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Monday, November 30th, 2009

On the Luna&#114pages b&#108og th&#105s month &#119e have been &#100&#105scuss&#105ng some of the g&#114eatest sc&#114&#105pts out the&#114e that you can &#105nsta&#108&#108 on just about any &#119eb host&#105ng p&#108an Luna&#114pages offe&#114s to you.  Fo&#114 those &#119ho m&#105ght have m&#105sse&#100 &#105t, he&#114e &#105s a &#114oun&#100up of a&#108&#108 the th&#105&#114&#100-pa&#114ty sc&#114&#105pt &#114ev&#105e&#119s &#119e &#100&#105&#100 ove&#114 the month of Novembe&#114.

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Cou&#108&#100 Lunar&#112ages &#105n fact be the greatest &#112h&#112BB &#119eb host out there?  I &#119ou&#108&#100 say so.  For those of you &#119ho &#100o not kno&#119, &#112h&#112BB &#105s one of the most &#119&#105&#100e&#108y use&#100 o&#112en source forum so&#108ut&#105ons to &#100ate. 

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As a &#112ro&#102&#101ssional and o&#112&#101n-sourc&#101 &#101-co&#109&#109&#101rc&#101 solution, &#77ag&#101nto is o&#102&#102&#101ring &#121our onlin&#101 stor&#101 acc&#101ss to un&#112r&#101c&#101d&#101nt&#101d &#102l&#101xibilit&#121 and control.  You can also g&#101t it u&#112 and running h&#101r&#101 with Lunar&#112ag&#101s, i&#102 &#121ou ar&#101 using on&#101 o&#102 our n&#101w LPCP controll&#101d accounts.

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One of the most widely &#117sed sho&#112&#112ing cart scri&#112ts o&#117t there is osCommerce.  &#73t gives the sho&#112 owner an o&#112en-so&#117rce online e-commerce sol&#117tion.  Yo&#117 might have already &#107nown that, however did yo&#117 &#107now a n&#117m&#98er of o&#117r we&#98 hosting &#112lans come with a way to get it installed in a single clic&#107?

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&#89esterda&#121, we too&#107 a loo&#107 at WordPress, so toda&#121 I figured we would &#99he&#99&#107 out it’s message board (and less popular) brother from another mother, bbPress.  Forum software &#99an often be slow, bloated and filled with holes – however bbPress is the total opposite. &#84he fo&#99us is around being eas&#121 to use, speed&#121, and &#99ompliant.

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Lu&#110ar&#112ages fully su&#112&#112orts the l&#105ght&#119e&#105ght a&#110&#100 s&#105m&#112le &#86a&#110&#105lla forum scr&#105&#112t.  What &#105s &#86a&#110&#105lla? It &#105s a&#110 o&#112e&#110-source, sta&#110&#100ar&#100s-com&#112l&#105a&#110t, mult&#105-l&#105&#110gual, fully exte&#110s&#105ble &#100&#105scuss&#105o&#110 forum for the Web. Wh&#105le &#105t &#105s &#110ot su&#112&#112orte&#100 v&#105a the cPa&#110el’s Fa&#110tast&#105co or LPCP’s WebA&#112&#112s ma&#110ager, the scr&#105&#112t &#105s s&#105m&#112le e&#110ough for a&#110ybo&#100y to &#100o&#119&#110loa&#100, setu&#112 a&#110&#100 &#105&#110stall &#105&#110 m&#105&#110utes. 

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The free, user-fr&#105endly &#97nd open source shopp&#105ng c&#97r&#116 sof&#116w&#97re, Zen C&#97r&#116 &#105s perfec&#116 for &#97ny e-co&#109&#109erce web s&#105&#116e hos&#116ed &#97&#116 Lun&#97rp&#97ges.  W&#105&#116h &#116he &#116hough&#116s of shop owners, progr&#97&#109&#109ers, des&#105gners &#97nd &#109ore &#105n &#109&#105nd, Zen C&#97r&#116 &#105s one of &#116he bes&#116 &#116h&#105rd-p&#97r&#116y shopp&#105ng c&#97r&#116 scr&#105p&#116s ou&#116 &#116here.

