• Add Space Between Gutenberg Blocks with the GutenKit Spacer Block

    As I mentioned last week in my 2017 Year in Review post, I’ve been learning quite a lot about how WordPress themes will interface with Gutenberg and developing Gutenberg blocks myself.

  • 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.

  • 2017 Year in Review

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    2017 Year in Review

    Each year I like to reflect on what I’ve accomplished over the last 365 days, reviewing any major wins, lessons learned, and failures too. Last year was full of adventure: new products, new friends, and a new baby. Let’s get started!

  • 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, […]

  • 5 Key Takeaways from WordCamp US 2017

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    5 Key Takeaways from WordCamp US 2017

    Following a similar format to my Pressnomics 5 takeaways post, here are a few thoughts and takeaways from my experience at WordCamp US 2017. I did try to keep this “bit-size”, but the sessions were so good this year!

  • Meet Login Designer, a Brilliant WordPress Custom Login Plugin

    Over the years of working the WordPress Customizer, I’ve learned the ins-and-outs to leveraging the Customizer to build a truly brilliant customizing experience. Using those skills, I made Login Designer, a new WordPress custom login plugin designed to level-up your WordPress login page.

  • 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.

  • Download Tabor, a WordPress Theme for Growing your Audience

    Over the last few weeks I have had quite a lot of requests to release the WordPress theme that runs this website. I’m happy to announce that my WordPress theme, appropriately named “Tabor“, is available on ThemeBeans.

  • Improving the Custom Logo WordPress Customizer shortcut

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Improving the Custom Logo WordPress Customizer shortcut

    I’m currently in the process of migrating the older WordPress themes in my catalog to utilize the core custom logo functionality, instead of a theme-specific WordPress Customizer option. Along the way I ran into a bit of a snag, so here’s a quick tip on how I improved the custom logo WordPress Customizer shortcut.