Editor/Writer: Joe specializes in writing about themes and plugins, as well as helping users work more easily with WordPress by providing how-to posts and tutorials. You can connect with him on Google+ or Twitter.

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20 Best Free Photography WordPress Themes

You might wonder what the difference is between a photography theme and a portfolio theme. The truth is that at times they might both serve the same purpose. But at other times they may be a little different.

To my mind, a portfolio theme concentrates on providing a section of the site that is dedicated to showing off a collection of images.

Of course a photography theme might do that too, but the way I look at it, a photography theme puts more emphasis on the blog aspect and less emphasis on creating a separate section to show off a collection of photos.

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How to Give Your First Post a Unique Style in WordPress

You don’t always need a fancy, sophisticated theme for a blog. Sometimes a simple, plain, newest-post-first type blog is fine.

That said, it’s also nice to have a little bit of extra pop on a blog, especially near the top. If nothing else, it helps draw the reader’s eye down into your content and also break things up a little.

One way you can get that extra pop is to simply give the first post on your homepage a different style from all the other posts.

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Free WordPress Shortcode Plugins for Improving the Design of Your Posts

There’s been a veritable explosion of really good design-related shortcode plugins of late.

These plugins make it easy to spice up your Posts or Pages and give them very professional-looking elements such as columns, tabbed boxes, pricing tables, special headers, and much more.

Because of the improvement in these plugins of late, other plugins that haven’t evolved with the times have been left in the dust. Or even if they’ve added such things as the Bootstrap icon library (as some below have), they haven’t improved in other areas.

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5 WordPress Plugins to Let Users Submit Content from the Frontend

For some sites, their visitors are not only important as readers, they’re important as contributors too.

Whether they’re submitting a funny picture of their dog or a well thought out blog post, you may want an easy way to capture such submitted content on the front end of your site.

Below we go over 5 plugins that will let you do that.

Be sure to let us know in the comments if you know of another solution that’s worked well for you.

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Both the User Submitted Posts and Frontend Publishing seemed to be pretty easy to work with and intuitive.

Sometimes your visitors have something nice for you.

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How to Get Different Themes on Different WordPress Pages

Have you ever wanted to use more than one WordPress theme on a site at same time? Well, it’s possible.

Of course you could create a page template or even a specific post template and then style them as you like. But let’s be honest – most of us don’t have the design skills to code up a template from scratch and make it look good.

Fortunately for us design-challenged folks, we don’t have to worry. There’s a way to assign whatever theme you like to specific pages or posts with a plugin called Jonoradio Multiple Themes.

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