Sarah Gooding

Big Performance Improvements Coming in BuddyPress 2.0

BuddyPress 2.0, due sometime in mid-April, officially kicked off development a couple weeks ago. This release will include some exciting, visible new features, including the ability to edit BuddyPress profiles in the WordPress admin. But there are also some major improvements happening under the hood that will help BuddyPress to (more…)

How to Stop WordPress From Sending Emails

WordPress doesn’t send out too many emails. They’re usually only generated for an important notice, or when an action is required on your part. However, there are a few different circumstances under which you may not want WordPress to send any emails. For example, when working on a development site, (more…)

Speed Up WordPress Development With The Titan Framework

The Titan Framework is a new WordPress options framework that was released on this week. This set of tools was created to make it easy for WordPress theme and plugin developers to add options to their projects. This first release contains more than 20 options, including meta boxes, Google (more…)

WordPress Theme Shops Move Toward Preserving Data Portability

In the old days, WordPress theme developers used to build loads of specific functionality into their themes, i.e. recipes, portfolios, testimonials, analytics, fundraising capabilities, custom post types etc. Commercial theme providers competed fiercely with one another to see who could pack the most functionality into their offerings. Many companies sought (more…)

Anders Norén on Achieving Simplicity in WordPress Theme Design

Swedish designer Anders Norén is relatively new to the world of WordPress theme development but his breathtakingly simple themes are a refreshing addition to the ecosystem. Last August, Norén released Lingonberry, a responsive, retina-ready theme with beautiful typography. Delighted by the success of Lingonberry, which has received more than 8,000 (more…)

Aesop Story Engine Now Available On

The Aesop Storytelling Engine was created to empower the art of digital storytelling by making it easy for WordPress publishers to create interactive, feature-rich posts. Before Aesop came on the scene, these types of long-form storytelling posts often required quite a bit of code and were not easy for your (more…)

18 Free WordPress Themes Built With Bootstrap

Last year Bootstrap joined the flat design craze with its 3.0 release and a new optional theme. The default box model and basic UI components have been greatly improved. Bootstrap 3.1 introduced an official Sass port, further expanding the framework’s toolbox. Awhile back, we featured WordPress themes built using the (more…)