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Elmastudio: Beautiful and Creative Themes

This interview with Elmastudio was long time coming. But it was worth to wait. I have followed their work for years and they build very attractive and creative WordPress themes. This is part of the WordPress theme shops interview series. I hope you have some time to read Elmastudio’s story, who they are, and what …

Checathlon 1.2.0 and Checathlon Plus 1.1.2

Checathlon theme have been updated to version 1.2.0 and Checathlon Plus Plugin to version 1.1.2. Most of the updates was made while I was building custom child theme for Checathlon. Checathlon updates: Add better support for Subtitles plugin. Check Team Page Template how it looks. Or Pricing Page Template. Or testimonials. Add Polylang support for …

Speaking at WordCamp London 2017

What can I say. WordCamp London 2017 was amazing. It was well organised and atmosphere was relaxed. The coolest part was meeting people as always. You know the feeling when you meet people which you have been chatting in Twitter or Slack. I was privileged to¬† be in Theme Panel and have a lightning talk …

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. ūüćĽ "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 …