Category: Theme Development


  • 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