• Merlin WP beta is now available on GitHub

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Merlin WP beta is now available on GitHub

    Good news! After a couple weeks of nailing down some issues and cleaning up the code base, I’m pleased to announce that the public beta of Merlin WP is now open to all.

  • Better WordPress Theme Onboarding with Merlin WP

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Better WordPress Theme Onboarding with Merlin WP

    You get one chance to make a fantastic first impression. Just one. WordPress itself isn’t particularly known for its first impressions, and WordPress themes in general are notoriously difficult to get rolling.

  • 6 Bite-Size Takeaways from my Experience at PressNomics

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    6 Bite-Size Takeaways from my Experience at PressNomics

    PressNomics 5 was an incredible experience – one that I’ll remember for sure. I put faces to names of folks I’ve chatted with for months – even years, and made strategic (and more importantly) personal connections with the people who basically power the WordPress business economy.

  • Maximizing the Profitability of Freemium Themes

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Maximizing the Profitability of Freemium Themes

    Over the past couple of years, the freemium pricing strategy has become more and more popular among WordPress theme and plugin shops. Having a bit of experience with selling freemium WordPress themes, it only seems right that I take the time to share what I have learned so far. So here we are!

  • 3 Fantastic WordPress Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    3 Fantastic WordPress Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

    Looking for great WordPress podcasts to digest on your morning commute? Or while you’re pumping iron? The good news is that there are plenty of WordPress podcasts out there.

  • 11 Simple Tips to Getting Approved on ThemeForest

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    11 Simple Tips to Getting Approved on ThemeForest

    Over the last three months, I have been consistently asked what are the most common ThemeForest rejections that I have uncovered while reviewing WordPress themes on ThemeForest – so naturally, I wrote about them!

  • Using Inline SVG Sprites in WordPress Themes

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Using Inline SVG Sprites in WordPress Themes

    I have been integrating inline SVGs into some of my latest WordPress themes. This is just a quick tutorial on the techniques that I have experimented with. Feel free to leave feedback and suggestions in the comments below.

  • Beautiful Theme Documentation with WPThemeDoc

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Beautiful Theme Documentation with WPThemeDoc

    So, there are obviously loads of WordPress themes out in the wild these days, but very few tote beautifully designed help guides/documentation —which is why I decided to make my own now available on GitHub.

  • I’ve officially Joined Envato as a WordPress Reviewer

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    I’ve officially Joined Envato as a WordPress Reviewer

    I’m ecstatic to announce that I am one of Envato’s newest WordPress theme reviewers over at ThemeForest!

  • Simple WordPress Development with Local, by Flywheel

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Simple WordPress Development with Local, by Flywheel

    Local is a relatively new utility OS X application for creating and managing local WordPress installations. On paper it’s similar to offerings such as MAMP Pro or VVV, but in all seriousness – it’s a game changer.