Category: Themes

  • The Ultimate Guide to Gutenberg Image Alignments in WordPress Themes

    I’m writing a number of articles outlining the tricks the trade I’m learning while developing Gutenberg-ready WordPress themes. Up next is this guide on supporting Gutenberg’s new alignment features. Woot!

  • How to Disable Custom Colors in the Gutenberg Block Editor

    Gutenberg, the soon-to-be block editor for WordPress, has a nifty color palette used throughout many blocks which allow users to set custom colors. While this sort of empowerment is quite useful, I can think of a few reasons why folks would want to limit the styling capabilities of Gutenberg.

  • How to Add Customizer Colors to Gutenberg Block Color Palettes

    Gutenberg, the upcoming block editor for WordPress, has a built-in color palette that lets users stylize content rather easily. While WordPress themes can override them and provide “themed” color palettes, I thought it would be interesting to load a custom color value from the WordPress Customizer within Gutenberg color palettes.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Gutenberg Color Palettes


    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


    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


    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 Theme Directory. Introducing York Lite, a lovely WordPress theme for bloggers and photographers.