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9 Material Design Themes for WordPress

Google’s material design is an ambitious concept. It is based on principles of technology and design to push the envelope. Many say that material design is the evolution of the flat design trend that has been popular among designers and developers for the past few years.

In the WordPress world we have definitely seen the material design trend grow. Although the concept was developed by Google, designers are utilizing the elements of material design across many different platforms and devices. How can you use material design to your advantage?  Read more

WooCommerce Extensions for eCommerce

WooCommerce Extensions to Boost Your Online Business

WordPress is an amazing platform full of possible use cases. With it you can take your potential to do business online to another level. With WooCommerce you can turn your WordPress website into a simple, powerful eCommerce solution. WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce plugin on the market today. You can use it to create and manage and eCommerce store with advanced functionality.

The WooCommerce plugin dominates the WordPress market with over 14,000,000 downloads to date! This accounts for 1/3 of all online stores. This is for good reason too. WooThemes are the developers behind WooCommerce. They have a proven track record for building solid WordPress Themes, extensions and plugins. Read more

Creating an Online Portfolio With WordPress

In today’s post we are focusing on the advantages of building an online portfolio with WordPress. Traditionally we may think that a portfolio website is only necessary for visual artists or those in the creative field. This includes photographers, web designers, animators, videographers etc.

It’s a given that people who work in creative fields should have an online portfolio to showcase their work. The truth is that portfolio websites are useful for people in many different professions. Anyone who has a web presence and wants to show off their work can benefit from creating a portfolio on their website. The right presentation can make a big difference in the clients you attract and the people you connect with. Read more

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6 Essential Tips for WordPress Beginners

WordPress is very easy to use even for non-tech savvy people, but it can be confusing at first. Initially all the settings, options and features can be overwhelming. This usually subsides after a few weeks of regular use. Once you find your groove you will see that it’s a very efficient and useful tool.

Many beginners as well as experienced users find that WordPress serves its purpose, but they may be missing out on some useful features. WordPress is very powerful and has endless potential as a CMS. Getting to know your way around some key admin screen features can help you unlock some of that potential.

This can help you save precious time and money. It also helps you to optimize your workflow, making life a lot easier. Today’s article outlines some easy tips to help beginners get the most out of WordPress. Read more

The Best Admin Themes for WordPress

Everyone who is familiar with WordPress knows that themes determine the way the site looks and functions. But what about the backend? The WordPress Codex states:

“The Administration Screen provides access to the control features of your WordPress installation. Each Administration Screen is presented in sections, the toolbar (and header), the main navigation, the work area, and the footer.”

The WP Login page provides us access to administration screens like the dashboard and the WordPress toolbar. With an admin theme plugin you can customize the backend. Don’t be confused by the term “admin theme.” These are plugins to change the way display of the backend of WordPress. After all, the backend is simply a group of webpages running web applications.

There are lots of benefits to customizing WordPress admin pages. You can personalize the backend to give it a new look and make things run smoother. With an admin theme for WordPress, it’s easy to change the backend of your WordPress installation. Read more

Broadcasting Extension for Flow-Flow: WordPress Social Stream Plugin + Giveaway

Check out the new Broadcasting Extension for Flow-Flow: WordPress Social Stream Plugin! We are really excited to announce the release of this handy new extension. To kick things off we are offering a free giveaway with purchase of Big Screens.

This is a limited offer, so don’t wait. The first 30 customers to contact Looks Awesome through CodeCanyon after they purchase Broadcasting extension will get a copy and license of Cholomungma, a huge multi-purpose PowerPoint presentation kit from GraphicRiver. See the bottom of the page for more details on how to receive your free download with purchase of Broadcasting extension. Read more

Mega Menu Plugins For WordPress in 2016

It doesn’t take a WordPress nerd like me to point out the painfully obvious. Most of the time, mega is better. Mega millions, mega man, mega bus, mega yacht, mega charizard and WordPress mega menu all have the word mega tacked in onto them. Why? Because they are just that much more awesome than their standard counterparts.

The navigational menu is one of the most important sections of your website. It’s the first place users will go to find what they are looking for. The way you setup the menu can have a big impact on how people browse your website. You can reduce your bounce rate and improve the user experience by building clean, well-organized navigational menus. One way to improve the nav menu is to create a mega menu.
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Adding Custom CSS to WordPress

WordPress is heavily reliant on CSS stylesheets. Making simple CSS changes to a WordPress website is one of the first things that beginners want to do.  Luckily it’s super easy to add custom CSS styles to your site.

There are lots of different methods and anyone, I mean anyone can do it. I showed my 8 year old niece how to do it and she doesn’t even understand the difference between an iPad and an iPod, or at least she thinks the terms are interchangeable. Today we have a quick guide on adding custom CSS to your WordPress website. Read more

What’s New in WordPress 4.5 — Coleman

WordPress has released a major update on April, 12 2016. Version 4.5 was dubbed as “Coleman” in recognition of the late great jazz saxophone player Coleman Hawkins. You can download it or update it directly from your dashboard or download it from WordPress.org.

This release has some exciting features along with the typical list of bug fixes and updates. Coleman aims to streamline workflow with added improvements for editing and customizing in WordPress. New features include… Read more

Cornerstone WordPress Pagebuilder Review

The Cornerstone page builder from Themeco has always been promising. Lately dt has been generating quite a buzz in the WordPress community. This modern drag and drop editor is a powerful and innovative solution. It’s a 100% front end page building tool for beginners and power users alike. It makes editing fun, easy and efficient. Today we are going to give you an overview of Cornerstone and what you can do with it.

Themeco, the developers behind Cornerstone realized that WordPress users were in need of a better way to utilize shortcodes. This became the inspiration behind Cornerstone. It was created it as a component of X Theme, but quickly developed into an intuitive front end page builder. According to Themeco’s website: Read more