WordPress News for 3/31/09


Learn how to create a sleek and stylish WordPress theme in Photoshop with this tutorial from PSDVibe. A little tweak with a little creativity could land you a personalized theme. Once you put together your new theme, don’t forget to offer it to others to download and enjoy!

Learn some new tricks and discover new tools and plugins to speed up your WordPress blog. I have run into some scalability issues with this blog recently and have learned quite a bit.

Jean-Baptiste tells us about 10 awesome .htaccess hacks for your WordPress blog including the ability to redirect visitors to a maintenance page while you can continue to see and work on your blog.




  1. Banago (84 comments.) says:

    Great news (tuts) this week. Thanks!

  2. bubazoo (213 comments.) says:

    they need simplier photoshop tutorials for creating things like
    rounded corners for sidebar widgets, changing colors of exist WP theme images, and things like that, because the one thing these photoshop junkies don’t understand, is not all of us know how to manipulate and create images in photoshop. not all of us have the ability to draw stuff in photoshop, or even MS paint for that matter, not all of us have that artistic talent, so they need simplier tutorials for the image creating dummies like me :-) Seriously, just about every photoshop tutorial I’ve seen is too hard for me, wayy too hard, they need tutorials directed more towards WP theme creation and website design in general. I’ve been looking for a theme pretty much forever that has the moveable sidebar widgets included that have nice rounded corners, so I’ve been wanting to create my own since I haven’t found a theme that even comes close to using that yet, but I don’t know how :(

    • bubazoo (213 comments.) says:

      you guys know what I’m talking about right? like the admin theme used to have before the WP 2.5 days, where you could move the sidebar items around to different positions. I’m looking for a WP theme that still uses that, that uses nice rounded corners, instead of square boxes like the theme I’m using now has. otherwise I like the style my blog is using now really, but the theme code is badly outdated. it was a theme I modified from the WP 1.5 days.

  3. George Serradinho (107 comments.) says:

    Thanks for the tips, some great tips for newbies and advanced users.

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