My Experience at WordCamp Mumbai 2016

WordCamp Mumbai was my third WordCamp, but first one outside of Pune.

I enjoyed this WordCamp. You can see by my twit. I met my co-reviewer from WordPress Theme Review Team Sakin Shrestha, also Naoko Takano. I also got to meet other people with whom I had met previously.

Mewith Sakin Shrestha


Talkin-with-Raghavendra Peri

The first-day talk was by Silpa. I enjoyed and got inspired from her session because that is also true concept of life. I learned how to talk to someone when things are not in your hand.

Next was WP plugin marketing tips by Nirav Mehta, which was also good. Another was WP Plugin Development Best practices by Sam Hotchkiss where I learned new thing that we have to use at the time of plugin development.

After lunch was their was Panel Discussion, hosted by Karthikraj Magapu.

Panel Discussion

Next was WordPress Accessibility by Raghavendra Peri, his sessions are always great, important note form his session was that all website should be accessible because all types of user can access the site, especially e-commerce sites.

I missed out on ‘How to sell Web design Skills to average Indian Businesses’ by Kshitij Patil, but hear from others that it was good.

I came little late on day 2, and missed out the first talk. I attended Humour as a content writing tool by Fairy Dharawat that was great for me, learned to focus on what you want to write, and write around to your selected topic only.

Next was WordPress for Social Cause by Vijay Nallawala, In this session we learned how many people suffering from a bipolar disease in the world and how to support them, how WordPress enabled Vijay to reach other people with bipolar disease.

After Vijay Nallawala session next was Why WordPress became successful in Japan despite the language barrier by Naoko Takano, In this session I learned how WordPress grow in Japan and how many people are using WordPress. You can check her slide here

In BuddyPress: WordPress on steroids by Michael Eisenwasser session, I learned what can done with BuddyPress. Elastic search is a good plugin for search in BuddyPress.

Next great talk was Approaches to WordPress Theme Development by Sakin Shrestha were I learned how to can create a theme is you are doing it first time and when you have no knowledge of theme development and what to take care at the time of developing a theme. Here is his slide

The last session was The Jugaad Way by Mahangu Weerasinghe. That was really great talk, he suggested that anyone can learn to develop in WordPress by searching for WordPress + < what you want to do >. Lots of code samples are available on codex ( go and copy paste the code and continue your code development. You can find his slide on


Most Rated Themes of 2015

I have made the collection of the most rated themes of 2015.

With the increasing use and popularity of WordPress, the number of WordPress themes is also increasing rapidly. There are thousands of free and paid responsive WordPress themes are available.

Thus, I have picked the only five free popular themes from on the basis of themes rating.
Hopefully, that will help to find the suitable theme for you.

Enigma By webinar

  • Enigma is the superfine multipurpose responsive theme with WPML Compatible.
  • It is based on BOOTSTRAP CSS framework that adapts the website to mobile devices and the desktop or any other viewing environment.
  • It has 4-page layouts, 2-page templates.
  • In header area and footer of the theme offers to add Social Media Links.
  • Theme Options for full CMS control option to match logo & website, wide layout, light & dark color skin, the theme is translation ready.
  • It is Retina ready theme. The Theme has a support of “WOOCOMMERCE”.

Customizr By nikeo


  • Customizr is a versatile and easy to customize WordPress theme.
  • it allows anyone to create a beautiful, fast and mobile-friendly website compatible with all browsers and devices.
  • Customizr works fine with major WordPress plugins like WooCommerce, bbPress, JetPack and many others.
  • Customize fonts with Google Fonts.
  • Option to enable retina support for images, Option to add social

Hueman By nikeo

  • Hueman is a responsive 100% high-resolution theme for blogs and magazines.
  • Unlimited topbar, header, footer and accent colors.
  • Unlimited widget areas, 0-2 sidebars to the left or right that can be uniquely specified for each page or post.
  • 300px / 220px fixed width sidebars, 0-4 footer widget columns, almost zero layout images, related posts and post nav.
  • featured story or slider.
  • 10 post formats, good SEO, 3 flexible custom widgets, localisation support, social links, logo upload and many more useful admin panel features.

Spacious By ThemeGrill

  • Spacious is an incredibly spacious multipurpose responsive theme
  • It has 4-page layouts, 2-page templates, 4 blog display types, 13 widgets areas, 5 custom widgets.
  • The theme has an awesome slider, primary color option to match your logo & website, boxed & wide layout.
  • A theme is a translation ready in Russian, Norsk (Bokmål), Czech, French, Spanish, Lithuanian, Dutch, Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Slovak, Catalan, Hungarian, German, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese and Greek..

Vantage By Greg Priday

  • Vantage is a flexible multipurpose theme.
  • Page Builder for responsive page layouts
  • MetaSlider for big beautiful sliders and WooCommerce to help you sell online.
  • The theme is retina ready.

Upcoming WordPress 4.4 Features

The upcoming WordPress version is 4.4 with some important features.

WordPress 4.4 scheduled to release on 8th December 2015.

There are few more scheduled for beta releases:
– On 22nd October 2015, WordPress 4.4 Beta 1 will be released.
– On 28nd October 2015, WordPress 4.4 Beta 2 will available for download and testing..
– On 4th of November 2015, WordPress 4.4 Beta 3 will available for download and testing..

