“Just Writing” Isn’t Enough

New blogging platforms and services are popping up all over the place to simplify the process of writing and publishing on the web, as if it wasn’t simple enough already. One of these services is called Medium, self-described as “a better place to read and write things that matter.” The design is minimalistic, the typography […]

Do We Really Need More “Coming Soon” Themes and Plugins?

It seems like there’s a new “coming soon” or “maintenance mode” theme or plugin coming out every day. Haven’t we seen enough of them?

This post discusses their limited shelf life, and limited room for innovation.

WordPress DC Presentation – CSS Tricks and Wizardry

Guess what? I’m speaking at another WordPress DC meetup! It will be on Tuesday, August 9th at 7 PM located at Fathom Creative‘s office in DC.

Check out the slides in this post.

I’m Going to WordCamp Raleigh (Again)

It’s that time of the year again.

As some of you might remember, I attended WordCamp Raleigh last year as well and had a great time (and even got video interviewed!).

Dear Theme Devs, Stop Pasting Random Snippets of Code in functions.php

Imagine this scenario, you find a really cool snippet of code on one of the many WordPress tutorial sites out there and paste it in your theme’s functions.php file. The code snippet works as advertised, and you then release your theme for sale on a well-known theme marketplace. Let’s pick a random one out of […]

WordPress DC Presentation – Leveraging CSS to Change Your Theme

If you’re not following me on Facebook or Twitter, you may not have heard yet, but I am presenting at an upcoming WordPress DC meetup! It will be on Tuesday, January 11th at 7 PM located at Fathom Creative‘s office in DC. More details on location, parking, etc. can be found on the meetup page […]

WPCandy iPhone App Review – Must-Have for WordPress Lovers

Ever since WPCandy was brought back to life around four months ago it has been, easily, one of the best places to find constantly updated WordPress news. For a while I used it almost solely to keep track of all the happenings in the community, not having time to dig through all the noise on […]

Child Themes, Coming to a WordPress.org Theme Directory Near You

Late last year, I asked whether child themes should be listed on WordPress.org. Today at WordCamp Savannah, Matt Mullenweg (founder of WordPress) announced that he would be releasing a couple of his old blog designs as free WordPress themes in the WordPress.org theme directory. One of the sentences in Matt’s announcement post caught my eye. […]

How To Spell WordPress

UPDATE: The domain “wpcamelcase.com” is no longer mine. It is now some weird “casino” blog site. I’ll leave this post here for posterity purposes. I launched a site called WPCamelCase to help people learn how to spell WordPress. This is something I’ve tried to passively promote on this site by spelling every instance of “WordPress” […]

Video Interview at WordCamp Raleigh

To those of you who don’t know, this past weekend I was at WordCamp Raleigh. It was my first WordCamp, and overall I found it to be a great experience. I met a bunch of people in the WordPress community, and everyone I encountered was very friendly and welcoming. While I was there, I met […]