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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…

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12 Essential Plugins that Extend WordPress as a CMS

By / Oct 29, 2009 / Resources

Over the past couple of years WordPress has grown into much more than just a blogging platform. People are now using it as a CMS (Content Management System) to power many different types of websites. Using WordPress more as a standard CMS often requires some creative thinking when building themes and setting up the structure…

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deGusto: A Premium Portfolio WordPress Theme by ThemeShift

By / Oct 13, 2009 / Premium

Today we are giving our premium members another awesome WordPress theme from ThemeShift. deGusto is a dark and elegant portfolio theme. It attractively combines your portfolio (web, photo, logo and other work) with your blog articles.

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deZine: A Blog Magazine Theme by ThemeShift

By / Sep 21, 2009 / Premium

Every week our premium membership becomes a more insanely great deal for web designers. This week things get even better with the release of deZine, a premium magazine theme by ThemeShift. ThemeShift is a theme shop operated by Simon Rimkus. His themes are beautifully designed and of the highest quality. Be sure and check out…

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OnPaper: A Tastefully Textured WordPress Theme

By / Aug 25, 2009 / Premium

OnPaper is the first release in a our textured series of WordPress themes. It has a standard blog layout with a subtle worn texture effect. You should find it useful for many types of blogs. All of our themes will be available to premium members. So if you have yet to sign up for a…

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Perforated: A Minimal WordPress Theme

By / Aug 4, 2009 / Premium

We’re proud to release our first WordPress theme for WDL Premium Members. It’s called Perforated, and features a super sleek design and layout that doesn’t get in the way of your content. This theme only uses 4 images with a combined file size of 16 kb. Now that’s minimal. Perforated will be part of our…