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Be wary of these 5 Website Design Trends

Be wary of these 5 Website Design Trends

by Emily | Tagged:

Website design field is ever-growing and constantly changing. What design element was once considered to be the soul of a website becomes obsolete in a matter of few days. Sometimes these trends are launched due to the necessity such as responsive device, while others are simply industry shifts such as the transformation of flat design to modular design.
The decision of implementing these trends should depend on the requirements of your business and your target audience, and should not be simply based on “what other popular sites are implementing”.

As a matter of fact, if a website design trend quickly becomes outdated, how your website supposes to last a lifetime with the same trend.

Having said that, there are certain website design trends that you should be extremely careful about.

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Essential WordPress Security Tips and Plugins

Essential WordPress Security Tips and Plugins

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Have an up and running WordPress powered website? If so, then it’s security should be of utmost priority for you. WordPress is extremely vulnerable to security threats and attacks because of its growing popularity. There are numerous fans of WordPress simply because it is an extensive, effective and powerful platform that powers more than 23.7% of websites today. However, any platform that integrates third-party software carries risk along due to third-party vulnerabilities.

Fortunately, with the support from a huge support community, WordPress has many plugins and strategies to protect your website from hackers.
We have compiled a list of essential plugins and ways to harden your WordPress website security.

40 Fullscreen WordPress Themes

40 Fullscreen WordPress Themes

by Steve | Tagged: , , ,

It seems like just last year fullscreen WordPress themes just started to capture some momentum within the theme development community and now…well you can see that there was clearly a demand for them.  Fullscreen or full bleed WordPress themes empower photographers and creatives to display their photos in a bold manner.  It’s no wonder they have become so wildly popular over the last 18 months it seems.

How to Change Author Attribution for a WordPress Post

How to Change Author Attribution for a WordPress Post

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If you’d like to change which of the authors on your blog is given attribution for a specific post, this video will show you how.

Monitor your Server in the WordPress Dashboard

Monitor your Server in the WordPress Dashboard

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This handy dashboard widget allows you to monitor your server directly on the WordPress dashboard.

Simply copy the code below and paste in your functions.php file. For this to work you also must set the value of the $logfile variable at the start to the absolute server path of your log file.

Font Replacement Plugins for WordPress

Font Replacement Plugins for WordPress

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If you are a WordPress user who is bored with the same old fonts you should check out these WordPress Plugins for font replacement.

1. Font Burner Control Panel

Typography on the web is very limiting. Luckily you have options when it comes to improving the fonts on your site. The Font Burner Control Panel plugin allows you to easily add any of the 1000+ free fonts available on the Font Burner website to your WordPress theme. Simply find a font you like and type it’s name into this plugin and your headlines will instantly be transformed! You don’t need to know how to use sifr, you don’t have to customize your theme. You don’t need Flash. Font Burner is the easiest way to bring rich typography into your WordPress theme.

How to Highlight Search Terms with jQuery

How to Highlight Search Terms with jQuery

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A neat way to spice up your WordPress search page is to highlight search terms within your search results. The solution described in this tutorial will highlight both the title and post content and is a drop-in modification for WordPress.

Designing and Coding WordPress Themes from Scratch

Designing and Coding WordPress Themes from Scratch

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Imagine it’s 2am and you just hit “activate” on your most anticipated WordPress theme to date. Finally, after weeks of hard work you now get to showoff that friggin’ sweet WordPress theme you designed and coded from scratch.

In this kickass WordPress article there are 24 total resources that will show you how to design and code WordPress themes from scratch. This includes 9 design and coding tutorials, 12 Photoshop mockups, 2 WordPress e-books, and even a developers “Cheat Sheet”.

Add Breadcrumbs to WordPress Without a Plugin

Add Breadcrumbs to WordPress Without a Plugin

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Breadcrumbs are a great way to give people a perspective of where they are on your site. In this post I will explain how to add breadcrumbs to WordPress without using a plugin. Adding this feature will also help the search engine spiders to find the structure of your site and decrease the time it takes to index a single page. A lot of wordpress theme developers like to use as few plugins as possible and this code will help you accomplish that.

