In this post, you will personally come to know more than 35 useful Joomla 3 templates. They will allow you to build beautiful and feature rich websites. You can choose from hundreds of awesome Joomla template designs, and you may find it hard to choose the wheat from the chaff. You may also be considering cons and pros on using Joomla 2.5 or Joomla 3.0.
Experts advise you to build new Joomla websites with Joomla 3 because of the many improvements. On the other hand, if you want to upgrade your website from Joomla 2.5 experts advise you to wait for Joomla 3.5 unless you really need some of the Joomla 3 features.
Joomla 3.0 has actually become quite attractive. It has some interesting improvements like being responsive and having an easy 3 step installation process. It also comes with a lot of goodies like the Bootstrap support and jQuery support. These features are very useful for extension developers.
Let’s move on to the template showcase. I hope you find a perfect template for you next project. Please do not forget to share your thoughts on Joomla 3.0 templates with us, once you are done browsing on the list.
From time to time, we come across amazingly beautiful and creative websites where great photography fill up the entire background of the screen. This type of websites are perfect for photographers and creative artists to show off their work with style but also as an example for businesses in the travel and fashion segments. Full screen photography websites have become extremely popular in the recent years and made possible by the growing availability of high speed Internet.
Especially websites that represents vacation, ways of living, fashion and artistic work have taken this trend to heart and use a large image on the front page as a tool for grabbing the visitor’s attention. We see this same technique used on posters, printed magazines and advertisements.
If you are looking for inspiration on how to create a full screen website this article, will provide you with more than 80 amazing and slightly different photography web designs. In addition, I think it will be valuable for you to check some photography website themes that have been designed with the purpose of showing off photography content. This is a good way to look for inspiration and it may help you find the right solution for kick starting your website project. I hope you will find the inspiration you came looking for. Enjoy!
Moving pictures have always been great for capturing the human eye and to tell a story, give an impression in matter of seconds. People simply love to obtain information from videos compared to reading a long text or to collect inspiration from a well-edited clip. While many bloggers use video posts to make their content more personal and commercial websites use videos as sales enabler it is more and more common to see full screen videos on creative websites.
This is all made possible by the increased availability of high speed Internet and the effect on visitors can be amazing. Adding this effect to a website may seem difficult and expensive, however, with the right video website templates it is actually not. There are solution for WordPress that have it all build in and the most important and challenging part of you project will be to create some great and professional video material.
I have collected some of the coolest websites available right now making use of full screen video as a key design element. Check them out and be inspired and let me know if I missed a good one!
WordPress is bundled with a WYSIWYG visual editor called TinyMCE. It features basic buttons for creating your posts and pages without the need to learn and master HTML markup and coding. This is great and one of the things that make WordPress to easy to use. One area where WordPress lacks an important feature, however, is the support for a WYSIWYG editor in widgets. There is a text widget in WordPress, but it only offers a simple plain text input field for the content. This means adding links and images require experience with coding HTML elements.
The test widget allow the webmaster to add text based content to sidebars in the theme. As WordPress themes tend to have more and more sidebars and use them as content placeholders, I see a strong need for a widgetized WYSIWYG solution.
Black Studio TinyMCE Widget is an interesting plugin for closing the gap. It provides you with a rich text widget in your sidebar or any widgetized area on your website. You can switch between the Visual and HTML mode, insert images/ videos from the WordPress media library, insert links to existing WordPress post or pages, full screen editing mode, widget accessibility mode and multiple languages supported.
This is a basic tutorial on how to make your own WordPress custom post type – it is not as hard as most people expect – yet it is a very powerful capability in WordPress!
Custom post types are the types of contents your WordPress site holds. As a default, WordPress has five custom post types, which are post, page, attachment, revision and navigation menu. However, in WordPress 3.0, the developers introduced custom post types, and this means you can easily create your own. Custom post types are now widely used in themes and plugins to make it simple and convenient for users to manage all kinds of content. Example of this could be events in calendar plugins, products and deals in e-commerce plugins, slides in slider plugins and so forth. The advantage of using custom post types are obvious. First, developers get most of the administration logic and database logic from WordPress core. Secondly, users will recognize the UI and will find it easy to use.
Using infographics as medium to communicate complex or just dry facts in an easy to digest way is becoming more and more popular. Not only is the infographic approach an easy and powerful way to give an overview of a data heavy topic it is also extremely easy to share online on social media site such as Pinteret. This way you can get a targeted message out to a large audience in an almost viral way.
Infographics are used to illustrate a wide range of situations and terms ranging from understanding and development of social media, to sum up the facts of mobile users in the world, demographic and so on. Common to those is that they are great at boiling a large amount of information down to a few numbers and illustrations. Often infographics are used to back up an article that addresses a certain subject but it can also stand alone. This is because professionally designed infographics are so well crafted they contain enough information to tell the whole story. Creating a good infographic required several disciplines to meet up in a perfect match. It is required to do detailed research and understand the data well enough to represent them in a simple graphical way. Second, it is important to use good looking design elements and have a creative touch. It is possible to get help on this part and I recommend you check out some kits for kick-starting the infographic design. Design kits can serve as idea generation and inspiration.
For this article, I have handpicked some of the best social media infographics I could find. They all fits the category social media but each deals with it in different ways. Either you can use them as inspiration on how to create your own infographics, you can use them in your work to substantiate a point or simply to learn facts about social media. Either way I hope you will enjoy this overload of social media facts. If you think I left out any infographics that ought to be on the list do feel free to share it in a comment. Enjoy!
