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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

Rocket-Dashboar

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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As designers, developers or even graphic designers we are constantly looking at for those new resources, tools and application that can help us increase our productivity while working on client or personal work.

Down below I’ve included everything from some great JavaScript tools, jQuery plugins, Apps for your Desktop, Web & Mobile devices to some awesome items in HTML5, CSS etc  and including some frameworks. And as always, I’ve also got some WordPress themes and plugins including some fonts, UI kits, icons etc

JavaScript & jQuery Plugins

Intercooler.js

intercooler

Intercooler is a natural extension of HTML: simple attributes with a familiar syntax are all that is required to add AJAX requests to your application. Intercooler does use javascript to communicate with a server, but the events triggering the requests are described with HTML attributes (or are simply implied) rather than with imperative javascript.

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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

Sideways8-Custom-Login-and-Registration

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

BRS---Booking-&-Reservation-System-(WooCommerce)

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

WP-Post-to-PDF-Enhanced

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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As designers,  developers or even graphic designers we are constantly looking at for those new resources, tools and application that can help us increase our productivity while working on client or personal work.

Down below I’ve included everything from some great JavaScript tools, jQuery plugins, Apps for your Desktop & Mobile devices to some awesome items in HTML5, CSS, Prototyping, mobile development and including some frameworks. And as always, I’ve also got some WordPress themes and plugins including some fonts, UI kits, icons etc

JavaScript & jQuery Plugins

Nightmare

nightmarejs

Nightmare is a high-level wrapper for Phantomjs that lets you simplify deeply nested callbacks into sequential statements. It’s pluggable and has a simple API.

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