Category: Theme Development


  • My experience creating a full site editing theme for the WordPress theme directory

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    In June 2022, I released my first WordPress block theme to the theme directory for people to use. It was an attempt to really understand what it’s like to create a theme in a full site editing world. Here’s what I learned about that.

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    photo of a computer screen showing code for a WordPress full site editing theme
  • Developing with WP Rig

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    If you’re looking for a great starter theme to build your next WordPress theme on, you might want to check out WP Rig. It’s got everything a developer could want.

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    The WP Rig homepage on a laptop screen
  • What I’ve learned so far in developing a theme suited for Gutenberg

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    Recently I started creating a premium WordPress theme that relies a lot on Gutenberg with the idea of having it ready when it’s rolled into core. So here are a few thoughts on developing a theme for the new editor.

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    ExtraPress Gutenberg theme homepage template
  • Why you should create a webpage for your WordPress theme

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    If you have a WordPress theme, whether or not it’s in the theme directory, you need to have a dedicated webpage for that theme.

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    Screenshot of Fotographia web page
  • Why you should create a theme for the WordPress theme directory

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    If you have a goal of getting better at web development, there’s no better way to accomplish that by creating a WordPress theme for the directory.

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    Screenshot of the WordPress theme directory page
  • What I learned in a year with Sports Bench

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    It’s been about a year since I released Sports Bench, a plugin/theme package that keeps track of sports stats for your league. So what have I learned in the last year with it?

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    An iMac with a screenshot of the Sports Bench homepage
  • Theme checklist before submitting to the WordPress theme directory

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    If you have a theme that you’re wanting to submit to the WordPress theme directory, make sure to run through this list to make the review process quicker.

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    A screenshot of the Upload Theme page of the WordPress theme directory
  • Why you should be packaging a functionality plugin with your premium theme

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    If you’re going to be selling a WordPress theme with cool features, please make sure to move those features into a functionality plugin to go with the theme. Your customers will appreciate you even more.

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    Screenshot of the edit plugin file screen in the WordPress admin
  • Why you should create and use a child theme

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    Child themes are an important part of the WordPress ecosystem, but a lot of users don’t use one, which is extremely frustrating. So here’s why you should be using a child theme today.

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    Screenshot of the WordPress theme directory