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Solostream provides Premium WordPress themes that are professional and easy to use. Templates suitable for personal or business blogs, websites and online magazines.

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Video: How to Install WordPress Themes

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This is a short video that walks you through the WordPress Theme install process.

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WP-Launch WordPress Theme Demo Video

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Our latest WordPress Theme, WP-Launch, will be available very shortly, and I wanted to go ahead and publish a short demo video that I just uploaded. This video is a little under 10 minutes long, and it demonstrates some of the features of WP-Launch.

The video is still being processed by YouTube, so it may be a bit blurry still, but it will clear up in an hour or so.

If you’d like to embed the video on your own site, go ahead and grab the embed code from YouTube.

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Video: How to Install WordPress

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This is a short video that walks you through the WordPress install process. If you host offers WordPress Auto-Install, you probably want to watch this video instead.

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Video: How to Auto-Install WordPress

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As the title suggests, this is a short (5 minutes) video that walks you through the WordPress Auto-Install process.

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New Solostream Affiliate Banners

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Here are a few new affiliate banners for the Solostream Affiliate Program. These match the new upcoming site redesign. We’ll have more banners in various sizes coming along in the next few days, so please be patient.

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WP-Sublime WordPress Theme Demo Video

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I managed to get a new demo video posted on YouTube this morning. The video is a little over 5 minutes long, and it shows you how easy it is to customize our latest WordPress theme, WP-Sublime. If you’d like to embed this video on your own site, just grab the embed code from the video or from the YouTube page.

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New WordPress Theme – WP-Launch – Sneak Peek

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Well, we’ve been hard at work here at Solostream trying to create some new and innovative WordPress themes. And we thought you might like a sneak peek at one of three that are about to be released. We’re calling this one WP-Launch, and it boasts an incredibly clean and minimalistic design.

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We’re still in the final testing stages, but we hope to roll it out before Christmas. Just in time for a good stocking stuffer. Okay, so you can’t really put a WordPress theme in a stocking, but you get the idea.

Update: Looks like this will be rolling out just after the New Year.

You can see it live at the WP-Launch theme demo site.

Starting a Website or Blog: 10 Tips for Freelancers

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Here’s a quick shout out and link to Laurie – a freelance writer – who shared 10 Tips for Starting a Website or Blog for Freelancers.

How to Add a Header Image to the Simplicity WordPress Theme

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I get a lot of folks who want to add a header graphic to my Simplicity WordPress theme, so I figured it was time to just write a tutorial on it. It’s really pretty simple to do.

Step 1: Understand the Dimensions

The header of Simplicity is the wide, blue area at the top where you see the blog name and description. The width of the header is 940px wide. That means any header image you place there needs to be no wider than that. As for the height, well that doesn’t really matter. The header height will expand to fit.

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How to Install WordPress

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This is a thorough step-by-step tutorial that will show you how to install WordPress on your own server.

Assuming you already have a domain name and web hosting account, you’re ready to go ahead. If you don’t have a domain name and web hosting yet, visit Getting Started tutorial here.

You can also watch the How to Install WordPress video.

If you host offers the Auto-Install service, watch the How to Install WordPress With Auto-Install video instead.

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