Weekly Roundup #4: The Best WordPress Resources from Around the Web

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This week has been insanely hectic and very good all at the same time. There have been some great news and updates from the world of WordPress this week.

This post is part of a weekly series, Weekly Roundup. Feel free to read and enjoy some of these great posts I have found this week.

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

WordPress News

ThemeFortress releases new responsive theme framework called Reverie

ThemeFortress has released a new WordPress framework, Reverie, based off ZURB‘s Foundation framework. Reverie was built using HTML 5 and uses a grid system to help with creating layouts. It also uses media queries to adjust to different devices such as tablets and smart phones.

WPShout Releases Results Of Their Webhosting Survey

WPshout which is one of many sites devoted to WordPress has published the results of their early 2011 survey that asked readers to review their webhosting company. The results are from 252 independent reviews. In the grand scheme of things, this is a miniscule number but it’s cool to see so many independent reviews from WordPress centric customers in one place.

MassivePress meetup #2 is taking place now

MassivePress, the group of collaborators from various corners of the WordPress community, are holding their second meetup this week in San Diego, California. The photo above is from the first day of their event, where each company is showcasing what they’ve been working on.

WordPress Resources

Shooting the Breeze with Pippin of PippinsPlugins.com [interview]

Well this is officially my first interview for the revised WPin.me. A glorious day two fold. Firstly I asked (politely) for an interview request, and secondly they very kindly agreed. For me as a WordPress fan I believe it’s useful for others to gain an insight into the working life/practices of WordPress developers.

10 Tips To Optimize Your WordPress Theme

The beauty of WordPress is in how easy it is to adapt for different tasks. One can extend it with just a couple of lines of code. In this post, we’ll review 10 shortcode snippets that will tweak and optimize your WordPress theme. You can add all of these code snippets to the functions.php file in your WordPress theme.

Adding Custom Meta Fields to Taxonomies

It is pretty common knowledge that custom meta fields can be added to posts, pages and custom post types, but did you know that you can add custom meta fields to post tags, categories, and custom taxonomies as well? It’s actually pretty simple, though relatively undocumented. So in this quick tutorial I’m going to walk you through the process of added some custom meta fields to taxonomy. These meta fields can be used for a variety of purposes, but one of my favorites is the Taxonomy Images plugin by Michael Fields.

5 “Saintly” Practices that All WordPress Developers Should Strive For

Here on Wptuts+, we talk a lot about the ‘how’ and less about the ‘why.’ Of course, we are a tutorial site, so that’s the goal, right? Well, as a followup to last month’s article on the “Cardinal Sins of WordPress Plugin Development“, today we’re going to look at a few practices that, if every developer followed, would make the world a better place (well, at least our world!).

Boost Your Likes by Creating a Facebook Giveaway Using WordPress

As a lot of you know that we recently launched a new site List25 last month. We have been doing a lot of social media promotions for it, and in one month you can see that the site’s facebook like count is already surpassing 27,000. Yes that is pretty insane. One of the things we did to give this site a boost start on facebook was creating a facebook giveaway campaign.

WordPress Plugins

15 Usefull Free & Commercial WordPress Shortcode Plugins

Shortcodes can be extremely handy to add extra functions or design features to your site, lots of themes these days have them built-in which probably isnt the best way to handle them as if you change themes you will lose functionality.

2 Simple WordPress Plugins That Help You Display Your Business Hours

If your business has defined opening hours, whether it be for your shop, restaurant or help desk; it may be worthwhile displaying your business hours prominently to visitors. Today I would like to share with you two simple WordPress plugins that help you do this.

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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.

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