Iulian Grigorescu was the founder of Ahref Magazine. However when this domain's registration expired the site disappeared from the web. The new owners of the domain have chosen to repost some of the original content since Wordpress is not going away. True, over the years Wordpress has evolved. However from a historical perspective this archived content about Wordpress is fascinating
Thanks, Iulian Grigorescu for all the work you put into the original site. Very impressive.
Content is from the site's 2013 archived pages.
Review: iKnowledge – Knowledge Base and Wiki WordPress Theme
Did you know that it is possible to set up a Wiki style website with WordPress? The Wiki publishing concept was invented by Ward Cunningham and have become popular for information management, note taking, intranets, and documentation. The best know wiki site is Wikipedia and it is one of the most visited websites in the world.
More and more people use the internet to search for information they need and expect to find solutions instantly. While it is common for people to follow blogs that cover their interests and problem areas, I would say that a well-organized and maintained Wiki site often is worth a visit. As an example it is common for popular games to have large Wiki sites that document game tactics and basic guidelines. Wiki sites typically provide entries with great detailed that authors have backed up by relevant sources. Moreover, information in Wiki sites are classified into categories making it easy for users to scan and search some terms, which are related to their needs. In this review, I will take a closer look at iKnowledge – Knowledge Base, which is a cool Wiki WordPress Theme: the theme you will need for building your own wiki site on WordPress.
Storing up a knowledge database for quick information search is very essential for running a business. FAQs, Procedures and Help Guides are usually the most commonly sought after topics in company knowledge databases. Wiki style websites serve as a great solution for managing complex information within a company or department.
iKnowledge Theme has a clean and simple design and it does not add much fuss to distracting users and it clearly seeks to highlight your content. It has four color styles to choose from and it comes with two additional custom page templates you can use: full width and archives page. Getting content feedback is easy with its build rating system. Being Further, it comes with a post view counter to help track your article views on site. Homepage is fully widgetized meaning you can customize the page layout from the WordPress Widget area. It is also loaded with useful shortcode so you can insert buttons, columns, tabs and toggles, menus and post styles within the site. In addition, iKnowledge is translation ready for localization in case you want to set up wiki sites for specific languages. Let us get deeper into this theme’s details and features.
55+ Great WordPress Portfolio Themes – Stand Out Online!
As more and more people check out the work of creative agencies, web designers, photographers online before choosing someone to work with. This is the reason why some many great looking online portfolios show up all the time. With one of the WordPress portfolio themes I have collected below you will be able to get, you own set up fast and at a low cost. In addition, if you pick one of the creative and unique designs available your website may stand out from the crowed and help you convert visitors into new clients.
Portfolio websites should be designed to make an exceptional presentation of the freelancer / agency, the best work and top clients (logos). Often web designers use image grids to make a great presentation of multiple items; however, a portfolio grid can have many different layouts and functions. Therefore, take the time needed to consider exactly how you want your portfolio to work and how your images need to be featured. Some portfolio website also use the classic slider and column design where a dynamic content slider take visitors focus when they arrive and lead them to important content. The columns below the slider may contain service offering descriptions, examples of work, client testimonials etc.
Once you are clear on your requirements related to functionality and design it is a great idea to look through available portfolio website templates for inspiration. Who knows, you may stumble upon the perfect match or one that require minimal adjustments. This will kick start your website development and you will be on a fast track to having your own online portfolio.
In today’s post, I have collected more than 50 of the best WordPress portfolio themes to get you started. Please take a minute to leave a comment for me and if you like the article, I hope you are going to share it with your friends and coworkers!
35+ Premium Photography Website Templates
Resent years many photographers have closed down their physical showrooms and created an online portfolio instead. By going online photographers can attract customers not just from the neighborhood but also from around the world. All it really takes is a beautiful portfolio website that present the best work.
Creating a photography website that fits your needs and exudes that exact expression you wish for, is actually doable with reasonable effort. This, even if you are on a tight budget and you or your best friend are not hardcore web developers. Still website templates require some effort to be turned into a working website.
If you are using pre-build photography website templates, most of the hard web development work have been taken care of already. The availability of great looking photography templates is amazing and as you can see below, there are many different designs you can choose from to kick start your photography websites.
Finding the template might take some research and it is important that you have a good idea of what features you need and what the design should look like. As an example, some photography website designs use full screen background sliders to scale up featured photographs to the entire screen. In addition, some templates include portfolio grids, galleries with lightbox previews. Deciding how you want to show off your photos is a key part of the process.
