The Weekly Theme Show #5: “The Stooges of themes”

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This week’s episode of The Weekly Theme Show saw discussion on the Weaver II theme and theme options, keeping themes nice and speedy fast, and of course how Otto really looks ilke actor Tim Curry. This was a fun one.

This episode is sponsored by MonsterThemes.com, where a membership is currently $22/year. Also sponsored by ThirstyAffiliates.com, now running a 30% off special on the plugin.

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WPBeginner goes fully responsive with a fresh design

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The web is full of people talking about making responsive, mobile-friendly websites. WPBeginner took a proactive step and made their own site responsive last month.

Their newly designed site works with difference screen sizes. I use a 1920×1080 screen resolution on my work computer. Usually, there is a lot of wasted space on the sides. Their new design splits the body into 3 columns and a sidebar. On my phone, it’s resized to a single column. No need to zoom in/out or turn my phone to landscape mode to view the website.

WPBeginner Redesign Gallery

What website do you think has made the transition to mobile viewing the easiest? What about the best looking?

WPBeginner’s Coupons site could save you money on WordPress purchases

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WPBeginner has added a new site to their network this week with their new WordPress coupon sharing blog. The new site collects coupons for various WordPress theme, plugin, and other products that folks might want to save some money on. The launch post on WPBeginner explains the thought process behind the new blog:

The idea behind WPBeginner coupons is to keep our community updated with exclusive deals that may be going on around the web. Let’s face it, we are all way too busy to keep track with every single useful discount deal. I know when I miss a deal, I say to myself “dang-it, I wish someone told me about this deal before”. But sadly, there is no coupon site within the WordPress industry that can do that. Plus, keeping track of these deals is no one-man job. Therefore, our editorial staff will keep our eyes and ears out to keep you posted on cool deals.

WPBeginner is also welcoming any owners of WordPress products to get in touch with them about sharing a discounts on their new site. Inidividual coupons can also be submitted by anyone browsing using their submission form.

The launch brings WPBeginner’s network to three sites strong (this, their blog, and their WordPress sites gallery).

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WPBeginner hosting Twitter chat tonight, follow #wpbchat

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WPBeginner is hosting a Twitter chat on WordPress topics, and topics central to the WPBeginner community. The chat will begin at 7:00pm EST tonight (that’s October 27th) and last for one hour.

On this new idea, the WPBeginner announcement post reads:

The more people participate, the better it will be. The idea behind this chat is that everyone will be able to ask any question WordPress or Blogging related, and we will try our best to answer it right away on twitter. If not, then it will go in our list of things to cover on WPBeginner.

You can follow the Twitter chat by following the hashtag #wpbchat.

Community links: Useful graphics edition

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WordPress graphs

This week brought us plenty of news in themes, Plugins, blogs posts, and tutorials for your weekend WordPress reading pleasures.

In WordPress themes this week:

In tutorials this week:

More after the break.

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