WooCommerce 2.0 beta 1 is ready for testing (www.woothemes.com) Because WooCommerce 2.0 will introduce so many changes and new features, it is important to properly test all of this before releasing it. That’s why we are going through the full testing stages before releasing the final version. First stop is this beta release.
Top 10 WordPress Plugins of the Month — December 2012 Edition (managewp.com) And so the time has come for the last plugins of the month post in 2012. It would seem that the cold weather has WordPress developers retreating to their caves and coding furiously as I had a shortlist of no less than forty highly rated and recently created or updated plugins to whittle down to the ten you find below.
8 Free Portfolio Themes for Freelancers and Designers (managewp.com) As a freelance writer or blogger, you may want to showcase the places or blogs where you write. You may even want to show off some of your best articles or blog posts. Portfolio themes are great for this! As a designer, you'll have lots of artwork and designs to show off as well.
Using bbPress as a Support Forum (wp.tutsplus.com) Along with simply providing a great forum system for discussion boards, bbPress also works exceptionally well as a support platform, though there are several features that are missing from the core plugin. In this tutorial we’re going to walk through configuring the plugin for an optimal support forum.
Customize Your WordPress Dashboard Welcome Message (www.wpexplorer.com) It seems that many of you don’t want to show the new feature called “Welcome Panel” since WordPress 3.3. I guess that those who do not want to display this message try to hide this box to their clients, that’s why I thought that instead of hiding it you should customize it and display it with your own content.