WordPress community links were raining down like snow the past week or so. The big difference, of course, is that these links are worldwide, and snow might not be falling where you are. No worries, your hemisphere can’t keep you from the WordPress awesome this season.
We have WordPress blog posts, tutorials, and bookmark-able resources this weeks. Let’s get right to it.
There are a number of fun blog posts this week:
- The Mojo Themes blog has a roundup of a ton of free WordPress themes they are currently hosting.
- The iThemes blog has a case study up, of a site using their theme framework Builder.
- Adii Pienaar (of WooThemes) is looking for some help to get the One Percent Project to reach its goal.
- Len Kutchma ordered some WordPress swag, and posted pictures when he received it.
- WP Plugins posted an interview with WordPress plugin developer Cristian Merli.
- Michael at WPEngineer shared some background information on the making of the Xtreme theme framework site.
- Bronson Quick embraced the hokey this year by posting the 12 days of WordPress.
- Andrew Spittle posted a couple of blogging tips on the WordPress.com blog. Also check out the latest WordPress.com desktop wallpaper that’s available.
- Edward Caissie posted a couple of Christmas-specific WordPress links.
- Sarah Gooding at WPMU.org posted a review of 2010 for WordPress. Also see their post about common WordPress support issues.
- Adam Warner posted an ode to WordPress, a retrospective on his experience with WordPress over time.
- Leland at ThemeLab was kind enough to review the WPCandy iPhone app. He also reviewed Yoast’s WordPress SEO Plugin.
- Michael Torbert has a clever new WordPress t-shirt. Torbert’s thoughts were also featured on the Headway blog last week.
- Lee Doel posted about his experience with the Startbox theme framework.
- While not specifically about WordPress, BuddyPress developer Jeff Sayre wrote up an interesting post regarding net neutrality and open source.
A few tutorials as well:
- WPMU.org has a tutorial showing how to put together a summary of your WordPress blog’s content during 2010.
- WPBeginner has a list of 25 helpful pieces of code to throw into your theme’s functions file.
- Len Kutchma put together a quick guide showing how to create a new avatar on the WordPress Dashboard.
- Scribu posted how to use WordPress advanced metadata queries.
- Frank at WPEngineer has a tip up to fix empty searches within WordPress.
- Chris Coyier put together a tutorial showing how to add more to a sidebar when the page is longer.
- Michael Eisenwasser has a tutorial up showing how to make the profile page the default landing page within BuddyPress.
- Michael Martin has a concise guide to the WordPress transients API.
- Lorelle VanFossen posted a guide to WordPress theme malware protection and prevention.
And finally, a few resources worth bookmarking:
- There’s a monster list of tutorials at WPBeginner, tutorials they say are the “best of the best” from 2010.
- Tokokoo put together a free Photoshop file for an e-commerce site.
- Sarah Gooding put together a list naming the “Top 10 Sleeper Plugins of 2010“.
- Devesh at WPKube put together a list of 11 WordPress tutorial blogs (and we’re happy to be on it: check out our WordPress tutorials).
That’s it for WordPress community links this week. If you run across something link worthy, don’t hesitate to let us know about it. If it’s worth a story we’ll jump on it, and if it’s best suited for a community news post it will show up in this space next week.