10 Tutorials Using WordPress and JQuery

10 Tutorials Using WordPress and JQuery

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Getting the awesomess of JQuery integrated into WordPress is much more simple than you think. Here are 10 Tutorials using WordPress and JQuery.

Let’s start this off by properly including JQuery in WordPress.

How to Highlight Author Comments in WordPress

How to Highlight Author Comments in WordPress

by Steve | Tagged:

So you finally got that long awaited popular post with a billion Digg’s and hundreds of comments. After spending quality time responding to some of your favorites you realized that your replies just got lost in the mix.

As the author you really want the readers to have an easy way to know exactly when and where your responses are so you decide to find a quick and easy solution. Why not just give your comments a different background color? I will show you how to highlight author comments in your WordPress blog. This is a lot easier than you think because at WPSwitch we are never gonna let you down. Here is a quick and super simple solution to make your replies stand out from the rest.

11 Incredible Shopping Cart and Ecommerce Plugins For WordPress

11 Incredible Shopping Cart and Ecommerce Plugins For WordPress

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So you want to sell stuff online but you have no idea where to start? You may know WordPress as one of the absolute best blogging platforms on the planet but its ease of use and flexibility also makes it a great tool to start your ecommerce business.

Here we present 11 shopping cart and ecommerce plugins to power up your WordPress site with a truly great shopping experience.

The Ultimate WordPress SEO Resource Guide

The Ultimate WordPress SEO Resource Guide

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There are many guides for WordPress SEO spread throughout hundreds of blogs across the internets. Some of them have fairly useful strategies and others are simply a waste of your time. The default WordPress theme is pretty descent but when it comes to using other themes you never know how good, or bad, the theme was built for optimal SEO friendliness.

I have compiled what I believe the be the definitive sources for WordPress SEO. Below you will find a list of top search engine optimization tutorials, the best plugins to use, and some awesome wordpress themes that take care of almost 100% of your SEO needs with little tweaking.

Different Styles for WordPress Categories

Different Styles for WordPress Categories

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Let’s face it, the average blog designs these days are somewhat cookie cutter and a bit boring. You see a lot of rehashed free themes and you as well decided to use the same design that everyone else does. Time to change that by giving your blog some unique but very simple styles. How about using different styles for your wordpress categories?

An Introduction to WordPress Custom Fields

An Introduction to WordPress Custom Fields

by Steve | Tagged:

Using custom fields can be confusing to WordPress noobs. Scott Ellis provides an introductory explanation of how to use wordpress custom fields for image placement and the components that go into making custom fields work from front end placement to back end utilization and code.

Display WordPress Post Tags In A Dropdown Menu

Display WordPress Post Tags In A Dropdown Menu

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We use this code here on WPswitch so you should to, or not..whatever!

In your theme folder, paste the following code to the functions.php file. If you don’t have a functions.php file, create one.

Display The Number Of Your Twitter Followers in WordPress

Display The Number Of Your Twitter Followers in WordPress

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So you have bazillions of followers on Twitter and you want to display your Twitter dominance to all the people who visit your blog huh? If you are not a fan of plugins you can display your follow count in plain text and style it to your liking later on.

Adding a search bar to the NextGEN Gallery Plugin

Adding a search bar to the NextGEN Gallery Plugin

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This code allows you to be able to search for character names in the search bar, and for the engine to find it in the tag, titles, and descriptions of NextGen images and posts.

Create an eCommerce Website with WordPress in under 5 minutes

Create an eCommerce Website with WordPress in under 5 minutes

by Steve | Tagged:

Adam Purcell of Hungry Dog Media walks you through all of the steps needed to create your first eCommerce website with WordPress. He adds a full ecommerce system and shows you how to have your product online, for sale in under 5 minutes using the WP e-Commerce plugin.

Writing and publishing a WordPress post

Writing and publishing a WordPress post

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The thing you’ll probably be doing most with WordPress – writing and publishing posts – is covered in this short flyby tutorial.