After several themes we developed lately, we decided to create a new one for the original purpose of WordPress. A blog theme.
Our new themes called, wpBlog, A new and well designed theme for WordPress blog. easy to setup with a highly detailed help document.
- Custom theme options page which includes: – Social networks URLS – Ads area
- Jquery carousel for featured posts
- Drop Down menu for sub pages
- Footer widgets
- Gravatar and widget ready
- Valid xhtml strict/css 2.1
- Tableless code
- Post thumbnails
- Customized search results
- WordPress 2.8.4 Compatible
some more screenshots you can find here – http://themeforest.net/item/wpblog/60446
One of the great tricks to keep traffic in site and lower the bounce rate on CMS and Blogs platform is the related posts / articles at the end of the content. here are some great wordpress plugins that will do that job.
LinkWithin is a blog widget that appears under each post, linking to related stories from your blog archive. looks very neat and professional and works smooth as well. you can see it in action on the bottom of every post here on our website and also here: http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/intelligenttravel/.
gives you a list of posts and/or pages related to the current entry, introducing the reader to other relevant content on your site, features: templating (you can customize yourself the way it will display the results, disallow certain tags or categories and much more. very recommended!!!
This plugin will output a series of “related” entries based on keyword matching.
you can limit the results, include excerpt and decide the html tags before and after the related entries.
This plugin displays a list of posts which are related or similar to the current post. excellent plugin with a great support.
WordPress Related Posts Plugin will generate a related posts via WordPress tags, and add the related posts to feed.
Hope you will find the plugin that fits you best. tell us what you think.
Here are some great links and news from the wordpressphera this week.
a very clever way to use widgets for text areas or text blocks in wordpress, let’s say you want to display some text in your sidebar, footer or CMS website homepage, you can do it like this: look-ma-editable-text-regions. until i read it I used to open category called, let’s say, “textareas” and to add posts to that category. and then pell the data with a single post plugin, like this one, Get A Post plugin.
A new movie called “phobidilia” is going to show on the toronto international film festival, as many films does, they promote themselves with a trailer and downloads website, this one used wordpress to do that. very nice work.