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Although somewhat of an offbeat concept, storing your documents in WordPress can provide a number of benefits. PDFs and other types of documents(Word, Excel, PowerPoint) can be quickly shared with others who need access to certain information. Google Drive provides a cloud-based approach but it’s not a completely private solution.

There aren’t too many plugins available with this direct functionality. However the plugins which are out there have some of the best interfaces imaginable. Take a look over this collection and see if you can find any valuable resources to handle online document storage in WordPress.

BSK PDF Manager

bsk pdf manager plugin open source

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The perfect solution for your web project comes in the form of a top quality theme from Elegant Themes. More than 200 thousand customers are currently enjoying the high standard solutions that they have produced over the years.

This great source of WordPress themes and applications is also regarded as a versatile selection for experienced and new users alike. A new offer gives you 87 different themes that you can use on an unlimited number of domains for only $69.
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  • Between smartphones and tablets there are so many new apps being released every month. If you manage a website then you probably know these apps can be helpful with content, marketing, and checking traffic stats.

    But there are even applications to help manage your website if it’s based on a certain Content Management System. This gallery includes a number of apps you can download and incorporate into your schedule when out and about. If you’re using any mainstream CMS engine you might be surprised at what’s available!

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    Elegant Themes, a well-known WordPress themes company with high-quality resources, has just released an extraordinary WordPress theme.

    It is called Divi and it is probably the most flexible WordPress theme ever; in means of design and functionality.

    Elegant Themes - Divi

    The theme has a unique drag ‘n’ drop builder that allows you to add sections, rows, columns or widgets and design the layout.

    Into any row or column, you can insert the built-in modules like text, image, slider, pricing table, contact form, tabs, portfolio and even shop.

    Each module comes with its own options and, optionally, their appearance can be customized by injecting custom CSS.

    Simply you can create countless number of layouts with Divi and, whatever you create, it is responsive, which is awesome.

    Divi

    There are multiple pre-built layouts to get started quickly. These include homepages for business, commerce, portfolio and blog.

    Also, Divi comes with a contact page, a project case study, a blog, portfolio, and shop as well.

    You can watch this video below to learn more about it and also read more about it in Elegant Themes’ Blog.
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    MightyDeals LogoWordPress is a beautiful CMS with all the simplicity, plugins, themes and community.

    However, there are still areas that it can be improved.

    MightyDeals is offering a discount on MotoPress, a plugin that transforms the WordPress content editor into a more flexible one.

    MotoPress WordPress plugin

    It allows creating and editing content with drag ‘n drops and with support for images, galleries, videos, custom codes and more.

    The editor is responsive and works in all resolutions. Also, there is support for custom post types and extending it further with shortcodes.

    MotoPress is normally priced $29 but it is discounted to $9 which is a good deal to anyone looking for a different-yet-powerful content editor.

    Easy Digital Downloads is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies selling digital stuff.

    The setup is almost plug ‘n’ play; just define the products + payment details and the system is ready to go.

    WordPress Easy Digital Downloads

    It can be customized through the hooks and filters provided, there is built-in support for discounts and many paid plugins exist for extending it further.

    Major payment providers like PayPal or Stripe work perfectly with it, data can be analyzed with the reporting features and can be exported too.

    TemplateMonster LogoTemplateMonster, the popular website templates company, is running an exciting discount for WordPress fans.

    They are offering a 50% discount on all their WordPress themes (1500+) until 26 November which is a good deal for anyone planning to get a WP-powered site.

    It is pretty easy to browse through this large repository with the ability to filtering them via category or color.

    Template Monster WordPress Theme

    Lately, the company is developing all new themes using the open source Cherry Framework (created by them) which is built on top of Bootstrap.

    So, these themes are all responsive and comes with an improved, easier-to-use WordPress admin panel.

    P.S. Here is the official announcement for the discount.

    TemplateMonster is one of the biggest and oldest brands when it comes to website templates.

    They have a huge repository of templates for anything, standard HTML, mobile, e-commerce, Facebook and more.

    Also, they have WordPress themes (here) + Joomla templates (here) and they are giving away “any selected template” to 5 WRD readers.

    Both of them have 1000+ of options to choose from and they can easily be filtered through categories (business, sport, design, etc.) or colors.

    TemplateMonster Joomla Templates

    How to join the giveaway?

    In order to join, you can simply answer “which TemplateMonster template would you like to win?” in the comments.

    The winners will be selected randomly with the query below and announced as an update to this post 1 week later (29 Oct 2013).

    SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=4707 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 5

    Good luck to all.

    The winners

    Here they are:

    • Wesam Alalem (comment #1279753)
    • Etrimon (comment #1279721)
    • Makarand Patil (comment #1279778)
    • Drake (comment #1279765)
    • mohd (comment #1279709)

    Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone for joining.

    There are lots of possible design scenarios for a WordPress theme: “how a post will look with a featured image or embedded tweet”, “will lists with x depth fit well”.. and more.

    WP Test is a free-to-use test data for WordPress that can be installed to find out “how the theme will behave with different content types”.

    WP Test

    The data is available as XML (+ the images) and it can be imported to a “test installation” with the help of a plugin.

    After that, we can simply see the tests as posts and decide if things are ok or not.

    Pinterest-like responsive grid layouts became one of the standard ways to present “lots of content” in an organized way.

    For anyone willing to use such layouts on any web project, Grid Layout Shock is one of the easiest yet feature-rich solutions out there. And, they are giving away 5 Developers licenses to WRD readers (details at the bottom).

    GridLayoutShock

    It is available in 2 versions:

    • WordPress plugin
    • jQuery plugin

    which makes the usage for almost any type of website so quick and painless.

    They are both responsive, have multiple styles and can be customized in means of look/feel.

    The WordPress plugin integrates with the site completely as it can pull the content from posts, custom post types, taxonomies, galleries and portfolios (both versions can get the data from RSS).

    GridLayoutShock Sample

    Using the shortcode generated in the plugin’s settings page, it can be added anywhere inside pages, posts and widgets. Or, the whole site can be displayed with a responsive grid template.

    Also, the number of the posts, their order or dimensions can all be set.

    Grid Layout Shock has both free (with limited features) and paid versions. Make sure you check them all.

    How to join the giveaway?

    5 Developer licenses ($99/each) are being given away. In order to join you can choose one or both of the actions to increase the chances:

    The winners will be selected randomly and announced a week later (26 August 2013).

    Good luck to all.

    The winners

    Here they are:

    • pete (comment #1271135)
    • Farhan (comment #1271164)
    • @AhmetCAKIR
    • Ashmita Dobariya (comment #1271411)
    • Paula (comment #1271493)

    Congratulations and thanks very much everyone for joining.

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