Archive | October, 2011

High Performance WordPress – Part 2

26 October 2011 comment icon13 | Categories: featured, performance

So it’s taken much longer to push out Part 2 of the High Performance WordPress post series but it’s back and hopefully won’t have as big a gap for Part 3! Last time in Part 1 we got you as far as selecting a VPS host (still loving Linode!) and your OS selection (Ubuntu 10.10).
Today, we’re going to dive into getting your shiny new VPS machine up and running on the most kickass, hottest web server stack making big big waves in the WordPress community and further afield. First, let’s take a look at what we hope to achieve:

OS setup – Optimizing Ubuntu as a web server.
Web Server Setup – nginx setup and configuration – …

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In defense of themeforest

17 October 2011 comment icon0 | Categories: development, opinion

I’ve been keeping a close eye on a number of different theme marketplaces recently. As far as WordPress is concerned, to me there are 2 main marketplaces in the ecosystem today. The first and the biggest by some distance in my opinion is the juggernaut that is themeforest (part of envato). The second is the newer kid on the block Mojo Themes (disclosure: I currently sell themes with Mojo Themes). This isn’t a themeforest vs. Mojo Themes post – it wouldn’t be appropriate for me as I’m currently not a theme seller on themeforest. This is purely a post to dispel some common misconceptions about the quality of product available in said marketplaces.
If it was once …

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Rooling: a new Commercial WordPress theme for law firms

10 October 2011 comment icon0 | Categories: commercial themes, featured, theme news

So this one has been a while coming. Today I shipped Rooling – a new commercial WordPress theme designed specifically for lawyers, law firms, attorneys, Lionel Hutz wannabes – you get the idea. I’ve spent the past few months building a pretty decent framework for my own custom WordPress themes. Nothing groundbreaking really, just pulling together lots of little code snippets from around the WordPress ecosystem. I’ve got it to a point that I’m very happy with the mechanics of how I put together themes and ensuring the code quality is on a par with the most well known theme shops out there. I intend following up with some further posts in the coming days …

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