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No spam, no nonsense. - September 5, 2013

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Plugin News

  • Want Help with Your WordPress Plugin Ideas? Here are Your Options. (chrislema.com)
    You’ve been thinking about your site, or maybe it’s someone else’s site, and you have a nifty idea for a plugin. But you’re no developer, and that means you’ll be looking to hire some help. So that’s our scenario. And now it’s just you and me, and we’re sitting across from each other at Starbucks having a little chat. And here are my tips for how to move forward.
  • MobileView (colorlabsproject.com)
    MobileView is a plugin that will help your WordPress themes which are not responsive yet. This plugin also have several selectable, clean and beautiful skin. The skin concept basically is the same as the ordinary theme. You can change as many skin as you want that fits you. Not only that, this skin also have a configuration just like what a theme has. You can get this plugin for free at WordPress.org plugin market.
  • Faceted Search for WordPress (www.poststat.us)
    Matt Gibbs, the original creator of the popular Pods Framework, has launched his latest project: FacetWP. FacetWP is a commercial plugin to offer faceted search capability for WordPress. Faceted search, if you’re unfamiliar, is an advanced search technique which we will describe below.
  • Compare WordPress Plugins (comparewp.org)
    Comparing WordPress plugins can be pretty tough. There’s so many things to keep in mind, and many plugins have radically different ways of doing things. This project aims to help make it easier for users to compare plugins based on common criteria determined by plugin authors and the community.

Theme Releases

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Theme News

  • 75 Eye-Poppingly Colorful WordPress Themes (wpmu.org)
    It takes a good designer to create an bold and colorful site – choosing the wrong color palette or hues that simply don’t match can leave your site looking gaudy and tasteless. And too many colors can leave your visitors confused, especially if they can’t easily find what they are looking for.
  • 10 WordPress Themes Based on Genesis 2.0 and HTML5 (www.beginwp.com)
    So if you’re thinking to find such Genesis 2.0 based HTML 5 themes, then here’s a list of ten such themes. Go ahead and lay your eyes on these beautiful themes. Note that these are just child themes, which means you’ll need the Genesis framework also in order to run them.
  • Ultimatum – The Drag and Drop WordPress Theme with Premium Plugins (chrislema.com)
    There are often two different approaches to “what” you drag and drop, when it comes to theme builders in the WordPress ecosystem. One approach lets you drag and drop elements onto your exact post or page. The other approach is to drag and drop elements off of the page or post to create templates and then to use the templates on specific pages.
  • 4 Basic Tips for Creating Themes for iThemes Exchange (ithemes.com)
    We have an ever expanding Codex for the nitty gritty details of creating a theme for Exchange, but I wanted to give you a few basic tips as well to help you dive in to creating a custom theme for your site.
  • Benthos, a New Builder Theme with Exchange Styles (ithemes.com)
    Introducing Benthos, a new responsive-ready Builder theme designed to work specifically with iThemes Exchange. Benthos includes Exchange-supported store, product and super widget styles, plus styled post formats and extensions.
  • Shopping for Premium Themes (torquemag.io)
    WordPress products—themes, plugins, services, etc.—generally fall into two buckets: free or premium. Free is an obvious adjective, as in there are nearly 2,000 free themes in the WordPress theme directory. Premium themes could be more accurately called commercial themes, or themes you pay for.
  • WooCommerce Documents, Payment Gateways, Amazon, Oh My! (www.woothemes.com)
    This week we’re launching 4 new WooCommerce extensions (including a FREE Amazon payment gateway!). We’ve also got some significant updates to 3 payment gateways. First up is Amazon Payments Advanced, the first free payment gateway, brought to you by WooThemes and Amazon.


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