WordPress Themes Suck at Accessibility: It's Time to Fix It

Earlier this month WordPress developer Morten Rand-Hendriksen released Simone, a free theme based on Underscores. Like many themes, Simone is responsive, wired for translation, utilizes the customizer, and includes editor styles. One feature, however, sets Simone apart – a heavy emphasis on accessibility. Rand-Hendriksen believes that the accessibility-ready tag should (more…)

Hookr IO Search Featured Image

Hookr.io, the WordPress developer resource that launched earlier this year has undergone a series of improvements. The search engine now shows results as your typing. The detailed results page has been completely redesigned making it easier to read. If the source code contains indexed objects such as actions, filters, functions, (more…)

Eighties: A Bold Free WordPress Theme Focused on Content

WordPress themes are getting simpler and bolder this year. Bloggers are gravitating toward designs that feature large typography and scaled back post meta in order to allow the visitor to focus on the main content. To compliment this design style, many theme developers are opting to keep the peripherals (widgets, (more…)

GPL License Plate Featured Image

When I wrote about the VersionPress project and campaign last week, a major sticking point with people was whether the project would be licensed under the GPL. After a few consultation emails and deliberation, the developers have decided the plugin will be 100% GPL licensed. When we set off with (more…)

WordPress Weekly Featured Image

Marcus Couch and I were joined by VersionPress developer, Borek Bernard, to give us the scoop on not only the VersionPress campaign, but what the aim is for the plugin. He answered several questions, including the controversy surrounding the indecision of whether or not the plugin will be open-source licensed. (more…)

How to Create Responsive Device Mockups with WordPress

Creating responsive device mockups for products or portfolios can be a pain. Ordinarily, you might first search for a Photoshop template for the specific devices that you need for your mockups. Then you’d most likely take screenshots, cut them up and place them within the Photoshop file. Fortunately, if your (more…)

Version Control Featured Image

When WordPress 3.7 introduced automatic updates, a segment of users pushed back arguing they should be opt-in instead of opt-out. The main concern being that a website administrator wouldn’t have any time to test the update to make sure it doesn’t break anything. Several users said they would be fine (more…)