If you are not familiar with setting up websites at all you might consider using popular publishing platforms like WordPress. I have found a large collection of WordPress photography themes in this article at tripwiremagazine.com, which I recommend you check out for inspiration.
In today’s post, I have handpicked some of the best premium photography website templates available right now. I hope it will help you get an idea of the amazing options available today for kick starting website projects. Please leave me a comment telling me if you found what you were searching for and share the article in social medias! Enjoy the template hunt!
65+ Responsive Web Design Tutorials – Go Mobile Friendly Today!
With the extreme growth in number of active Internet enabled mobile devices it is critical for web designers to master most aspects of mobile ready web design. Right now, we experience that more and more clients ask for responsive layouts that adapt to their visitors screen sizes. This mega trend makes good sense and it is a great time of opportunities for agencies and freelancers. Most business owners immediately understand why it is time for a website facelift or a complete rebuild… no one can afford to ignore the growing segment of mobile users.
If you are not fully up to speed yet and want to learn some responsive web design techniques, you have come to the right place. I have collected most of the responsive web design tutorials available online right now. You will find both tutorials that cover the basics and some that go into advanced details in specific areas. Please help me by sharing the article on social media and leave a comment to be part of the conversation about responsive web design.
60+ Examples of Typography Based Web Designs
Ionut Neagu Inspiration, Web Design
A design element often used, as a central element in web design is beautiful and bold typography. In particular, it is common for the recent trend where retro style and pop art is used in web design. There is even a lot of new retro themes released for WordPress with exceptional typography. Check them out for more inspiration.
Building your website design with typography as a key element is great for communicating an important message. As you can see by the examples below, typography as a dominating element is an often-used technique for websites across industries and products and it is a great option for designing unique websites.
Depending on the design you want to create there are different fonts you can use to get the message across to the reader. In some cases, having script or handwritten fonts will do the trick. It is useful for giving a design a human touch, and older look and feel etc. In addition, bold and simple types are great for modern and minimalistic sites and for strong headlines that need to have maximum impact.
I have found more than 60 examples of beautiful web designs where typography is a dominating design element. I hope you will find them as inspirational as I did. Enjoy!
30+ High Quality eCommerce WordPress Themes
50 WordPress Plugins That Every Blogger Should Have
Giving the fact that are so many plugins available and finding the best wordpress plugins for your website is time consuming, I decided to help you by putting together this article. We all know why we love WordPress and what you can do with it, from a simple blog to large websites, in fact, you can do pretty much what you want.
50 Excellent Free WordPress Themes
You will always need high-quality WordPress themes when it comes to building a blog or a portfolio website. No need to use a framework and coding the entire site from scratch, although this can be very useful if you want to be a successfully web designer, but right now you don’t need to reinvent the wheel.
30 Useful CSS Snippets for Developers
CSS is certainly the most used and powerful web language that we use. While HTML is responsible for the page structure, it can be unpredictable across all new and old browsers. This is where the CSS comes in to help us solve those problems, but in the same time we can be more creative and style our webpage the way we want.
13 Fascinating jQuery Animation Tutorials
Jquery animation has been around for some time now. Any creative designer can do remarkable things with jQuery, and that’s because there are many animation effects which can be used in any project. In this post, you’ll find ready-made jquery effects, so all you have to do is put them into your projects.
50+ WordPress Twitter Plugins and Widgets – For Optimal Twitter Integration
Ahrefmag Editorial Wordpress
Twitter is one of the most important social networks for online businesses and bloggers to promote content, products and service. Twitter is the best network for meeting new people with specific interests and build relationships with potential leads. You can easily integrate twitter into you WordPress website using some of the many cool WordPress Twitter plugins and widgets.
A WordPress twitter widget is great if you want to share your Twitter activity and tweets with visitors on the WordPress website or blog. By displaying your Twitter updates on your website e.g. in the sidebar, there is a higher possibility that they will be following you and maybe even retweet your articles or offers. Twitter is the top social messaging platform and millions of people worldwide use Twitter for both personal and professional interactions. In addition, Twitter has taken the role as an on demand news service where people follow specific accounts or hashtags (#someInterestingStuff).
In this article, I have created a collection of more than 50 of the best WordPress Twitter plugins and widgets you can use to integrate Twitter with your website or blog.
