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If your site is slow you can forget about high Google rankings and good conversions. On the other hand Google loves fast sites and so do people.

Alexei has spent several years perfecting the art and science of building superfast WordPress sites and now he’s sharing his methods in a brand new video tutorial WordPress Speed Secrets. You won’t have to struggle like he and may others do. Instead of endless hours of trial and error, simply follow his videos for non-techies and make your site blazing fast in under 2 hours.

If you know how to install a plugin and how to copy/paste, you can have a superfast site too. Check out his tutorial.



Submitted by: XAdmin

Video tutorial showing how to configure this plugin. 



Submitted by: Tim Myers

We’re all familiar with MAMP and XAMPP virtual server environments. This video tutorial shows an alternative which has a full set of tools for all developers.

Ditch MAMP and XAMPP and get AMPPS



Submitted by: Martin Mosley

Sharing field groups, code snippets, and other ACF goodies.



Submitted by: Rick M

Timely has a brilliant calendar that helps organise your business, staff and clients. It’s easy to keep everything on track with your computer, tablet and phone.



Submitted by: K Cooper

Makes any kind of pattern and saves the file for use on your own website.



Submitted by: KCG

Handy little tool with loads of variations you never thought of, for all your shadow needs!



Submitted by: Robert M

Can Stock Photo offers over 15 million professional royalty free stock photos and give out free weekly downloads. They have tens of thousands of new images added every week and their generous license agreement gives great flexibility.



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Submitted by: KCG

Great way to select different colour schemes, 7 different wheel modes for the different colour systems. Gives RGB and HEX



Submitted by: Jason

The super fast color schemes generator!
Create, save and share perfect palettes in seconds!

Best of all it is FREE



Submitted by: XAdmin

Live demonstration of most of the cornerstone elements.



Submitted by: Donald McGuinn

For those of you who have been waiting for so long to have the cornerstone section separators addon. It’s easy and it’s free. Please be thankful for the kindness of the developer of this plugin. Cheers



Submitted by: Dream Web Indonesia

A countdown plugin.



Submitted by: KCG

Free Cornerstone templates that will help you in designing your pages with Cornerstone plugin made easy.



Submitted by: WP Help Mate

Create YOUR CSS Button here



Submitted by: XAdmin

Actually not only CSS tricks, but a raft of Others too.
HTML, Sass, htaccess, Javascript, Jquery, WordPress & PHP



Submitted by: XAdmin

W3 Schools is a great starting point for understanding CSS
You can practice online by making changes to CSS on the fly



Submitted by: XAdmin

Visualicity is a website design team created to help ourselves and others master the art of creating visually compelling, SEO optimized, responsive and fast loading websites. We strive to create the best tutorials and content to help you achieve your design results.



Submitted by: XAdmin

BEAUTIFIES YOUR CSS AUTOMATICALLY SO THAT  IT IS CONSISTENT AND EASY TO READ.



Submitted by: NT Thai

Pretty sweet generator will produce CSS Gradient code using a simple graphical user interface. The CSS code that is generated will work in all browsers that support CSS3. The generator will produce code for linear gradients and also radial gradients, plus has the ability to import existing CSS gradient code to edit.



Submitted by: K Cooper

This is a short YouTube video that shows how to target and change CSS with Google Chrome and X-Theme.



Submitted by: DenverCoder

There are quite a few out there, but this is a nice and simple one that I really like.



Submitted by: Sean Scott

Just thought I’d share a repo of a few custom elements I’ve made. Open sourcing it in the hopes of getting some guidelines and feedback on how to cleanly create these.

They aren’t super exciting yet – one is just an extension of the accordion.



Submitted by: lucastobrazil

Customize your login page very easily with this plugin.



Submitted by: Donald McGuinn

Custom types let you build WordPress sites that are easy to manage and maintain. With Toolset, you can add custom types to the WordPress admin and front-end, using any theme and without writing PHP.



Submitted by: K Cooper

Not XTheme specific, however, a useful tutorial from WordPress.og for those wanting to make changes.



Submitted by: XAdmin

Great resource for choosing colour palettes.

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Submitted by: XAdmin

The Duplicator gives WordPress administrators the ability to migrate, copy or clone a site from one location to another. The plugin also serves as a simple backup utility. T



Submitted by: KCG

Wistia is professional video hosting for business. They help businesses easily add their videos to the web, track their performance, and find new ways to build and engage with their audiences using online video.
Responsive, reliable, aand customizable embed codes are easily implemented on your web pages.



Submitted by: X Admin

This is a great site, not just for copyright free (CCO license) images you can use but for inspiration to go get your own.



Submitted by: Bluestack Digital

This link allows you to basically “clear Facebook’s cache” so that if you made any images or text changes to your page titles, Facebook will recognize the changes.



