This page contains details of recommended templates, plugins and tutorials.

BuddyPress – A social media platform in a box. It allows you to register and maintain a list of friends, message other users, create groups of common interests and host your own forums.

WP eCommerce – Turns your website into a fully featured ecommerce store, complete with built-in connection to many major Payment Service Providers.


HTML5 JQuery Audio Player – The player supports multiple or single tracks complete with playlists and is inserted using a shortcode.

SlideDeck – Enables you to create customised slideshows that are displayed in a content slider. Each slide can be filled with text, images, video and social media stream feeds.

Seven Days -Allows activation or deactivation of widgets based on the day of the week.

WPTouch – A mobile skin solution enabling you to serve a different theme to users on mobile devices such as an iPhone or Android.

Jetpack – This plugin brings some of the functionality of WordPress-hosted blogs to self-hosted WordPress installations. It includes cloud-hosted stats for your site, email subscriptions, a built-in URL shortener, and an enhanced gallery system.

NextGEN Gallery – Offers flexibilty in creating gallery content including the ability to watermark images, create slideshows and organise content into albums.

Thoughts – Blog, business category which is responsive and uses flat design and large images.

Travelify – An obvious choice for travel blogs and adventuring types.

Xenastore – Simple, bold and really effective. Has several widget areas and a large ‘featured’ section.

Weaver – Our favourite free theme along with its recently released sibling Weaver-Xtreme.


Responsive – This theme is used by Jesse Freedman to power It has several homepage widget areas¬† and a large ‘featured’ area.

More themes coming!!All these themes are responsive and we’ll be adding lots more themes soon.

Shortcodes – A complete guide.

Build custom widgets – Building WordPress widgets is just like building a plug-in. All you need is a single file to contain the PHP code.

How to code a WordPress theme  Р16 individual lessons.


How to create your first plugin – Easier than you think.

Proper Javascript usage with WordPress – Explains how to queue Javascript files inside your pages.

Inserting widgets with shortcodes – An essential bookmark for any advanced WordPress user.