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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…

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13 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Building WordPress Themes

By / Jul 23, 2009 / Resources

We’ve already shown you some beautiful sites built using WordPress. So now that you are inspired, you probably want to start building your own themes using this powerful and popular content management system. If you are just getting familiar with WordPress or even if you have been using it for a while, it’s a good…

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14 Most Visually Appealing Free WordPress Themes

By / Jun 4, 2009 / Freebies

With such a large community that has grown around WordPress, it’s no surprise that there are tons of free themes floating around out there. However, there are only a few that look great out of the box. In this article, I’ve rounded up what I believe are the best looking free WordPress themes available.

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15 Impressive and Beautiful Uses of WordPress

By / Apr 29, 2009 / Inspiration

WordPress is no longer just used to power blogs. It has become the CMS of choice for many web designers. It’s always interesting to see how it’s flexibility provides web designers with the freedom to design sites with no limitations. Here are 15 beautiful web sites all powered by WordPress.

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18 Seriously Helpful Cheat Sheets for Easier Coding

By / Apr 22, 2009 / Resources

A few weeks ago, I showed you the best cheat sheets for web designers. Following that post, many of you showed interest in having cheat sheets to help you write code. That is no surprise since the skill set of many web designers today go beyond visual design. So whether you are a seasoned programmer…