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SiteOrigin CSS — WordPress Plugins

5 stars!  Very easy to use.  You can see the changes as you work.  Excellent developers, well-supported.

SiteOrigin CSS is the simple, yet powerful CSS editor for WordPress. It gives you visual controls that let you edit the look and feel of your site in real-time.

We’ve created a site editing experience that will suit both beginners and advanced users alike. Beginners will love the simple visual controls and real-time preview. Advanced users will love the code autocompletion that makes writing CSS faster than ever.

Inspector

The hardest part of editing your site’s design using CSS is usually finding the correct selector to use. The powerful inspector that comes with SiteOrigin CSS makes this easy. While viewing a full preview of your site, just click on an element and it’ll help you identify the best selector to use to target that element.

The Inspector will help you even if you have no idea what a CSS selector is.

Visual Editor

Don’t like playing around with code? No problem. SiteOrigin CSS has a set of simple controls that make it easy to choose colors, styles and measurements. Combined with the Inspector, you’ll be able to make changes in just a few clicks.

CSS Editor

SiteOrigin CSS has a powerful CSS editor, the likes of which you’d usually only expect from high-end IDEs. It has autocompletion for both CSS selectors and attributes. It also features very useful CSS linting that’ll help you identify issues in your code before you publish your changes.

It’s Free

We’re committed to keeping SiteOrigin CSS, free. You can install it on as many sites as you like without ever worrying about licensing. All future updates and upgrades will be free, and we even offer free support over on our friendly support forums.

Works With Any Theme

There’s an ever-growing collection of awesome WordPress themes, and now with SiteOrigin CSS you can edit every single one of them to your heart’s content. No matter what theme you’re using, SiteOrigin CSS will work perfectly.

Actively Developed

We’re actively developing SiteOrigin CSS. Keep track of what’s happening over onGitHub.

Source: SiteOrigin CSS — WordPress Plugins

Instant WordPress install, free and easy!

Instant WordPress is self-contained, runs from any drive HDD and USB.  No Windows registry, no bits and pieces everywhere, it is all in one folder.  They are working on a version for Mac.  Follow Instant WordPress on Twitter to find out more.

I have been gnashing my teeth and pulling my hair out trying to install WP on Linux Mint 17.3 this week.  I am so close, but not there.  This Instant WordPress will be done in moments, without tons of brain numbing configuration.

“The easy way to install WordPress locally on Windows”

Your Free WordPress Power Tool

Instant WordPress is a complete standalone, portable WordPress development environment. It turns any Windows machine into a WordPress development server. It will even run from a USB key.

http://www.instantwp.com/

What is Instant WordPress?

  • Instant WordPress is a complete standalone, portable WordPress development environment. It turns any Windows machine into a WordPress development server. It will even run from a USB key.
  • Instant WordPress comes complete with its own built-in Apache web server, PHP and MySQL installations that are started and stopped automatically.
  • Instant WordPress comes complete with a set of dummy WordPress posts and pages so that you do not have to create any data or posts to test themes and plugins.
  • Instant WordPress is self-configuring, so it should not conflict with any software already running on your machine.
  • Instant WordPress can be installed as many times as you wish and deleted by simply removing the folder that it is running from. Nothing is left on your machine.

Components

Instant WordPress 4.4.2 contains the following software:

  • WordPress 4.1
  • Apache 2.2.15 (Win32)
  • PHP/5.3.2
  • MySQL 5.1.46-community-nt
  • All dummy WordPress content is courtesy of the nice people at http://wpcandy.com/

Please Note: Instant WordPress is not suitable for live websites
and should only be used for testing and development.

If you want to migrate Instant WordPress installations onto the web, try our guide for WordPress Power Users.

Source: http://www.instantwp.com/install-wordpress-locally/features/

 

 

Instant WordPress install, free and easy! was originally published on WordPress Struggles |the site

WordPress site for newbies – yes you can! It’s easy.

Are you ready for a real WordPress Website?  Your own place to cultivate your own stuff?  Here’s how you do it for almost free.  As close as you can get.  No contracts or hosting pre-payment.

First: Do Not go to WordPress.org and download WordPress!  at all.

Second:  Try a WordPress.com blog for a while first.  Done that?  Read on…

This is a support thread comment that I wrote:

You should try the blog first at http://www.wordpress.com. Free and easy.  You will learn how to do the basics of everything you need to know for WordPress sites.

If you really want a WordPress website, not a WordPress.com blog: it’s super easy….almost free. Go for it!

http://www.hosthoot.com has everything you need cheap and with lots of tech support help.

There’s a video on their homepage.

(As a beginner, for you I don’t recommend GoDaddy because I have read about way too many issues specific to GoDaddy and WordPress. The way GoDaddy is setup or how it works makes some things with WordPress and plugins difficult or impossible.)

1). Web host – HostHoot.com
– $2 per month. Pay as you go, no prepaying ahead of time.
– with HostHoot.com you can quit anytime, no contracts.

– Web hosting is where your website is kept so that the public can see it and you can work on it.
– There are special programs needed to run a website. And security. A web host provides you with all of that set up for you.

2). Domain name: get it at HostHoot.com, $12 a year
– domain name is your URL: http://www.domainname.com
– you must have a domain name for your web site.
– it is the address for your own website. You make up the name yourself.
– you pay for this every year $12 at HostHoot.com, if you use HostHoot to buy your domain name. You can do that at other places.
– the domain name cannot change, the address for your site: http://www.yourdomain.com.
You can change your website name a million times, whenever you want to. The website name is what we see when we Open a Site at http://www.domain.com. On the web page.

3). Install WordPress – HostHoot.com has a button that you press.
It will install WordPress for you.
– Many web hosts have a button to install WP.
HostHoot.com is cheap and by far the best tech support I have ever had for WordPress sites – paid or free hosting.

4). Problems with WordPress – HostHoot will help you with any problems. Tell them you have never had a website before. They will help you.

  • After you use WordPress, if you have problems they will try to help you or guide you to answers. Or just fix it for you. I have 8 WP sites, lots of problems – they have always been more than helpful.

If you don’t want a website, do the WordPress.com blog instead. You can add pages to your blog like a website.

WordPress site for newbies – yes you can! It’s easy. was originally published on WordPress Struggles |the site