Hookie: A Stunning Bootstrap WordPress Theme, Built for Creative Agencies


Hookie is a new theme from ThunderThemes which is aimed at businesses and creative agencies. Built on the Boostrap framework, it is optimized for mobile devices, has animated CSS effects and also includes the Visual Composer plugin so you can create your own custom layouts. In this review of the Hookie theme we will The post Hookie: A Stunning Bootstrap WordPress Theme, Built for Creative Agencies appeared first on WPLift.

WordPress Theme Design Challenge Weekend December 13-14th


photo credit: ashley rose, – cc In an effort to inspire WordPress theme designers and add a variety of new themes to the directory, the WordPress Theme Review Team is hosting a Design Challenge Weekend, December 13-14th. The challenge is meant to do the following: Raise the design standard of the WordPress.org theme directory. Match developers to designers. Encourage designers to create themes. Offer resources for designers to learn how to make themes. Educate developers … Check out the source»

A Glimpse Into Serbia’s Rapidly Growing WordPress Community


After the dissolution of socialist Yugoslavia in the early 90’s, Serbia and its neighboring nations had an uphill climb to reach stability in their newly found autonomy. Transitioning from a planned economy to a market-driven economy was a challenge that Serbians have vigorously embraced over the past 20 years. Belgrade is now a growing center for information technology in Eastern Europe. In 2013, Serbia’s IT industry growth outpaced the rest of the economy by nearly … Check out the source»

Where to Find WordPress Related Black Friday Deals


photo credit: kevin dooley – cc This is a great time of year if you’re in the market for themes, plugins, or webhosting. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving where many retailers offer deep discounts. In the past 2-3 years, WordPress businesses have done the same by offering substantial discounts for plugins and themes. WPLift has a great roundup of deals covering themes, plugins, and webhosting. Several companies are offering 50% off themes and … Check out the source»

Is WordCamp Organizing Right For You? An Interview with David Bisset of WordCamp Miami


David Bisset is a freelance WordPress developer living in South Florida. He specializes in BuddyPress sites and applications, as well as stand-alone PHP work. David is also a founding member of WordCamp Miami, which brings in over 750 people each year, and has organized it every year since helping found it in 2010. He has written extensively about organizing and attending WordCamps. We spoke with David about his experience organizing five WordCamps, and what it … Check out the source»

“California, Here We Come…” Introducing SmashingConf Los Angeles 2015


Great conferences are the ones where you learn, connect and get inspired. We know that, and we put our hearts into crafting events that aren’t just great, but go way beyond expectations. Ready for the next one? With SmashingConf LA 20151, we’ve got a full package: our new US conference with two days packed with quality content, lots of networking and a few mysterious surprises. We thought you might want to join in, too. 2 … Check out the source»

Override WordPress Comment Deadline Settings


Many WordPress users elect to automatically close comments on older posts in order to keep the constant deluge of spam at bay. This method works, but it comes with a couple of drawbacks. The option, found under the Settings → Discussion screen, is essentially an an all-or-nothing choice on older posts. The comment deadline setting is an unsparing guillotine that drops after a set number of days to cut off discussion, without regard for any … Check out the source»

Organizing Your WordPress Plugins


WordPress is an amazing content management system right out of the box, but to really stand out from the crowd and improve conversion you’ll need a few plugins. There are so many plugins available for WordPress that deciding which to use and which to avoid can be an overwhelming process. This list will cover plugins that are essential, plugins that are not so essential, and how to manage them.

From WordPress Beginner to Pro: 200+ Career-Boosting Resources


Whether you’re just starting out with WordPress or you’ve been developing with it for some time, you’ll probably find that the resources out there to help you learn are pretty daunting. There are hundreds if not thousands of sites and blogs dedicated to sharing tips, tutorials, news and information about WordPress, and it’s not always easy to know which ones are the most reliable, up-to-date or relevant for you. In this article I’ll share a huge … Check out the source»