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Pixlr Photo Editors

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Pixlr.com – Great Free Browser based photo editors.

Pixlr has 3 photo editing services that I enjoy using and they have come in very handy so I thought I would share them with you.

Pixlr editor       (Advanced)

“Editor” is much like a basic graphics program, but this one runs from your browser. You can import one of you own photos or open a new file. I like how you options on what file extensions you would like to save as.

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Pixlr Express     (Efficient)

With “Express” you have a lot of options for simple photos editing, cropping, change saturation, color editing, borders,  filters, overlays, text (with cool font options), stamps, and you can also create collages.  (“Express” is my personal favorite.)

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Pixlr Express is also a FREE mobile app and is on both Google Play and the App Store.

  

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Pixlr-o-matic    (Playful)

The “O-Matic” is the most basic service that pixlr provides.  You are able to add filters and overlays to your photos. The “O-matic” also has ads on the sides that can get frustrating but other than that it works great.

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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. 

Infographics and Searching in Color

Visual.ly is a place to Explore, Share and now Create Infographics.

  • Explore the Best Data Visualizations on the Web
  • Promote Your Work
  • Create Your Own Data Visualizations
  • Partner

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Color encyclopedia : Information and conversion.

ColorHexa.com is a free color tool providing information about any color. Just type any color values (view full list here) in the search field and ColorHexa will offer a detailed description and automatically convert it to its equivalent value in Hexadecimal, Binary, RGB, CMYK, HSL, HSV, CIE-Lab, Hunter-Lab, CIE-Luv, CIE-LCH, XYZ and xyY. ColorHexa will also generate matching color schemes such as complementary, split complementary, analogous, triadic, tetradic and monochromatic colors.

One thing that I really like about this site is that what ever color you search there is an “in action” section that gives you snippets of code for HTML and CSS For uses of the color you searched. 

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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