Category: Themes

  • The Ultimate Guide to Gutenberg Color Palettes

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    The Ultimate Guide to Gutenberg Color Palettes

    While there is no shortage of articles published about adding general support for a theme’s color palette within the Gutenberg editor, I’m going to focus on the color class changes deployed in Gutenberg 2.8.

  • Explore the future of WordPress themes with Gutenberg and Tabor

    A couple weeks ago, I took the plunge and activated Gutenberg on my personal blog. There were a few quirks here and there, but for the most part, migrating to the new Gutenberg block editor has been a pleasant experience. Want to try out Gutenberg my theme + my theme?

  • How to Build a WordPress Gutenberg Inspired Toggle Customizer Control

    If you know me, you know I’m a stickler for building beautiful and highly intuitive user experiences. I’m always looking to make my own WordPress themes simpler and easier to use. After spending quite a bit of time within the Gutenberg editor, I thought the editor’s toggle controls would be a great addition within the […]

  • How to use Amazon Polly and Turn Your Blog Posts into Speech Recordings

    AWS and WPEngine recently launched a WordPress plugin designed to bring the power of Amazon Polly to WordPress — and it’s super cool.

  • Rolling out the Merlin WP Release Candidate 1.0

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Rolling out the Merlin WP Release Candidate 1.0

    Merlin WP, the WordPress theme setup wizard that I started working on a number of months ago, has finally neared its first stable release (GitHub).

  • Download the Ulysses Custom Style for Tabor WordPress Theme

    Ulysses is a fantastic writing app. In fact, the app has been my go-to writing companion for a couple years now, and I honestly couldn’t be happier with it. The minimally beautiful app is a pleasant writing experience that few competitors have come close to copying.

  • Adding my First WordPress Theme to the Theme Directory

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Adding my First WordPress Theme to the Theme Directory

    After months of waiting in the WordPress theme review queue, I’m stoked to finally release my first WordPress theme on the WordPress.org Theme Directory. Introducing York Lite, a lovely WordPress theme for bloggers and photographers.

  • How to add WordPress Theme Styles to Gutenberg

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    How to add WordPress Theme Styles to Gutenberg

    In a couple months or so, Gutenberg will revolutionize WordPress publishing as we know it. It’ll finally bring a much-needed standardized content creation experience to WordPress. There’s just one small caveat. Innovation can’t happen without WordPress theme developers committing to the Gutenberg experience. If Gutenberg will become the de facto editing experience for the average WordPress user, […]

  • Context-Aware Previews within the WordPress Customizer

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Context-Aware Previews within the WordPress Customizer

    The WordPress Theme Customization API is an incredibly powerful tool, enabling folks of all skillsets to dive in and customize their websites — if their current theme supports it. Having worked quite a bit with extending the WordPress Customizer at ThemeBeans, I started production on a newly minted Customizer-dependant commercial plugin, coined Login Designer.

  • 10 Practical Tips to Building Quality WordPress Themes

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    10 Practical Tips to Building Quality WordPress Themes

    Intro A few weeks ago, I published a guide on three key principles to designing functional WordPress themes. This week’s article stays on the topic of WordPress theme design but leans towards actionable tips and techniques to building quality WordPress themes.