Upcoming features of WordPress 4.4

1. Responsive images:
Exciting updates support for responsive images to serve appropriate image sizes by default to all users.

WordPress will now load an appropriate image based on user’s device and screen size. This is done by using “srcset” attribute. This attribute allows client’s browsers to display an image based on device capabilities.

Low-resolution images look unimpressive on devices with larger screens. This compels site owners to use better quality images which increase the page size and effects download speeds.

The srcset attribute is added on the fly and is not stored in the database.
All post images, featured images, attachment pages, and image galleries will be responsive. This will greatly improve page speeds and user experience on WordPress sites.

2. WordPress Embeds:
WordPress 4.4 allowing users to easily embed content from other websites as like YouTube and Twitter by just pasting its URL in a single line.

WordPress 4.4 will support nearly all sites that support the oEmbed standard. Now you can start the embedding rich media easily!
Any oEmbeds consumer can embed posts from WordPress blogs. This means that WordPress has also become an oEmbed provider.

3. Developer Features:
A JSON-based REST API for WordPress is now part of WordPress 4.4 core.

The API has two parts – infrastructure and endpoints and only the infrastructure part is available as part of WordPress 4.4 core. The endpoints are still made available only with a plugin.

b. Taxonomy Term Meta Data:
WordPress 4.4 has now included metadata for Taxonomy terms. Terms in taxonomies (like categories and tags or any custom taxonomy) can now have meta data associated with them.
Those who use a plugin to implement term metadata should prepare to move following this post here.

c. Document Title Output:
WordPress 4.4 has replaced the wp_title() with title-tag ( add_theme_support( ‘title-tag’ )) without breaking backwards compatibility with WordPress 4.0 and older, theme authors can check if the callback function exists and add a shiv in case it does not. Check link for detail.

d. Improved Comments performance:
Comments’ performance will be improved by only querying required number of comments and splitting the queries () in upcoming WordPress version 4.4.

Comment form fields output will be changed. The comment textarea will move to the top for logged-out users when replying and improve keyboard/focus navigation, but also aims to make it easier for end users to leave comments on WordPress sites.

e. Multisite Momentum:
Like taxonomy and comments, the multisite features gains a new class, WP_Network. Additionally, there are now *_network_option functions which make it easier to use multiple networks.

4Twenty Sixteen:
WordPress 4.4 comes with a new default theme for Twenty Sixteen (2016).
Traditional blog layout, one sidebar and content area.
Five color schemes Default, Dark, gray, red and yellow.
It supports custom header and two menu locations.

Let us know in the comments  what new feature are you most excited about and what you were expecting in the upcoming feature.

Newsletter plugins for WordPress

I have selected best ‘Newsletter’ plugins. You found here all type of newsletter WorsPress Plugins.

If you search free newsletter plugins in WordPress, you have to check my newsletter list;

Newsletter is a real newsletter system for your WordPress blog. It is perfect for list building, you can easily create, send and track all e-mails.
It’s best features are;
Unlimited subscribers with statistics and emails with tracking. Single And Double Opt-In plus privacy checkbox for EU laws compliance. Html and Text versions of Emails. All messages are fully translatable from Admin Panel (no .po/.mo).
Easily integration with WordPress registration. Plugin author provides support for plugin on forums

Email Newsletter:
Email Newsletter plugin has options to send HTML emails/newsletters to registered users, comment authors, subscribers and contact form users. This plugin also sends automated email updates to registered users based on activity relevant to that user. It also helps to seek an easy way to capture user information and send newsletters and automated email updates.
It has integrated ReadyGraph, an optional set of features to automate the growth of your user base
You can also use automated end user re-engagement emails including welcome emails, weekly digest, friend joined alert and more (all email campaigns are optional and configurable)
After installation, a new icon shaped like a sprocket will appear on the admin left sidebar. Clicking this icon will open a drop-down menu with General Information, Compose Mail, Mail to a Registered User etc

Mail Poet Newsletters:
From Mail Poet Newsletters you can drop your posts, images, social icons in your newsletter. Also you can automated emails, post notifications and autoresponders.

Features of MailPoet Newsletters is;

  • Send your latest posts automatically
  • Send emails to your WordPress users
  • Start collecting subscribers in 2-clicks with our sign up widget
  • Drag and drop subscription form designer
  • Your newsletters look the same in Gmail, iPhone, Android, Outlook, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.
  • You can Send to more than 2000 subscribers

SendPress Newsletters:
You can manage and track your Newsletters in one place through this plugin.
It is easy to use.
Create newsletter templates with your style and edit content just like you would a post in WordPress. Easily import post content from your site and schedule newsletters to be sent at the right time.
It’s Features is;

  • Unlimited Subscribers
  • Responsive Newsletters with tracking
  • Simple editor. With a code-free
  • Customizable Newsletter Templates with easy to use theme styler
  • Send with your web host or Gmail for free

Must Visit ‘Ganpati Mandal’

Ganpati celebrations started from Pune. Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak initiated this festival in the city. More than a century we have celebrated this festival.
The idea behind this to bring society together.

