Monthly Archives: February 2016

Pixel Union Announces Shopify-Powered Ecommerce Functionality for Themezilla

Pixel Union Announces Shopify-Powered Ecommerce Functionality for Themezilla
"As theme designers, we've had the pleasure of working on both WordPress and Shopify, two of the most important platforms on the web today," said Ben Moore, CEO of Pixel Union. "To be able to bring the two together is huge for our customers and for the …
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How to Create a PREMIUM Website with WordPress – Elegant Themes! (affiliate link)

In this comprehensive step-by-step video tutorial, I walk you through how to make an incredibly professional WordPress website with the premium Divi theme from Elegant Themes. The video is designed so that everyone, including absolute beginners can easily follow along and build a great website.

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Things covered in this video:
0:00:00 Introduction
0:00:45 Bullet list of what you’ll be creating
0:03:03 A walkthrough of the exact site you will learn how to create
0:14:53 Setting up a domain name and hosting account with a company called HostGator and getting your first month of web hosting for just 1 cent
0:20:38 Installing WordPress onto your hosting account
0:23:57 Logging onto the backend of your WordPress website
0:25:24 Configuring basic WordPress settings
0:28:48 Purchasing, downloading and installing, and activating the Divi Theme
0:29:11 Advantages of using the Divi theme from Elegant Themes
0:37:01 How to access the Divi support documentation
0:38:01 Setting up social media links in the header and footer Part 1
0:39:44 Removing the Elegant Themes and WordPress attribution in the footer
0:40:44 Setting up social media links Part 2 and additional theme settings
0:43:36 Choosing the site wide color scheme and fonts
0:45:25 Creating pages
0:48:34 Creating navigation menus
0:56:20 Setting up the home page and the optional blog page
0:57:57 Using the page builder and the accordion modulate to add content to the FAQ page
1:04:51 Using the contact form and map modules to add content the the contact page
1:10:37 Adding content to the About Us page and using sections and background images with the page builder
1:11:02 Where to get free high quality stock photos
1:22:22 Adding content to the Testimonials page with the testimonial module
1:27:58 Using two types of photo gallery modules on the Portfolio page
1:36:46 How to find professional color palettes
1:42:14 Creating a professional logo with free online resources
1:53:42 Adding the logo to the website
1:55:11 Enabling/Disabling the fixed navigation bar
1:56:15 Setting up an optional blog
1:59:14 Creating blog posts
2:03:14 Adding an image to your blog post content using the visual editor
2:04:53 Creating a video blog post
2:08:03 Creating a link blog post
2:11:45 Blog comment settings
2:14:50 Widgets and widget areas
2:21:06 How to use widgets on your pages with the page builder
2:23:42 Adding content to the home page
2:23:58 Creating a full width slideshow
2:33:08 Using blurb modules and icons
2:42:06 Using the animation options with certain modules
2:43:05 Adding a divider module
2:44:16 Adding a call to action module with it’s own section background color
2:47:10 Adding a blog module to the home page
2:50:26 Adding a two column section with a background image that uses the Parallax effect
2:58:48 Creating Projects and using them to add the carousel module to the home page
3:01:59 Adding Projects to the navigation menu
3:06:50 Using a plugin to add a visual editor widget
3:09:41 How to switch from the full width layout to the boxed layout and use background colors or images for your entire site
3:13:28 How to completely control your website’s color scheme and not be limited to the default color schemes
3:14:50 Final words and several ways to say thanks 😉

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Multilingual WordPress Websites with Polylang

Multilingual WordPress Websites with Polylang
Now, when Polylang displays the right language on your website, it won't only display the posts in this language, but also the theme. That way, your visitors won't see French text in an English page for example. Note that if you use a WordPress default …
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How to Use Web Fonts in WordPress

How to Use Web Fonts in WordPress
Before we talk about using web fonts in WordPress, let's take a step back and look at fonts on the web in general. The most …. Styling changes should be made using Child Themes so that your changes are not overwritten each time the theme is updated.
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ThemeForest Tutorial – A Video Tutorial on Great WordPress Themes from Themeforest

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Sister Souljah's New Moment

Sister Souljah's New Moment
The book tackles expansive themes, including honor (“Honor is honesty in action, fairness in action, and integrity in action,” Midnight says) and the collision of faith and the modern world. “Women can do everything,” Midnight tells a love interest …
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Flint's Contaminated Drinking Water is Third Water Threat For Michigan Governor

Flint's Contaminated Drinking Water is Third Water Threat For Michigan Governor
The administration of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is at the center of criticism over a public health crisis in Flint, where a state decision to switch the city's water source ended with lead-contaminated water. Here, he speaks to the Michigan …
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Benedict Evans On 16 Mobile Themes To Watch Next Year

Benedict Evans On 16 Mobile Themes To Watch Next Year
Andreessen Horowitz partner and longtime mobile analyst Benedict Evans met with reporters in San Francisco yesterday morning to discuss the 16 mobile trends that he thinks will be the most worth watching in the New Year. Since Evans has a long history …
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How to Install and Use WP-CLI to Manage WordPress Websites

How to Install and Use WP-CLI to Manage WordPress Websites
WP-CLI is one of the command line tools specifically made to manage your WordPress websites through the command line. With a few simple commands, you can manage WordPress without even needing to login to your WordPress admin and navigate …
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