Weekly Roundup #1: The Best WordPress Resources from Around the Web

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We are all about sharing the love with our readers and having fun. Here is my first “Weekly Roundup” post. Feel free to read and enjoy some of these great posts we have found this week.

I like to Thanks Gennady, Ryan Imel and Oli for the idea.

Here are some of the best articles I have read, shared, retweeted on @wpkube, and read in RSS subscriptions this week.

WordPress News

Video User Manuals accuses WPMU DEV of copyright infringement in open letter

Troy Dean, co-founder of Video User Manuals, has written an open letter to the WordPress community accusing Incsub, LLC, the company behind WPMU DEV, of copyright infringement. Dean claims in the letter that Incsub is selling a plugin on WPMU DEV that is “based on videos and scripts” from the Video User Manuals plugin.

Facebook sues theme developer over copyright infringement

An Indonesian blogger, Ainun Nazieb, is in a little bit of hot water. He created a WordPress theme based off the pre-timeline Facebook profile design. In fact, it’s almost an exact clone. His problem is that Facebook found it. If you haven’t paid much attention to how Facebook handles things like this, I’ll take a minute to explain: they take legal action.

Automattic Makes Second Investment – WPEngine

The big news over the past 24 hours is that Automattic has made their second investment, this time in a WordPress hosting company called WP Engine. WP Engine is a relatively new hosting company that manages WordPress.org installs for roughly 30,000 clients.

Born – A Beautiful WordPress Theme for Churches

One of our friends, Justin Scheetz, has just notified us of a new WordPress theme he came out with called Born Theme for WordPress. It was made to be used by churches so we tried it out and found it to be extremely sleek and functional. Born is coded in HTML5 and CSS3, it has several skins, and includes custom post types.

WordPress Tutorials & Resources

WordPress Multisite: Practical Functions And Methods

Multisite is a powerful new feature that arrived with the release of WordPress 3.0. It allows website managers to host multiple independent websites with a single installation of WordPress. Although each “website” in a network is independent, there are many ways to share settings, code and content throughout the entire network.

How to Generate Website Screenshots For Your WordPress Site

In this tutorial you’ll learn an open secret: how to generate screenshots of websites to use in your WordPress posts using a service provided by WordPress.com. We’ll even turn this into an easy-to-use shortcode to display the screenshots.

How Brian Gardner And Orman Clark Use Content Marketing To Sell Already Amazing Products

Sometimes I feel like there is a big misconception, a misunderstanding if you will, between product creators and content marketers. You will often see product creators so proud of their creations that they refuse to believe anything other than a quality product will increase their sales.

Launch Effect – The Perfect WordPress Theme For Viral Launches

Launch Effect is the perfect free WordPress for viral launches and landing pages. It allows you to add a customisable one page website that collects information from visitors. Once a user signs up by email they are given a special referral URL so that referrals can be tracked.

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About the Author: Devesh Sharma is a WordPress fanatic and loves experimenting with WordPress themes & plugins. Get more from Devesh on  and Twitter.
5 comments… add one
    • Devesh says

      Yeah, Launch Effect theme looks fantastic. Very useful for launching a startup or small business website.

      Thanks for the comment, Jon.

  1. Shiva @ Blogging Tips says

    Oh I did not know that the person who created the Facebook like theme god sued. Damn, I will need to read that up. Anyways thanks for the links Devesh a nice roundup :)

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