This year Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations were from September 17 to September 26.

We checked out famous mandals in the city, these are here below;

1. The Kasba Ganpati:


This is most revered (Manache) Ganpati. Kasba Ganpati has the honor of leading the immersion procession in Pune.
The Legend behind it is when Queen Jijabai arrived in Pune in 1636 along with her a son Shivaji, an idol of Lord Ganesha was found near their home.

Shivaji is said to have visited the temple on several important occasions.
The temple was commissioned by Jijabai.

Over two centuries later, in 1893, when Lokmanya Tilak supported the public celebrations of Ganesha Chaturthi, the Kasba Ganapati temple was among the first to lead the initiative.
This is right bang in front of Shaniwarwada ( a heart of Pune).This Ganpati is also known as “Gram Daivat” (Village deity) of Pune.
The decor was simple and we spotted a speaker, which is only used during aarti, unlike the other mandals that blast music throughout the day.
Location: 159, Kasba Peth

2. Tambdi Jogeshwari:


Tambdi Jogeshwari is the name of Goddess Durga who is the native deity of the area, hence naming the mandal after it.
It is second most revered Ganpati after Kasba Ganpati.

it is said that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had faith in the temple. It is believed that looking at the popularity of Jogeshwari, Lokmanya Tilak decided to install an idol of Lord Ganesh here and gave it the position of the second.
The highlight here is the a two-and-a-half-feet Ganpati placed in a silver palki.

it has been celebrating the Ganesh Festival in a very traditional and cultural way.

The Ganesh idol is made eco-friendly.
The mandal organises bhajans during the festival and this year will donate essential items to an orphanage on Tilak Road.
The Pandal is near Ganpati Chowk on Laxmi Road.
Location: Jogeshwari Lane, Budhwar Peth

3. Shri Guruji Talim Ganapati:


It is third most revered Ganpati.
This was started in the year 1887. This established a unity between the Hindus and the Muslims. This was incidentally the first among the mandals which celebrated a 100 years of existence.
Keeping with the tradition of beautiful decorations, the Mandal has put up a serene set up showing Lord Vitthala and Goddess Rukmini at the back of the Ganesh idol. The Balgajanan i.e. child Ganesh has been shown sitting on His mount the mouse.
The serpent surrounding the belly of Lord Ganesh, the gold ornaments.

Traditionally, the idol would be installed at the gymnasium itself but was later moved to Ganpati Chowk.
On its 100th anniversary celebrations in 1987 the practice of collecting money from locals to organize the festival was stopped.

Since then, it is the members of the committee who contribute money to raise enough funds for organizing the festival.

4.Shri Tulshibaug Ganapati:


Next up is the Shri Guruji Talim Ganapati, it is forth most revered Ganpati.This one is the largest about 15 feet idol made of fibreglass in 1986 sits at the temple and is displayed during the Ganeshotsav as well.
During the festivities is a mandal with decorations including chandeliers that are displayed for 10 days. The idols ornaments weight over 80 kg.
A pandal is located at Pune’s Famous ladies market Tulsibag.
Location: Tulsibaug, Arnyeshwar Sant Nagar

5. Kesariwada:


Kesariwada is the last one on the Honoured. which was also the residence of Tilak. Like other mandals,
this one is also simple with a mandal to make sure that devotees can pray in peace and meet each other without distractions.The mandal as a tradition does not display decoration
Location: Kesari Wada, Shaniwar Peth

List Of Best WordPress Plugins

Here is the list of best and free WordPress plugins with help of which you can totally manage and control your website.

 Custom sidebars

Custom Sidebars allows you to create all the widgetized areas you need, your own custom sidebars, configure them adding widgets, and replace the default sidebars on the posts or pages you want in just few clicks. You can also set new default sidebars for a group of posts or pages easily, keeping the chance of changing them individually.

Multiple Sidebar

A wonderful plugin to easily create many sidebars. These sidebars can then select in the creation of a post / page / custom post type / category / taxonomy. We give an order, and select several at once. You will see all active sidebars instead of seeing just one.

 Dynamic sidebar

Want your pages, posts and/or custom post types to have different sidebar? An awesome plugin that let you have a custom sidebar (widget area) for every page, post and/or custom post type.

 jQuery UI Widgets

Easily add jQuery UI widgets to any post, page, or sidebar! All standard pre-defined jQuery themes are supported, or you can upload your own custom theme built with the jQuery ThemeRoller. See the FAQ page for detailed instructions on uploading your own custom theme.

No need to mess about with cryptic shortcodes! Just enter clean, valid, HTML markup and the Plugin does the rest, adding all the necessary jQuery scripts and styles for you.

 WP UI – Tabs, Accordions, Sliders

This plugin started out as a snippet when i needed a way to shorten my posts and make them look more presentable. WP UI plugin for WordPress, right from its first release, is all about user experience and presentation. It takes care of all the not-needed background stuff and makes it ultimately easy to implement wp ui widgets – Tabs, accordions, spoilers, dialogs. Real power of this plugin lies in the handy functions and shortcodes that deal with posts and feeds.

 Google Custom Search

 Google Custom Search Engine is not limited to just your site. You can configure it through google to search multiple sites/domains. This is even more apparent when your site is quite large and you have many posts and/or pages. In addition, WordPress search functionality display results ordered by date and not by its relevance to the keywords.

