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WordPress Podcasts You Should Be Listening to It’s great to find something to listen to that is both informative and fun and Curtis McHale has a list of three you should be listening to. The always on the list podcast is The Matt Report. Matt Medeiros has done a great job keeping this podcast up and has regular guests that discuss the WordPress industry. Also on the list are Made With WP and Apply Filters…. Read more »

The Future of WordPress From the Envato blog, we get a look into the crystal ball for WordPress needs and wants. While WordPress is widely used it still may not be as user-friendly as we all want. Is it time to forget about backwards compatibility and ditch the old interface? Hard to tell, but the post gives a great overview of all aspects of the switch. We’re All Ruining WordPress This was the big post… Read more » – All The Hooks, Filters, and Actions If you’re a plugin or theme dev, you need to check this site out. It’s a database of all of the hooks, filters, actions, classes, functions and shortcodes in different WordPress versions. While the examples may not be very robust, it gives you a quick look at all the different ways you can bend WordPress to your will. WordPress Tip – Loading Google Fonts Over SSL and… Read more »

The Future of WordPress Plugins Chris Lema brings up some interesting points in talking about the future of WordPress themes and plugins. “The integration of mobile components of remote servers, with tight integration to your plugins and themes is an incredible dynamic.” Updating themes and plugins or making adjustments from your phone is possible now, but what if there was an app that stood alone so you didn’t have to log in to the dashboard?… Read more »

WooThemes on Theme Pricing Updates As a large seller of themes, WooThemes is undergoing some changes in their pricing model. Standard theme prices are dropping $20 with the developer license dropping $40. The decision stems from the lack of use of the “bonus” themes that tend to come with theme purchases. Now without the bonus themes, customers can reap the benefits of an extra Jackson in their pocket. Made With WP Podcast WordPress podcasts come… Read more »

Using Font Awesome in Your WordPress Theme Font Awesome is one of, if not the top used icon font on the web. It’s easy enough to throw it into your WordPress theme, but do you know how to get it in there the right way? Tuts+ takes a look at loading it in through functions.php to get the cleanest result. – For Compressing Things I know I mentioned an image optimizer last week too,… Read more »

Make: Responsive WordPress Theme With A Page Builder that Doesn’t Suck When I initially saw this review I thought, “great another page builder to make child theming and/or client site development constipated and hard to use” but I was happily surprised. With four easy to use content options, setting up a page in Make is quite easy. The limitation of choice is refreshing and doesn’t seem to weigh the creator down. While it is a… Read more »

CSS Shapes 101 Rectangles, squares, ellipses. These are the things of Clip Art text from back in the day, but soon they will be available in CSS. That’s right, CSS Shapes are becoming a reality which bring forward some extra creative possibilities. A List Apart explains. WTF – Simple CSS Helper For Forms Described as “Friendlier HTML form controls with a little CSS magic. Designed for IE9+, as well as the latest Chrome, Safari, and… Read more »

The Emerging Global Web – Slideshow Some great global statistics on mobile usage as well as mobile e-commerce. If you’re looking to go global with your next project, give this slideshow a look. Backed by some great studies, the slides will give you a look at how people around the world and connecting to and using the web. 25 Most Beautiful WordPress Themes of 2014 While most of these are premium themes, a majority of… Read more »

WP Job Manager We’ve seen all seen job boards before. Some do it well, others not so much. Mike Jolley, of WooCommerce, has a great plugin out there that handles all of your job board needs. As with the standard WooCommerce model, the initial product is free, but then there are a host of add-ons. Looks pretty easy to use and startup time seems minimal. If you’re looking to host job listings, WP Job Manager… Read more »