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Theme News

  • A Strategy for Organizing WordPress Theme Functions (tommcfarlin.com)
    Talking about how to best organize the files that make up a WordPress theme is a lengthy series unto itself, and it brings with it a level of subjectivity that’s not worth trying to discuss in a single post, but we'll start at this point.
  • Crocoblock Theme Club Review: A New Theme Club with 60 Themes (wplift.com)
    Crocoblock has currently has 60 themes available and they aim to add another 2 each week. They have the lofty goal of becoming the largest theme club and at a growth rate of 2 themes per week, this does seem possible. Today we are going to look at what the club and some of the themes on offer.
  • Save Time Building WordPress Customizer Controls (wptavern.com)
    Adding controls to WordPress’ theme customizer can be somewhat tedious and there are many tutorials dedicated to creating your own controls. WordPress Theme Customizer Custom Controls is a project on Github that provides a collection of ready-made controls that you can drop right into your theme.


Podcasts and Videos

  • Using Plugins… or not. Time to retire this discussion (thewpchick.com)
    There are so many factors that go into someone’s choice to use (or not use) a plugin that we really think it’s best to try to stick with a ‘best practices’ for plugins and do what you feel is right for you, your site and your business (if in fact your WordPress site is for your business also). Check this podcast to find more!
  • Gallery on WordPress: Envira versus Max Galleria (www.youtube.com)
    Matt returns to the studio space as the guys do their first VS session in a while. What is the best WordPress photo gallery plugin? Find out as Envira Gallery takes on Max Galleria!
  • 179 – Quickly Format Your Posts Using Markdown (yourwebsiteengineer.com)
    Markdown lets you compose posts and comments with links, lists, and other styles using regular characters and punctuation marks. Markdown is used by writers and bloggers who want a quick and easy way to write rich text, without having to take their hands off the keyboard, and without learning a lot of complicated codes and shortcuts.
  • A WordPress Hosting Panel #16 (wpbacon.com)
    If you’re interested in choosing the best WordPress host, learning more about what to expect when you self-host your own WordPress site, or just finding out about how the hosting business works, this is a podcast you can’t possibly miss.

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