Typominima, free typography based minimal WordPress theme

Typominima WordPress Theme: Typography meets Minimal

So thrilled to announce yet a new quality freebie here on Blogsessive. Meet Typominima, a free typography based, gorgeous, minimal WordPress theme fit for the writer inside you.

If you’re looking for a free theme to help you put the content in spotlight, without worrying about it being suffocated by advertising space and unnecessary design blign, than Typominima is the perfect free WordPress theme for you.

The purpose of this theme is to enable writers and publisher to express themselves online in a clean and beautiful environment. You can check out the theme features and also a series of posts containing sample styling for the most common elements you’ll need on your blog before you download Typominima.

Typominima preview

Typominima Preview & Download

Head over to the Typominima DEMO site to view it in action and learn more about its features.

And of course, you can download it for free here: Download Typominima (v1.0)

Note: Please do not link directly to the file if you wish to promote this theme. Link to this post instead. Thank you!

Twitter button WordPress plugin

Since Twitter is yet to offer an alternative to those less savvy with code implementation, I’ve decided to offer you a WordPress plugin to help you include the official Twitter Tweet button in your blog posts. Download the plugin and from this point on, it’s all as easy as 1-2-3.

Current plugin version: 1.1
Supported WordPress versions: Most recent. Pre-3.0 versions not yet tested.
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Free PDF eBook: Corporate Blogging Guide by Blogsessive

As promised a while back, I’ve finished editing the Corporate Blogging Guide in PDF eBook format. So, today I give you the chapters you’ve had the chance to read online plus a whole new chapter (8. Technical aspects) and some bonus tips to guide you in your corporate blogging adventures!

How to download the eBook?

In order to download the ebook, all you have to do is to subscribe for free to Blogsessive’s RSS feed (if you haven’t done so until now) and you’ll find the download link at the end of each article in the feed.

eBook preview and contents

Here are two screenshots of the book’s cover and the contents page:
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WP Plugin: Latest Posts by Category Archive

After posting the Latest Posts by Category Archive tutorial, I’ve received requests to transform the code into a WordPress plugin.

Update: Version 1.2 has been released. Read about the changes below, in the “Version History” section.

Latest Posts by Category Archive WP Plugin

The Features of ‘Latest Posts by Category Archive’ WP Plugin

Here’s the list of features currently available:

  • Can be used via hard-coding inside page templates;
  • Can be used as a widget in your widget-ready areas;
  • Can be used via shortcodes inside pages’ or posts’ content;
  • Can be used either inside or outside the loop;
  • Can limit the archive to certain categories, or exclude certain categories;
  • Can display or hide post dates;
  • Can display or hide post excerpts and adjust their length in words;
  • Can set the number of listed post from 1 to ‘all’.

Version history

Version 1.2

  • The plugin is now available as a widget for your blog’s widget ready areas;
  • The widget’s output can be easily customized using a few newly added CSS classes. Information about the widget is available in the plugin documentation, which is also included in the download package;
  • Fixed the dashboard area that notifies WP 2.7+ users on the latest plugin version available.

Version 1.1

  • Added option to display post dates;
  • Added dashboard widget for plugin version tracking (Only available for WP 2.7+ users).

Documentation

The plugin documentation is available for download in PDF format: LPBC Documentation (7183)

For further information and plugin updates, please refer to this page, as it will be edited with further improvements.
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Feedsessive – Free, Simple RSS Icon Pack

Free Simple RSS Icons

It’s time for a new freebie release! Here is Feedsessive, a free, simple and elegant RSS icon pack for you to use however you wish, in either personal or professional projects, with no restriction.

These days I’ve been working on a new project and I needed an RSS icon that is simple and elegant, and after designing one to use in my project, I decided to create a few variations and release them as a pack for those who might need it.

Feedsessive features 50 free RSS icons, split into 2 two design styles (basic and outlined), each with 25 color variation.

All the RSS icons are available in 3 formats:

  • EPS (vector) format
  • PDF format
  • Transparent PNG format at 300dpi

Download Feedsessive
* Packed size: 2.22 Mb
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WordPress 2.6 Beta 1 is Available for Download

Ryan Boren, lead developer of WordPress, announced on his blog that the first beta of WordPress 2.6 is available for download.

While this is not a major release as 2.5 was, it still has some nice new features like:

  • Post revisioning;
  • Improved image editing dialog;
  • Theme previewing;
  • Bulk delete, activate, and deactivate for plugins;
  • New, improved versions of TinyMCE and jQuery;
  • any many more.

Want to give it a spin? Dowload WordPress 2.6 Beta 1.

Flash Tag Cloud WordPress plugin

Flash based Tag Cloud WordPress pluginRoy Tanck‘s flash tag cloud WordPress plugin – WP Cumulus – is the perfect tool for those of you who want a cool flashy gadget on their blog. From Roy’s provided information, this plugin should not affect the SEO score of your blog, since it will deliver the WordPress classic tag cloud to users that don’t have the Adobe Flash Player installed.

It easy to install, customize and implement and works exactly like a normal WordPress tag cloud, only with some nice effects for the tag navigation. A fully functional demo can be seen on the Roy Tanck’s blog, as well as the plugin download package.

So, all you blogsessed people out there, give this flash tag cloud a spin and tell us what you think about it!