Everybody has heard of Contact Form 7 (we use it here on Techtites) as well as many of you might have got your hands on Gravity Forms. Besides these, there are several other lesser known contact form plugins that make it easy to collect information from your visitors. I’ve highlighted five of these below.
I usually spend a good amount of time hunting for themes for WordPress, mostly discarding many just because they don’t fit the theme or the site or just don’t look good. The WordPress repository is the best place to start, but requires you to invest some time checking and testing out the themes to find the one. Below is a list of WordPress Themes that have been released in 2013 and stand out because they look good!
Today in the world of competition, it’s very difficult to beat someone without using resources like money, man power and skills. The field of blogging is also just like practical world where everyone want to be on top of the list and want to earn more than others. The methodology of competition goes on and with the passage of time you’ll see an increase in competitors and ratio of increasing competition is higher than decreasing.
I remember when I first started working with websites more than a decade ago, if you wanted a cool looking button in your form, you had to use images. Images still remain an option but with CSS this has is being gradually phased out. CSS3 completely eliminates the need for images for creating basic good looking designs.
Google Drive offers you up to 5Gb free space for storage. I currently have most of that vacant since I have my important files backed up on Dropbox and Mozy. Hence have been considering of using this free space to save remote backups of my sites.
After several weeks of testing and a few RC versions, the WordPress team officially released WordPress 3.5. Labelled Elvin, this is a major release of everyone’s favourite blogging platform.
Last week, I pointed you towards Constellation, which is an HTML5 based starter theme for WordPress. Another similar bare bones theme that you can use as your starter is called Bones. Bones is also HTML5 starter theme that is powered by HTML5 Boilerplate.
A few weeks back we highlighted a cool plugin to help you code your own. The WordPress repository has a tonne of themes available for you to download. However, if you’re looking to create your very own theme you’re better off starting with Constellation.
WordPress’ support for posts is phenomenal. However, when it comes to managing pages, this is very limited. This is possibly because pages are relatively static and are more to add on permanent sections to your site like Contact forms or download areas like we do here at Techtites.
If you’re thinking of getting into WordPress plugin development, I suggest reading this article on webdesigner depot. It gives you a basic idea on creating the directory structure and adding in your first snippets of code. When you’re ready to take it to the next stage, you might want to consider Mario’s DX Plugin Base.
I’ve been using Contact Form 7 on all my WordPress blogs for a long time. Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
Around 10% of the visitors across my various blogs are mobile users. The foray of smart phones has given just about anybody the ability to visit your site through their iPhone or Blackberry or Samsung or…[fill your favourite smart phone name here].