Month: September 2015

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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 longest time and this time I’m speaking about it. Having an “upsell” theme in the WordPress theme repository. Quite frankly, I’m tired of it. Not only is it more code to look over but an […]

  • 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.

  • Projects on hold

    Not long ago I posted about by small widget: Random project It felt good. I’ve been slowly working on random things here and there but never really bothered with actually sharing them. I’ve gotten a little better at it ever since I began using the latest version of core and the Twenty Sixteen theme. Yes: […]

  • Random project

    A long time ago I created a decent and somewhat quick plugin for personal use. All it does is display a link to a custom post type. Right? Super simple. I wanted to show my latest downloads without having to create an entire theme or child theme so I opted to use a widget container […]

  • Testing the waters

    A few days ago I tweeted something that caught my eye: Now that is cool! — Jose Castaneda (@joemcasta) September 2, 2015 It was a post on the Make WordPress Core blog. I had seen the ticket a few days ago but didn’t really pay much attention to it. Until I saw the post. […]