Web Design

WP Splash: WordPress Goodness Splashed All Over!

WordPress tips, hacks and design galleryI’ve partnered up with two other WordPress developer friends to launch a new awesome all-things-WordPress blog: WordPress Splash.

We’ll cover a wide variety of WordPress topics, but the primary focus will be giving useful and practical tips and code examples that will make your life easy as a WordPress developer, modder, or a blogger.

WP Splash includes a WordPress Design Gallery, where you can submit your WordPress based designs. And also a community news section on homepage where you can submit WordPress related articles/links.

We have BIG plans for WP Splash, so keep an eye on it. Make sure you subscribe to WP Splash RSS feed and follow it on Twitter to stay updated.

146 CommentsWeb Design, Wordpress Plugins, WordPress Themes, WordPress Tips

How to Make Your Next Project Really Work

Creating a new site, blog or a web app is easy. But most of such new sites created every day do not work.

And there’s a very good reason why.

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69 CommentsBlogging Tips, General, Social Media, usability, Web Design

Flexis WordPress Theme Launched!


After being in constant development for many weeks, our new WordPress Theme Flexis is ready to beautify your web site.

Flexis is what its names suggests: a very flexible theme that can be used on a personal blog, news site, or any general magazine style site.

Some of the features at a glance:

  • Out of the box SEO
  • Social media integration
  • Optimized ad placements
  • Built-in ad management
  • Google Analytics and FeedBurner integration
  • 6 Color schemes
  • Two home page layouts
  • Featured posts and videos
  • Widgetized sidebar and footer
  • Custom Twitter and Flickr widgets
  • On the go thumbnail generation for posts
  • Threaded comments
  • Custom logo and favicon support

And many more in the package.

Flexis has a super cool tabbed AJAX-based control panel that’ll make managing theme features a breeze.


What you’re really going to love is Flexis ad manager. You can add any kind of ads in predefined optimized ad spots, preview, edit, ad delete them with any third party plugin.

I can safely say that you’ll improve your ad earnings with Flexis. Couple that with more visitors thanks to Flexis out-of-the-box SEO and social media optimization and you’re sure as hell going to double your earnings.

Flexis is also highly customizable with 6 awesome color schemes, 2 different home page layouts, different font choices, font sizes, custom logo, favicon, and much more!

What’s more, get Flexis for $20 instead of the regular price $30 in first 24 hours. So hurry up! (valid till March 27 9:00 GMT)

Screenshots and more info | Live Demo | Buy now

If you any question or comments, feel free to drop a comment below.

232 CommentsWeb Design, WordPress Themes

Win a Free Copy of Spotlight WordPress Theme

Get Spotlight Free

It’s hardly been over a week since I launched Spotlight WordPress Theme and I’ve already received plenty of positive feedback from everyone who saw and used the theme  (which also means the sales are going really good).

The good reviews and comments have been very encouraging. So, to continue the good spirit and give everyone back some love, I contacted few blogger friends and asked them to give away 3 copies of Spotlight to their readers.

Well, they couldn’t be happier.

Daniel at Daily Blog Tips is running a twitter contest for Spotlight WordPress Theme. To be one of the three lucky winners, all you have to do is follow Daniel on twitter, and tweet the following message:

Entering the Spotlight contest. If you want to participate, follow @danielscocco and re-tweet http://xr.com/spot1

Daniel will pick 3 random winners on Friday, and will get in touch with them to hand ‘em over a free copy of the theme.

My good friend Steven Snell is also holding a contest on his design resource blog Design Mag. This one is slightly easier. Leave a comment on the contest post and you automatically enter the contest.

Three winner will be picked randomly on Friday.

If you really like the theme and you don’t win a free license, don’t worry. Spotlight is still so cheap, you can get it with the leftover pennies in your wallet!

Stay subscribed for more offers and future themes.

1,335 CommentsBlogging Tips, Web Design, WordPress Themes

Spotlight just for $30 now!

In a fit of generosity, I just decided to reduce the price of Spotlight WordPress Theme from previous $59 to $30. That’s almost half of the original price.

What do I achieve by cutting the  price to half? First, I want everyone to get this theme because it’s so good. People with low budget shouldn’t be left out. Secondly, it’s good from a seller’s perspective too. The lower the price, the more people are likely to buy it.

So what are you waiting for? Get your copy now. You don’t get such amazing offers everyday!

P.S. A couple of folks who have already bought the theme will get $29 back.

27 CommentsBlogging Tips, Web Design, WordPress Themes

Introducing Spotlight: A Powerful Premium WordPress Theme

Spotlight WordPress Theme

You heard me right folks! I’ve partnered with my friend Haris and have launched a new site dedicated to premium WordPress Themes over at Theme Sphere.

And the first theme is a very powerful combination of my tried and tested formulas that will make your competitors envy your web site/blog. The theme, of course, is called Spotlight.

Well, to cut a long story short, you GOT to check it out. I know you’ll be impressed.

Here are some of the best features of this powerful beast:

SEO: Be on the top in search engine result pages

With Spotlight, search engines will love your site. Enjoy high search engine rankings, higher click through rates, and exponential increase in visitors all without digging into theme code.

SMO: Pile up new subscribers with social media features

Out of the box social media optimization makes it easier for your visitors to submit your articles to social media sites, thus opening streams of new visitors from top social media sites like Digg, StumbleUpon, and Delicious. Spotlight also makes it incredibly easy for your fickle social media visitors to discover your best content, stay engaged, and keep coming back as loyal users.

Ad optimized: Make more money while you’re at

Whether you use AdSense, other ad networks, or sell ads directly, Spotlight has a solution for all your needs. Ads are placed in key places and blended into the theme in a way that your visitors are compelled to click on your ads. And a very intuitive Ads management backend puts it all under your command.

Take control of Spotlight with its robust backend

You can customize every bit of Spotlight using its powerful backend. From social media optimization to inserting ads on your site, you can activate every feature with just a single click.

Enjoy free unlimited support

Confused on how to install it? Not sure how to perform a certain task? Not to worry. Drop by our support forum and ask for help. Our experts along with Spotlight community will solve your problem in an instant.

Main Spotlight information page

Live demo

Buy Spotlight

P.S. Please help spread the word about Spotlight WordPress Theme. Need motivation? You can become a affiliate and earn money every time someone buys Spotlight from your referral link.

Your feedback is most welcome.

71 CommentsBlogging Tips, Web Design, WordPress Themes

What’s Your Most Favorite Feature in WordPress 2.7?

 WordPress 2.7

OK, first of all I’m sorry for disappearing from the face of blogosphere all of a sudden. I made a few posts in past couple of months to make a comeback, but things didn’t go as expected. But I do promise to stick around this time and do what I love doing: sharing what I know about blogging on this very blog. (For more on what’s going on in my life, and to chat with me, follow me on Twitter)

With that aside, I’m once again, and as always, excited by the spanking new release of WordPress with a shiny new backend.

WordPress was good and well before it switched to the new backend interface with the release of 2.5. WordPress 2.5 looked sexy, but it wasn’t all too usable.

Although I dislike having to use a completely revamped backend every couple of months, WordPress developers have taken a step in the right direction this time. WordPress 2.7 is here to right the wrongs of 2.5, so to speak.

There are plenty of new features and improvements in WordPress 2.7. Here are the best ones, without further ado.

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32 CommentsGeneral, Web Design, WordPress Tips

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