 Site Page Tree

This plugin adds a widget that will display a hierarchical tree of all pages and subpages on your site. Drag it to be displayed in any widget area.

Each item in the tree is the title of a page or subpage on your site, which is a hyperlink that will navigate the browser to that page. A deep hierarchy of a large number of pages and subpages is thus reduced to a neatly organized and easily accessible menu. Pages at the same hierarchical level are displayed in alphabetical order.

 WordPress Page Tree

Page Tree gives you a much-needed overview of your pages in the admininstration panel using a common expand/collapse menu, which lets you navigate your page structure like a folder tree in Windows Explorer.

bbbNow you can quickly and easily find the page you want to edit using the expandable tree view, and also get an admin view site map of your complete site.  The page tree is displayed in the WordPress administration panel, under your regular “Pages” menu. See the screen shot for a better understanding of how it works.

If you want, you can use the sidebar widget to show the page tree on your site. Or you can use the pagetree shortcode to display the tree anywhere you want in your site. Finally, you can also use the pagetree_public() function to display the tree in using your templates.

Admin Menu Tree Page Viewc

This WordPress plugin adds all your pages to the admin menu, so all your pages will always be available within just one click, no matter where you are in the admin area. You can also add pages directly in the tree and you can quickly find your pages by using the search box.

 CMS Tree Page view

Adds a CMS-like tree overview of all your pages and custom posts to WordPress – much like the view often found in a page-focused CMS. Within this tree you can edit pages, view pages, add pages, search pages, and drag and drop pages to rearrange the order.

CMS Tree Page View is a good alternative to plugins such as pageMash, WordPress Page Tree and My Page Order.

  Hide Admin Bar

This is simple plugin. After active the plugin your admin bar will hide.

 Admin Bar Removal completely disable

Admin Bar Removal Completely Disable new Admin Bar Frontend and Backend that now appears on the Public Side and Admin Panel of WordPress 3.1+ and 3.2+ (only) based blogs, plus Remove Code for minimal memory load.

Admin Bar Removal deregister admin-bar style and script remove wp-admin-bar filter and all others related files .js and .css to load and run on WordPress. Admin Bar Removal hide personal options on user profile. Admin Bar Removal minimize load memory on WordPress. Admin Bar Removal is automatic unique plugin file to put on mu-plugin directory on your wordPress installation for automatic activation since setup! Admin Bar Removal disable globally Admin Bar at max user levl (10) on one single step only.

  WP Custom Admin Bar

WP Custom Admin Bar is a simple and easy to use plugin to help gain control of the new Admin Bar. This gives you options to change who sees the Admin Bar based on their user role, change or override the default styling or remove the Admin Bar altogether. It adds a menu to the Admin Bar which gives you the ability to disable it on a single page or sitewide for a single browser session.

  Broken Link Checker

This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.



 The s2Member® Framework (free) integrates with PayPal® Website Payments Standard (also free), and fully supports recurring billing. s2Member supports custom Pages for registration (including Custom Registration/Profile Fields), account access, and a lot more.

 WP Show IDs

Simple, yet elegant. Shows IDs for Posts, Pages, Media, Links, Categories, Tags, and Users in the admin tables for easy access. Very lightweight. Also supports Custom Post Types / Taxonomies.

  Reveal IDs

With WordPress 2.5 being released, the IDs on all admin pages have been removed as it is. Propably due to the fact that the common user dont need them. However, for advanced WordPress Users/ developers those IDs were quite interesting for some plugins or template tags.

What this plugin does is to reveal most removed entry IDs on admin pages, showing the entry IDs, as it was in versions prior to 2.5

  Print Friendly and PDF Button 

  The Print Friendly & PDF button saves paper and ink when printing or creating a PDF. It’s fast, easy, and looks great when printed. Add the button now, and your users will see the difference.

 NextGEN Gallery 

NextGEN Gallery is the most popular photo gallery plugin for WordPress.  It provides a powerful engine for uploading and managing galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import meta data, add/delete/rearrange/sort images, edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums, and more. It also provides two front-end display styles (slideshows and thumbnail galleries), both of which come with a wide array of options for controlling size, style, timing, transitions, controls, lightbox effects, and more.

  WP Export Users Plus

This “Plus” version allows those users who have installed the WP-Members plugin (the one by Chad Butler) to export additional fields for the address 1, city, state, zip, country and phone of users. This ‘WP Export Users Plus’ plugin has only been tested to allow these additional exported fields when used in combination with Butler’s WP-Members plugin. This means you must also have the WP-Members plugin installed and under it’s settings have the check boxes enabled for the additional fields mentioned above. Allows for custom csv user data output. It allows you to customize the Field Separators and Encapsulation .

 Dropdown Menu Widget


Dropdown Menu widget adds a beautiful, CSS only dropdown menu, listing pages, categories of your blog. You can also turn your wordpress navigation menu into a beatiful dropdown menu using this plugin. It allows you to chose vertical or horizontal layout. It supports multiple instances. You can select a theme for your widget from the Dropdown Menu Settings page or you can CREATE YOUR OWN THEME WITHIN SAME PLUGIN!! You can also customize your dropdown menu using CSS. If you want a custom dropdown theme you can request one.

