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CSS Zen Garden – Trent Walton’s Apothecary If you’ve not viewed it with your own eyes, CSS Zen Garden is back in full force and this week I saw Trent Walton tweet out his own rendition of the site. If you’re not familiar, CSS Zen Garden takes one site and gives everyone the same chance to write their own stylesheet with minimal changes to the markup. It’s a great example of how different a page… Read more »

Refreshing Dashboard Redesign George Kordas released a re-imagined WordPress dashboard to the world last week on Behance and let’s just say, wow. It’s quite a shock from the standard dash, but definitely in a good way. A flat concept with some great colors, Kordas also mentioned that there is already a plugin in development to bring this experience to users like you. Pretty cool and much different from the current or MP6 versions of the… Read more »

40% off of Everything – Pre Black Friday Sale We’ve got a Pre Black Friday deal going on for all of our products this week and into next, 40% off all of our products including all license levels and license renewals for MaxGalleria, MaxButtons Pro, and MaxInbound. Share the wealth and tell all of your WordPress-savvy friends. The deal ends Nov 26. We give an F Deviant Art had both a dark and shining moment… Read more »

Once a year we like to give thanks to all of the folks who have supported Max Foundry over the last 3 years. Since we only run a sale on everything we make once a year, it’s time to gobble up the savings. Coupon Code: PREBLACK13 With the code you get 40% off all of our plugins. The coupon applies to MaxGalleria, MaxButtons Pro, and MaxInbound. Any license, any package, 40% off. That’s over $100… Read more »

This post marks the second anniversary of This Week In WordPress, so I’d like to take two sentences to say thanks to all of you that read, submit to and comment on TWIW. We wouldn’t keep doing it if it weren’t for you, so thanks for your readership! MaxGalleria 1.6 – Featured Image Thumbnail Shortcode This update is a precursor to what more and more of you are asking for: albums. When we created MaxGalleria… Read more »

NextGEN Gallery Alternative – MaxGalleria Lite Released This weekend we got approval for MaxGalleria Lite, our free version of our popular gallery plugin. If you’ve been looking for a replacement for the NextGEN gallery plugin or on the fence about purchasing MaxGalleria, you can now experience first-hand how easy MaxGalleria is to use. You can download it now from the WordPress plugin repository. Adding Profile Fields for WordPress Users If you have user interactions on… Read more »

What’s New In WordPress 3.7 Three short months after the release of WordPress 3.6, WordPress has released 3.7. Headed by Andrew Nacin, 3.7 addresses some “smaller” issues that will help with security fixes when 3.7.1 comes out. With automatic background updates, WordPress hopes to keep WordPress users safer moving forward. There’s also a better password strength indicator and an upgrade to the search functionality. Brian Krogsgard gives a great breakdown of more updates. Automatic Core… Read more »

WordPress 3.7 Release Candidate The first RC is now out for WordPress so start testing against your plugins and themes! There have been a lot of tests with minimal failures, forcing installations to rollback if an update fails. Definitely helps ease your mind when updating. What are you most excited for with the 3.7 RC release? MaxButtons Pro v2.3.1 Released We’ve released another update to MaxButtons Pro and added in 12 new Google Web Fonts…. Read more »

Just Use [Insert CMS Here] – I Still Love WordPress Since the dawn of the CMS, there’s always been that one person that, when you ask how something can be done in the CMS you’re using, tells you to switch to a totally different CMS because it’s easier. Chris Coyier commented on that this week and cited some great reasons for not switching away from WordPress. Granted the reasons are most likely true of switching… Read more »

I Did It For Me – John Saddington We all have side projects and great ideas, but they rarely see the light of day. John Saddington had an idea for an iPhone app that was essentially Instagram, but self-hosted and through WordPress. That project became Pressgram and has been doing extremely well in the App Store (I’d say an average of 5 stars out of 169 reviews is pretty darn good). Anyway, some folks are… Read more »