WordPress is an ideal platform for building your own
portfolio, blog, or eCommerce site. Itâ€™s packed with all the basic tools you
need to build a professional-looking site. Plus, it has tools that can take
your web-building skills to an even higher level.
Get even more impressive results or add features to a
website that you might have thought could only be provided by extensive coding
or by a developer you can select among a large selection of WordPress plugins.
The only problem is this. When we speak of a large
selection, weâ€™re not talking about a couple of hundred plugins. Weâ€™re talking
of more than 55,000.
Fortunately, you donâ€™t need to look far to find the best
and most practical ones. Here are 8 of the very best for 2020, one or more of
which could resolve a nagging problem or put your websites on steroids.
Having too many WordPress themes to choose among is of course better than having too few. But there are times when searching for what you really need is like looking for the proverbial needle in the haystack.
If youâ€™ve been looking for a top-of-the-line multipurpose theme you will probably find it right here. Weâ€™ve listed several very useful more specialized themes as well. Although admittedly we can cover every possible niche a short listing as this.
For a few of you, it may be back to searching for the needle. We sincerely hope that will not be the case.
This, the biggest WordPress theme of them all, pretty much covers all the bases with respect to what a designer needs to create the perfect website â€“ no matter the type or niche. If youâ€™re in need of a multipurpose theme because you have to satisfy a large and diverse clientele, a theme like this one that is packed with useful features is certainly worth a close look.
It could take a full page to summarize BeThemeâ€™s 40+ core features, so weâ€™ll settle for the highlights.
The popular Muffin Builder, working in combination with a powerful Admin Panel and a large selection of shortcodes eliminates any necessity for coding.
A host of design elements plus unlimited colors, custom backgrounds, advanced typography and special effects provides unmatched design flexibility
A Layout Generator, Header Builder, multiple column, grid, and other layout options serve to position your content precisely as you want it
The most popular feature of all, and in many respects the one that provides the greatest design flexibility, is the library of 500+ professionally-crafted, responsive, and customizable pre-built websites.
â€œIt is a very versatile, intuitive and easy to handle template. When doubts appear, the support team responds quickly and solves the problem. I am satisfied with my purchase and I collaborate when I can in the forum with other users like me when they have simple problems.â€ anden14
Finding just the right WordPress website builder to fit you needs can take time. First, you must determine what it is you want. Then you must take the time to research whatâ€™s available. Your research may require the skills of a Sherlock Holmes since you often need to read between the lines or request a trial offer to determine what a website builder is genuinely capable of.
Even then, you may have to settle for a compromise. The product may be of superior quality but is lacking in one or more important features; or it may be loaded down with features (including many you may never use), but youâ€™ll have to sit through six hours of tutorials before you can even get it operational.
You can avoid all the searching, researching, free trials, and trying to live without certain features by going with #1 â€“ Elementor.
1. Why Choose Elementor?
Elementor makes website building painless and effortless, but it does so without placing any design constraints on its users. It does what you tell it to without ever begging for a line of code to help get the job done.
This #1 WordPress website builder gives you all the design flexibility youâ€™ll ever need. Whether you come across a client who has no idea what to ask for, or a very demanding, fabulously- creative client, neither one will be a problem for you.
You have full control over customizing your layouts, full access to the necessary design elements and features, you do your design work on the frontend, and you can see the results of your efforts instantly and in real time.
Elementor 2.0 is even better! 2.0 will be released incrementally over the remainder of 2018 with some great surprises in store. Elementorâ€™s 600,000+ customer base is expected to increase dramatically.Â Read the rest of this entry »
Keeping a small business running is hard work. You have projects to negotiate, emails to answer, and deadlines to meet. You have to find the time to explore new trends and methods. Sometimes, you have to take whatever time it takes to learn how to use new tools of your trade effectively.
When you add accounting to the mix, you may begin to feel as if your sanity is hanging in the balance.
Sending invoices and chasing down and collecting payments might not be easy. Also, tracking income and expenses and preparing tax returns all take time. This is where FreshBooks comes in.
1. What is FreshBooks and What Does It Do?
FreshBooks is a software accounting solution that makes billing a quick, painless process. You will have the time you save by being able to avoid having to handle billing manually. It can better be devoted to the work you enjoy doing.
FreshBooks is a creation of Mike McDerment. Mike is a web designer. He realized the billing process was time-consuming. Once he realized how much, be decided to do something about it. Mike also wanted to avoid mistakes, large or small, that could get him into trouble.
He set about building a simple software application that can solve this problem. His app that relieves freelancers and small business owners of these tedious tasks. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, over 10 million people are using FreshBooks. They are managing their invoicing, payments, and time tracking tasks. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether content is delivered late, structured differently to the design or lost in email threads – content always gets the blame for website project delays. As a designer or developer involved in a website project, you’re probably familiar with having to adjust or even re-do your work when content finally arrives. Why does this happen time and time again?
Even if you’re lucky to have a brilliant project manager on your side, who has properly briefed the clients or content contributors on what to provide, if the people providing your content are doing it in Word docs, spreadsheets or even worse, in presentation files (yikes!) – then the chances of them sending content that will easily migrate to your site design or CMS is unlikely. These tools simply weren’t built to gather content for web projects.
If this sounds familiar to you, it’s time to meetÂ GatherContent. GatherContent is a platform built for teams to easily organise and produce lots of content for website projects. In GatherContent you will: Read the rest of this entry »
Today I would like to introduce Codester. Codester is an online platform for buying and selling web development assets like scripts, app templates, themes, pluginsÂ and graphics. These assets make any developer or designers life a lot easier as they can help to reduce development time a lot.
