review

The following is a review written by Bes Zain of The Reader Appreciation Project. You can also follow Bes on twitter. Every now and then a book comes along that actually makes a difference in your life. The difference could be minute, and it could be vast too, depending on (more…)

At A Glance: WhiteHousePro 3 is a commercial theme by PageLines. The theme features a large featured content block, is comprised of a blue, grey, black color scheme, has 9 different sidebars for widgets and has good typography. WhiteHousePro3 costs $77.00. License: As per their Terms and Conditions page All (more…)

Time and time again, when I would read an article about WordPress security or how to harden an install, I would see mentions of limiting the amount of times someone can try to log into an account. I’ve never put much thought into the idea but I’ve finally installed a (more…)

At A Glance: Outline is the first commercial theme out of the gate from ThemeGarden.com by the same guy who runs Press75.com, Jason Schuller. Outline is a stylish theme that has up to 3 columns, a full page template and nice looking typography. License: All themes released under ThemeGarden.com contain (more…)

At A Glance: Traction is a 2 column theme with three different sidebars for widgets. This particular theme features post thumbnail support, a featured post slider, and a nice looking color scheme composed of dark gray, light gray, and blue. The Theme Foundry is owned and operated by Drew Strojny (more…)

At A Glance: Evenflow is a great looking WordPress theme from a new commercial theme company called SimpleThemes run by Casey Lee. Casey has experience in the commercial theme market as he used to run Joomlashack which was a Joomla commercial theme company. Evenflow features a content slider, dynamic layouts, (more…)

Franky Branckaute over at BloggingPro.com has published his review of a new book called WordPress In Depth written by Bud Smith and Michael McCallister. According to his review, the book is aimed at beginners but near the end, provides ample opportunity to explain themes and plugins a little more in-depth (more…)

At A Glance: RichWP.com is a commercial theme provider maintained by Felix Krusch. RichWP has a variety of theme styles available including magazine, photo blog, news, and business oriented designs. The theme I’m reviewing today is called Rich-Biz 1.3. Rich Biz is a business oriented design that contains a large (more…)

Zen is a distraction free plugin that removes just about everything in order for you to concentrate on your words. Franky over at BloggingPro.com has a good writeup going into more details on how the plugin works. If you’re a fan of ‘anti-clutter’ plugins such as simple email notifications, you’ll (more…)

It’s become evident that a large portion of the WPTavern readership is made up of consultants. This next plugin should be right up their alley. It’s called Technical Support and is authored by Konstantin Kovshenin. The plugin provides a dashboard widget that after configuration, gives clients an easy way to (more…)

At A Glance: The Genesis Theme Framework is built on a simple vanilla blog-type parent theme, and can be extended with the use of child themes. Each child theme comes with its own home file, that makes extending the parent theme very easy. License: Genesis like all the other themes (more…)