How to Ace Your Freelancing Career

Posted in Blogging, Freelance, WordPress6 months ago • Written by 10 Comments

Has it ever occur to you how to ace your freelancing career? Freelance web designing is not an ordinary job. If you dip in the puddle of the freelance industry, you’ll discover that these people are a lot more creative and productive than those who work at desks and offices. Surely, they don’t earn the way people at desk jobs do but freelancers have the absolute and ultimate liberty on how well they utilize their time, and, in most cases, where they utilize it.

As a freelancer, you can work anywhere, anytime. You can design your website in a desk, an office, a coffee shop, in the bathroom – you name it. Freelancers have the greatest gift of all: Freedom. However, this freedom isn’t really that ‘free’. As a freelance web designer, you need to work with people, deadlines and the greatest enemy of all time, procrastination.

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10+ WordPress Plugins to Boost Your Social and Organic Traffic

Posted in Plugins, WordPress8 months ago • Written by 37 Comments

One of the best things about WordPress is the ability to extend the functionality of your WordPress installation with the use of plugins. You don’t have to mess around with the core files of WordPress since these plugins can easily achieve the same result and exist independent of the core WordPress files. At the time of writing this article there are over 27,000 plugins available via the official repository and many more in the form of premium WordPress plugins. I know how well the readers on 1stWebDesigner love their WordPress content, so I have decided to do a roundup of some of the very best WordPress plugins you can use on your site to attract more visitors via organic and social channels.

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10 Free Stunning WordPress Themes for Bloggers

Posted in Freebies, Themes, WordPress8 months ago • Written by 14 Comments

WordPress is one of the most amazing blogging systems ever created. It’s easy to use and tinker around, which makes it very popular for bloggers, and, especially for most web designers. One of its awesome features is it’s easy to understand theme structure. Using basic PHP and some of the WordPress functions, you will be gazing at the best theme that you could ever see in no time.

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[Giveaway] Five Premium WordPress Themes from Themefuse [Ended]

Posted in WordPress11 months ago • Written by 196 Comments

You read that right. Our pals over at ThemeFuse are sharing five premium WordPress themes of your choice. You are probably already using WordPress for your website or blog, why not vamp it up with a fresh look? After all, a custom or premium WordPress theme is the ideal option – with all those features and elements that you just can’t find on free themes. We know that premium WordPress themes are expensive…

You don’t have to worry now. You can be one of the five lucky winners. You can go through all of ThemeFuse’s attractive and amazing WordPress themes and choose the perfect one for no charge at all.

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30 Premium Flat WordPress Themes That Rock!

Posted in WordPress12 months ago • Written by 12 Comments

Looking for some flat WordPress themes for your website? Flat is hot right now! Flat design or flat UI is now the growing trend in the web design industry and the audience are going gaga for it. Going for a minimalist approach, flat designs are sophisticated, simple and sexy.

Most people don’t have enough time to spare to create a new flat web template and the best solution to that problem is to purchase one. Flat designs are also made to fit with retina displays; your blog can be visited by people on their tablets and smartphones. It’s the perfect concept for you to gather more audience. If you want to take the plunge into the awesome revolution in web design, then, let us cater to your needs in this article. Okay, let’s move on to the latest 30 rocking WordPress Themes with Flat Designs.

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Create Your Own Landing Page: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners

Posted in WordPress1 year ago • Written by 14 Comments

If you already know what is a Landing Page and what it is for, I will call you a “Smarty Pants”, but please give me just 58 seconds to explain it to those who don’t really know what it is.

So a Lead Capture Page, Lander or as most of us know it, a Landing Page, usually serves one, single, yet very important purpose. It is designed to be one large Call to Action.

Usually it’s a single web page and contains very focused and deliberate sales copy with Call to Actions throughout.

Brilliant! I managed to explain it in less than 58 seconds.

Now that you know what a Landing Page is, I’m going to show you how to create, and launch, your own.

What’s more exciting is that you do not need to be a coding guru or an über cool designer.

It’s just that simple – You and this ultimate guide.

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How to Build a Blog – Ultimate Guide for Beginners [Free Domain]

Posted in WordPress1 year ago • Written by 29 Comments

To kick-off our series of Ultimate Guides about what WordPress can do, we will start by showing you how to build a blog the easiest way possible. From hosting to writing your very first post! This tutorial is meant for people who have zero experience building websites, now you know!

People blog for many reasons, among these reasons are to express what they feel, share what they know, or maybe just to keep an online journal available for public viewing. Sounds neat, yes?

Don’t know how to build a blog?

Don’t know where to start?

Let us help you with this Ultimate Guide on how to Build a Blog. The only guide that you will ever need.

No coding necessary. Just you and a tiny bit of your time.

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Free and Premium Photoshop Tutorials for Graphic and Web Designers

Posted in Tutorials, Web Interface, WordPress1 year ago • Written by 12 Comments

Premium membership websites have become popular in recent years, by following the tutorials these sites offer you can teach yourself graphic and web design. However, if you’re having a hard time learning by yourself another option is to subscribe to premium courses. Sounds good right? You will become a graphic/web designer without having to spend the money on a degree from school, and many people are doing that.

School is not an option regarding this matter. Read Learn Web Design The Right Way: Quit College And Start Sucking Blood to learn more about this. Our Freelance Sergeant James Richman will explain everything about why you need to start sucking blood from now on and become a freelance web designer.

Okay, continue reading to check out both free and premium video courses for graphic and web design!

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WordPress Plugin Development from Scratch, Part 4/4: Settings Page

Posted in Plugins, WordPress1 year ago • Written by 15 Comments

Welcome to the final part of our tutorial series on WordPress Plugin Development for Designers. In the last three parts, we discussed the importance of plugins for you as designers and identified a basic structure for design based plugins while integrating a jQuery slider into WordPress.

Today we are going to complete the basic structure of a plugin by learning how to create a WordPress plugin settings page for our slider. Stay tuned as settings are an important part in customizing the functionality of a Plugin.

So let’s get started.

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How These 11 WordPress Scripts Will Stop North Korea And Improve Your Blog

Posted in HowTos, WordPress1 year ago • Written by 23 Comments

In this post you will get 11 WordPress scripts that will help improve your blog’s performance and that may or may not stop North Korea from terrorizing us.

Either way, you will find these little WordPress hacks very useful for your daily blogging needs, which can help you save lots of precious time!

If you’re eager to enhance or improve the functionality of your WordPress site, then below are powerful WordPress scripts that will definitely give you a great head start.

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