artistic element to millions of WordPress blogs. Some blogs are even centered entirely around photographs, rather than text. These are called photoblogs. Whatever your interest, it’s likely that you can find a photoblog that is captivating to you. If you’re a blogger using then it’s likely you’ve gone through … Check out the source»

Tweet Archive: A Free WordPress Theme to Match the New Twitter Profiles


Yesterday, Twitter announced that it was rolling out the new profile redesign to all users. If you haven’t updated your Twitter profile, you can click on the “Get it Now” button on the new profiles product page. Last week we featured Ozh’ Tweet Archiver as an easy way to archive your tweets to WordPress. The 2.0 version of the plugin has been updated to work with Twitter’s OAuth API and 2.0.1 has support for post … Check out the source»

The 3 Best Map Plugins for WordPress


Maps are one of those things that make the web great. They allow you to provide directions, context, and a good amount of information about your business, all in a single interface. But for WordPress there are a lot of different options for the simple task of placing an interactive map on your site—big, medium, and small. Here’s a good option from each. Simple Google Maps Shortcode Simple Google Maps Shortcode, by Pippin Williamson, is … Check out the source»

50 Beautiful Web Typography Examples


We all love beautiful web typography because it can convey the message we want in a very artistic manner. As the world of web design evolves, the use of letters and words to send a message has become more efficient and more beautiful. Many websites usually pair big and bold colors or photographs with the beautiful use of letters. We looked for some websites where you can get some great inspiration for your designs. These are examples that tell … Check out the source»

How to Add Buttons in WordPress Without Using Shortcodes


Most people are not familiar with HTML/CSS. This is why WordPress plugins are so useful for adding tables or buttons. There are lots of plugins out there which allow you to add buttons to your posts and pages using shortcodes. But those shortcodes are difficult to remember and hard to configure. In this article, we will show you how to add buttons in WordPress without using shortcodes. First thing you need to do is install … Check out the source»

10 Impressive WordPress Admin Themes for 2014


The WordPress admin area got somewhat of a makeover in version 3.8, but – at least for me and maybe others who were using MP6 long before it was merged into core – the novelty has already worn off. It’s easy enough to add new themes and plugins to customize the front-end of our sites, but what about the backend? Customizing the backend of WordPress with an admin theme is a simple way to give … Check out the source»

Cache Invalidation Strategies With Varnish Cache


Phil Karlton once said, “There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.” This article is about the harder of these two: cache invalidation. It’s directed at readers who already work with Varnish Cache. To learn more about it, you’ll find background information in “Speed Up Your Mobile Website With Varnish.” 10 microseconds (or 250 milliseconds): That’s the difference between delivering a cache hit and delivering a cache miss. How … Check out the source»

All The Best, Modern WordPress Themes for Churches – 2014


Churches are organisations that have been well-served by the WordPress theming community, just take a look at all the themes we covered here on WPLift in the past. Today we are going to take a look at the newest WordPress themes for churches 2014, we have also included a few themes for non-profit organisations and charities etc. Charity Hub Charity Hub is a clean responsive WordPress theme. It is especially designed for charity, NGO, non-profit … Check out the source»