3 of the best free ad management plugins for WordPress

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A popular way to monetize a WordPress blog is through display ads. These usually include banner ads provided by affiliate networks or display advertising platforms (such as Google Adsense). If you have one or two ads on your site, it may be easy to insert the ad with a text widget. but if you have multiple ads on your site, it can be difficult to manage without a dedicated ad management plugin. In this article, … Check out the source»

Withoomph

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My girlfriend is working on a startup. I’m supplying the website, but she needed a logo. She found withoomph.com, which generates basic logos on just about any subject. Some of them are pretty cool, and we ended up going with one for the initial version of her site. In any case, it would’ve been a first batch of good ideas for a professionally designed logo.

Putting Mobile Back End As A Service Into Practice (Part 1)

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In a previous article1 I introduced mobile back end as a service (MBaaS) which aims at giving app developers the ability to create seamlessly new feature-complete cross-platform native and web applications. The next step is implementing a complete demo application using those ideas. Through this real working application, you will be able to see the areas in which MBaaS provides value. This first part will walk you through a messaging application demo powered by the … Check out the source»

Top e-Commerce Shipping Plugins for WordPress and MarketPress

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If you’ve ever dabbled in e-commerce, you already know just how many things you need to take into account. There’s developing a product—or at least finding one to sell. There’s managing an inventory. There’s dealing with marketing and advertising. There’s even multiple payment gateways to consider. But you also have to think about how to handle shipping. It’s funny that shipping is often left as an afterthought, especially considering this is the factor that determines … Check out the source»

43 Beautiful Free WordPress Blog Themes

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Are you looking for beautiful free WordPress themes? One of the best thing about WordPress is the large collection of beautiful free WordPress blog themes available. In this article, we hand-picked a list of top 43 most beautiful free WordPress themes for your blog. 1. Slipstream Developed by premium WordPress theme shop ThemeLab, Slipstream is a free mobile-friendly WordPress theme. It is highly optimized for speed and allows you to customize your site using theme … Check out the source»

Create WordPress Video Tutorials For Clients That You Can Sell

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WordPress is a wonderful platform that is both simple and complicated at the same time. Designers and developers can find it hard to explain WordPress fundamentals to clients. “If only,” I thought, “I was standing over my client’s shoulder telling him what to do”. Then, suddenly, it hit me! I’d seen tutorial videos on Youtube where someone talks over a recording of their screen. I could do that, I thought, how difficult could that be!

Could you really be a UX designer?

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So you think you are a user experience designer? Are you sure? You might have it in your job title, but are you somebody who designs experiences for users? Or do you design user interfaces? UX vs. UI Some argue that you cannot design a user’s experience. After all there are so many things beyond your control that you cannot influence. But that is not my point. My point is that many people claim to … Check out the source»

Mark Jaquith Releases Cache Buddy: A Plugin to Enhance Popular WordPress Caching Solutions

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photo credit: SergioMonsalve – cc Mark Jaquith, one of the lead developers of WordPress, released Cache Buddy on WordPress.org over the weekend. His new plugin works alongside caching solutions, such as WP Super Cache, Batcache, and W3 Total Cache, to enable WordPress to better serve cached pages to logged-in users. Jaquith knows just about everything there is to know about site optimization and caching techniques in WordPress. He recently gave a presentation at WordCamp London … Check out the source»

Change Your WordPress Database Name in 3 Simple Steps

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Your WordPress database holds all of your site’s important information, so keeping it safe and organized isn’t something that should be neglected. Naming your database in a descriptive way can help you more easily keep track of your site and help prevent you from making unintended changes when you can’t tell your databases apart. It also helps protect your site by making it more difficult for hackers to identify and access your database details. It’s easy … Check out the source»

Our favorite tweets of the week: March 23, 2015 – March 29, 2015

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Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of … Check out the source»