Posts Tagged ‘wordpress’

WordPress 2.9 Released: Get it Quick

December 19th, 2009

Well, it’s not really going anywhere, so the whole “get it quick” in the title is unnecessary I guess.  But I guess what I mean to say is that if you use WordPress to publish content online  you should upgrade as soon as possible.  It’s the best thing for the security of your website.

I know I need to remind myself to upgrade–for some reason it’s something I tend to put it off for a few days, lest my plugins all go haywire.  But the new year is upon us and it’s time I got more business like.

See the video from WordPress explaining the new features of WordPress 2.9 or “Carmen.”  Don’t you just love WordPress?

16 Impressive Free Premium WordPress Themes

November 23rd, 2009

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Check out my new favorite WordPress theme Gonzo at my favorite place to find high end affordable WordPress themes, ThemeForest.

Many WordPress bloggers love to check out and try new WordPress themes.  One of the coolest things about WordPress blogging is that there are quite a few designers and coders who make some very cool plugins and themes for anyone to use for free.

You can spend hours or even days looking for a high quality theme to use on your blog.  One of the best places to look is on WordPress’s Featured Theme page, which you can access directly from your blog’s dashboard.  There are usually several really good-looking and highly-usable themes there.

There are countless lists of themes as well on design and WordPress blogs.  Here’s a list of some Free Premium Themes at Hongkiat.com.  I’ve been a fan of “The Morning After” (it’s third on this list) for a while now, but haven’t had a chance to use it yet.  A couple of these themes would be great for an online magazine format, or really for any other online business idea you may have.

Let me know what you think of this list?  Also, let me know what your favorite theme is.

Update 11/25/09

I found another great list called the Best Free WordPress Themes of 2009.  Doesn’t “free” just have such a nice ring to it?  Some of the themes on this list, like “Bueno” by Woo Themes, are really nice looking.  If you’re looking for a theme, check out this list.

Also, see this post for a list of great WordPress resources.

Publish Your WordPress Posts at a Later Date

November 12th, 2009

WordPress.tv has a lot of great resources for anyone who uses WordPress to publish their websites.  There is a great section called “how-to” which features a lot of very useful instructional videos that range from things beginning WordPress users may be interested in to more advanced tutorials. 

When you have a problem with something in WordPress, search this site.  You may find a concise video with the information you need to get you on track.  The above video is about how to implement the very simple setting that allows you to publish your blog posts at a later date.