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Siteturner is now accepting submissions for articles and tutorials related to web design & development, web technology, writing & content creation, and online marketing.

We currently pay $50 for each accepted submission, and authors will receive a byline and bio.  Read More

WordPress Development Basics: Use functions.php to Add a Custom Menu to Your Theme

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In our last WordPress Development Basics article, we created a bare bones WordPress theme from scratch.   In this article, we’ll add a custom navigation menu to that theme with the help of functions.php.

The WordPress theme we created last time around was just about as simple as a WordPress theme can be, consisting of only four files: style.css, header.php, index.php, and footer.php.   But almost all free and premium WordPress themes also include a file called functions.php.  It’s not a requirement, but functions.php works a bit like a plugin, allowing developers too add functionality to their themes beyond the capabilities of templates and stylesheets.  Custom navigation, for example! Read More

WordPress Development Basics: Create a New Theme from Scratch in 7 Steps

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Want to create a brand-new WordPress theme from scratch?  Feel overwhelmed by the information in the WordPress Codex? In this article, we simplify the process and break it down into easy to follow steps.

For this tutorial, we assume that you already have a working installation of WordPress and a basic understanding of HTML and CSS.  If you’re brand new to WordPress development, and you need help setting up a development environment, we recommend checking out this roundup of your best options. Read More

11+ Excellent Tumblr-Style WordPress Themes for 2015

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For this roundup, we picked out a few of the best Tumblr-style WordPress themes.  These minimalistic themes are perfect for writers and bloggers who love the simplicity of Tumblr, but don’t want to miss out on the power and extensibility provided by the WordPress platform.

When putting this list together, we discovered that many of the older tumblog themes on the market are starting to look dated.  With that in mind, we tried to select newer themes that reflect contemporary design trends and layouts.  We also purposely avoided including overtly complex themes: for this roundup, less was more. Read More

6+ Best Content Sharing Themes for WordPress in 2015

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Hey folks! In this Siteturner collection, we have a look at the best content sharing themes for WordPress.  If you’ve got it in mind to build a website around user-generated content, and you’ll be using the WordPress platform to do it, one of these themes will help you out.

Considering the popularity of leading content sharing websites like Piniterest, StumbleUpon, and Reddit, it surprised us to discover only a handful of sharing themes to choose from while assembling this list.   Perhaps most webmasters are getting their content sharing functionality from plugins; perhaps some are developing custom solutions and themes.  Regardless, we did turn up some strong products, and narrowed our roundup to six stand-outs. Read More

Make an Impression: 11+ Excellent Responsive vCard & Resume Themes for WordPress in 2015

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This time, we’re looking at a few of the best vCard & resume themes for WordPress.   Want a great looking site that will impress potential clients and employers?  Of course you do.  You’re not stupid.

There’s a ton of CV/Resume themes out there, which is why we won’t presume that these are objectively the best available.  But we’re confident that they are at the top of the pile, and each one packages in all the functionality you need to show off your skills and portfolio in a memorable, professional way. Read More

11+ Best WordPress Web Hosting Themes with WHMCS Support in 2015

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For this Siteturner roundup, we gathered together the best WordPress web hosting themes.  If you’re a hosting company startup, or a hosting reseller looking to save money on your site’s design (and take advantage of everything WHMCS has to offer), one of these themes will be a good fit.

Chances are you arrived here from Google after searching for WordPress themes that support WHMCS, so we won’t bore you with a lengthy explanation of what that is and what it does.  If you don’t already know what it is, you can find out more about it here.   Beyond the standard features you might be looking for – pricing tables, domain search forms, WPML support – all the themes on this list are fully integrated with WHMCS via a bridge plugin. Read More

18+ Best WordPress Landing Page Themes for App, Software, and eBook Developers

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Hey, want to check out some of the best WordPress landing page themes?  If the answer is yes, you’re in luck! That’s exactly what we intend to do in this article.  If the answer is no, well, read on anyway.  What else have you got to do?

First things first: what’s a landing page theme? For all intents and purposes, it’s a one-page style WordPress theme that aims to put your product or service front-and-center, engaging each visitor the moment they land on your site.   Your requirements for a landing page may vary, depending on whether you’re promoting an app, software, an eBook or some other type of digital product, but the themes we’ve assembled for this list should have most of the bases covered. Read More

10+ Best WordPress Car Repair Themes for Mechanics & Garages

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For this article, we dug up a few of the best WordPress car repair themes (for mechanics, auto body shops, garages, etc).   If you’re the owner of an automotive business, any one of these themes is an excellent alternative to sinking money into an expensive custom website design.

When it comes to automotive/repair shop/garage themes, there’s not any must-have features and individual requirements will vary.   For the most, WordPress’s core functionality will pretty much have you covered.   On-site appointment forms are nice to have, and ideally you will be able to tweak and customize the theme without much fuss.   Though we based our choices primarily on design quality, it’s worth noting that we placed the themes with the most features toward the top of the list. Read More

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