Our October 24th general Meetup doesn’t have a topic, but I do have some resources to share with the community and I’m hoping that other people will have some thoughts on useful WordPress tools.
Some Websites of interest
- wordpress.tv – videos of wordcamps from around the world
- codex.wordpress.org – All about WordPress for every level.
- speckyboy.com – A wide variety of interesting WP topics.
- smashingmagazine.com – interesting articles for website builders, they have a wordpress category that’s got some very useful stuff.
- elegantthemes.com/blog – especially if you use DIVI
- wplift.com – lots of interesting and practical articles on WP.
Building out test content for trying out themes
- pixabay.com – One of the largest and most popular PD photos sites.
- unsplash.com – Another interesting photo repository.
Place holding text
- lipsum.com – Pseudo latin placeholding text so you can see how longer articles will work with your theme.
- hipsum.co – Pseudo latin with some hipster flair sprinkled in.
- pirateipsum.me – Yar, you scallywag
- baconipsum.com – meat based random text
Fonts & Icons
- fontawesome.com – Well crafted set of icons you can use to spiff up your website navigation.
- octicons.github.com – Github icons
- lineicons.com – another source for vector icons
- fonts.google.com – Large collections of nice and free fonts.
- dafont.com – a huge collection PD, shareware and demo fonts. Read the documentation that comes with the font!
Remotely Investigating a WordPress site
Built with is a website that looks at the underlying WordPress code and makes guesses about how the website was put together.
Chrome inspector – lets you look at the CSS that effects elements on your page in order to make small style changes to your website.
DIY Themes – Tools for making your website faster, easier to customize, and lots of marketing info:
Some interesting WordPress.tv topics
- Looking at SEO
2. Short talk on getting started build WP plugins
First 16 mins is the actual talk, rest is questions.
3. Interesting presective from a WP developer
Interesting questions on security and other topics.
4. Amusing four minute history of WP
5. Short lesson on building a successful landing page.
Good marketing tips, entertaining speaker