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Crafted by Matt

Do you still remember my trusted WordPress theme shops? This time I interviewed Matt Medeiros who runs Theme shop called Slocum Themes. He definitely owes me a beer. 🍻 "But there is absolutely nothing you can do to get on the list." Well, damn. I guess this case of Bourbon will stay here. — Matt …

Writing Accessible Content

Good start for accessible site is using accessibility ready themes and plugins. I have written technical overview how to build accessible themes. But that alone is not enough. Writing accessible content is big part of having accessible site. In this article I summarise good and bad practises about writing accessible content. It’s mostly for WordPress but same tips …

Checathlon Theme Reviews

For me it’s easy to tell that I really like Checathlon theme. I can list all the features and write documents but sometimes you get blind of your own work. That’s why I let other people review my themes. Justin Tadlock and Sakin Shrestha are one of the best theme reviewers in the world. They have …

Custom Fonts and Colors in Checathlon Plus

Checathlon Plus is updated to version 1.1.0. It’s a plugin that gives you business oriented features to free Checathlon theme. You can see most of the features in the Checathlon Plus demo site. You can now change fonts and colors in the Customizer. It helps you build a site that is more line in your …

Busting the Myths of Accessibility

Teemu Suoranta from Aucor wrote an excellent article about myths and prejudices of accessibility. Article is in Finnish and here is the short summary and “translation” of that article. I added my own twist here and there. Accessibility is not just for people who are in wheelchair or blind As a side note I’m still shocked …

Contributing SVG Icon System to Twenty Seventeen

There are several ways to contribute to WordPress. Code WordPress Core. Translate WordPress to your language. Improve accessibility. Help in support forums. Write documentations. Test new features. Review themes. Teach others. Build features for core or default themes. And the list goes on and on. Before I have mainly contributed by helping in support forums …

Underscores Development

Underscores is one of the best starter themes out there. I use it as a base for public themes, and very often for custom themes also. It’s that good for several reasons: Build accessibility in mind. Well documented and modern templates. Community effort building it better. It does speed up your work. I usually generate my …

Kuorinka theme updated to version 1.5.0

Kuorinka theme and Kuorinka Plus Plugin for it has been updated. The biggest change is that Kuorinka theme now supports WordPress Core Logo feature. That can’t be behind paywall in Kuorinka Plus Plugin anymore because otherwise Kuorinka theme couldn’t be in the WordPress.org repo anymore. Logo feature is now under the Customizer → Site identity. Unfortunately you …

Toivo theme updated to version 1.2.0

Toivo theme has updated to version 1.2.0. The biggest change is that theme is now using WordPress Custom Logo feature. Before logo was from Jetpack plugin. Unfortunately you might need to set up your logo again. Go to Appearance → Customize In there go to Site Identity Click Change logo and select your logo again Save …

Interviews 2016

Let’s face it. I’m a selfish bastard. Don’t believe it? I have interviewed myself. How low can you go? Don’t even get me started with my personal life. But there are people out there that still liked to interviewed me. Partly because I started interviewing theme shops that I trust 🙂 Interviews in 2016 Interview in Themetry …