Submitted by: Donald McGuinn

Easily get the Google Longitude and Latitude coordinates for Google Maps in X Theme and Cornerstone.



Submitted by: K Cooper

Large collection of fonts.
Multi Lingual site



Submitted by: XAdmin

Have an image with type and you don’t know what the font is?
Upload it and we’ll find the fonts that match.



Submitted by: Rick M

Seen a font in use and want to know what it is?
Submit an image to WhatTheFont to find the closest matches in our database. Or, let cloak-draped font enthusiasts lend a hand in the WhatTheFont Forum



Submitted by: Rick M

What is the easiest way to find out the fonts used in a webpage? Firebug or Webkit Inspector? No, that’s too complicated. It should be just a click away.

Hence I wrote WhatFont, with which you can easily get font information about the text you are hovering on.

To embrace the new web font era, WhatFont also detects services used for serving the font. Now supports Typekit and Google Font API.



Submitted by: Rick M

Fotosearch is your one-stop-shop for everything stock. They provide royalty-free images, clip-art pictures, illustrations, stock video clips, poster, prints, and more. Their database contains images from over 120 stock images vendors from all around the world.



Submitted by: Cole Brown

7 Handy free Cornerstone elements, including a Modal Pop up, Horizontal Scrolling Carousel and more.



Submitted by: Robert Montgomerie

Have you recently switched webhost or started a new website, then you are in right place!. DNS Checker provides free dns lookup service for checking domain name server records against a randomly selected list of DNS servers in different corners of the world. Do a quick look up for any domain name and check DNS data collected from all location for confirming that website is completely propagated or not worldwide.



Submitted by: Rick Malkin

whatsmydns.net lets you instantly perform a DNS lookup to check a domain names current IP address and DNS record information against multiple name servers located in different parts of the world.

This allows you to check the current state of DNS propagation after having made changes to your domains records.



Submitted by: Donald McGuinn

CSS3 Gradient and Code Generator.



Submitted by: K Cooper

A collection of third party add-ons for Gravity Forms plugin.



Submitted by: XAdmin

Instructions to use a custom short code which means you can use template blocks, and have them all update simply by updating the master block.



Submitted by: XAdmin

Animaticons are a set of high-resolution animated GIFs that you can customize.



Submitted by: XAdmin

152,603 vector icons grouped in 2,285 packs
The largest database of free icons available in PNG, SVG, EPS, PSD and BASE 64 formats.



Submitted by: XAdmin

Get 90% icons absolutely Free
Paid icon packs at a flat rate of $0.39 each
Includes: svg ai png psd



Submitted by: XAdmin

Introducing Iconfinder Pro – Flatrate premium vector icons.



Submitted by: XAdmin

Free Icons by First-Class Designers



Submitted by: XAdmin

Millions use Noun Project to simplify communication, across borders and around the world.



Submitted by: XAdmin

Iconscout is India’s First Icon Marketplace. Iconscout is powered by community of passionate designers to get high quality icons. We provide simplest way to sell, share & exchange icons to worldwide audience.



Submitted by: Varun Trivedi

Iconscout is India’s First Icon Marketplace. Iconscout is powered by community of passionate designers to get high quality icons. We provide simplest way to sell, share & exchange icons to worldwide audience.



Submitted by: Varun Trivedi

Image Map Pro for Cornerstone – Interactive Image Map Builder. Easily draw custom shapes, drag and drop editor, responsive, customisable mouseovers and click actions.



Submitted by: K Cooper

TinyPNG uses smart lossy compression techniques to reduce the file size of your PNG files. By selectively decreasing the number of colors in the image, fewer bytes are required to store the data. The effect is nearly invisible but it makes a very large difference in file size!



Submitted by: KCG

Typographic filler text generators for these languages:
Arabic, Chinese, Esperanto, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Interlingua, Japanese, L33tspeak, Latin, Letzebuergesch, Morsecode, Quenya, Russian, Slovio, Sona, Tokipona, Volapük



Submitted by: K Cooper

With the advent of CSS3 on browsers and border-radius , it becomes possible to make previously unimaginable forms.
Below is present a list of possible forms ( a compliant browser CSS3 standards, including the border-radius is necessary to appreciate the beauty in short almost all except IE 8 and under).

To make it understandable, the forms are in order of implementation difficulties.



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Submitted by: Donald McGuinn

Allows you to create and work with multi-level exclusive access for your Users based on simple Free packages or Paid packages.

You can turn on your Website into a income supply by protecting your valuable content or only part of it.



Submitted by: XAdmin

WP-Members™ is the original membership plugin for WordPress®. Perfect for newsletters, premium content sites, clubs/associations, and more!



