• 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?

  • Deploying the new Gutenberg Block Editor on my Blog


    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Deploying the new Gutenberg Block Editor on my Blog

    This morning I deployed the Gutenberg block editor, the upcoming block-based editor for WordPress core, on this blog — and guess what? My website didn’t implode and disappear into the abyss! ? While the migration was not completely clean cut, the operation was pretty smooth. Here’s what went down on my journey migrating richtabor.com to use the […]

  • Highlights of WordCamp Atlanta 2018


    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Highlights of WordCamp Atlanta 2018

    Believe it or not, this year was my first WordCamp Atlanta experience ever. While I have lived in Georgia for a number of years, I’ve never been able to make it. But let me tell you, I sure am glad I made it this year.

  • 7 Lessons I’ve Learned from Running a Successful Product


    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    7 Lessons I’ve Learned from Running a Successful Product

    Seven years ago, I started my excursion into the WordPress product space by building and selling WordPress themes at ThemeBeans. Since then, there have been many ups and downs, but through it all, I have learned countless valuable lessons, shaping who I’ve become as a person and an entrepreneur.

  • 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.