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10 Free Clean and Minimal WordPress Themes

By / Jul 9, 2010 / Freebies

WordPress has become one of the top choices for content management systems among website owners. This has happened for several reasons, but one is the readily available collection of themes that can transform the appearance and functionality of a site. There are all kinds of themes out there, but some of my favorites are the…

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WordPress 3.0: Changing The Way We Manage Content

By / Jun 1, 2010 / Tools

As most of you already know, WordPress 3.0 has been released. Although it’s still in a beta release stage, you can take it for a test drive and check out the many new features that are available. Many people already use WordPress for many things other than just blogging but this release will certainly create…

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20 Best WordPress Ecommerce Themes

By / May 25, 2010 / Resources

WordPress is a great platform for setting up an online store, and there is a wide range of themes available to help sellers reach target customers. This post presents 20 of the best ecommerce themes, including both free and premium examples, covering storefront templates aimed at a variety of niche markets.

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10 Best Free Minimal WordPress Themes

By / Apr 9, 2010 / Freebies

Sometimes a lot of color, textures, and design elements can make a web design jump off the screen, but there are times when a minimal style is more appropriate for the content and it’s audience. A clean and minimal design gets out of the way and lets the content do the talking, and it’s a…

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10 Essential WordPress Plugins You Should Be Using

By / Mar 23, 2010 / Tools

There’s good reason why WordPress is the most popular blogging platform. It’s easy to use and has tons of great features. But what’s really made this open source software excel is its passionate community. Yes, WordPress has lots of features built in, but it doesn’t have everything. The WordPress community fills this need. It’s full…

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13 Useful Code Snippets for WordPress Development

By / Dec 28, 2009 / Tips

WordPress has grown to be commonly defined as the core solution for your blogging needs. It is the most recognized and sought after Content Management System by writers and designers. Consequently, over the past few years there has been a voluble increase in WordPress blogs, this has caused the “need” for useful tips, tricks, and…

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11 Useful jQuery Powered WordPress Plugins

By / Dec 14, 2009 / Resources

We all know the kind of dynamic and engaging functionality that jQuery can add to a user interface, but integrating jQuery does require some technical know-how. This isn’t a big deal for many of us, but some WordPress users prefer the simplicity of a plugin. The purpose of this article is to help you discover…

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The Best Free WordPress Themes of 2009

By / Nov 25, 2009 / Freebies

In our “Best of 2009″ series, we’ve shown you fonts, icons, and Photoshop Tutorials. In this article, we’re presenting our picks for the best free WordPress themes of 2009. There were plenty of free themes created in 2009, but here are the ones that we feel had a little something extra that made them stand…

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10 Useful Text Enhancing Plugins for WordPress

By / Nov 9, 2009 / Resources

Out of the box, WordPress is an amazing product and comes loaded with tons of features. However, one area that might be lacking is text formatting. There’s not really any tools built in to do things like dynamic image replacement, code highlighting, and other styling to improve the look of your text. Luckily there is…

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Ten Tips for Becoming a Better WordPress Developer

By / Nov 5, 2009 / Tips

It’s no secret that here at Web Design Ledger, we love WordPress. It’s what powers this website as well as inspires the content we publish on a regular basis. We’ve discussed WordPress numerous times before on the site and today we’re going to cover some of the things you can do to become a better…