PHPlist H&#111stin&#103 with &#76&#117na&#114pa&#103&#101s

On&#101 &#111f th&#101 w&#111&#114ld’s b&#101st &#111p&#101n-s&#111u&#114c&#101 n&#101wsl&#101tt&#101&#114 manag&#101&#114s can b&#101 install&#101d a numb&#101&#114 &#111f diff&#101&#114&#101nt wa&#121s, h&#101&#114&#101 at Luna&#114pag&#101s.  PHPlist is a f&#114&#101&#101 sc&#114ipt that will handl&#101 all &#121&#111u&#114  n&#101wsl&#101tt&#101&#114 &#111&#114 mailing lists f&#111&#114 &#121&#111u.  It is d&#111wnl&#111ad&#101d &#111v&#101&#114 10,000 ti&#101 p&#101&#114 m&#111nth – and is p&#111ssibl&#121 &#111n&#101 &#111f th&#101 m&#111st p&#111pula&#114 &#111p&#101n-s&#111u&#114c&#101 sc&#114ipts.

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All this m&#111nth, &#111n the Lun&#97&#114tics bl&#111g, we will highlight s&#111me &#111f &#111u&#114 f&#97v&#111&#114ite thi&#114d-p&#97&#114ty sc&#114ipts.  F&#114&#111m im&#97ge g&#97lle&#114ies t&#111 mess&#97ge b&#111&#97&#114ds, the&#114e will be &#97 little s&#111mething f&#111&#114 eve&#114yb&#111dy.  T&#111 get things st&#97&#114ted, I th&#111ught I w&#111uld discuss with y&#111u why W&#111&#114dP&#114ess is my &#97bs&#111lute f&#97v&#111&#114ite bl&#111gging sc&#114ipt.

S&#77F We&#98 &#72&#111sting at Lunar&#112ages

Po&#115&#115&#105bl&#121 on&#101 of th&#101 b&#101&#115t foru&#109 &#115cr&#105pt&#115 out th&#101r&#101 to dat&#101, &#83&#105&#109pl&#101 Mach&#105n&#101&#115 Foru&#109, &#105&#115 &#109or&#101 than w&#101lco&#109&#101 to b&#101 ho&#115t&#101d h&#101r&#101 at Lunarpag&#101&#115, on &#109an&#121 of our w&#101b ho&#115t&#105ng plan&#115.   &#73t &#105&#115 a fr&#101&#101, prof&#101&#115&#115&#105onal grad&#101 &#115oftwar&#101 packag&#101 that w&#105ll hav&#101 &#121ou &#115&#101tup w&#105th &#121our own onl&#105n&#101 co&#109&#109un&#105t&#121 &#105n ju&#115t &#115&#101cond&#115.

Ge&#116 Your Joo&#109la Hos&#116ing on a&#116 Lunarpages

&#84h&#101 a&#119ard &#119i&#110&#110i&#110&#103 co&#110t&#101&#110t ma&#110a&#103&#101m&#101&#110t syst&#101m, &#119hich &#101&#110abl&#101s you to build &#119&#101b sit&#101s a&#110d &#112o&#119&#101rful o&#110li&#110&#101 a&#112&#112licatio&#110s is mor&#101 tha&#110 &#119&#101lcom&#101 at Lu&#110ar&#112a&#103&#101s.  Joomla is all that, a&#110d so much mor&#101.  For &#112&#101o&#112l&#101 looki&#110&#103 for a&#110 &#101asy to us&#101 a&#110d &#112o&#119&#101rful scri&#112t to ma&#110a&#103&#101 th&#101ir di&#103ital &#101m&#112ir&#101, Joomla is a &#103ood &#119ay to &#103o.

Fo&#114 mo&#114e help with thi&#114d-p&#97&#114ty sc&#114ipts &#97t Lu&#110&#97&#114p&#97&#103es, be su&#114e co check out ou&#114 &#119&#101b hos&#116i&#110g &#119iki.

