After 10 years of running my agency, Gamajo, I’m joining Automattic to become a VIP Developer.
There’s a line in the Genesis Sample theme, commented with “Start the engine”. All of the child themes by StudioPress have it. So do most child themes in the community.
This article looks at the drawbacks of this start the engine approach while exploring some of the advantages an alternative setup function may provide.
Yesterday, I gave a talk at WordPress Suffolk, called “Introduction to Using Coding Standards in your WordPress Project”. This is a write-up of my experience.
Most themes, plugins, and tools have support forums. Some are run by the product team, and some are community-based. Either way, if you want to raise your profile with the members of that community, taking the time to answer questions can be useful for marketing yourself as a freelancer.
This is the raw video I did as a presentation for the Genesis Slack community. It looks at how you can use the Grunt task runner to help develop a theme by automating common and repetitive tasks.
Brief summary of the first year of the Changes in Genesis series of books, how I wrote them, and a discount code for the Gamajo Store to celebrate.
Gary Jones is a UK-based WordPress Engineer, code consultant, husband, and father of awesome twins. Driven by a passion for excellence, he develops elegant custom WordPress solutions for marketing departments to maximise their efficiency through his agency Gamajo, and provides services, including code audits, for other designers and developers.
Gary has contributed to most major branches of WordPress Core since 3.3, and contributed to many open source projects in the community. He is a General Translation Editor for the British English locale, has attended many WordCamps, is a three-time organiser of WordCamp London, and a co-organiser and podcast host for WordPress London.
A former teacher in schools and prisons, Gary's motto is knowledge is power.