 Testimonial Basics

Testimonial Basics facilitates easy management of customer testimonials. The user can set up an input form in a page or in a widget, and display all or selected testimonials in a page or a widget. The plug in is very easy to use and modify.


Akismet is great at detecting spam, but if you get lots of it then you have to trawl through the spam queue in case there are any false positives. his plugin provides a CAPTCHA complement to Akismet:

  • If Akismet identifies a comment as spam, it will ask the commenter to complete a simple CAPTCHA.
  • If they fail, then the comment will be automatically discarded or trashed (and won’t clutter up your spam queue).

Digg Digg

With Digg Digg by Buffer, you have an all in one social sharing plugin for your blog. Display all social sharing buttons nicely on your blog and make it look amazing, just like Mashable.


Custom Post Types

Types makes it easy to customize the WordPress admin. The integration between custom post types, taxonomy and fields lets you do things that no other custom-fields plugin can do. You can create new post types in seconds and use the advanced settings to customize every aspect.

custom post types

Photography theme

I have collected here some very good photographic themes for photographers using WordPress. They can shows photos and their creative work online from theme showcase. WordPress themes has great collection of all type of  theme and one of them is photographic themes. Hope you will enjoy these  photographic themes.


DeepFocus is a premium gallery themes such as ePhoto and eGallery. Now you can turn your WordPress blog into a fully functional online photo gallery while still maintaining all of the features of a normal blog. Along with the gallery layout, Along with the gallery layout, DeepFocus comes with a robust blog and CMS-style homepage as well, making it an amazing solution for artists/photographers looking to build an online presence. Now your website will display beautifully and intuitively on all devices.


 Imbalance is a free theme. It is excellent choice for any online magazine, blog or portfolio websites. By the use of Imbalance theme, you can easily fresh-up your photos. In consideration of additional features and flexible layout it is a very user-friendly theme that can attract new visitors to your web-site. Unique homepage design allows you to use the template for different goals whether it is a professional Portfolio or a personal Blog.


Gleam was built to dazzle. With its flashy effects and smooth ajax loading techniques, this theme creates a truly unique experience that is sure to grab your visitor’s attention. Allowing for custom full BG photos for each page, Gleam makes it easy to create a custom stunning appearance for each section of your website. The theme also comes with a full-screen portfolio section, giving you a new way to display your work.


Expression is a powerful responsive WordPress Theme, best suited for photographers and creatives who use portfolios to effectively present their work. Expression theme is powered by the advanced Pexeto Panel, which provides tons of options to manage and modify any aspect of the theme. With all the styling options provided you can easily customize the appearance of the theme and build you own custom skin.


Cleanr is a responsive, corporate,  AJAX enhanced, swift, minimalist Portfolio WordPress theme.  Portfolio Items support for both Images, Slideshow & Embedded Videos, multiple Post Formats (Audio, Video, Standard, Image) and more stuff which is waiting for you to discover.


Mansion is a free photoblogger’s theme for WordPress. It features a flexible-width thumbnail grid for both images and photo journal entries. Mansion is perfect for those who want to primarily showcase their photographs and occasionally write blog posts.


Persona is a blog style premium WordPress theme from ColorLabs. You can connect and share all your social media profile contents on your website by using this theme. Whether it’s a twitter tweetm instagram snapshot, Facebook post, Flickr photos, Persona theme will collect all posted content on internet and will arrance and bring them into focus.

 Persona WordPress Theme has great collection features like fullscreen design with responsive capability, usrefriendly interface, display video and pictures in attractive way, integrated with different social profiles.


  Fashy is a Fashion Blog and Portfolio Premium Wordpress Theme, suited for users who want to run a professional or personal blog and wants to showcase your products, services or news with a unique looking website. Slideshows are a unique part of the theme and were inspired by a great site for tutorials called Tympanus. You can see the original slideshow. The greatest feature on the home page is the recent posts / portfolio section.


 SNAPSHOT is  completely free and flexible enough to be used for either a photo showcase, portfolio or design gallery.  Theme have two different theme layouts / capabilities to allow you to switch between a photoblog / portfolio showcasing your own work or using Snapshot as a design gallery and theme have three uniquely, different colour schemes.


Triton is a all in one wordpress theme with awesome 3 fonts, 1 slider, 1 layout & easy to use theme option panel. The Theme also includes 3 built-in widgets and 5 useful shortcodes. The theme is SEO Friendly and has plenty of user-friendly options. The theme also comes with a Contact page Template which doesn’t require any setup.


 Flexible is a sleek and minimal portfolio theme packed full of some awesome features. The theme puts your work first, keeping the design elements to a minimum while still maintaining a definitive modern style. With its filterable, ajax-powered multi-media gallery, Flexible is perhaps our most feature-rich gallery theme yet.


This theme is premium  and shows us how cool and flexible WordPress Portfolio Themes can be. The vendor focus on one thing – creating the best photo and portfolio style theme. Photocrati Focus comes with 15 theme styles + four homepage styles for each = 60 looks out of the box (see the demo below). iPad & iPhone compatibility and tons more!


