Favicon Fever: All you need to know about installing a Favicon via WordPress

Creating a tight, consistent brand is crucial in the web world, and one of the ways this is achieved is through a website’s overall look and feel. If you’ve overlooked the favicon, that little colorful icon sitting in the tab of your web browser, you are missing out on an easy way to keep visitors recognizing your site and brand. Your favicon is your company’s calling card, one that distinguishes you from the other 37 tabs sitting open on your user’s web browser. It’s a nifty little file that contains multiple iterations of one image at various sizes, which allows for image viewing across all the different browsers and operating systems.

55+ Best WordPress Restaurant Themes for Cafes, Bakeries, Drive-in, Takeout, and Formal Eateries

From Vietnamese restaurants to burger joints, all restaurants require an online presence to share menus, foodie and restaurant pics, contact information, and reviews from Yelp and other sources. Oh, and what would a restaurant website be without a booking system? But before you get overwhelmed, just know you an accomplish all of this and more using a WordPress restaurant theme.

20+ Best Yoga WordPress Themes for Studios and Yoga Groups

Yoga has exploded in popularity across the western world, with some online statistics indicating that there are 15 million Americans alone who practice this traditionally Eastern form of meditation. If you live in a city and even if you live in many smaller towns, you’ve likely seen yoga studios popping up with increased regularity, sometimes with multiple locations on the same block. It’s been one of the fastest growing health sectors in the US economy, with annual spending on yoga related products topping $30 billion in sales. If you want to get involved in this industry, it’s vital you have a website and yoga WordPress themes are a good way to get that accomplished quickly

60+ Free Business WordPress Themes for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses and Startups

Remember back in the day, when you needed a new website, you had to hire a team to design and develop one from scratch? As a graphic and web design/dev company, our clients come to us needing custom solutions for their sites with more requirements than a web template can offer. But for most people, using a free business WordPress theme for their website can be extremely advantageous.

45+ Best WordPress Church Themes For Synagogues, Parishes and Mosques 2016

Over the past year, the theme community has produced an explosion of WordPress themes for churches and religious websites. Not only are there now hundreds of options to choose from but, unlike in years past, options exist to make parish, synagogue, or mosque websites that that are as beautiful as they are full featured. Today, we’ll explore some of the best WordPress church themes to help you better reach your flock.

54+ Responsive Business WordPress Themes You Don’t Want to Miss!

With so many premium WordPress themes out on the market these days, it’s a little overwhelming to sift through all the shops and know who is legitimate and whose themes are worth buying. We’ve taken some of the guesswork out of the process and have put together a roundup of ten of our favorite responsive business and multipurpose WordPress themes that are sure-fires in terms of versatility and a great user experience!

90+ Best WordPress Portfolio Themes For Creatives, Professionals, And Businesses 2016

One of the fastest growing segments of the WordPress theme marketplace are themes for creative agencies, professionals and freelancers who need ways to showcase there work in attractive ways. In an attempt to capture the interest of this intelligent and aesthetic minded crowd, theme developers are racing to create beautiful new WordPress portfolio themes that offer image-forward designs while not sacrificing business branding needs.

How to Start a Fashion Blog

Way back in 2005, Scott Schuman’s street style blog, The Sartorialist, rocked the blogosphere and launched a slew of location-specific fashion blogs. Everyone wanted to start one, including us (yours truly had a Portland Street Style blog at the time).

Since then, the fashion blog industry has taken the web world by storm, with top bloggers becoming brands in and of themselves and making well over $1 million a year from affiliates, product placements, social media marketing and more, according to a recent article from Fast Company. There’s no magic behind what these people are doing – they all start with the same tools: a laptop, a website template, and some zany idea that maybe, just maybe, they can make it. With a little luck and a lot of persistence, many of them succeed beyond what they ever thought possible. So how can you cash in on the internet fashion market? Read on for how to start a fashion blog.

Learn WordPress Now: Top Resources to Get Started Now!

Learning how to use WordPress can feel overwhelming if you don’t have the right tools in your toolbelt to help you along the way. You know how it goes — you’re working on your site and get hung up on a question. You Google it and resolve the issue, forgetting about it until another similar issue comes up and you have to address it again, only to realize that you’ve only skimmed the surface of WordPress’ potential. If you only knew a little more about this CMS, your site could be that much more powerful and dynamic (and secure!).

So, here is a roundup of our favorite ways to quickly learn WordPress while building a strong knowledge base that will serve you for years to come. Everyone is a beginner at some point – save yourself some time and headache by learning WordPress systematically and efficiently. Read on to learn how to get started…

Vintage Bird + Flower Pattern

Today’s awesome design freebie is a vintage/retro bird and flower pattern, good as both a Photoshop pattern and an Illustrator pattern. It was inspired by some retro fabric I recently fell in love with. It’s a playful, creative, and retro pattern, and it’s free to you! The pattern download includes an .ai file with pattern swatch, .pat file of the design, and a lossless, high-res .png for use in any other digital art program.

Our Favorite WordPress News Resources

Notable news happens fast in the world of WordPress, and it’s important to keep on top of the latest goings-ons with WordPress news, web development, security and the rest. But where do you start making sense of all the news and of which blogs are worth reading? Here, we give you a list of our favorite WordPress news resources – the ones you can trust to bring you relevant, up-to-date important headlines on all the latest happenings in WordPress.

7 Royalty Free Victorian Damask Background Textures

For today’s design freebie, we’re giving away a pack of seven Victorian damask background textures. These textures are web-ready with faded gradient edges on each so you don’t have to do anything to prep them; simply change your site’s background color to the color referenced above each image so it continues to fade to that specific color for larger screen sizes. The images are 1400 x 1400 pixels, giving you a lot of space to work with. I’ve cut a width-wide slice of each so you can get a preview of the background textures (they’ve also been reduced in size from 1400 px to 685 px).

WordPress News Roundup: Top Headlines, August 22-29

This week in the world of WordPress: Jason Schuller, formerly of Press75, talks about his experience as a WordPress theme creator and business owner. Google Analytics and some simple code make it easier to monitor your site’s responsiveness on mobile devices. A tour of WordPress 4.0, why JetPack is getting even cooler, and the rise and fall of the post format. Read on for more…

Interview with Nimbus Themes’ Contest Winner Miles Linklater

Last week, Nimbus Themes closed our first-ever giveaway contest. We are happy to announce that Miles Linklater of 24pt. Helvetica was the lucky winner of a 1-year ALL ACCESS Nimbus membership. This gives him access to all our WordPress themes and those to come in the next year, along with a year’s worth of updates and support.

We had the opportunity to get to know Mr. Linklater and his work, and we would like to showcase a bit for you today. Miles’ story is a great example of how to combine one’s interests and skill set into a satisfying profession. How’d he do it? Read on for more…