Following WordPress on Twitter

Over my time spent on both twitter and WordPress I found some great WordPress people on Twitter.

Here is a list of some great accounts to follow on Twitter if you what to stay up to date on new themes, updates, news, plugins, tutorials  and whatever else you can think of concerning WordPress.

@PremiumWPblog1

“Aims to provide easy, affordable and superior quality wordpress solutions for every niche.”

You can find some nice premium themes on this twitter.  

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@ElevenThemes

“Our themes are professionally design and developed for WordPress enthusiasts, bloggers, designers & developers.”

Personally, I REALY like their style of Themes. They have two at the time but they look great.

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@MinimalWP

Minimal WP Themes is a WordPress theme shop for those looking for simple, minimal inspired themes.”

These guys don’t tweet that much but they simply have some cool themes.

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@CPOthemes

“Our main focus when developing each theme is quality, not quantity, and we carefully take our time to iterate through the design process to ensure its ready.”

At this point their themes are free.

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@Westi

WordPress lead developer | Happiness Gardener | Code Dreamer | Ex-Embedded Firmware Developer | Photographer | Music lover | http://en.gravatar.com/westi

West Sussex, UK · http://peter.westwood.name

Peter Westwood is one of the Lead Developers of WordPress. He is a great person to follow to stay up to date on WordPress.

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@DaveCoveney

I run interconnect/it where we do our best to develop the finest custom WordPress solutions. I’m only happy if our clients are happy.

Liverpool · http://interconnectit.com

This guy is super helpful. He talks about WordPress and a ton of other computer/tech stuff. I have also replied/ asked questions on  twitter and he replies back. 

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@WordPressAPI

Free WordPress themes, wordpress Plugins, WordPress API, WordPress tutorials, wordpress tips, wordpress tutorials, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Javascript

This account has really come in helpful when I need some help with code, they also have plugin and widget reviews.

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@AlexMoss

“SEO and WordPress plugin developer in the UK. Partner@PleerSEO, Head of SEO @Bancmedia, eater of food and watcher of television.

Manchester, UK · http://alex-moss.co.uk/

This guy is super helpful with WordPress in general and plugin info.

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@SimpleDream

“Outdoorsman, polyglot, second-culture kid, and recovering RVer. Themes & Customization group lead at Automattic.

Tucson, Arizona · http://simpledream.net/

He talks a lot about what is happening with WordPress.

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@WPCandy 

“We’re a blog about WordPress. Yes, we realize how crazy meta that is.

The Internet · http://wpcandy.com/

That about sums them up. For the WordPress lover.

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@WordPress

“Updates and other fun stuff related to WordPress.org (that’s the self-hosted version).

All over the world · http://wordpress.org

Who is better to follow then WordPress.

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@WordPressDOTcom

“News from WordPress.com (that’s the hosted version). Follow@wordpress for .org updates. Get support at:http://support.wordpress.com/contact/

All over the world · http://wordpress.com

If you want to see whats happening with WordPress follow them.

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@WPStyles

“Bringing transparency to the marketplace of WordPress themes, also soon we’ll be selling our own themes :).

· http://wpstyles.org

I love this site! You can find lots of great WordPress themes on here and some great in-depth info about them.

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@WPShower

“We create WordPress themes.

· http://wpshower.com

WPshower has some very unique themes, I love them and have tested them out and they are coded wonderfully. 

Post Videos from Your iPhone or iPad

If you have a photography blog or you run a vlog on WordPress.com here is a great new update released February 3rd, 2012.

The WordPress.com Blog

Would you like to post videos to your blog while you’re on the go? Are you interested in a photography theme that’s also video-friendly? Well, look no further, because we have some news for you.

The VideoPress upgrade, which allows you to upload and embed your own videos on your blog, now comfortably handles videos from iPhones and iPads. You can shoot vertically or horizontally, and we’ll take care of rotating it for you so that your video looks great when it’s published on your site.

If you don’t already have VideoPress on your WordPress.com account, head on over to VideoPress.com, we’ll get you up and running in no time. And don’t forget to install the free WordPress App on your iPhone or iPad!

Duotone: Now Video-Friendly

If you’re a photoblogger, you’re probably familiar with the cool Duotone theme, which changes color to match the first image in every…

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Two new WP themes

Two new Premium Themes have been created by Takashi Irie on WordPress.com

To read the post written by WordPress.com follow this link -> New Themes: Duet and ThemeMin

1. Duet

Out of the two new theme I really like this one and how well the layout looks.

Duet is tailored for writers, journalists, and business bloggers. Meticulously crafted and refined options provide you with the power to effortlessly customize your theme. Choose and mix from ten accent fonts, and five body fonts to discover the perfect typographic style for your website. You can also upload a custom logo image to put your own personal stamp on your blog.
With a flexible featured slider, your readers have no chance to miss your important posts. Duet comes with more great features, so be sure to read about it on the showcase page.
Next up is ThemeMin, designed by Themify.

 

2. ThemeMin

ThemeMin is a minimal, light-weight, and fast-loading theme that focuses on typography. Together, all of these elements help to provide a comfortable reading experience. ThemeMin comes with a featured posts carousel on the front page. Plus, you can mix and match between five color schemes, three site layout options, and two post layout options until you find a combination that hits the spot for your blog. Go find more about the theme on its showcase page.

I hope this post was helpful.

3 Useful Social Media Plugins

Here are some WordPress.org plugins that I have found helpful with letting people share your stuff on Social Medias and get followers.

Google +1 Button 

“Full Google +1 button moderation and management for your WordPress site. Quick and easy to set up. Insert automatically or via a shortcode. Lots of op”

This plugin is simple and effective. I tested this plugin out and have never stopped using it.

Plugin in the WordPress Directory

Plugin Author: pleer

Facebook Like Box

“Displays a Facebook Like Box. The Like Box is a social plugin that enables Facebook Page owners to attract and gain Likes from their own website.”

This plugin has a lot of optimization settings, I really like who much you can personalize the Like Box.

Plugin in the WordPress Directory

Plugin Author: Marcos Esperon

Twitter Mentions as Comments

“Twitter Mentions as Comments scours Twitter for people talking about your site & silently inserts their Tweets alongside your existing comments.”

I have written about this plugin before in a previous, but I find this plugin so helpful and unique that I want to have it in this Review also.

Here is a link to an older post I wrote with step by step instructions on how to set this plugin up.

This plug searches twitter for tweets with a link to your blog or blog post and turns the tweet into a comment on the post they linked to.

 Plugin in the WordPress Directory

Plugin Author: benbalter