45+ PHP Tutorials and Development Techniquesh2
Ahrefmag Editorial Web Development
PHP is one of the most popular server-side scripting languages used primarily for web development. It is used for some of the most well known and powerful open source web platforms such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. In addition, there are some really cool php Frameworks you can use as foundation for your own website and web application development projects. PHP is part of one of the most common web server setup up known as LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). It is estimated to be installed on more than 250 million webserver and PHP work wonders behind the scene on more websites than you can imagine. The incredible success of WordPress is certainly one of the reasons for this, but in itself, PHP is a simple to learn and yet very powerful scripting language.
Like any other programming language, it is important to understand the basics and to build up a collection of simple solutions to common problems you need to solve. One of the ways to get started is of course to read PHP books, but an almost just as good and free strategy is to work through a PHP tutorial to learn specific techniques and skills. In this article, I have collected more than 45 of the best PHP tutorials to help you make a quick dive into effective PHP learning. Hope you find what you are looking for and that you will take a minute to share the article with programmers you know.
50+ Awesome Business Website HTML Templatesh2
Ahrefmag Editorial Web Development
The availability and quality of ready to use business website HTML templates makes it possible to kick start most website projects. Many of the templates have complete markup and styling for all the pages needed on most websites. In addition, some even have fully layered website PSDs available if you need to alter the design of the business website HTML template a bit.
With the growing demand from website owners to serve mobile users with a great mobile friendly website it is a good idea to look for responsive solutions. Websites with a responsive layout adapt to the visitors screen size and even look great on small mobile devices. A popular approach for creating responsive layouts is to use the 12-column grid provided by the Twitter Bootstrap framework. Some HTML templates have Bootstrap integrated, but you can also set up a website even faster using Bootstrap based themes for WordPress WordPress. I found a great collection of Bootstrap themes on Nowtheme you can check out for inspiration.
In this article, you will find more than 50 really great business website HTML templates to get your web projects rolling out much faster.
60+ Fashion eCommerce Websites For Inspirationh2
Ionut Neagu Inspiration
The retail fashion business is moving online and every month more and more clothing is purchased from a web browser. Forrester research predict the spending in the e-retail business to increase with 62% by 2016 and US consumers will spend $327 billion online in 2016.
With these amazing numbers in mind, it is important to have a strong presence online and an online shop that converts sales effectively. It is not as hard as it may sound! Today many small to medium size online shops are build with WordPress because of the large availability if professionally designed themes. WordPress shops make use of ecommerce plugins to extend WordPress with shop features and the maturity of these solutions are now at a level that makes WordPress a great choise. In addition, we see many shops using platforms like OpenCart and Magento where it is also possible to find great looking ecommerce webiste templates.
This article is a massive collection of fashion eCommerce websites you can use as inspiration when you are planning design for your own or a client web shop. Please share the article on social media and leave a comment if you have any feedback for me.
50+ Essential Categorized WordPress Tutorialsh2
Ahrefmag Editorial Wordpress
Learn the basics, how to use, setup and extend WordPress by following some of the many WordPress tutorials collected and nicely organized in this article.
WordPress is the most popular platform for publishing content online right now. It started as a simple blogging platform and today it is used for ecommerce websites, online portfolios, corporate and business websites etc. WordPress is still the blogging system most bloggers choose and the availability of cool themes for setting up a professional blog in minutes is amazing. I found a good collection of blog themes at Tripwire Magazine that I am sure bloggers will find inspiring and useful.
It is not hard to get started using WordPress, but there are many features and to get the most out of the platform it is a good idea to read a book, follow some WordPress blogs or take the time to work yourself through some WordPress tutorials. You can find a WordPress tutorial to help you learn the very basic stuff and as time goes, you will be able to find tutorials that teach really advanced and complex tips and techniques.
I have collected more than 60 tutorials for WordPress and I hope you find what you are looking for. Please let me know in a comment if I missed some great tutorials and I will consider adding them.Read more
Ahrefmag Editorial Web Development
30+ High Quality eCommerce WordPress Themesh2
Iulian Grigorescu Wordpress
WordPress is not only a powerful tool for blogging, but also thanks to the quality of WordPress e-commerce themes, now it’s a serious choice as an online shop platform. In order for these themes, to work, please note that WordPress requires shopping cart features. Fortunately there are useful plugins which turn WordPress in a veritable online shop, like WP e-Commerce or Jigoshop. Using these WordPress plugins, web developers started to create themes that can easily be a good starting point for everyone or even a permanent solution for eCommerce. In this list, I have possibly collected the best Premium themes for setting up a WordPress shop so take your time to check each one of them.