8 must-know free stock photo resources for your site

Oftenly I get attracted to websites and blog pages with beautiful demonstrated graphics and images. Guess I’m not the only one. Either you are a website builder or a theme/template developer or simply a blogger, it all comes the need to illustrate your artwork, themes or blog posts with impressive images.

Expensive commercial libraries like Bigstock, are always there to count on. Yet your wallet may not agree. To deal with restrained budget or unexpected copyright disputes, going for free services can do no harm. Woohoo! Free photos for both personal and commercial purposes, though commercial here doesn’t mean you are allow to resell those freebies.

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Why You Should Use a WordPress Starter Theme for Your Next Theme Development Project

If you want to design and build your own WordPress theme, perhaps for your own projects, or to release as a commercial product, then a starter theme can save you a lot of time and effort, while also helping to ensure your creation is built on solid foundations. Today we will take a look at this type of theme, what they can be used for, and why you should consider using one.

When developing a custom WordPress theme, a popular shortcut and time saving option in the past has been to start with a well-designed but fairly plain looking theme, such as those that come with WordPress, and then remove any unwanted elements before adding your own code to create the design and layout.

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Using Jetpack Custom CSS for your WordPress site

Developed by guys at Automatic, Jetpack is a cool WordPress plugin that brings a lot features from WordPress.com to your self-hosted site on WordPress. I can name here a list of features that would make our life whole lot easier in managing our WordPress site, such as: Site statistics, Carousel for image galleries effect, Publicize, Mobile theme and so on. Seriously, lots of them are amazing and you should check them out.

In the scope this article, I will talk about one feature that we would highly recommend for our users to use, it is Custom CSS.

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Heartbleed or Heartbreak: protect your WordPress site from the vulnerability

heartbleed bug in OpenSSL

If you’ve been following up tech news recently, you must hear about “Heartbleed” security vulnerability already. Million websites has been marked as vulnerable to the attack and as security expert Bruce Schneier said in his blog “On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11”.

Heartbleed is a catastrophic bug in OpenSSL version 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 Beta, a serious security vulnerability in the Internet history.

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