21+ Best WordPress Magazine and News Themes for 2014

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In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the best WordPress magazine themes and WordPress news themes currently available.

Most of them are from this year, with a few exceptions for the sake of variety (otherwise, we’d be primarily featuring themes from ThemeForest).

These themes were selected by hand, based on aesthetic and quality of features.  All are responsive, unless otherwise noted.  The list is numbered for readability, but is not intended to imply any sort of ‘best to worst’ ranking.

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22+ Best WordPress Blog Themes for 2014

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Today we’ve got a selection of the best WordPress blog themes currently available for 2014, with the majority of the list released this year.

When selecting, we looked specifically for themes that conformed to the traditional blog style: a navigation menu,  a single sidebar, and a listing of posts.   You could accurately describe many of these as minimalistic. Read More

How to Start a Fashion Blog for Money, Power, and Glory: Part One

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Do you love fashion?  Do you want to work from home, make money, and earn your living by writing about fashion (while maybe scoring some free stuff in the process)?   We’ve put together a short guide to help you get started with building your very own blog.

Fashion blogging is big business these days, with top bloggers seeing incomes of 80k per month.   Prominent, top bloggers also hold a lot more influence over the industry than ever before.  From book deals, to collaborations with designers, the opportunities are seemingly endless. Read More

11+ Best WordPress Fashion Blog and Magazine Themes for 2014

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Presenting the best WordPress fashion blog themes available for 2014.  We took a look through all of the top developers, and we narrowed it down to our top eleven.

Fashion blogging is one of the most lucrative blogging niches, and the income of fashion blogs keeps rising.   Top fashion bloggers are earning up to 80k a month on affiliate commissions – nearly 1M a year. Read More

The Five Best WordPress Frameworks of 2014

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Hi, everybody.  Today we’re taking a quick look at five of the best WordPress Frameworks of 2014.  Doesn’t that sound like fun?

Note that the following frameworks might not have been released in 2014.  They’re just some of the best choices available in 2014.   All are regularly updated and rigorously supported.  When it comes to selecting the foundation of your site, the feature-packed, cutting-edge framework that was released yesterday probably isn’t your best choice anyway.

Old, grizzly, seasoned WordPress developers will already be familiar with these theme frameworks.  If you’re one of those, maybe check out another article, like this one. Read More

WordPress 4.0 Beta 1: First Impressions

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Look familiar? The first beta of WordPress 4.0 was released last week, and some users expressed surprise about how little it had changed, anticipating a more significant overhaul for a major release.

Of course, an overhaul would be stupid, because WordPress is fine the way it is, and the 4.0 beta illustrates the if-it-isn’t-broke principle fairly well. Part of the strength of the platform is in its incremental improvements; WordPress 4.0 could just as easily be versioned 3.10. Read More

Please, Sir, I Want Some More, or The Themeforest Affiliate Dilemma

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Yesterday, while I was putting together the 14+ Best Wedding WordPress Themes for 2014 article, I briefly considered entirely omitting Themeforest from the list. The reasoning was pretty straight forward: Themeforest, or Envato, run one the stingiest affiliate programs in the WordPress premium market. Maybe the most stingy. Some affiliate marketers might even go so far as to call it greedy or unfair.

I don’t think this is a controversial statement, and many others, all too familiar with the limitations of the program, are comparably frustrated by it. I want to provide useful articles to Siteturner visitors, but I do have to keep money in mind. I need to maximize the potential of those articles. And unlike most affiliate programs, clicks through to Themeforest are not counted, nor commissions, if the visitor clicking through has visited the site previously within the past three months. Which is harsh. Real harsh. Read More

5 Reasons to Give Up On Your Dreams (and Resign Yourself to a Life of Quiet Desperation)

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We all have those days. But for some of us, those days turn into weeks, and those weeks into months, and those months into years. You begin to ask yourself:  why bother?

Should you even bother? It’s not an easy question to answer. Not after all this time. You already have so much invested.

Let’s consider a few good reasons to give up on your dreams. Read More

5 Best Ways to Stay Motivated and Keep Moving Forward with Your Business or Blog

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We all have those days.  There’s things you want to do, and things you need to do, but you just can’t get yourself going.   The road ahead seems a hell of a lot longer than it did yesterday.   You wake up with the best intentions, and proceed to spend most of the day in your pyjamas reading Facebook posts and Gawker articles.  You get little to nothing done, and you go to bed frustrated, wondering what went wrong.

Want to get more done in a day?  Here’s our five best tips for staying motivated. Read More