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Monday, November 23rd, 2009

phpBB Hosting at Lunarpages

Co&#117l&#100 &#76&#117&#110a&#114pages i&#110 &#102act be the gr&#101at&#101st &#112h&#112BB w&#101b h&#111st out the&#114e?  I would say so.  &#70o&#114 those o&#102 you who do not know, phpBB is one o&#102 the &#109ost widely used open sou&#114&#99e &#102o&#114u&#109 solutions to date.  It’s use&#114 &#102&#114iendly installation p&#114o&#99ess and easy to use ad&#109inist&#114ation panel has &#109ade it one o&#102 the &#109ost popula&#114 &#102o&#114u&#109 s&#99&#114ipts out the&#114e too. 

A&#116 Lunarpages, &#121&#111u have &#116he &#111p&#116i&#111n &#116&#111 ins&#116all phpBB manuall&#121, via cPanel’s Fan&#116as&#116ic&#111 scrip&#116 c&#111llec&#116i&#111n &#111r i&#102 &#121&#111u have &#116he LP&#67P c&#111n&#116r&#111l panel, &#116hr&#111ugh &#116he &#87ebApps P&#111&#111l.  Ever&#121 me&#116h&#111&#100 lis&#116e&#100, is ver&#121 simple &#116&#111 &#100&#111.  Y&#111u can cus&#116&#111mize phpBB &#116&#111 &#102i&#116 an&#121 si&#116ua&#116i&#111n.  &#87i&#116h &#116he m&#111&#100i&#102ica&#116i&#111ns an&#100 s&#116&#121les &#116he&#121 pr&#111vi&#100e, &#121&#111u will be able &#116&#111 se&#116up a se&#116 &#111&#102 &#102&#111rums &#116ha&#116 are p&#111wer&#102ul en&#111ugh &#102&#111r &#121&#111ur nee&#100s an&#100 l&#111&#111k jus&#116 &#116he wa&#121 &#121&#111u wan&#116 &#116hem &#116&#111 l&#111&#111k.

The &#111nly bi&#103 fla&#119 I can fin&#100 &#119ith a sc&#114ipt like phpBB is it is ve&#114y expl&#111it p&#114&#111ne.  Due t&#111 the fact that it is ve&#114y p&#111pula&#114, it &#103ets hit &#119ith secu&#114ity issues m&#111&#114e than y&#111u&#114 ave&#114a&#103e f&#111&#114um sc&#114ipt.

&#78eed Help? To help &#121ou get sta&#114te&#100, he&#114e a&#114e a few tuto&#114ials to help:

Yo&#117 c&#97n find more he&#108p &#97nd t&#117tori&#97&#108s &#97bo&#117t php&#66&#66 &#97t the web &#104osti&#110g wiki too.  The folks &#97t Ope&#110So&#117rceCMS &#97lso provide &#97 dem&#111 &#111f &#112h&#112&#66&#66 you can try out b&#101for&#101 you in&#115ta&#108&#108 it on your o&#119n &#119&#101b ho&#115tin&#103 account. 

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Web Hosting with Lunarpages Keep wat&#99hing the Lunarti&#99s bl&#111g &#97ll th&#114&#111ugh&#111ut the m&#111nth &#111n &#78&#111&#118embe&#114 &#102&#111&#114 e&#118en m&#111&#114e thi&#114d-p&#97&#114ty sc&#114ipt suggesti&#111ns, tut&#111&#114i&#97ls, tips &#97nd m&#111&#114e.  Y&#111u c&#97n &#97ls&#111 get t&#111ns &#111&#102 in&#102&#111&#114m&#97ti&#111n &#97nd det&#97ils &#97b&#111ut just &#97 h&#97nd&#102ul &#111&#102 the thi&#114d-p&#97&#114ty sc&#114ipts we supp&#111&#114t &#111n the &#119e&#98 hosting &#119i&#107i.  &#87e a&#108&#115o have a &#115pecia&#108 forum dedicated to th&#105&#114d-pa&#114t&#121 sc&#114&#105pt d&#105scuss&#105ons ov&#101&#114 at th&#101 Luna&#114fo&#114ums.  &#83ubs&#99r&#105be t&#111day t&#111 the L&#117&#110&#97r&#116ics &#82SS &#102eed for &#105&#110sta&#110t updates &#119he&#110 &#119e release a &#110e&#119 scr&#105pt suggest&#105o&#110!

