Resources

WOW Update – New Theme and Key Tools

New Theme - Tools and Changes

It’s been a while since I have posted. I’m still here but if you are a past visitor you will have noticed that I recently updated my WordPress theme and WOW has had a bit of a major overhaul, bootstrap style. It took me a good few months to complete the design and make it as bug-free as possible but as I now work part-time in a school and being a widowed single mother time is very precious.

10 Striking WordPress Themes to Display Your Posts

WordPress Themes

As WordPress continues trying to get the first place in the CMS website building platform league, more and more people give their preference to it. The easy usage and diversity of applications, from a personal blog to an e-commerce website, makes it tempting to choose WordPress for your web resource.

WordPress Database Cleaning Plugins Round-up

WordPress Resources

Cleaning your WordPress database might not be top of your agenda.  Whenever you have published a post or page, trashed a comment or simply haven’t even thought about it, there is likely to be left-over useless data. Over time that data builds up clogging up your database which can affect the performance. You can off course go into your database and clear things up manually which may be exhaustive for the average user or you could make use of a cleaning plugin.  Here is my round-up of WordPress cleaners to keep your WP database in tip-top shape.

Display your WordPress Recent Posts FAQs

WordPress Faqs

Rewind back 3 years when I published the tutorial display your WordPress Recent Posts on a Static Page.  I wouldn’t ever have dreamed that it would be one of the most commented posts on my blog and even now people are still asking on hints and tips on how to expand the code further so I’ve decided to go through all the comments and gathered enough to have a FAQ section.

Feedburner Finally Binned From My WordPress Blog

RSS

After 7 years of using feedburner I have finally decided to switch. Google haven’t yet killed off feedburner entirely but having announced that they are no longer going to support or update it. Like many people who are flocking to alternatives I thought I would jump on the bandwagon. Obviously switching to something new can be quite problematic and true I did encounter a couple of problems and here is how I solved them.

Import/Export Brackets Themes and Extensions

Brackets Tutorial

If you have, or want, brackets installed on multiple operating systems (OS) then it could be rather cumbersome having to manually install all your favourite extensions. Enter Brackets-ExtensionsBulkInstall a handy brackets extension which enables the bulk installation of extensions and themes on other platforms. In the following tutorial I will be exporting from a Mac to a Linux machine

Top 20 Brackets Extensions You Should Use

Brackets Extensions

As a big fan of open source software I was quite excited when Brackets, a code editor, founded by Adobe, was initially released in November 2014. Released for Mac, Windows and Linux and is guided by a community of fans, that are willing to improve and build upon it. Since it’s release I have tested many extensions but here are some of my favourites, for a bonus I’ll throw in the ones that will make Brackets more visually appealing. Star

Review – Sleep Cycle iPhone App

I Love Sleep Image

Over the years smartphones are more sophisticated and so too are the apps that you can purchase for them. Having had a pretty tough time lately, sleep was one of the things that was affected in a big way. Having barely slept in January and struggling to get back into a pattern of having several hours sleep in one go, waking up groggy and disinterested in life as a result. In the beginning of March I decided to buy an iPhone app to monitor my sleep (or lack of), something that I would say I was quite pessimistic about to start with but would the app have any effect?

Mazwai – HD Video Resources for Web Designers

Mazwai

Mazwai is a new stock video website which only selects the very best of free HD videos online. The purpose of Mazwai is to help every web designer, blogger, creative and artist to find great video resources for their professional and personal projects.

Top 20 WordPress Development Blogs to Follow

WordPress Resources

WordPress development has come a long way since I started this blog in 2008. If you want to start creating themes, plugins or simply want to fix something in your current theme you can, with an ever expanding API the WP Codex can help you out a lot but with the growing number of WordPress development blogs you can also find loads of hints, tips and resources from around the web to cover all aspects of your WordPress life. Here are 20 of them to get you started. If I have not mentioned your favourite then feel free to add it to the comments section or fire me a tweet @ridgey28.