review

Earlier this week, Jason Pelker wrote an excellent post for WPCandy.com entitled, How did ThemeForest become the red headed stepchild of the WordPress community? Jason takes a look at the various reasons for how this could have happened. However, the conversation turns pretty interesting in the comments when the discussion (more…)

At A Glance: Classical Gamer is a child theme built around the Arras theme framework. The Arras theme is number 8 out of the top 10 most downloaded themes in the WordPress.org theme repository. The front page layout of the Classical Gamer theme is of the magazine variety with different (more…)

Beeline is a service whose goal is to predict the search patterns of users and present those results within the posts of your WordPress powered site. Unfortunately, I have no idea if it’s working or not. If I could review Beeline in one word, it would be LOST. The journey (more…)

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…)