Use WordPress as a PHP Framework for Your Static HTML Pages

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Wordpress is a great solution for creating blog, but that isn’t all it can do. The incredible power and simplicity of this platform allows you to create personal web pages or entire web sites in minutes, using all the functions of this environment with minimal effort.

With Wordpress, you can develop an entire professional web site (with or without a blog) even though you know just a little bit of HTML! Read on to see how.

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40 Free Premium-Quality WordPress Themes

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In my opinion, one of the best ways to learn about wordpress theme development is to take one of the many clean and nicely layed out free themes and start customizing them yourself.

With this hands on approach with a working model, you have the ability to see for yourself what is happening to the theme with each of the changes that you make. The guesswork becomes less guessy when you have an established functionable framework to start with, and then the tweaking teaching takes you through each step of the personalization process.

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Will the GPL Kill WordPress Development?

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There has been a lot of debate in the last few days about licensing and WordPress. The license WordPress is under controls what can be done with it, so it has a massive impact on the community and creating add-ons for WordPress.

In this post, I want to sum up all the debate so far for you, talk about the strengths and weaknesses of the current license, and then a thought on the end about premium themes and the absence of premium plugins.

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Design Review: Real Estate Theme

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Real Estate is a premium theme from DaThemes. It’s a plain design allowing the images to take focus and it packs in a fair amount of functionality.

In this post we are going to look at the theme and see what we can learn from it and what we could change. To start with, load up the demo in a new tab then carry on!

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30 WordPress Development Tutorials

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WordPress can be very simple to work with, but it can also be very complicated. The system can be used to do just about anything you like.

In this post we have collected together a range of tutorials that span from the very first things you need to know, like working with the loop, to much more complicated tricks, like setting up post thumbnails on your home page.

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Design Review: iProduct Theme

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iProduct is a premium WordPress theme from PremiumThemes.Net. It is aimed at site’s selling a digital product, though it does include a full blog design as well.

In this post we are going to take a look at the ups and downs of the theme to see what we can learn from it. To start, open up the demo page in a new tab to have a look at it for yourself.

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26 Complete WordPress Blog Design Tutorials

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Web design is complicated. There’s a heck of a lot to learn. Typography, usability, color theory, the list goes on…

When you’re starting out, it can all seem overwhelming and even when you’ve been round the block a time or two, there’s still lots to learn.

We have collected together 26 full tutorials from the web that take you through the process of designing a blog, from scratch.

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