WooCommerce gained serious popularity over the past few years and helped put WordPress on a sweet spot on the e-commerce scene. It have set the norm for WordPress eCommerce and almost anyone looking to build an online shop turns to this plugin. Premium theme developers noted this trend and started to create WooCommerce ready e-commerce templates and most of these are complete solution making it a simple task to setup of a professional webshop with an exceptional design. One good example of this type of theme is Room 09 Shop. Room 09 is a clean and easy to customize WooCommerce theme with tons of features. Such as the sliders, Wishlist, the Zoom Magnifier and the product enquiry form (to use the theme like a catalog, without the cart).
The theme is designed with a flexible layout options and many great features. It includes a popup plugin to collect subscribers, two custom checkout pages, filterable FAQ’s, a shortcodes manager, Megamenu with image support, 9 WooCommerce widgets, 14 custom widgets and more. Room 09 is also good for portfolio and corporate sites. There is included four portfolio page layout, four blog layouts, a services page, testimonials and FAQ’s page and contact page with a Google map panel. For customer login there is also a custom login page. OK let us take a closer look at Room9!
When the WWW was opened for commercial use back in 1991 few could imagine that it would evolve into a massive platform for online shopping. Since Amazone.com and eBay introduced their online shopping sites in 1995 the market for e-commerce B2C product sales for retail products now represent 8% of the total retail product sales in the United States. With an immense amount of $26 billion worth of clothes sold online fashion e-commerce websites thereby have become one of the most popular shopping categories online.
Before creating a fashion e-commerce website there are many factor’s to take into consideration. Studies show that 72% of women prefer browsing the Internet when looking for appeal making it the preferred place to look for inspiration. Having user-friendly features, lots of information of the products and even the possibility to study the products in greater details is important. One way to do this is to allow users to zoom in e.g. using a jQuery image zoom plugin. Small improvements that drive trust in the product and the merchant will make it more likely that your customers convert and return. Another popular technique used to close deals online is to either have an automated online assistant or a live chat function for sales and support help.
When you browse through this massive collection of fashion e-commerce website designs you might find inspiration for functions or designs you want to use on your own website. If you have not created a website yet I want to direct your attention to this article that sums up some of the best e-Commerce website templates. In this collection, you will see that by choosing a theme build to handle e-commerce you will get many build in features that are specially designed for enhancing the user experience. As a part of this experience is having a great look and feel regardless if, you are a PC, smartphone or a tablet owner. In fact, more and more online transactions are made with tablet devices making it worth taking into consideration if your web design should be responsive and mobile friendly.
I hope you will find this collection of e-commerce website designs inspirational. Please leave me a comment telling me if you found the inspiration you were looking for. Enjoy!
It is a never-ending search looking for ways to make your website stand out and capture the audience. Especially creatively oriented business’ and freelancers often choose to make use of a portfolio website design as this compliments the need for presenting a large number of products, skills and services without making the design looking cluttered.
Especially dark portfolio websites are often used as the dark color tend to make the website seem intense and in addition, dark web design is great for capturing your visitor’s attention and provides them with a unique experience. As portfolio themes are frequently used, there are many great examples online of how you can twist and turn the design to become unique and a great represent of your business. In this article, I have found more than 60 amazing examples of dark portfolio websites.
If you are considering creating a portfolio website yourself you should look at one of our previous articles that features some of the best WordPress portfolio themes. One of the benefits with WordPress themes is that they are easy to set up and you do not need to hire a web designer in order to create a great looking design.
I hope you will find this large collection of dark portfolio websites inspirational and might pick up some tricks along the way. I will appreciate if you would share this article with your colleagues on Twitter. Enjoy!
One of the questions I often get from visitors and clients is if there is a simple solution for WordPress to set up pages that only specific users can access – almost like a customer area or an extranet. I stumbled over a plugin that I believe does a good job and have the features most people will need without being over complex.
WordPress started out as a blogging platform and it still takes a quite simplistic approach to user and content level security. It is possible to create users and assign each user to a single role. Roles in standard WordPress range from subscribers to various content provider roles such as author and editor. Finally, there is an admin role with all permissions available; this is used for setting up the website. The user model is primarily useful for controlling a content publishing process where contributors prepare content that editors moderate and publish. Securing a content for front-end visitors is possible in WordPress using a simple password protection. This is not user related and anyone with the password can unlock the content.
PrivateContent is a good example of this and it is a very robust and feature rich solution. User management possibilities are improved by allowing you to create user categories and then categorize users to control what content they can access. An integrated set of options pages helps administrators work efficient with user management and permissions. In addition, it is possible to import and export users using Excel or CSV file format. With PrivateContent each user has its own private page too. Users can edit the page if you want them to and you can provide content for the individual users as needed. The plugin also comes with an integrated shortcode wizard that allows you to define private content inside normal WordPress pages and posts. Finally, you can choose to hide all the posts or one or more categories and only give access to specific user categories.
PrivateContent comes with simple options for setting up a login form for the users. You can add it using widgets, shortcodes or API functions (for developers). The CSS style of the form can be customized by disabling the default CSS and using your own. In combination with business website templates it will help you build websites where you can serve customized content to anonymous users, customers and employees. In addition, it is a cool plugin for photographers building a photography website to deliver photos for downloaf to a personal customer page.
The plugin can be installed using the default WordPress plugin installer. You can also install it by uploading directly into your FTP. You can start using the plugin by accessing the settings found in the dashboard menu.