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September 30, 2013

10 Stunning Flat Design WordPress Themes

Flat is the new black when it comes to user interface design. Gone are the days of extensive drop shadows and lavish textures. In their place we find simple, bold color palettes, an absence of depth, and ample white space. The trend is heavily influenced by the design aesthetic behind Microsoft’s Modern UI, and is […]

September 26, 2013

WordPress Basics: What Is A Child Theme?

One of the strengths of WordPress is the massive range of themes that are available, both free and premium. WordPress sites can take almost any form a site owner wants. However, chances are that a theme will require some modification to tailor the site to its individual requirements. Themes are a great way to get […]

September 23, 2013

5 Sites You Might Be Surprised Are Running On WordPress

A few years ago, if you landed on a WordPress site, the chances are you’d quickly be able tell which platform it was running on. The design tropes used by WordPress theme developers were easily recognizable. But, in the intervening years, WordPress themes have become so diverse that it’s often difficult to identify a WordPress […]

September 16, 2013

WordPress 3.6 Released With Great New Features For Publishers

It’s that time of the year again. Twice a year, WordPress users get to install a new version that usually comes packed with goodies that improve the WordPress experience. This release is no exception, with a plethora of additional features that make publishing workflows, especially for sites with multiple authors, run much more smoothly. Before […]

September 09, 2013

WordPress Publishing Tools For OS X and iOS

Web apps have come a long way in recent years, both in their design and user experience. However, web apps still have trouble offering the kind of user experience that a native application can. That’s particularly true of applications that have been around for a long time and haven’t yet overcome the clunky interface of […]

August 28, 2013

Prepare Your WordPress Content For Google’s In-Depth Articles

In a move that further signals Google’s intentions to move away from the standard ten blue links approach and towards more meaningful search results, the search giant has introduced a new section to the SERPs for what it terms “in-depth articles”. The idea is to provide links to articles that Google considers to provide particularly […]

August 22, 2013

Supercharging Your WordPress Site’s Search

Onsite search is often unduly neglected. Every site owner puts tremendous effort into optimizing their site for external search engines, like Google, but onsite search provision is frequently left to the default WordPress search box, which works adequately, but doesn’t provide users with the experience they’ve come to expect from search. Google does a great […]

August 19, 2013

Implement Multi-Factor Authentication On WordPress With LaunchKey

Passwords suck. In theory, they’re an excellent way of verifying identity, provided a few fairly simple rules are followed. In practice, most users follow almost none of those rules, which undermines any identity validation and security functions that passwords are supposed to provide. Users tend to choose simple passwords that are easy to remember and […]

August 15, 2013

Is WordPress A CMS?

WordPress recently celebrated its 10th birthday. In the decade of its existence it has developed from a blogging platform to highly flexible solution for building websites of all kinds: from single-page product showcases to enterprise-level publishing sites. For those looking to start a new website, it’s important to choose the right foundations and, in the […]

July 31, 2013

Optimize WordPress Workflows With IFTTT

Blogging is about more than just the blogging platform itself. WordPress forms the hub of most blogging workflows, but much of the work both pre- and post-publication takes place elsewhere, whether that’s research and creating a content calendar, or promoting posts on social media. There are lots of ways of tying these various disparate components […]