VideoPlus is a feature-rich theme that can be used for video sites, news & magazine sites or any type of sites that you can imagine.


AREA53 is a premium Responsive (full) HTML5 with a cool responsive slider. It’s full featured with the Content Composer to create professional pages in minutes, filterable portfolio and much more.


Flex is a premium WordPress portfolio theme that’s designed specifically for photographers, designers, motion artists, and all creatives to display their work in a slick, grid-based interface. The VGrid plugin used flexes as the browser-size changes, and all projects can be launched via a lightbox (images, galleries, videos, etc.)


 Modularity is an oldies among the WordPress portfolio themes but still relevant I think. It is a highly customizable multimedia theme framework for WordPress. The theme design was developed for users who appreciate visual browsing and prefer a minimal layout, with their photos and multimedia featured front and center. Virtually every aspect of the theme design can be controlled from the Theme Options page.


Portfolio Press is a free responsive WordPress theme for showcasing your photography, art, web sites, or other projects. It also works nicely as a regular blog site. An options panel is available for uploading logos and changing the layout. There’s also support for various post formats and menus.


Viewfinder is premium and  perfect for photographers who need a simple yet elegant showcase for their artwork. Coming in two different flavours, light or dark, and with the ability to add an unlimited number of galleries, there’s plenty of scope to set this up just the way you want it.


Slash WP is a Premium WordPress Theme that has unique modern design as well as powerful and robust functionality. It was created to serve you as a portfolio, photo-gallery and blog with native support of WP v.3.2. and v.3.3 post formats. Slash WP will become an effective showcase of your works.


Photolux is a powerful and elegant Portfolio and Photography WordPress Theme which is best suited for photographers and creatives who use portfolios to showcase their work. Photolux theme is powered by the advanced Pexeto Panel, which provides tons of options to manage and modify any aspect of the theme.


Reveal is a responsive portfolio theme that’s designed to look great no matter the device or screen size on which it’s viewed. Its minimal and clean styling paired with Ajax powered project viewing make this theme perfect for showing off your best work.


Yin & Yang is a light, minimalistic, simple to use portfolio theme. Quick to setup and easy to customize, thanks to the powerful admin panel, and the detailed documentation, Yin & Yang is the perfect theme for showcasing your most important work directly in front of your potential clients.


Aware is an interactive, responsive portfolio theme perfect for freelancers, web designers, photographers and videographers alike. Its user interactive interface delightfully enhances your most loved portfolio pieces. Now, you can take your portfolio with you, in your pocket.


Emporia is a  premium responsive wordpress portfolio and blog theme with beautiful three-column page layouts, slideshow support, five alternative styles, widgets and drop down menus. emporia is a child theme for the base theme framework.


 Architectos is perfect for architecture or design orientated blogs or for creative people/agencies who’s tired of regular thumbnails grids layouts.

Magazine theme

Today I have collected the best of the WordPress Magazine Themes and listing the best premium as well as free Magazine Themes for you.

Delicious Magazine

 Delicious Magazine comes with an extensive set of theme options that make it easy to fit Delicious Magazine to your site’s unique personality. From Appearance → Theme Options you can set the color scheme of your site with one click and also take total control of the animated Featured Post slideshow. You can even choose to have your sidebar on the left or right side of your site.


Bulldog is a Premium Professional WordPress Newspaper Theme.  Bulldog is a Premium Professional WordPress Newspaper Theme.  Bulldog uses native WordPress 3 functions where available, and a single page options panel makes adding, removing and customizing features a breeze.



 Proximity is a Premium most advanced WordPress News Theme. The home page is  completely configured from theme option panel. Proximity theme developed for easy to use.  Custom  header image, Theme option  ranging from excluding pages from your top navigation, to choosing an alternate feed URL, to adding your own adsense code, all from the Proximity News Theme Options panel.



 The News Theme is Premium theme and created to hold large amounts of content while still providing a great user experience and interactive design. The theme is designed without the use of any background images, resulting in faster loading times and easy customization. With the addition of several color change options.  The theme offer many unique features including Ajax loaded content, a featured tab section, news ticker, social media buttons, several widgetized areas and much more.

 Blog news


 BlogNews is Premium theme.  BlogNews is a multi-purpose and stylish magazine theme with a unique homepage that is aimed to those who want a more professional feel to their site. With 7 alternate styles and advanced theme control panel options the theme gives ability to run a Newspaper or Magazine style website.

 Simple reader

SimpleReader is the Premium and responsive layout theme. It’s powered by our all-new theme options panel and integrated with a comprehensive SEO management system.


 Graze WordPress theme is a free, 3 columns fixed width WordPress Magazine template.  It has built-in featured slider and categories, theme options page and Adsense ready.


Max Responsive is a super-awesome wordpress theme best suited for newspaper or magazine websites. The theme is packed with an easy-to-use options panel  which makes it very easy to customize the layout. It also holds a beautiful jQuery slider, carousel posts, and up to 4 featured categories on homepage. There are two widgetized sections in siderbar and footer of the theme where you can use default or custom widgets included in the theme.


Transcript is a Premium multi-purpose and stylish news / magazine theme which includes an eye-catching slider and a built-in advertisement management module.

