As it’s the weekend, maybe you have a little time to catch up on your reading. 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.
There have been some great tutorials and news from the WordPress community.
Here are some of the best articles I have read, shared, commented and retweeted on @wpkube.
It’s a month of new beginnings over at our design and inspiration gallery Creattica. April has seen the site undergo a complete redesign with a whole new streamlined grid-style layout for its over 50 different categories. On top of that, Creattica now has better navigation, a new UI Elements section and a growing Freebies area of now over 700 items.
If you want an easy way of posting job listings and handling resumé submissions, it could be the perfect solution. It provides you with an extremely simple way of creating job postings and a resumé submission form. There are a whole swathe of customization settings so that you can mold the plugin to meet your specific needs.
A few weeks ago Dustin Curtis (designer/blogger/self-described Villain) wrote about his experimental new blog network called Svbtle. Svbtle is the codename of both the network and the content management system running he created to run it. Curtis said that he decided to create his own blogging solution after being “irritated by the complexity and uninspiring nature of most blogging platforms.”
Commenting. Tom ewer – a comments whore, who loves to interact with other people is disappointed with the default comment system and last week he finally switched to the Live Fyre commenting system.
David Bisset is this week’s Featured Consultant. David is out of Southern Florida, and when he’s not making WordPress AND BuddyPress sites look amazing, he’s busy chasing his 3 kids around, making sure they grow up right.
If you’re looking to boost performance for a content-heavy WordPress installation, adding a cache like Varnish is a great way to boost your site’s performance.
NB – This is an advanced topic, and only relevant if you have full control over your server (e.g. you’re on a VPS). It does not apply to regular webhosting.
In a post on her blog last year, WordPress designer, business woman and author, Lisa Sabin Wilson, talked about how thankful she is to be part of the WordPress economy. It’s an economy that thousands of people, the world over, are benefiting from (including me!). It is an economy built on free, open source software.