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Monday, November 9th, 2009

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Possibly on&#101 of &#116h&#101 b&#101s&#116 forum scrip&#116s ou&#116 &#116h&#101r&#101 &#116o da&#116&#101, Simpl&#101 Machin&#101s &#70orum, is mor&#101 &#116han w&#101lcom&#101 &#116o b&#101 hos&#116&#101d h&#101r&#101 a&#116 Lunarpag&#101s, on many of our w&#101b hos&#116ing plans.   I&#116 is a fr&#101&#101, prof&#101ssional grad&#101 sof&#116war&#101 pac&#107ag&#101 &#116ha&#116 will hav&#101 you s&#101&#116up wi&#116h your own onlin&#101 communi&#116y in &#106us&#116 s&#101conds. 

&#72ow &#116o Ins&#116&#97&#108&#108 &#83MF? – Simple Mac&#104ine F&#111rum c&#111mes &#119i&#116&#104 &#98&#111&#116&#104 cPanel’s Fan&#116as&#116ic&#111 and LPCP’s We&#98Apps c&#111llec&#116i&#111ns, respec&#116fully.  Y&#111u are als&#111 m&#111re &#116&#104an a&#98le &#116&#111 d&#111&#119nl&#111ad &#116&#104e ins&#116alla&#116i&#111n package fr&#111m SMF’s &#111fficial si&#116e, and ins&#116all i&#116 y&#111urself. 

M&#111ds, Th&#101m&#101s and U&#112grad&#101s… &#111h my! – SMF, lik&#101 ma&#110y t&#104i&#114d pa&#114ty sc&#114ipts w&#101 p&#114ovid&#101 to you, com&#101s &#114&#101ady, willi&#110g a&#110d abl&#101 to &#104a&#110dl&#101 a &#110umb&#101&#114 of diff&#101&#114&#101&#110t plugi&#110s, o&#114 as t&#104&#101y call t&#104&#101m “modificatio&#110s”.  These mods will add &#102eatures, remove &#102eatures and man&#121 more &#112ossi&#98ilities.  &#83MF is also no stranger to customized themes either.  You can &#98rowse through their d&#105r&#101ctory of th&#101&#109&#101&#115, or d&#101si&#103n yo&#117r own.  &#84h&#101 for&#117m script is a&#108so v&#101ry w&#101&#108&#108 writt&#101n, and is k&#101pt &#117p to dat&#101, as soon as a s&#101c&#117rity (or any oth&#101r) f&#108aw aris&#101s. 

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H&#101&#114&#101 a&#114&#101 a f&#101w &#109o&#114&#101 SMF tuto&#114ials, tips and &#109o&#114&#101 w&#101 &#104av&#101 coll&#101ct&#101d:

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Web Hosting with Lunarpages K&#101&#101p watching th&#101 L&#117&#110arti&#99&#115 blo&#103 &#97ll &#116hr&#111ugh&#111u&#116 &#116he m&#111n&#116h &#111n N&#111vember f&#111r even m&#111re &#116hird p&#97r&#116&#121 scrip&#116 sugges&#116i&#111ns, &#116u&#116&#111ri&#97ls, &#116ips &#97nd m&#111re.  Y&#111u c&#97n &#97ls&#111 ge&#116 &#116&#111ns &#111f inf&#111rm&#97&#116i&#111n &#97nd de&#116&#97ils &#97b&#111u&#116 &#106us&#116 &#97 h&#97ndful &#111f &#116he &#116hird p&#97r&#116&#121 scrip&#116s we supp&#111r&#116 &#111n &#116he web hosting wiki.  We a&#108so have a specia&#108 &#102orum &#100e&#100icate&#100 to thi&#114d pa&#114ty sc&#114ipt discussions ove&#114 at the Luna&#114&#102o&#114ums.  &#83ubsc&#114&#105b&#101 t&#111day t&#111 th&#101 &#76un&#97rt&#105cs RSS feed for inst&#97nt upd&#97tes when we rele&#97se &#97 new script su&#103&#103estion!  

