How To Move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org

wordpresscomtowordpressorgIf you’ve been using WordPress.com for a while now, chances are you get annoyed of the restrictions that a non-paid user encounters. If you want to earn money or just have a lot of customization options for your site, move your site to self-hosted WordPress or in WordPress.org. Customization comes with a price. So, if you want to benefit from a lot of theme options, and plugins to put into your site, pay for it.

So, you’ve decided to move to WordPress.org. While it may seem like a tedious task for the non-techie, the truth is, moving to a self-hosted site is as easy as pie. If you have chosen your host, met all the requirements here is the quick and easy method to move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org.

Read the rest of the instructions here: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-properly-move-your-blog-from-wordpress-com-to-wordpress-org/

How to Find Royalty Free Images for Your Blog Post

A picture is worth a thousand words. A post without any image looks bland and uninteresting. That is why in every post we make, we make sure that we insert an image or two to make it look more interesting. And besides, images are just a search away right? If you’ve been searching in Google for images to put in your blog post, stop. You might be charged for copyright infringement for using an image without the owner’s consent.

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An alternative would be to make one of your own, pay for those images, or look at it in free image hosting sites.

Here are some sites where you can get royalty free images to put in your blog: http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-find-royalty-free-images-for-your-wordpress-blog-posts/

Why You Need to Buy a Premium WordPress Theme

wordpresspremiumWordPress is a popular blogging platform. This is why in terms of customization, WordPress has every plugin or theme you need. Most of all, some of these are free, like for example, when you search for WordPress themes, you’ll find a lot of free and premium themes.

While free themes seems practical enough especially if you’re just starting out a site, there are reasons you need to buy a premium theme for your blog. For instance, premium themes are not only limited to what you see. You’ll have enough flexibility in the theme that you can turn it into a completely different one. Other than flexibility, support is never an issue. Should you encounter problems, the theme maker is just an email away to get a response. Security is also a big plus in premium themes as well as being SEO friendly.

Read the rest of the post here: http://skyje.com/premium-wordpress-theme/

Comparison of the Best WordPress Themes

WordPress is popular for being the most stable and the most customizable CMS. That is why a lot of developers are interested in making WordPress plugins and more and more web designers are creating free and premium WordPress themes.

Out of the many WordPress theme provider, only a few stand out. In this article, we will review the best Premium WordPress theme providers and why they are different.  The theme providers that will be compared are:

 

  1. WooThemes
  2. Elegant Themes
  3. WPZoom
  4. DevPress
  5. ColorLabs & Company
  6. OBox Design
  7. Organic Themes
  8. WPMU Dev
  9. Theme Furnace
  10. Graph Paper Press

Read the rest of the post here:  http://wpmu.org/leading-premium-wordpress-theme-providers-compared/

WordPress Theme for Automotive Websites

automitivethemeAre you selling used cars, or planning to build a car company of your own? We all have humble beginnings so let’s start from the most basic yet beautifully crafted themes made for automotive websites.

Automotive, for instance is a clean theme from Templatic. It has advanced features which lets you create your own car portal.

Radial is a premium WordPress theme from Theme Forest that features a glossy-look.

Automitive is a minimalist-styled theme that puts focus on functionality rather than design.

And many more.

Take a look at the theme showcase here: http://skyje.com/wordpress-themes-automotive-website/

BuddyPress 1.7 Released

buddypress1.7BuddyPress 1.7 is finally released, the new release is dubbed “Totonno” in honor to a legendary pizza joint in Brooklyn.

Before to get a decent theme fit for BuddyPress, you need to choose one that is compatible for BuddyPress. The bad news is, you have to pay for a small amount to get that feature. Now, BuddyPress is made available to any WordPress theme.

Other features include, major bug fixes, no more installation wizard, and these 7 new features:

theme compatibility
new welcome screen
default active componenets

Read the rest of the news here: codex.buddypress.org/developer/releases/version-1-7/

Top 10 Directory Themes for WordPress

wordpressdirectorythemeDo you know that an online directory can help you earn revenue? There are many types of directories to choose from. It can be a one-stop site for websites, a travel directory, a social media directory, niche directory, or anything you can think about. Of course, to earn revenues from web directories, it needs to be UI friendly and easy to use. One way to do that is to use themes designed for these kinds of websites.

So, if you want to create a business directory, classified directory, or even a friend directory, here is the place to look for.
Here are the top 10 directory themes for WordPress:
http://skyje.com/wordpress-directory-themes/

WordPress 3.6 Beta 1 Ready for Testing

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WordPress 3.6 Beta 1 has just arrived and is ready for testing. This means that the official release of WordPress 3.6 will happen anytime soon. However, if you are a WordPress theme or plugin developer, you no longer have to wait as you can get a sneak peak of the latest WordPress version to test and make sure your extensions and themes work and is compatible with the latest release.

New Features

  • Post formats
  • New theme
  • Audio/Video enhancements
  • Autosave feature
  • Post lock
  • Nav menus
  • post revisions

Read the rest of the news here: http://wpmu.org/wordpress-3-6-beta-1-hits-the-shelves/

New WordPress Design Trends You Should Know About

Does you WordPress blog or website look as bit old and outdated? It’s probably because of the new design trends happening not only in WordPress but in the era of web design. If you’re not aware of these latest design trends, you might want to check out this blog to learn more about it.

To give you a rundown:

  1. Responsive themes
  2. One Page Designs
  3. Headers
  4. Mobile site
  5. Large Photos

Modify your site as soon as you can, or better yet, get a modern theme.

So, stash that old web development book of yours and get ready for the new trend in web development.