Year: 2014

  • Several changes coming up

    It has been a long time coming but I am finally beginning to clear out a lot of posts from this site. Yes, a lot of site cleaning. The reason for this is because over the last three years I had my site hosted on I made a lot posts that really didn’t pertain […]

  • My gripe with widgets

    Yes, I don’t like widgets. Okay that is not entirely true because I am using a few but it’s not what I’m referring to. What I’m referring to is when themes include widgets. Themes that include widgets for contact forms, testimonials, group -or team- members of a company. Dare I say it? Newsletter widget. Cue dramatic […]

  • Why a theme’s changelog is important

    Having some history is a good thing and knowing what changes were made and why is even better. That is one of the reasons that I love seeing a changelog when I look in a theme’s folder. Supposing they have one. Not all themes are created equal It’s true. When I speak of themes I generally refer to […]

  • My 500 and counting

    The beginning of the year I promised myself that I would try to review 500 themes by the end of the year. I finally managed to reach that point and was super ecstatic about it that I just had to tweet about it: Now that I've completed my 500 #WordPress theme reviews, I'm gonna shoot […]

  • Making a Portable Object Template for your WordPress theme or plugin

    Yes, a bit of a lengthy title but I feel will get the point across and it is after all what I’m wanting to share with you today. A what now? A .pot ( or a Portable Object Template ) file is what WordPress uses and many PHP programs use for translation purposes. There are […]

  • Keeping count of reviews

    I hate posting this but I have to do it; sort of a status check for myself. To see where I stand and where I can be better. We all do it. I choose to do it publicly. I can’t recall when I said I wanted to have my review count to be at 500 […]

  • Making a little music

    I’ve been meaning to post an audio file for some time and today I got the nerve to get down and dirty with some settings. I have to say I am super happy with the sound since it’s been far too long since I dabbled with any type of audio. The last time I did […]

  • Organizing all the media

    Yeah, media. I love it. Most people live it and some are just indifferent about it. Blah! Is what I say to them. The reason I say it is because I love entertainment. Surprised? Don’t be. I am super easily amused. Like super easy. Like two-year-old easily. A little history The last couple of months […]

  • Forget your incentive

    For some time the Theme Review team was doing fairly good when it came to keeping the ticket count down. Part of that was because those that got more reviews done for the month would get rewarded. A reward? Why yes. A reward for reviewing themes. A lot. I figured why not? Sounds like a […]

  • Making a few commits

    Let me give you a little bit of a back story first. 2 years ago I began posting on the forums to help people out. I would only post on things that I knew for sure I knew the answers to or would help out. It felt like it at the time. Who knows […]