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Resources

12 Sites to Find Free Stock Video Footages

Written by Joe Foley on 5 comments
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Full screen video backgrounds have become quite the trend in web design these days. And of course WordPress themes like WPZOOM’s own Inspiro are making it simple for users to easily achieve that sophisticated look.

But while it might be easy to add a video to a site these days, the problem is that videos are expensive.

Luckily, there are some sites out there that offer videos for free.

The free video sites are nowhere close to being as numerous or convenient as the many free image sites, but they’re slowly growing.

And so below we’ve collected 12 of the best free video sites we could find.

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Case Studies

Discussing WordPress business with an IT professional

Written by Alex Denning on 1 comment
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With our Case Study series we speak to customers and find out how using WPZOOM products has enhanced their business. It’s always fascinating to hear unique stories and the great products and services customers produce. Today we’re in conversation with IT professional James Flores.

James has been using WordPress since 2005 and hails from Albury, Australia.

Thanks for taking the time, James!

Let’s get straight to the case study.

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Tutorials

Creating Child Themes and When You Should Use Them

Written by Joe Foley on 17 comments
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A child theme in WordPress is small, light-weight “add-on” theme that inherits all the styling and functionality of another theme, called the “parent theme” in this case. You can create a child theme for any theme in WordPress.

Child themes are used when you want to make changes to a site without actually changing the code or the files in your original theme. This lets you update your original theme (which is the engine behind the child theme) without losing any changes you made to your site.

In this post we’ll go over how to create a child theme and also give a rundown of 5 common scenarios for when you’d want to use a child theme.

Is your WordPress theme not working how you want it? WPZOOM themes are easily customizable, well supported and responsive. Switch to a WordPress theme that works.

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New Themes

Monte – New Theme for Fashion Bloggers + Giveaway

Written by Pavel Ciorici on 22 comments

Today we’re happy to announce the release of our new magazine-style theme for fashion bloggers!
Monte is a complex and multifunctional theme, highly customizable and features a spacious responsive layout.

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News

A Year with Ticket-based Support: What We Learned

Written by Alex Denning on 6 comments
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A year ago we switched to Help Scout, a ticket-based support system, after using a forum-based support system since 2009. The main motivation behind the switch was, as Pavel wrote at the time, was to provide faster, more scaleable and – simply – better support for our customers than we could with the forum-based system.

So we’ve had a year to test it. What are the results? Continue Reading →