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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.

When it comes to create a website with WordPress, using a theme and customizing it is the most preferred choice to quickly get online.

ThemeFuse, a well-known premium WordPress themes provider, has lots of beautiful themes for every type of site.

Auto WordPress Theme

The company has 35+ premium themes where they can be bought one-by-one or with a membership to get them all for a better price. And, new ones are added regularly.

Whether it is a blog, sports portal, design agency, hotel or a corporate site, there is a theme specifically for that sector (and many others).

Mobile WordPress Theme

ThemeFuse offers support, updates and a detailed documentation for all their themes to make sure that things work properly.

Also, they have an optional “WordPress hosting” service to make sure that your site is hosted by WordPress professionals.

Designer WordPress Theme

How to join the giveaway?

ThemeFuse is giving away a Standard License for 3 WRD readers each.

Joining the giveaway is pretty easy. Just comment to this post and like the Facebook page of ThemeFuse.

Winners will be selected randomly a week later (on 21 August 2013).

Good luck to all.

The winners

Here they are:

  • Erik Nielsen (comment #1270578)
  • Wilfred (comment #1270428)
  • Durgesh Gupta (comment #1270509)

Congratulations and thanks very much everyone for joining.

Today, many designers/developers and web agencies choose WordPress as the platform to create any type of client or personal websites.

As the number of WordPress sites owned/managed grow within time, it gets complicated to control all of them: their updates, backups, lots of login information, etc.

InfiniteWP is a free and self-hosted application (PHP-MySQL) that allows managing any number of WordPress installations from a single interface.

InfiniteWP

Under a single login, you can add all your WordPress sites  and perform plugin/version updates, backup/restores and manage themes for a single site or for all of them.

Besides these standard functions, new features can be added with premium add-ons like post or comment management, scheduling backups, generating client reports, Google Analytics integration, uptime monitoring and much more.

InfiniteWP Dashboard

For easier management, sites can also be categorized into groups (actions can be triggered on the group level too).

The application has a modern and easy-to-use interface which makes the usage a joy.

Huge discount for WordPress’ 10th birthday

InfiniteWP, for a limited time, is offering a heavily discounted “lifetime subscription” to its all premium addons + support to celebrate the 10th birthday of WordPress.

Any current and future add-ons + support for the lifetime is offered for $699 (which is normally valued for $5000+). If you plan to integrate InfiniteWP into your business, that’s  good deal.

The giveaway

Also, they are giving away “a preferred premium add-on” to 5 WRD readers.

In order to join, just comment to this post. Winners will be selected with the query below 1 week later (3 June 2013) and announced inside this post.

SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=4133 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 5

Good luck to all.

The winners

  • mr (comment #1266057)
  • dotcompals (comment #1266034)
  • Tim (comment #1266015)
  • Robert (comment #1265984)
  • Bruno França (comment #1265980)

Congratulations and thanks very much for joining.

When working on a web project, many of us usually keep a scratch document open to copy/cut/paste code snippets without losing them.

Capsule is a free WordPress theme that is specifically built to replace that scratch document.

It comes with a built-in code editor and supports Markdown Extra syntax + GitHub-style fenced code blocks.

Capsule

The code editor has support for syntax highlighting of many languages, tags can be added quickly with metadata and they can be filtered.

Any number of entries can be added, they are listed with their creation dates and quick links exist for locating them faster (tags or adding to favorites).

Also, there is Capsule Server which makes “team collaboration” possible by replicating selecting entries with other Capsule installs.

If you prefer creating websites using WordPress and make use of ready-to-use themes, MightyDeals has an offer that you may like.

MightyDeals, the creative deals website, is offering a pack of 17 high-quality WordPress themes by DX Themes for a very good price ($17 rather than $289).

Inspired WordPress Theme

The themes in the bundle include ones for creatives, businesses, parents/kids, hotels and much more.

All of them work cross-browser and most are responsive down-to-mobile.

Designmeo WordPress theme

It is possible to find features like portfolio management, responsive image sliders, AJAX contact forms, custom sidebars, testimonial widgets, price tables, SEO control, etc.

To sum up, even if only a single item in the bundle, will be a fit for a project of yours, it is still a good deal.

WPMU DEV LogoFew months ago, WPMU DEV had ran a giveaway at WRD and readers had liked what they offered very much.

I thought this is now a good time for a full review of the service in case you missed them.

Many of us build websites using WordPress, create or customize themes of it, make use of the plugins and Google any issues we face regarding the application.

WPMU DEV Themes

WPMU DEV is a premium club which offers all parts of this ecosystem in a professional way.

They are mostly popular with their huge list of plugins (140+) that includes ones like:

  • MarketPress (adds e-commerce capabilities),
  • Chat (live chat for visitors),
  • Snapshot (for backing up all the data),
  • e-Newsletter (sending newsletter from WP-Admin),
  • Events+ (think of EventBrite),
  • and much more..
All these plugins are updated regularly so that they work with the latest WordPress releases. And, a professional support team exists to help with any issues.
WPMU DEV Plugins

The look and feel of the website, yes, themes. There are 160+ themes to choose from. Items exist for creating a portfolio website, a magazine, blog or and e-commerce site with the MarketPress plugin. Read the rest of this entry »

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