• 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.

  • Designing Highly Functional WordPress Themes

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Designing Highly Functional WordPress Themes

    Designing WordPress themes Designing beautiful and highly functional WordPress themes is not as simple as opening your design editor of choice and going to town. There’s a lot more to think about when it comes to developing beautiful WordPress themes that intentionally focus on both form and function.

  • What’s on my Desk

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    Updated Apr 13, 2022
    What’s on my Desk

    Inspired by Matt Mullenweg’s annual “What’s in my Bag” post, I thought it’d be fun to share the gear that gets me through the day-to-day grind at my home-office workstation. Let’s get started!

  • 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.