Wix vs Squarespace vs Virb vs Weebly vs WordPress Theme Builders

So you’re looking for a way to build a website, but you don’t want to pay a lot of money for it, nor do you want to spend days trapped in some source code doing it all by yourself, right? Well, this is what probably got you interested in some of the website builder tools available online.

I’m talking about website builders such as Wix, Squarespace, Virb, and Weebly, just to name a few, but there are more alternatives out there.

So which is best and which will give you the most awesome results in relation to the money or time investment required? Let’s find out.

In this side-by-side review comparison, we’ll focus on things like: available site designs, features, price, overall pros and cons, preferred user group (target audience), and ease of use. In the end, it’s your “all you need to know” cheat sheet to find out who’s the winner of the Wix vs Squarespace vs Virb vs Weebly vs WordPress theme builders fight. (more…)

How and Where to Outsource Your WordPress Related Work

As a designer building sites for clients, you are likely to struggle with one specific thing. And that is keeping up with what’s going on in the WordPress world, and making sure that your sites remain in-tune with the newest best practices and trends in WordPress development.

This is not easy, WordPress is a very popular tool with an incredibly lively community that’s coming up with new solutions literally every day.

So if having to keep your design muscle flexed wasn’t enough, now you have to build a WordPress muscle as well?! (And keep it just as flexed?)

Well, maybe you don’t, and the most obvious way out of this is to hire an outsourcer.

Can this be the solution for you? Let’s find out. (more…)

10+ Best Free Bootstrap Based WordPress Themes for 2015

Bootstrap is one of the most popular front-end frameworks in the present and provides a free collection of tools for creating websites and web applications. It lets you utilize HTML, CSS and JavaScript to develop responsive websites that can fit mobile phones and smartphones. In 2015, web designers have sights set on improving this even further and building responsive sites that fit smartwatches and TVs as well.

If you want to make a change this year, or just want some recommendations in this direction, check out some of the best free WordPress themes built with Bootstrap that we’ve listed here today. (more…)

Top 101 Blogs About WordPress and Their Most Popular Posts

Wow, it has taken a while to compile this post (and I hope the headline speaks for itself). What you’ll find here is a list of the top 101 blogs about WordPress and their most popular and engaging content.

The idea is to give you a resource linking to posts that have proven to be valuable to the community.

The criteria when compiling this list were to focus on content that has gotten either the most traffic (if the blogger has shared this data), received the highest number of social media shares, or evoked the most comments.

Okay, let’s get started (in no particular order)! (more…)

10 Best Free WordPress Themes Released in December 2014

It seems that the WordPress theme market doesn’t take a break no matter what time of the year it is. For instance, even though December is full of festive attractions, theme developers continued to release awesome creations and “wow” us by making them available for free.

So today, right at the very beginning of the new year, let’s take a look at some of the top new free themes that were released in December 2014. (more…)

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Promoting Your WordPress Design Business in 2015

One thing that every new business owner learns sooner than later is that promoting a business often turns out to be much more difficult than doing the actual work – providing services to clients.

Some business experts take this even further and stretch the idea that promotion is more important than the actual product.

While I don’t entirely agree, it’s surely something worth thinking through, and especially if you’re at a stage of planning out your operations.

Don’t get me wrong; your service has to be great if you want to be successful. However, a great service alone won’t get you anywhere. Without an effective approach of promotion you can’t expect incredible results with your new WordPress design business. (more…)

10+ Free One Page WordPress Themes

Single page themes are made for smaller sites that don’t actually provide a very large quantity of information, or just don’t need to weight the user with unneeded content. The single page themes are easy to handle, simple, easier to organize, mobile-friendly and can be better for SEO at times. And all you have to do is scroll.

If you’re looking for some one page WordPress themes, I made a list of the 12 most interesting ones in this category. Simple or more complicated, modern or retro, minimalist or advanced, these themes are unique in their own way and you should take a look and test them. And most importantly, they are free! (more…)

Here’s How to Retrieve Any Post You Want With WP_Query

If you’ve built simple themes in the past, chances are the need to retrieve posts on your own didn’t arise. After all, WordPress loads the most recent 10 posts on the main page and the correct posts on archive pages. What about more complex scenarios? What if you would like a sitemap of sorts and you want to list all your posts and pages ordered by date?

WP_Query is your friend, it allows you to pull posts from the database according to your criteria. You can retrieve all posts from a single category that contain certain tags as well. You could retrieve all pages created last year and posts which do not have a featured image.

In this post I’ll give you an in-depth look into how WP_Query works – let’s get started! (more…)

10 Ways to Change the Way Your WordPress Site Works With Functions

It’s not often that a WordPress developer doesn’t modify the functions.php file within a theme they’re developing.

Why? Because functions.php gives you the power to control functionality specific to the theme. With some simple code inclusions and/or modifications, you can override existing website functionality and execute multiple functions in an efficient manner, instead of using potentially bulky and insecure plugins to achieve the same thing.

Although adding a few plugins can get the job done, learning the following ways to change WordPress websites through the functions.php file – located in your theme’s folder – is rather quick and easy. (more…)

8 Best Medical WordPress Themes in 2014

Medical services are among the most searched for and close to client services in the world. So here is a list of the 5 best medical WordPress themes, with attractive designs that are user friendly and easy to handle. And besides that, they will bring you new clients and improve your relationship with the existing ones. In the digital era, a great business card comes from the way information is presented to the public and from the feedback that follows. (more…)