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WordPress Setup Guide

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I have written a detailed step by step tutorial on how to setup a WordPress website. It is written for newbies who is looking at using WordPress to setup a blog like Vector Diary. The power feature of WordPress allows you to create portfolio themes instantly to showcase your digital portfolio easily by purchasing a WordPress premium theme. Enjoy!

2011 – New Facebook Fan Page

Started from year 2007 has a personal hobby, Vector Diary has grown from 0 to more than 5,000 visitors a day. I thank all readers and members for your support. This year, a Facebook fan page has just been added to the sidebar. Hereby I hope all readers can show your support by clicking the Like button! Thanks and wish all readers a Happy New Year!

Click to visit Vector Diary Facebook Fan Page

Vector Diary Gets a New Look!

After a week of planning and redesign, the new theme for Vector Diary is finally done! The previous color scheme is too dull and I decided to settle on a brighter color scheme. I also added more illustrations to make it more attractive. Hope everyone likes the new desgin! Back Again!

You may have noticed that the website has been down for a week. It has been sluggish last month and the server crashed at the end of the month. It took a week to reinstall the whole database and upgrade the server. Now, you will experience a faster loading time.

Also, there will be 3 new premium tutorials this month as I wan’t able to publish the second tutorial for last month. So enjoy!

Learn More with New Premium Membership!

Vector Diary will be offering premium membership at a low cost of $6 a month. The main objective of the premium tutorials is to help you learn more illustrator skills and techniques. The fees will help pay for the cost of the hosting, site administration and writers. We have kept the fees at a minimum $6 a month to benefit everyone. The things you will learn in premium tutorials far exceed the cost of the fees. Finally, I hope that premium tutorials can benefit you and you can show your support to Vector Diary by joining as a premium member.

Click to see a list of premium illustrator tutorials you can enjoy as a premium member.

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Contest: Submit Your Vector Graphics & Win $100!

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Wow Vectors is giving away $100 for the best vector submitted every month. Designers from all over the world will decide who wins by casting their votes for their favourite vectors.

For photoshop users, you can also share your photoshop brushes at WOW brushes to win $100. The first contest starts now! So upload and share your vectors/brushes today!

Find out more about the contest

Deadline Approaching: SCION Presents: FRESHLY SQUEEZED Web Design Challenge

It’s been a long run, but the deadline for the FRESHLY SQUEEZED Web Design Challenge is almost here. The grand prize-winning designer will win $5000 and have his or her design adapted by J.U.i.C.E. Designers, artists and illustrators have until MAY 8 to submit their designs at

J.U.i.C.E. is an afterschool program in Los Angeles that works to develop youth leadership and technical skills, creative expression and self-confidence through the artistic elements of hip hop like break dancing, urban art, deejaying, emceeing and music recording. While they do great work with the kids, their site could use a little help. You can check out the current site here:

Submit your design by May 8 to have a shot at the grand prize!