Daily Tip: BuddyPress Courseware Slides – A Social Approach to Learning

November 2nd, 2010 by Youzhny 
Stas Sușcov, author of the wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-courseware/”>BuddyPress Courseware plugin, posted his slides from WordCamp Bucharest 2010 entitled stas.github.com/buddypress-courseware-slides/” target=”_blank”>ScholarPress BuddyPress in an Courseware. He makes an excellent case for BuddyPress as the first social Learning Management System. If you’re considering...

Daily Tip: Showcase Your Top Authors on Your WordPress Blog

November 2nd, 2010 by Youzhny 
ajaydsouza.com/wordpress/plugins/top-10/” target=”_blank”>Top 10 is a plugin that allows you to display your most popular posts, whether you have one blog author or multiple authors. It’s a highly versatile plugin, packaged with two widgets: Daily Popular and Popular Posts. It also includes options for showing thumbnails with customizable sizes and sources, excerpts with customizable...

Daily Tip: How to Hide WordPress Custom Fields on Posts and Pages

November 2nd, 2010 by Youzhny 
If you want to keep the post edit screen as simple as possible for creating new content, here’s a little snippet that will remove the custom fields boxes. This will help to reduce clutter and keep your CMS user-friendly. Add this to your theme’s functions.php file if you don’t need custom fields: add_action('admin_init','customize_meta_boxes'); function customize_meta_boxes() { remove_meta_box('postcustom','post','normal'); } That...

Gravatar Hovercards Plugin Now Available for Self-Hosted WordPress and BuddyPress Sites

November 2nd, 2010 by Youzhny 
You thought they were super cute when they became available for WordPress.com users. Now self-hosted WordPress sites can take advantage of the new Gravatar hovercards, too! Install the wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gravatar-wordpress-plugin/” target=”_blank”>Gravatar Hovercards plugin and they will automatically appear. No configuration necessary! This plugin is based on ottopress.com/2010/gravatar-hovercards/”...

How to Win Clients & Influence Buyers

October 31st, 2010 by Youzhny 
Arh… this post is not about the art of manipulation… but more about the Art of Communication! Ultimately the difference between someone choosing to buy from you or not comes down to psyching them out … yep psych them out! Sometimes we just don’t realize the hidden messages we are sending and if you know how to discover the psychological push buttons of your ideal client, the world will...

8 Steps to Make WordPress Test Location Live!

October 30th, 2010 by Youzhny 
xyzvn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/0c02090fb3dpress.gif.gif”> In our last post, we discussed that how you can make a clone of the live location for blogdesignstudio.com” target=”_blank”>WordPress Design & Development and in this post we’ll share that how you can bring back the newly developed theme back to the live location. This process requires some work because at...

9 Plugins for WordPress Design & Development

October 30th, 2010 by Youzhny 
xyzvn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/cfadabbaecickers.jpg.jpg”> One of the biggest factors for WordPress fame is the amount of development happening around this ever so wonderful content management system. The flexibility it gives to designers and programmers helps them generate inspirational blogdesignstudio.com/web-design/10-must-follow-resources-for-wordpress-design-inspiration/” target=”_blank”>WordPress...

10 Must Follow Resources for WordPress Design Inspiration

October 30th, 2010 by Youzhny 
WordPress  is considered to be God-send CMS for designers & programmers. It gives enough flexibility for designers to not worry about what all can be designed and can be run on WordPress. We’ve compiled the list of those resources that list some of the most beautiful designs made to run on WordPress. These design galleries and blog posts are great for the designers and if you are planning to...

Community Links: WordPress pumpkin edition

October 30th, 2010 by Youzhny 
It’s Halloween weekend and we have a WordPress pumpkin in the links this week to celebrate it. We also have interesting bits to read, tutorials and resources to grab onto, and—well what are you reading this for? Get into the post already and nom nom on those links! The full list of links is after the jump. First, in notable blog posts this week: BP-Tricks posted an bp-tricks.com/featured/talking-paul-gibbs-about-achievements-plugin-future-buddypress/”>interview...

Weekly Design News – Resources, Tutorials and Freebies (N.61)

October 29th, 2010 by VarIncart 
This is our weekly column in which we share our favorites posts, articles and resources with our readers all from last week. If you would like to be kept up to date with loads of fresh design news and resources, you can follow us on twitter.com/speckyboy”>Twitter, on www.facebook.com/pages/Speckyboy-Design-Magazine/140568253177″>Facebook or even by subscribing to our speckyboy.com/feed”>RSS...

15 Fresh, Unique and Free WordPress Themes

October 29th, 2010 by Youzhny 
speckyboy.com”> One of the main reasons WordPress enjoys such an unrivaled and ever-growing popularity is the constant stream of feature-rich and diverse themes that are released every day. Of course, it is the premium themes that are currently getting, as you would expect, the better reviews and deserved attention. Having said that, you should not under-estimate the quality of the the free themes...

Colorlabs Project Arthemia Theme

October 28th, 2010 by Youzhny 
xyzvn.com/tag/autoblogged”> The Arthemia Premium theme is a perfect theme for autoblogs. It has a clean and professional look and is easy to navigate. Customizing the theme is fairly easy and a full-featured options page means you don’t need to edit too much of the theme itself. The theme has nice drop-down navigation menus for categories you select and has built-in support for banner ads,...