Submitted by: XAdmin

All-in-One WP Migration – Very easy to use, simply export and then import on new domain. Then all you have to do is update the permalinks ( WP Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks )

The plugin allows you to export your database, media files, plugins, and themes. You can apply unlimited find/replace operations on your database and the plugin will also fix any serialization problems that occur during find/replace operations.



Submitted by: KCG

PX to EM conversion made simple. 



Submitted by: Kevin Balderston

This is a WordPress plugin to create as many maps as you want, with interactive and colored markers, continents, countries or regions.



Submitted by: XAdmin

Great in-browser tool for creating mockups quickly and effortlessly.



Submitted by: Sean Piper

Understanding responsive images and how to use them.

Not an X Theme only issue. However, it is useful in understanding how you deal with images for different platforms.



Submitted by: XAdmin

Another great Colour resource



Submitted by: XAdmin

The best way to collect, organize & share your colors.



Submitted by: XAdmin

Free images and videos you can use anywhere

All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.



Submitted by: XAdmin

free pics. do anything (CC0). make magic.



Submitted by: XAdmin

Sharing beautiful travel moments. All photos are listed under cc0.
That means you can do whatever you want with them.



Submitted by: XAdmin

Picography
Free hi-resolution photos. Use them however you like



Submitted by: XAdmin

The best place to find & share beautiful images.



Submitted by: XAdmin

A large free stock photo site with thousands of public domain photos including landscapes, objects, animals, plants, textures, and many other free photos. Currently 6071 photos and counting.



Submitted by: XAdmin

The most complete repository of free & curated CC0 photos (commercial or personal usage)



Submitted by: XAdmin

Free Images



Submitted by: XAdmin

Free Royalty Free Stock Photography: Unlike other sites with free images, these are also royalty free.



Submitted by: XAdmin

Thousands of free pictures !!



Submitted by: XAdmin

Great site with a fresh take on stock photos.  Comes in both free and premium (you get a lot with free) but people should be paid for their work.



Submitted by: Bluestack Digital

Free Stock Photos For Commercial Use. Also has Premium Login.
(Stokpic License) Basically You can do anything apart from redistribute.



Submitted by: XAdmin

Run a free website speed test from multiple locations around the globe using real browsers (IE and Chrome) and at real consumer connection speeds. You can run simple tests or perform advanced testing including multi-step transactions, video capture, content blocking and much more. Your results will provide rich diagnostic information including resource loading waterfall charts, Page Speed optimization checks and suggestions for improvements.



Submitted by: K Cooper
Syncfusion Metro Studio is a collection of over 7,000 flat and wireframe icon templates that can be easily customized to create thousands of unique icons. It also supports creating custom icon font packages from selected sets of icons.


Submitted by: Deepak Shakya

SiteOrigin CSS is powerful CSS editor that allows you to change your WordPress site’s design in real-time. Beginners will love the simple visual controls. Advanced users will love its power features like code completion and real-time feedback. No matter your current skill level, SiteOrigin CSS will turn you into a site editing pro in minimal time.



Submitted by: kajkosz

Toolset is great but don’t waste your time on the X Theme with Toolset Layouts. Focus on Types and Views. Here’s the 12-step rundown as to how I’ve been able to create my own custom posts/templates and views. It may be a bit convoluted but it works



Submitted by: alexgingras

Premiere backup/migration/cloning plugin.



Submitted by: Donald McGuinn

Free Online Video Converter with Compression & Upload



Submitted by: XAdmin

Play a video inside an Image



Submitted by: XAdmin

A free visual guide to CSS. It features the most popular properties, and explains them with illustrated and animated examples.



Submitted by: XAdmin

This is not the official version of W# Total Cache. This version is forked and patched by a small community of Followers..

The Official Version can be found here



Submitted by: XAdmin

Check what WordPress Theme and which plugins are used on any website using WordPress



Submitted by: XAdmin

Wordmark.it helps you choose fonts by previewing a word of your choice with the fonts installed on your computer.



Submitted by: Jonathon Schultz

This is a “short” tutorial on how to develop WordPress sites with 3 environments.



Submitted by: DenverCoder

Here you can find a fully subjective technical (yet easy to read) benchmark of a number of hosting services. It would be difficult to say it was complete and may not include your hosting service however it seems to take into account those services willing to participate in an unbiased type review.

The second URL is a resource well worth checking out if you are unsure about the host / hosting type you should choose.



Submitted by: XAdmin

Discovered this chart. There are many out there in the wild but loved this one. Great understanding how WordPress treats the templates.



Submitted by: Deepak Shakya


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Submitted by: K Cooper

Purchase Themeco’s X Theme from Envato’s Theme Forest.



Submitted by: KCG