DiggingIntoWordPress

by Chris Coyier & Jeff Starr

Category: Links

Tools the Pros Use

Bauke Roesink rounds up 126 top designers and asks them which software they use for web and graphic design. Super informative article with lots of insight :)

Pile Gallery

Awesome new gallery plugin that enables grouped animated galleries based on categories and more. Sorta hard to explain but you can see how it works via the demo. DigWP people can save a few bucks on the personal or developer version.

WinningWP FTW

Just wanted to let everyone know about WinningWP and some of the great tips, tricks, and resources that they’ve been sharing for the past year. Definitely worth checking out if you’re into WordPress and that sort of thing :)

Book Giveaway Winners!

Congrats go to Susi Schuele, Anmol Makkar, and Hardee Asrani for winning free copies of the PDF and full accounts at DigWP.com — your login info is on the way! :)

User Submitted Posts – Pro Version

After months of development, the premium version of my free User Submitted Posts plugin is finally available. It’s got hundreds of features and makes it easy to create unlimited front-end forms. Create customized forms for front-end post-submission, user-registration, contact forms, forum topics, and even art-directed content. On one site, I use USP Pro to replace FIVE other plugins. Learn more at Plugin Planet.

Find the perfect WordPress theme

Search and filter through thousands of WP themes, both free and premium. If you’re in the market for a new theme, this free tool at wpbyexample.com could be a huge time-saver.

Contest Winners!

Congratulations to our five lucky contest winners! Mike, Shea Bunge, Konstantinos Kouratoras, Stephanie Stiavetti, and Gretchen Louise will each receive a free copy of Digging Into WordPress plus all bonus material, exclusive themes, and lifetime updates. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Comparing Blog Platforms

Ever wonder how WP compares against the competition? Check out this infographic/chart comparing eight of the top blogging platforms, including details about features such as plugins, themes, hosting, user-friendliness and more. Spoiler alert: WordPress wins :)

Sweet WP Infographic: Premium Themes

I found this infographic from WPtemplate.com very useful while writing my latest book. The infographic rounds up a collection of popular premium themes along with their various features and informations. Very interesting to see what’s popular in the premium WP theme market.

Update 2014/02/04: Link removed due to 404 Not Found @ http://www.wptemplate.com/latest-templates/most-popular-wordpress-premium-themes.html

GenerateWP.com

Quick link: Check out GenerateWP.com to automatically generate code for custom taxonomies, post types, the config file, and other useful bits of WordPress functionality. Very user-friendly interface with squeaky clean code output :)

Spring SALE!

To celebrate the Spring season, we’re holding a Spring Sale on Print & PDF copies of Digging into WordPress! Save $15 on the Print version (includes free PDF) and $7 on the PDF version. Both versions include all extras, exclusive themes, and lifetime updates. Sweet bundled deals also available for Digging into WordPress and .htaccess made easy when purchased together. Contact us for details!

55 Resources for WordPress Beginners

Thanks to Devesh over at WPKube for putting together this super-useful list of resources for those first getting into WordPress. From books to blogs and blogs to themes and plugins, you’ll find plenty of awesome WP resources. Check it out!

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