With Transcript you will realize newspaper blogging can also be lots of fun. It incorporates some of the best features tailor made for newspaper sites, plus a user friendly and appealing design, with different color combinations.


TheSource is a Premium Magazine-style theme that combines flashiness with sophistication.  The three-column grid gives you increased control over your layout, and the full-width homepage slider creates a visual impact that is sure to pique your visitor’s interest. Theme has custom logo image,  colors schemes and many more theme option.



Papuros is a Premium theme. Theme has two type of  layout for the homepage.  Theme has headline slider, video page template and more.


The Journal theme is a premium theme. It is perfect design for web publisher.  Theme has home page  slider, four widget in footer and ten great color schemes.


 Telegraph  is a premium and professional WordPress magazine theme.  Theme hase configurable gallery slider on homepage.  With help of advanced WPZOOM Framework, you can easily customize every detail of your theme to best suit your needs. Theme has also theme option for easily customise.


Initiator is a clean, premium them for online magazine business theme without any complications. With its modern looking design, Initiator is great to present fresh news on your websites and retain readers after their first visit.  Theme has post slider and category preview will give your articles and posts maximum exposure. Initiator is designed to have responsive layout

 WP Newspaper

 WP Newspaperis a premium theme, as the name implies, is a newspaper style WordPress theme that has all the features of a newspaper site. This WordPress theme has a unique newspaper layout and is ad and search engine optimized. Theme has many unique features.


Report is a premium recently released dual column and trendy WordPress theme that makes your blog look charming. Theme has many features. Theme option, lightbox and color schemes.  Theme is SEO optimised.


Urban is a a premium grid style magazine WordPress theme.  Urban theme is a responsive layout and fluid grid, Urban handles all devices and screen resolutions with ease. Urban is SEO optimized and loads Urban fast for all users. Plus, it includes shortcodes, widgets, and premium support.


Sahifa is a premium Clean Responsive Magazine, News and Blog Template . Sahifa is translation ready and comes with 70+ shortcodes.


Insignia is a premium theme and designed specially for magazine style blogs.  Insignia theme  is a clean and flexible  theme based on a powerfull framework intended for magazine or community style layouts. It may be used for other purposes aswell.


 Newsroll is premium flexible, customizable and fully responsive magazine WordPress theme with clean and sleek design. Theme includes lots of advanced features and functions and is based on solid backend framework.


Goodnews is a Premium WordPress News / Magazine Theme Fully Customizable , has an extensive Theme Options with Import/export System , WPML Ready, RTL Full Support .

Yamidoo Magazine

Yamidoo Magazine is a Premium theme With its simple layout it can be easily customized as per your requirements.


 Responz is a Premium 3-column responsive theme for news and editorial sites. You can choose from 2 sidebars, 1 sidebar, or fullwidth along with various list view and grid view post layouts. The sidebars can be on the right side or left side. It is very flexible and highly customizable.



Advance is a Premium, clean, relatively simple magazine, community blog, newspaper, or editorial . It is equipped with 10 custom widgets in 5 different widgetized areas for you to customize quickly and efficiently.


TechNews is a Premium theme for bloggers who blog about technology related articles. If you wish to build a high-traffic, advanced news blog, this is the theme you were looking for.


Ares is the Premium, Clean Magazine, News and Blog Template built with latest WordPress features.


LeetPress is a premium WordPress gaming theme with all the features you need to create a great gaming site, such as reviews, videos and screenshots. You can take a look at the video below to see how easy it is to create reviews. LeetPress also comes with 7 other help videos that will guide you through the theme.


 INVISI theme is a premium theme. Invisi was created with a goal to promote your content in an organized and visually enjoyable manner. Theme is suitable for personal bloggers, newspapers, online magazines… With great look and very useful features you’ll leave a lasting impression upon your public.


Volt is a premium theme  for magazine, news and editorial ventures. With content and readability being the primary goal, the theme is designed with flexible layout pattern and decent space for advertisements.


Magnovus is premium quality theme for magazines and news sites with rating features. It’s fully responsive theme (it works great on iPad) with extensive Theme Options panel. You can easily change colors scheme and backgrounds.

Collection of WordPress Book

WordPress is simplest CMS. Small kid can understand and use this CMS, But sometimes we need guideline for better understanding and  use. I know  ninety-nine percent techies already know WordPress.  WordPress is not only good blogging platform, it is very easy to customize as per our need.  For customization there are plugins, theme, and widgets.

So for you guys who need a reference i have listed out best collection of WordPress books . Hope these books will help you to learn WordPress CMS.
Digging Into WordPress

Digging into WordPress is a beautiful book, every page of the book is printed with stunning digital-color precision on gloss-finish paper, with each of its 12 chapters color-coded to provide quick and easy navigation. With its large, clear typography, each page is easy on the eyes and easy to read.







WordPress In Dummies

WordPress In Depth written by Bud Smith and Michael McCallister.  This book is aimed at beginners but near the end, provides ample opportunity to explain themes and plugins a little more in-depth providing a stepping stone to not only more advanced topics, but advanced books as well.

