10 Free WordPress Themes for Small Businesses

10 Free WordPress Themes for Small Businesses

Wordpress
WordPress can be used to create a wide variety of websites. You can build portfolio sites, news sites and even business and corporate websites with the help of WordPress. Plus, no matter what type or genre of website you are building, you can surely find a great number of free WordPress themes for it. If you are in need of a free WordPress theme for your small business website, this is the right post for you. In this collection, we have ten of the best and most versatile free WordPress themes built specifically for small businesses. 1. Zerif Lite Currently among one of the most popular free WordPress themes in the official repository, Zerif Lite is a multipurpose one-page WordPress theme that can be used to power websites for corporates,…
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WordPress vs Static HTML – What’s Best for Your Business Website?

WordPress vs Static HTML – What’s Best for Your Business Website?

Wordpress
Do you want to launch a business website but not sure how to get started? Recently while attending an event, one of the users asked us what’s the advantage of using WordPress over a static HTML site. If you had a developer tell you that you need a HTML site or was wondering because you had heard this elsewhere, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we will compare WordPress vs HTML and what’s best for your business website. What is WordPress? WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS). Content Management Systems allow YOU to manage your website from a user friendly interface. You can make all the changes on your website from an admin area which is quite easy to understand, even for absolute beginners. While there…
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A Better Site Explorer with Historical Search Visibility for Every Site

A Better Site Explorer with Historical Search Visibility for Every Site

eCommerce
We’ve all grown used to wonders of technology in this century therefore it’s very hard to dazzle anyone these days. We, probably like any other developing business, wondered what is to be done in this context? What is the way to success or the path to growth in such a competitive market where users are overwhelmed with great apps and tools designed to make their personal and professional life considerably better? We kept on looking for answers for a while but every single time we came out with the same conclusion:  the path to growth is the path our users walk on. The Backlink Explorer becomes The Site Explorer Innovation is a catalyst to growth.  It can be viewed as the use of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing…
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Photoskop Helps You Learn Photography for Free via Interactive Online Lessons

Photoskop Helps You Learn Photography for Free via Interactive Online Lessons

Design
Want to learn the basics of photography for free from the comfort of your own home? There are many ways to do so these days, but a new one you might want to check out is Photoskop. It’s a newly launched free-to-use website that helps people explore and learn about the world of photography through visual and interactive modules. There are a number of interactive products available already, and many more are planned and on the way. You’ll need Adobe Flash installed to use the site. Click through on any module and you’ll be presented with different sample photos, tools, and objectives, along with an on-screen guide to help you along. Here’s a lesson that uses a photo of color blocks to teach the concepts of aperture, exposure, and depth…
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‘A Dream’: Turning a Landscape Into a Dreamscape in Photoshop

‘A Dream’: Turning a Landscape Into a Dreamscape in Photoshop

Design
This surreal photo-manipulation is titled “A Dream,” and it was created using a single photograph that was edited in Photoshop. In this post I’ll provide a step-by-step walkthrough of how it was made to show you how you can make a similar image yourself. Here’s the untouched base photograph that was used: First, I extracted the boat from the image using the “Pen Tool,” put it in new layer, and adjust the Opacity and Fill as shown below: Next, I applied a “Radial Blur” to the sky, adjust the amount to 50, chose “Zoom” for the blur method, and “Best” for the quality. As shown below­­­­­: Third, I made a Photoshopped reflection by creating a duplicated layer for the sky part and rotating it 180° to complete the reflection. Rotate…
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10 Powerful WordPress Theme Frameworks [Reviewed]

10 Powerful WordPress Theme Frameworks [Reviewed]

Wordpress
Creating new WordPress themes from scratch can be a time-consuming and demanding task that requires in-depth coding knowledge and constant learning to keep up with the updates of the WordPress Core. In reply to this challenge, more and more WordPress theme frameworks have appeared on the market in the recent years. Theme frameworks function as a scaffolding for a new theme; they provide developers with a set of features and functionalities they can use to create their own themes. Opinions about WordPress theme frameworks are divided in the developer community. Fans argue that they are real time savers, shorten and facilitate the development workflow, take the burden of intensive coding off our shoulders, and make it possible to focus more on design. Opponents say theme frameworks can have high learning…
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20 Time-Saving WordPress SQL Query Snippets

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WordPress stores every single scrap of information within a MySQL database. Posts, pages, comments, shortcodes, plugin settings… absolutely everything. The WordPress backend is fantastic, and does allow you to manage and edit everything with ease, but only up to a certain point. Say you have hundreds or even thousands of posts within your database, and you need to make site-wide global changes. Making each edit, via the WordPress Dashboard, can be time-consuming and does open up the possibility of mistakes occurring. If you do need to make global edits, then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and delve directly into the WordPress MySQL database. Always Backup WordPress First! Your WordPress database stores every single one of your carefully written posts, every comment from your loyal readers and every setting…
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How to Make Website Responsive In About 15 Minutes

How to Make Website Responsive In About 15 Minutes

Design
The buzz around responsive websites has been going on for a while now, and a lot of websites are already responsive, or underway. You know what that means? Today I will teach you how to build a responsive website. Tutorial Level: Beginner Skills Required: Basic knowledge in HTML5 and CSS Completion Time: Approximately 15 minutes Warning: This responsive HTML and CSS tutorial is targeted towards beginners, but it can also be for designers and developers who want to have fun! By the end of these quick tutorials about responsive web design with HTML5, you will already be on your way to web stardom, and by that, I mean, you’ll be ready to convert and make responsive websites! Additional reading: If after reading this quick tutorial, you want to go more…
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28 Powerful Tips on How to Write Cold Emails That Will Actually Get a Response

eCommerce
Cold email outreach is clearly more than just sending an email ‘to the right guy’. Converting your marketing prospects into marketing opportunities is not something that everybody does right from the first shot. For once, because it works like a riddle – it’s never the thing that first pops into your mind. This is because that very first thing you’re thinking of including in your outreach pitch was probably used by other hundreds of people hoping to stand out. Then, since influencers don’t have a lot of free time, you shouldn’t expect indulgence or mercy every time you’ve done something wrong. Most of the times, you don’t get more than a shot, and the better you perform, the more this will work like a snowball. So let’s take a look at a…
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