I was invited by David Vogelpohl to appear as a guest on the PressThis podcast, to talk about the Genesis Framework. Here is the transcript.
I’m joining Automattic
After 10 years of running my agency, Gamajo, I’m joining Automattic to become a VIP Developer.
Be Like Bill – How To Start The Engine Like A Genesis Expert
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.
My experience of giving a talk at WordPress Suffolk
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.
The 5 Surprising Marketing Benefits of Answering Support Forums
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.
Develop Your Theme With Grunt – Raw Video
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.
Gary Jones is a UK-based WordPress Engineer, husband, father of awesome twins and a middle-of-the-pack runner. Driven by a passion for excellence, he developed elegant custom WordPress solutions for marketing departments to maximise their efficiency through his agency Gamajo for 10 years, before joining WordPress VIP where he is he now an Engineering lead.
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 former co-organiser and podcast host for WordPress London.
Gary is a key contributor to the Genesis Framework and is a co-host on the UK Genesis podcast.
A former teacher in schools and prisons, Gary's motto is knowledge is power.