Codester is not the first platform that offers ready to use web development assets and is also not the biggest, but they have a great unique selection of items that are not available anywhere else.Â They have by far the best payout rate for sellers, which results in a lot of professional developersÂ who normally ignore marketplace platforms Â to turn to Codester to sell their work. Codester is gaining a lot of traction and is growing quickly.
Scripts & Code
There are so many ways through which a business can start off their campaign in a newly designed competitive environment. As such, there is the need to bring in capable hands that can help facilitate better service delivery.
These services could be projected better by organizations that have studied the marketability trend which will promote profitability and employability of individuals in a socio-economic scene. In this regard, Wix.com has built its capacity to address key issues in the area of business advertisement and socio-economic relevance. So some of the directions adopted by this organization can be traceable to the opportunities Wix is offering in helping organizations fulfill their duties. Some of these benefits shall be discussed in further details.
Benefits of using Wix.com
Firstly, the experts or new users belonging to this arena will ensure that Wix makes use of aesthetics and advanced technology to help individuals build an irresistible web page. Most successful businesses are thriving on a unique knowledge that many Public Relations organizations help to generate for sustainability and relevance. Read the rest of this entry »
Eversign is a cloud-based productivity tool that allows you securely sign, approve and deliver documents digitally. Ever sign works perfectly with other popular cloud-based applications like Evernote, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box, connecting and interfacing seamlessly with them. The eSignature application comes with so many handy features like:
Compliance and Legal Validity: Eversign was designed, so all e-signature made from the application meet the strictest security and authentication requirements defined in the around the world, particularly in the United States and Europe making your documents legally binding.
Security and Document Management: The application allows you to safely save your documents after you complete them in your account, export them to a private location, completely remove them from the app or set them to auto-expire.
Document Editor: Eversign comes with an inbuilt document editor that allows you to prepare existing PDF documents you uploaded for signing.
In-Person Signing: The Eversign interface Permits employees, customers, contractors, or partners sign documented directly on your mobile device or your Pc. Perfect for Non-Disclosure Agreements or Waivers.
Audit Trail: Eversign also automatically helps you keep track of your entire present and past document saving a complete and detailed audit trail. The application creates the perfect audit trail for you containing names, emails and IP addresses and time stamps; A comprehensive and secure audit trail.
Integrations: the application allows you connect effortlessly with other cloud-based applications like Box, Evernote, Google Docs, Zoho and much more, so you can perform your daily activities with ease.
E-Signatures: Eversignâ€™s beautiful interface presents you multiple options for signing a document whether you want to draw your signature, upload an existing one, have the system create a beautiful signature for you or you want to type it all to create the perfect experience.
Multiple Business: Eversign also equips you with an interface that allows you operate and manage multiple businesses, each with its documents, team members and contacts. This is great when you are executing multiple contracts on behalf of different businesses.
Templates: You can also create document templates for contracts or other forms you often use and pre-fill them with drop-down menus, checkboxes, routine texts, and a few other elements. An example of a document this feature is perfect for registration forms.
Team Management: the application allows you to add as many as 25 members of your team to any business set up under your Eversign account. However, these feature depends heavily on your subscription Level.
Contact Management: Eversign allows you save contact profiles for regular Signers, so adding them to a process becomes a matter of few click. This best serves contracts or approvals that require constant renewal.
Rest API: Eversign automatically interfaces with your applications handling e-Signatures using its JSON-based REST API.
Obtaining international addresses from clients and customers just got a whole lot easier. Streetlayer offers a seamless address data processing add-on. The JSON API helps to analyze, validate, and format international addresses immediately upon entering the system.
The primary benefit is that you get higher quality data sets. The full address is verified and with postal code filtering, you never have to worry about not having sufficient data in order to effectively reach your customers.
There are a number of uses for Streetlayer. Itâ€™s capable of validating a customer address on an order form to ensure their package reaches them. It can be used on a registration form to ensure you have collected the correct information. Itâ€™s also possible to maintain a standard format for your database so that valuable information is not lost.
The straightforward validation web service works behind the scenes and does a complete geocode lookup. They offer a high level of accuracy with our search algorithm. Plus, it enables accuracy with addresses from around the globe. This allows you to be fully organized regardless of where you do business.
This is a necessary tool to incorporate into your business â€“ and an affordable one. They offer free and paid subscriptions, providing something for everyone. This ensures you get a solution that meets the needs of your business.
Once you have international address validation, it will allow you to organize your database, keep better data sets, and ensure you have the right address for everyone who registers or orders on your site. This eliminates the costly mistakes that could otherwise ensue, which means you canâ€™t afford NOT to have Streetlayer.
Within minutes, you can be signed up and using it within your website with the easy-to-integrate structure. Sign up now!
Streetlayer makes it easier than ever to verify international addresses. I was surprised by how easy it is to use. My data sets always seemed to be messed up because addresses were entered incorrectly. Now that I have integrated this into my website, I get the ideal format for my database. The postal code filtering also ensures that there are no mistakes, which makes it easier to send out mailings and packages without them being returned to me. Iâ€™m on a premium plan and itâ€™s affordable, too. This has been a game changer within my business and our company simply canâ€™t beat the cost of it.
Opera Neon Concept Browser for Windows. What if this were the future of web browsing? Get a glimpse into what Opera for computers could become. Each Opera Neon feature is an alternate reality for the Opera browser. The Opera browser features you love have been rebooted, with a fun, fresh take on Speed Dial, visual tabs and the omnibox, which float in to kickstart your browsing session. Opera Neon wipes away your desktop clutter by bringing your computerâ€™s wallpaper into the browser.
Opera Neonâ€™s newly developed physics engine is set to breathe life back into the internet. Tabs and other objects respond to you like real objects; they have weight and move in a natural way when dragged, pushed, or even popped. This desktop browser is more than just a window to the internet â€“ with Opera Neon, you are in control of everything you see.