Archives For WordPress

You’ve already seen that we let your know that you can customise your login system a few weeks ago but you can go into a new step and makeover the complete WordPress Dashboard.

As in this WordPress Wednesday post, we’ll look at some of the free & premium WordPress plugins that will add an custom themes giving your install a fresh look than using those ones you can find already in WordPress and this will help also give the developers who are creating a WordPress powered site for clients and want to simplify the Dashboard for easy use and giving a bit more of a custom site.

1. Rocket Dashboard – Free

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Rocket Dashboard delivers a more influential working environment for WordPress through the use of color. Black on white is reserved for the main content window. The left navigation is dark in colour and all the icons has been replaced with scalable vector art through a custom icon font. The WP-Admin bar has also been given a facelift, as it’s now bigger, brighter and much more fun. Just upload this plugin and activate it.

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For this weeks WordPress Wednesday we will be taking a look at what are some of the best and newest themes that you can find directly in the official WordPress theme directory for you to play around with to see if any of the themes are a right fit for your site.

The themes that are in this weeks roundup will suit anyone who is running a blog, a creative site, selling things with WooCommerce, having a discussion based site using BuddyPress, themes that wanting to show your big beautiful photos, to a theme that are for those who run a cafe/restaurants etc.

1. Edda

Edda

The first theme today is, Edda, this theme is a child theme of the Saga theme. The theme features a narrower content area and sepia-toned images, Edda takes the elegance of Saga and gives it a new tone. With room for your big, beautiful photos and displaying elegant, classical type, Edda is built for dedicated writers and bloggers like you to showcase your work.

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For all of those who run a WordPress powered website which allows any one to logins such as a forum, BuddyPress site, membership site etc, then you will might wanting to choose to customise the WordPress login system in a way or maybe even hide the fact that your are running on WordPress.

The default WordPress login is fine and functional for single person use but you may wish to customise if you want to go that extra step for clients to further their branding or you may even wish to provide extra functionality such as authentication to stop those spammers & hackers or you may just want to allow people to login their social accounts like Twitter, Facebook, Amazon or Google to login.

Whatever your need to customise the WordPress login system, there are a huge number of plugins available to you to use. For this weeks WordPress Wednesday roundup you will see that we’ve collected many different free & premium plugins that will help you achieve what you need.

1. Sideways8 Custom Login and Registration – Free

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The way your site is presented to your users is important. That is why we made the “Custom Login and Registration” plugin. It is designed so that both you and your users never see the built-in WP login, registration, and password reset forms. It is still compatible with all of WordPress’ built-in functionality and logout links will still function as they should.

A login form widget is included to make it easy for your non-logged in visitors to find the login form. You are even able to add content to the login, registration, forgot password and password reset pages through the settings page.

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It’s the first Wednesday of the new month and you know what time it is, It’s time for us once again to see what were some of the best free and paid for plugins and themes that you could find though the whole month of January.

Below in today’s WordPress Wednesday round up you will see what were some of the best plugins and themes that people have used to either build up or refresh an already existing WordPress site for either ourselves or for a client.

In this month’s plugins roundup you will find 6 free and premium plugins that does things like adding a Booking/Reservation system in your WooCommerce site, a plugin that allows you to set Easy Footnotes to a add on plugin for Visual Composer which allows all the business owners of a WordPress site to have their hours display easier than ever.

and the second part of this roundup are the themes, down below for the themes roundup you will find 6 of the best themes that suits any occasion such as themes for businesses, blogs, magazine, creative minds or those who are powered by WooCommerce, we have a theme that suits anything that has features such as unlimited colour schemes, support for WooCommerce, themes that has a simple drag n drop page builder.

Plugins (Free & Premium)

1. BRS – Booking & Reservation System (WooCommerce) – Free

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BRS is a user-friendly booking plugin built with WooCommerce, that allows you to integrate a booking / reservation system into your WordPress site. Whether you’re running a real estate agency, car rental, hotel… BRS plugin is the ideal solution for your business.

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PDF’s are a really great file format as it lets people view information exactly as you intended it across all platforms.

Also the good thing about PDF’s are that they are a vector format so graphics & text will always remain crisp when the reader zooms in, you can format them how you like and they will stay the same regardless on what device is currently being used to view them.

So for this week WordPress Wednesday roundup we will be focusing on those people who wish to include PDF’s directly in their WordPress powered site with a great list of WordPress Plugins that can handle things like viewing, embedding, handling, downloading posts as PDF’s etc.

1. WP Post to PDF Enhanced – Free

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WP Post to PDF Enhanced is based on the original WP post to PDF, as its renders posts & pages as downloadable PDFs for archiving and/or printing.

The Configuration options are available for the presentation and placement of the PDF link/icon in the article, custom header image, included/excluded posts/pages, fonts for various sections (header, footer, article, etc.), caching of previously-rendered PDFs, and much more.

With this plugin it’s possible to limit access to PDFs to registered users or present the link/icon to all visitors. WP Post to PDF Enhanced is completely self-contained, and does not rely on any third party to render PDFs; does not require any additional plugins, either.

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Slider has always been a highly requested feature on many WordPress as these sliders allows you to showcase either posts or products together in one area that you wish to draw attention to.

You will see there are a number of ways to achieve this with different effects and a lot of WordPress themes has already have a slider option built in. But one of the best ways to handle a slider in your theme is to use a plugin for the job as this will ensure you that you won’t lose and of your slider content when you are wanting to change the theme.

So for this weeks WordPress Wednesday roundup you will see below that I’ve have chosen 8 of the best free & premium that you can choose from for your own site.

1. Slide Deck 2 – Free

SlideDeck2

SlideDeck 2 for WordPress is a responsive slider plugin that lets you easily create content sliders out of almost any content. Connect to a variety of Content Sources like YouTube, Flickr, WordPress posts and Pinterest to create gorgeous, dynamic sliders in a few clicks you don’t need to know any coding either.

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As we all know that WooCommerce is a great eCommerce platform to start with and since it’s built on top of WordPress you will find that there are literally hundreds of extra plugins that are available to make your WooCommerce store even better.

So for this week WordPress Wednesday post you will find some of the newest & awesome WooCommerce plugins that you can find around, most of these plugins will allow you to improve your all aspect of WooCommerce and some only parts of your store to maximize your sales.

1. OlalaWeb – WooCommerce Category Prices – Free

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This plugin allows you to display your products’ prices on WooCommerce Category Archive pages, this plugin also works with Regular price, Sale prices and lowest to highest price and also includes Schema.org formated micro data.

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