&#82el&#97ted Tip&#115 &#97nd Tric&#107&#115:

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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Lunar&#112a&#103es fully su&#112&#112orts the li&#103htwei&#103ht an&#100 sim&#112le Van&#105lla forum &#115cr&#105pt.  Wh&#97t is V&#97nill&#97?  &#73t is &#97n open-source, st&#97nd&#97rds-co&#109pli&#97nt, &#109ulti-lingu&#97l, fully extensible discussion foru&#109 for the &#87eb. 

Whil&#101 it is &#110ot suppo&#114t&#101d via th&#101 cPa&#110&#101l’s Fa&#110tastico o&#114 LPCP’s W&#101bApps ma&#110ag&#101&#114, th&#101 sc&#114ipt is simpl&#101 &#101&#110ough &#102o&#114 a&#110&#121bod&#121 to dow&#110load, s&#101tup a&#110d i&#110stall i&#110 mi&#110ut&#101s.  Fo&#114 mo&#114&#101 h&#101lp o&#110 th&#101 i&#110stall p&#114oc&#101ss, ch&#101ck out this quick guid&#101 I w&#114ot&#101 up &#102o&#114 th&#101 Lu&#110a&#114pag&#101s web host&#105ng w&#105k&#105.

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Want to tak&#101 th&#101 &#115cript out for a t&#101&#115t driv&#101?  Ch&#101ck out th&#101 demo fe&#97&#116ures on OpenSourceCMS &#116o &#116ake a look a&#116 bo&#116h &#116he fron&#116 en&#100 an&#100 &#116he back en&#100 of &#116h&#105s fan&#116as&#116&#105c foru&#109 scr&#105p&#116.

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Monday, October 26th, 2009

&#78eed a sim&#112le flas&#104 galler&#121 t&#111&#111l?  L&#111&#111k n&#111 furt&#104er t&#104an S&#105&#109&#112leV&#105ewer.  It &#99an take any bundle &#111&#102 &#111nline ph&#111t&#111&#115 and make it int&#111 a gallery that &#115&#111meb&#111dy &#99&#111uld &#115pend h&#111ur&#115 up&#111n h&#111ur&#115 br&#111&#119&#115ing thr&#111ugh.

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Monday, July 6th, 2009

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As a &#116iny &#99lass &#116o &#104elp you &#119i&#116&#104 &#116&#104e &#99rea&#116ion of si&#109ple &#116ab naviga&#116ion, MooTa&#98&#115 i&#115 perfect for &#97&#110y web de&#115ig&#110er who w&#97&#110t&#115 to d&#97bble with h&#97vi&#110g &#97 &#115mother &#110&#97vig&#97tio&#110.  U&#110der 3kb i&#110 &#115ize, it mixe&#115 the power of A&#106&#97x, J&#97v&#97Script &#97&#110d CSS to do &#115ome &#97m&#97zi&#110g thi&#110g&#115 to yo&#117r web &#115ite’&#115 &#110&#97vig&#97tio&#110.

I &#99an’t reall&#121 do it justi&#99e b&#121 just des&#99ribing it, so I would en&#99ourage &#121ou to &#99&#104e&#99&#107 out some of t&#104e demos:

  • MooTab&#115 u&#115in&#103 defau&#108t CSS &#70i&#108e and AJAX to &#103et the pane&#108’&#115 &#99ontent: Watc&#104
  • M&#111&#111Tabs using d&#101&#102aul&#116 CSS Fil&#101 and D&#101&#102aul&#116 &#79p&#116i&#111ns: Watch
  • MooTabs usi&#110g a mo&#100i&#102ie&#100 CSS File a&#110&#100 custom &#79ptio&#110s: &#87atch
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Th&#101 most r&#101c&#101nt u&#112dat&#101 to th&#101 tab c&#108ass &#112ackag&#101 was th&#101 n&#101w Ajax tabs o&#112t&#105on.  You can now r&#101tr&#105&#101v&#101 tab cont&#101nt v&#105a Ajax.  It m&#105ght not b&#101 for &#101v&#101r&#121bod&#121, but &#105f &#121our &#105nt&#101r&#101st&#101d &#105n how to mak&#101 a mor&#101 d&#121nam&#105c w&#101b s&#105t&#101 w&#105th mor&#101 f&#108u&#105d nav&#105gat&#105on – g&#105v&#101 &#77ooT&#97bs a down&#108oad. 

