Monday Morning Roundup – April 20, 2009


Happy Birthday!

WPZOOM is celebrating their first birthday! To celebrate the occasion, they’re giving away a copy of their own Yamidoo Magazine theme and are discounting the theme by 50% for the next week. Congratulations to Pavel Ciorici, WPZOOM owner, for putting together a great weblog. He certainly has something to be proud of! [Link]


WordPress HelpCenter Launched – Alex King announces a new site by Crowd Favorite – WordPress HelpCenter. They provide all kinds of WordPress-related services such as support, theme installation and upgrades, customization, and more. Pretty cool! [Link]

P2 Released – P2, the long-awaited upgrade to the Prologue theme, was released this week. P2 is a unique blog theme in that it’s made for short Twitter-like updates instead of full blog posts. [Link]


NETTUTS+ Complete PSD to WordPress Tutorial – NETTUTS+ has released a massive 14-episode, 3+ hour tutorial on how to convert a PSD into a WordPress theme. The only requirement is that you have a NETTUTS+ account, butu at $9 a year and loads of awesome content that comes with it, it’s most definitely a steal. [Link]

How To Make Any WordPress Theme A Blank Framework“…any WordPress theme can be a theme framework” says Ian Stewart. And that’s exactly what this tutorial explains how to do. [Link]

10 Exceptional WordPress Hacks – Looking to learn a few more WordPress tricks? Smashing Magazine’s latest article has ten helpful tips to make your themes and sites even better. [Link]

How to widgetize your page menu in WordPress – take even more control over your pages by widgetizing your page menu, which will allow you to add things like custom drop down menus and other widgets to your dynamic page menus. [Link]


41 Great Looking Free WordPress Themes – who says great themes have to be paid for? HongKiat has a list of 41 cool, unique themes that might be a great choice for your own blog. [Link]

35 WordPress Theme Releases for April 2009 – WPZOOM rounds up 35 of the best themes released this past month. [Link]

The most rare and unique WordPress themes – if unique is your thing, then this collection is for you. Inspired Magazine presents ten free and premium themes with atypical layouts and features. [Link]


On using WordPress Theme Frameworks – Ptah Dunbar offers his thoughts on how theme frameworks should work – parent themes provide the functionality, child themes build on top of it. Agreed. [Link]


There were three notable redesigns this week in the WordPress community. Must be that time of year!

WordCamp CentralThemeShaperTheme

WordCamp Central redesigned with a cleaner layout, better organization, and an awesome Google Map of past and upcoming WordCamps!

ThemeShaper got an overhaul last week to showcase some of the things that Thematic, the popular framework that resides on ThemeShaper, can do. Introduction Article

Theme Hybrid, the home of Justin Tadlock’s Hybrid framework and some awesome (free!) child themes, has a new look that, among other things, does a better job at promoting the downloadable themes on the site. Introduction Article

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