A Step-by-Step Guide to Launching Your Redesign in WordPress

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As design trends come and go so fast, it’s easy for your website to start looking dated if you don’t update the design every couple of years or so. WordPress has made it easy to switch to a new theme without affecting the content of your site – you don’t have to spend days doing an elaborate switchover anymore.

However it’s still a good idea to plan properly for launching your redesign, particularly if you have a big site with a lot of traffic. Having a step-by-step plan to follow can minimize the chance of any problems occurring and help to ensure a smooth re-launch, with minimal downtime.CONTINUE READING »

30+ Multi Functional Real Estate WordPress Themes for Realtors & Agencies

Real Estate WordPress Themes

WordPress is a powerful platform that works really well for building real estate and property rental websites. The Real Estate WordPress themes listed below will help you create a powerful, highly functional, and very attractive website without spending money on expensive developers to build your real estate website. You will be able to get your site up and running in under $100 or less.

All the themes listed here come with essential real estate features such as Google Maps integration, search filtering, options panel, custom property listing pages with property details, photo galleries, profile pages, built-in support for dxIDXpress plugin, and more.CONTINUE READING »

How To: Add a Dropdown CSS Style Selector to the Visual Editor

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In this post you will learn how to easily turn text links into attractive buttons in WordPress. By following this how to guide you will find out how to add a dropdown menu to the WordPress visual editor that allows you to apply custom CSS styles to your post content.

These custom CSS styles can be applied to text in your posts to decorate and format it. A great use for this is to create attractive and attention grabbing buttons for your posts. This guide will also cover generating the button CSS styles. If you want an easy way to add attractive buttons to posts and pages then this guide is for you.CONTINUE READING »

Everything You Need to Know About WordPress Child Themes

WordPress Child Themes

A child theme is a set of styling rules and/or functions that are used to add functionality or change the look of an existing WordPress theme. Child themes can be modified without altering the original code of your theme, allowing you to make changes as small as changing a couple of colors, or as extensive as completely changing the look and feel of your theme.

Many WordPress framework themes, like Genesis, work by using the child theme feature in WordPress. The basic functionality of the theme is contained within the parent theme and child themes can then be used as a way of applying different “skins” to the theme.CONTINUE READING »

Ninja Kick Sidebar: Contact Form WordPress Plugin Review

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If you want to make it easier for your readers to get in touch with you then the Ninja Kick Sidebar: Contact Form plugin could be just what you are looking for. There are many benefits to making it as easy as possible for your visitors to send you a message. These benefits include increasing the likelihood of your audience connecting with you, generating more sales, and landing more clients.

While a regular ‘contact’ page and suitable form will allow your site visitors to send you a message, the Ninja Contact Form plugin aims to increase the chances of someone making contact while visiting your site.CONTINUE READING »

10 Best Portfolio WordPress Themes for Artists and Photographers

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WordPress is a great portfolio solution for artists, illustrators, photographers, designers and other creative professionals who wish to present their work online in a way that looks great, with minimal effort required.

If you’re looking for a WordPress portfolio theme, the designs that work best are simple, minimalist styles that don’t compete with your work. The last thing you want is for prospective clients to be oohing and ahing over the design of your portfolio site, rather than your actual creative work.CONTINUE READING »

25+ Best Event WordPress Themes for Promoting An Important Conference

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WordPress is not only a great platform for building blogs and websites, but also for building professional event and other creative websites; thanks to its wide and enormous range of premium and professional event related themes available online.

Today we have put together a great collection of 25+ mind-blowing themes which are not only very well designed but are also packed with a number of useful features such as selling tickets directly from your website or gathering email IDs to keep folks up-to-the-date with the event.CONTINUE READING »

Best WordPress Plugins: 40 Experts Share Their Favorite WordPress Plugins

Best WordPress Plugins

There are currently more than 29,317 free WordPress plugins available in the WordPress repository at the time of writing this post; each plugin can enhance the functionality and performance of your site. And lets not forget the premium and custom plugins, which aren’t listed in the repository.

With so many resources available on must have / essential WordPress plugins (including our own), it can be hard to decide which ones to use. So we asked 40 blogging and social media experts about their 5 favorite WordPress plugins.CONTINUE READING »