Kindle Price: $13.19
Price $15.21





Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes


Teach Yourself  WordPress in 10 Minutes gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to build great blogs with WordPress and Coverage includes quickly building blogs for free using, managing blogs from the Dashboard, customizing blogs to fit your message, creating more powerful text and media content, attracting visitors via search engine optimization, moderating comments and building communities. Setting up RSS feeds, hosting your own blog with software, earning ad revenue, using analytics to measure blog performance. Integrating with Twitter and social networking sites, delivering content via iPhone and BlackBerry, streamlining publishing with third-partytools, and much more.

Kindle Price: $5.40
Price: $11.69

A Step by Step WordPress Tutorial for Beginners

A Step by Step WordPress Tutorial for Beginners is written by Mati H Fuller, for people who want to create a blog with as little technical mumbo jumbo as possible.

In this book explain What, Why and How to do it in WordPress, in a thorough, step by step tutorial. A Step by Step WordPress Tutorial for Beginners is written in simple English, So easy to read.  Through this book you learn how to create a self- hosting blog.  How to install WordPress with just a few clicks of your mouse. With help of this book you personalize the your blog and change the theme.

In your Final result will be a set-up blog site that people will be able to find post after you write your first post.

Kindle Price: $ 19.95
Price: $ 17.58

Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read

 Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read is written by Scott McNulty.  In this book you learn Install WordPress and get your WordPress site running.  You can set up your site to ensure it can easily grow with you and your readers. You can manage your site with WordPress Dashboard and extend its capabilities with plugins.  You able to work with pages, templates and links and publish your posts.

In final you manage your blog site with hepl of this book.

Kindle Price:$10.61
Price: $20.61



WordPress for Business Bloggers

WordPress for Business Bloggers will take you beyond the basics of WordPress. This book is witten by Paul Thewlis. You learn from this book is build a custom theme. You examine different type of business blogs.  From second chapter of book you learn  case study blog and go through the process of developing strategic goals and your blog plan. In third chapter of book is the basics of blog design and work through a brief introduction to HTML and CSS. You will see how easy it is to create your own custom design using the Sandbox theme.  In last from this book you learn your basic blog into a more advanced and professional blog as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Kindle Price: $14.39
Price: $34.00


How To Be a Rockstar WordPress Designer

 How To Be a Rockstar WordPress Designer covers pretty much everything to do with theming, with three main examples: a blog, a portfolio and a general purpose site. There’s lots of general knowledge, ideas for how to manipulate WordPress in other ways and the book comes with all three themes to use and dissect.  This book will teach you how to make theme like a professional themer with a solid understanding of HTML/CSS. You don’t need to know PHP, you don’t need to have ever even touched WordPress before. The examples begin from scratch and build on each other, while basic PHP principles that are used are explained in an easy to understand manner.

Price: $29.00



WordPress 3 Site Blueprints

WordPress 3 Site Blueprints  is written by Heather R. Wallace.  This book isn’t designed for beginners, those with even an intermediate knowledge of WordPress will be able to get these sites up and running in no time. Each chapter is devoted to the design of a different site, there’s no need to read the book in any particular order. Instead, you can pick and choose the blueprints that are of the most interest to you and dive right in.  While some experience with WordPress is required to get the most from this book, if you can install themes and plugins, you should be able to follow these easy-to-understand WordPress blueprints. Some knowledge of CSS and HTML will be beneficial, but experience with PHP is not required.

Kindle Price $14.39
Price $34.35


Professional WordPress Plugin Development

This comprehensive book shows you how plugins work, reviews the tools and APIs available in WordPress, and demonstrates how to extend the functionality of WordPress with plugins. In this book authors provides a practical, solutions-based approach along with a collection of timely examples and plenty of code, all aimed at clearly explaining how to create a plugin file, work with users, integrate widgets, add menus and submenus, secure your plugins, and more. You will quickly come to understand how to develop custom plugins so that you can take WordPress to the next corporate and enterprise level.  In last with help of this book  you can easily develop custom WordPress plugin.

Kindle: $17.39
Price $24.35


WordPress Plugin Development (Beginner’s Guide) 

WordPress Plugin Development (Beginner’s Guide) is Written by Vladimir Prelovac . This book  cover some of the best plugins available on WordPress to generate unique and dynamic content.  This book Walk through the development of six complete, feature-rich, real-world plug-ins that are being used by thousands of WP users. Book describe step-by-step instructions with an emphasis on experimentation and tweaking code.

Kindle: $14.39
Price $34.37



WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials

WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials covers everything you need to know to develop your own plugins for WordPress. How develop your own  plugins and release your plugins to the WordPress community. Avoid common mistakes made by most plugin developers by learning more advanced development patterns. Integrate with third-party APIs and web services. To learn this book  you customize WordPress Dashboard with menus and administration panels for your plugin. in last with help of this book, you can develop your own plugin and released on WordPress community.

Kindle Price: $18.29
Price $34.35



WordPress 3 Ultimate Security

  WordPress 3 Ultimate Security is written by Olly Connelly.   which aims to help you make sure your WordPress installs are as protected as you can make them. Security is often one of the most intimidating pieces of running your own site.  This book help to aims to help you harden your WordPress installs, resulting in a more stable, longer lasting website powered by WordPress.

Kindle Price: $22.79
Price: $49.99