Year: 2015

  • Underscore, Backbone, and some basic JavaScript

    Themes are awesome. Themes are amazing. Themes should be built with presenting user content in mind. What happens when you […]

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  • Working with paginate_links

    It is no secret that I try to advocate the use of core functions when possible. The idea of maintaining […]

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  • Another template hierarchy post

    Theme development does have a learning curve. There are hooks, filters, core features, and core functionalities that you can learn to leverage. The customizer, custom backgrounds, widgetized areas, and the template hierarchy are a few things to learn about.

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  • Three sliders, one option, and a few tears later

    I am not a huge fan of sliders until they are used in a decent way. The only way I sort of like them is in an image gallery but even then it has to be somewhat incorporated with a lightbox, colorbox, whatever you would like to call it. These sliders are slowly becoming a bit more popular with theme developers because it can solve a few issues for the user. The biggest drawback is that they will no longer have that slider when they ultimately redesign the site and switch themes.

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  • One theme reviewers point of view

    Conducting WordPress theme reviews can be a great way to contribute. Some people love it, some hate it, and others tend to watch from the sidelines. This is a glimpse of what three years and over two thousand theme reviews may look like for those that also want to contribute.

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  • Why theme documentation matters

    So, you have a theme in the WordPress repository and have some documentation but you only have the basic information. How can you improve upon that?

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  • WordPress Static Front Page

    Setting up a front page is hard. So many things to think. Do you want a page of your latest writings to be what a visitor first encounters or do you want a static page? Perhaps a unique template so as to differentiate between the rest of the site?

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  • The case for no upsell

    Today I ran into a bit of an internal debate. This is something that has driven me crazy for the […]

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  • Child themes are good

    Creating a child theme can go a long way. Not only can you make some minor changes but you can also extend and create more without having to lose those alterations when the parent theme gets updated.

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  • Projects on hold

    Not long ago I posted about by small widget: Random project It felt good. I’ve been slowly working on random […]

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