Author

Ola Bodera

Theme Wrangler, photographer, food blogger, and science-fiction fun.

Posts

You have a site, now what?

I’ve run a few businesses in the past, and can tell you from first hand experience, it is no joke. I ran a physical products business using WordPress, and WooCommerce.…

Help me succeed

I know I need to be writing articles. […] Do that for me. I hate writing articles. I despise it. “I despise it”  – these words from one of our customer…

Reaching Tomorrow

Stories help shape reality. It helps paint the past, present, and future. Through stories we can prompt emotions, experiences, and vision. Stories are human. A great example of how stories…

(Designing) themes for everyone

Theme designers at Automatic have a very important job — design themes, that will (potentially) be used by millions of people. But more importantly, these themes will represent our customers,…

Taking the Gutenberg challenge

Gutenberg editor plugin is under rapid development, and each release brings new, exciting features. One of the easiest ways anyone can contribute to the project, is by using Gutenberg, and…

Growing an audience for existing posts

It’s a little difficult to outline how to grow an audience for posts that didn’t start out with that intention. Majority of the posts we’ve collected via A8CDesignFlow (& voice)…

Theme Wrangler’s Toolset

One of the things I love about my job, is that it sits at an intersection of product design and front-end development. This means I get to practise both, and…

Embracing web-safe fonts

Before webfonts were widely available, designers relied on a relatively small number of web-safe fonts, i.e. fonts that come pre-installed with various operating systems, and thus most likely to be…

From a marathon to a sprint

Developing and launching a theme on WordPress.com is a long, multi-step process that can take weeks, if not months in some cases. We would typically do it all alone, working…

Cool Designs, and Flow

When I first started in design, I had this morning ritual where I’d go to a few sites that posted “daily design inspirations” (a long scroll of different work) to…