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Revolution Slider: A Premium Drag and Drop Slider for WordPress

Revolution Slider is a new premium slider available in both jquery (for your standard html sites), and as a plugin for your WordPress powered website.

It offers an impressive feature set including:

Unlimited Slides
Unlimited Caption Layers
CSS Animation with a fallBack to jQuery
Vimeo & YouTube video
Drag and Drop layering

Here are a few examples of what Revolution Slider can do on your website:

Slide Editing
Revolution slider taps into your media library for photos, videos, or links placement inside sliders.

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Twenty Twelve: The New WordPress Default Theme Coming Soon to WordPress.org

Today marks the introduction of the new Twenty Twelve theme on WordPress.com. Very soon the theme will be available for free in the WordPress Theme Directory and will be rolled into the WordPress 3.5 download package.

A couple months ago we gave you a sneak peek of Twenty Twelve theme and now it’s out in the wild. You’ll probably start to see this theme popping up on many sites around the web.

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Simple CSS Web Design Tweaks for Your WordPress Theme

Do you just want to tweak your WordPress CSS web design a bit, but don’t really know how?
This post is intended to help you do just that by providing a few basic examples (don’t expect anything complicated). Aimed at WordPress beginners, and those who really aren’t that familiar with CSS, these are basic “fixes” that you can apply to almost any theme to give it a bit of personal flavor.

CSS Web Design - Simple Tweaks for Your WordPress Theme

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Jetpack 1.7 Adds Custom CSS to the WordPress Dashboard

Jetpack updates seem to be cruising right along these days. The 1.7 release includes one of the most useful new features to date – the Custom CSS module.

This new addition allows you to override or replace your theme’s CSS in the dashboard. No child theme is required for this custom CSS file, although you will still need a child theme if you want to customize your theme’s template files.

You can configure the module by turning it on in Jetpack and then navigating to Appearance >> Edit CSS.

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New, Improved WordPress Plugin Rating System is Now More Amazon-Like

As promised at WordCamp San Francisco a few weeks ago, the WordPress Plugin Directory is seeing improvements to its rating system to make it more “Amazon-like.”

In this first update, you can see that the starred reviews have been parsed out into different levels. You’ll also notice a more exact number for the average (3.9 in the example below).

 

Only the Beginning

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Congrats to our 100k winners!

So, as you may or may not know, just the other day we celebrated 100k members over at WPMU DEV (now 102,695 yay :), by giving away 3 annual accounts (each worth $419)  to 3 lucky readers.

And the winners are…

@gManiPhone, Gary Leatherman – for this tweet
@BlakiceMG, Dave M – for this tweet
Julio Potier – for this post

Congrats all, contact our support team to claim your annual accounts.

And many, many thanks to everyone for taking part, and for helping us make it happen, stay subscribed to WPMU.org for more offers, and of course other good stuff, in the future!

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How to Get Involved with WordPress

WordPress software is open source. As the WordPress.org About Page says, “Everything you see here, from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community.”

So how do you become one of those who help out? How do you find out what’s going on and where you might fit in?

Well, that’s just gotten a little easier with the creation of a “new collaboration space,” as WordPress Co-founder Matt Mullenweg calls it.

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Themescroller – An Awesome New Way to Browse WordPress Themes

Hunting for just the right WordPress theme can be very time-consuming, even if you know a dozen different places to look for themes. It involves browsing each of those sites to look at all of the themes offered. Themescroller is a new site that lets you browse WordPress themes from marketplaces like Themeforest, Woothemes, WordPress.org, Elegantthemes and more coming soon.

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State of the Word 2012 – Where WordPress Has Been and Where It’s Going

Every year now for the past six years, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg has given a “State of the Word” address – i.e. a report on what’s happened with WordPress in the last year and a look forward to the year ahead.

This year’s State of the Word took place at the San Francisco WordCamp a few days ago.

We have embedded a video of the talk below; however, because it’s long (nearly 48 minutes), we’ve also pulled out some of the major points and put them into text (along with an approximate matching time point in the video).

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WordPress Coupons and Discount Codes

Premium plugins, themes, and services make up a large part of the WordPress community.

WordPress is the most popular CMS and, as a result, there’s money to be made by developers, designers, and consultants. But, let’s face it, you build websites with WordPress because you don’t want to or cannot do everything yourself from scratch. It saves you time, money, and headache and lets you provide a wider range of services to your website clients or, if you are a DIYer, to your website visitors.

WordPress coupons, discounts, and ways to save money buying premium extensions and services

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