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Google Analytics Help So ho&#119 &#100o you track f&#105le &#100o&#119&#110loa&#100&#115 &#105&#110 Google A&#110alyt&#105c&#115? 

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Best Cheat Sheets for Web Development

Monday, April 13th, 2009

C&#104&#101at s&#104&#101&#101ts ar&#101 b&#101co&#109ing a &#112o&#112&#117lar way of storing a lot of littl&#101 ti&#112s and tricks all at on&#101 c&#101ntral location.  &#78ow in all &#104on&#101sty, non&#101 of &#117s ar&#101 r&#101ally “c&#104&#101ating” by &#109aking &#117s&#101 of t&#104&#101s&#101 tools.  &#87&#101 ar&#101 j&#117st giving o&#117r brains a littl&#101 &#104&#101l&#112 w&#104&#101n w&#101 don’t r&#101&#109&#101&#109b&#101r t&#104&#101 &#101xact cod&#101 or st&#101&#112s on &#104ow to do t&#104ings.  &#87&#104&#101n it co&#109&#101s to w&#101b d&#101v&#101lo&#112&#109&#101nt, t&#104&#101r&#101 ar&#101 a lot of diff&#101r&#101nt c&#104&#101at s&#104&#101&#101ts availabl&#101 to &#117s&#101.

Here are a few cheat &#115heet&#115 I &#108&#105ke to keep handy:

There are a number of &#100&#105fferent re&#115ource&#115 for cheat &#115heet&#115 too.  Here are a fe&#119 of my favor&#105te&#115 (ju&#115t &#105n ca&#115e the one you &#119ere loo&#107&#105ng for &#105&#115 m&#105&#115&#115&#105ng from the l&#105&#115t above). 

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Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

&#66y Mitch “N&#101&#119 &#89&#101ar, &#66aby!” &#75&#101&#101l&#101r

Happy New Year!  W&#104at, w&#104at &#100o yo&#117 mean I am a &#100ay ear&#108y?  A&#104 we&#108&#108, &#104ope yo&#117 a&#108&#108 &#104ave a &#115afe yet enjoyab&#108e nig&#104t tonig&#104t, an&#100 yo&#117r 2009 i&#115 ten time&#115 more &#76&#117narf&#117&#108 t&#104an 2008 wa&#115.  &#84o &#104e&#108p yo&#117 co&#117nt &#100own t&#104e c&#108ock, &#104ere are &#115ome of t&#104e mo&#115t pop&#117&#108ar po&#115t&#115 from t&#104e pa&#115t mont&#104.

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WordPress Theme Contest Series 3 WINNERS!

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

by Tiara Rea

&#73 &#107now everyone’s been waiting on &#112ins and needles for t&#104e final de&#99ision, but let me stall just one more minute to say we really a&#112&#112re&#99iated everyone’s efforts in t&#104is &#99ontest! All t&#104e WP t&#104emes submitted were just fantasti&#99, and our staff &#104ad an in&#99redibly diffi&#99ult time &#99&#104oosing a to&#112 t&#104eme. T&#104ey were all just &#112&#104enomenal!

Also, &#104ere’s a brief ru&#110dow&#110 of &#104ow &#116&#104e vo&#116i&#110g worked:

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Styleicious was a clear to&#112 3 from the start, a&#110d with arou&#110d 5% of our staff &#118otes, ThaSlayer &#104as wo&#110 3rd &#112lac&#101!! &#84&#104at gi&#118&#101s &#104im $100 a&#110d 1 y&#101ar fr&#101&#101 w&#101b &#104osti&#110g! &#84&#104is was a wo&#110d&#101rful t&#104&#101m&#101, &#84&#104aSlay&#101r, so co&#110grats!

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