WordPress Premium Portfolio Themes for Sophisticated Freelancers

I know a lot of freelancers who have put up very simple websites for their own portfolio. These are often plain white or black layouts with some links out to their Dribbble, Behance, Twitter, and other social networks. When you are just getting started this makes sense but why leave out so much information? There are plenty of great themes you can work with to get a WordPress-based portfolio running online … [Read more...]

Are Free Blog Sites Really a Good Deal for Freelancers?

Every freelancer should have a blog, or at least a website, to act as a portfolio to showcase his or her expertise. That's because, for most freelancers, online marketing plays a huge role in how we get our customers. Most freelancers understand this. But if you're just getting started what is really the best way to go about getting a website for yourself? You basically have two options when it comes to … [Read more...]

Unleash the Power of WordPress Using Plugin Combos

As you probably know, WordPress is best known for the way that you can easily add new functionality, thanks to the huge plugin repository. You’ll find a plugin for every use that you could possibly imagine. Did you know that by combining specific plugins, you can quickly specialize your WordPress installation or make it incredibly flexible and powerful, without doing any coding? In this post, I'll share … [Read more...]

13 Great Sites for WordPress Tips, Tutorials, and Hacks

WordPress has become one of, if not THE, most popular open source blogging and content management systems around. With over 25 million websites and blogs powered by this award-winning web software and a continuously expanding community of developers, designers and contributors, freelancers who have the skills and knowledge to create WordPress websites are in high demand. Over 90% of my own freelance business … [Read more...]

9 Plugins Your Clients Will Love For Their WordPress Website

There are countless blog posts with lists of plugins for WordPress, including some great lists here on Freelance Folder, but this post focuses on plugins that will make your clients' experience in WordPress more enjoyable, easier to navigate, rich with important statistics and completely branded to match their website. For freelance web designers or WordPress consultants, taking a small amount of extra time to … [Read more...]

10 More Essential Plugins Every WordPress Blog Should Have

WordPress is known for being one of the most powerful open-source blogging platforms today. Not only does it work great for blogs--it also functions as a regular content management system, which also makes WordPress one of the most popular platforms. One of the reasons that makes WordPress so popular is the free plugin community. Plugins are downloadable add-ons that enhance … [Read more...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Web Development

The web development field offers a variety of languages from front-end development, like HTML, CSS and Javascript, to back-end programming, like PHP, ASP and Ruby on Rails. So how do you start learning how to code? In this post, I want to offer a variety of great tips on beginning your journey to learning web code. At the end of the post, I want to share a simple site structure with you to get started in HTML … [Read more...]

10 Essential Plugins Every Modern WordPress Site Should Have

One of the many benefits to WordPress, one of the most popular blogging platform and Content Management System (CMS), is that it is open source software with a very large and dedicated community. There are so many great developers working to make WordPress the best that it can be, that there are thousands of free plugins available to enhance the platform's default functionality. There are, of course, too many … [Read more...]

15 Incredible WordPress Theme Customizations

Given the quality of WordPress, it's no surprise that it's become the platform of choice for many web professionals. Due to its incredible popularity, though, the majority of WordPress sites look very similar. It can be hard to find a site without the same-old header, footer, and sidebar that is seen on the majority of themes. But those sites do exist. If you look hard enough, you can find the incredibly … [Read more...]

WordPress Theme Release : Simply Valid

Hi folks, I just released a WordPress theme, and I thought I'd let you know. I've talked about using templates to boost productivity before on FreelanceFolder, and I guess if you run a blog you'll be interested in that. I'm aware that some of you guyz are not bloggers, but if you ever thought about starting a blog (or if you already have one), go have a look at Simply Valid. ;) There are 2 versions, light … [Read more...]