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No spam, no nonsense. - December 6, 2012

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Plugin News

  • BoomBar (ithemes.com)
    Boom Bar is a new plugin that makes it easy to add top or bottom notification bars to your WordPress site. You can even show your latest tweets or provide a login prompt for registered users of your WordPress site, all in brightly-colored (or monochromatic) customizable ribbons.
  • Authy (wordpress.org)
    Add Authy two-factor authentication to WordPress. Users opt in for an added level of security that relies on random codes from their mobile devices.
  • GC Message Bar (wordpress.org)
    GC Message Bar is a light plugin which allows you to place a catchy message and a Call To Action button to the top or bottom of your website.
  • Jetpack Photon for NextGEN Gallery (wordpress.org)
    If you're using Jetpack's Photon CDN, this plugin will extend the service to galleries created with NextGEN Gallery. Just activate it and gallery images are automatically served from Photon.
  • Memory Load Consumption and db size Usage (wordpress.org)
    Indicate Memory and db Usage on WordPress Backend. Show Memory Load and db size on Footer and Max Memory Consumption on Admin Bar or ToolBar.
  • 20 Top NextGEN Gallery Plugins (www.wpjedi.com)
    The NextGEN gallery plugin should not need any introduction. It is one of the most popular gallery plugins for WordPress with a ton of options for you to play with. You could always get more out of this plugin by using some of the extensions available for it and you can make your sites and photos more dynamic.
  • The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Permalinks (managewp.com)
    As you will probably know or have read around, WordPress is one of the best Content Management Systems you can use when it comes to SEO. One important consideration when building and setting up a new WordPress site is definitely your URL structure, better known in WordPress as the permalink structure.
  • 6 Impressive and Affordable Premium WordPress Plugins (managewp.com)
    Do you buy premium WordPress plugins or do you only stick to free plugins? Not all premium plugins cost an arm and a leg; most of them are pretty affordable. If you’re not using premium WordPress plugins, maybe it’s about time that you started. Yes, free plugins don’t cost anything, but that also means that everyone can and will be using them.

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Theme News

  • required+ Foundation Parent Theme (themes.required.ch)
    required+ Foundation is a rock-solid WordPress parent theme helping you build websites faster on more devices. Based on Foundation Framework, the theme is fully documented and it comes with a sample child theme to get people started and some optional short code plugins.
  • Best Practices in Theme Development – Orlando WordCamp 2012 (www.doitwithwp.com)
    Some of James Tryon' s points fromt the Orlando WordCamp 2012 regarding best practices regarding theme development.
  • 8 Cool WordPress Themes for Video Blogging (www.wpjedi.com)
    Video blogging is a pretty established marketing tactic these days. Many top bloggers have been doing it for a few years already. Having a strong presence on YouTube and other video sites is nice. But you should also have your own site to promote your videos through. These 8 WordPress themes enable you to bring your video site online fast.
  • 10 Awesome Mobile Themes / Plugins for WordPress (www.wpjedi.com)
    Every year that goes by, more people get used to the idea of using their smartphones or tablets to visit sites. If your website is not mobile-friendly, you are going to have a very difficult time keeping your mobile visitors happy. These 10 mobile themes make your website look more professional on handheld devices.

Plugin Reviews

Elevatr allow you to create signup forms and webinars landing pages with just few clicks. It’s the perfect plugin for beginners and a saving time tool for advanced users. You have Aweber and MailChimp integration so that you can increase leads through email marketing.
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