Author

Jeffikus

Team Lead for Theme Development at Automattic. We build themes for WordPress.org and WordPress.com.

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Partners over Vendors

Recently, the WordPress.com design team spoke to 34 small business owners across the United States as part of a research project. The data gathered was vast, and incredibly insightful, but one…

African Design

Africa! A continent of mystery, magic, and a mix of cultures and people so diverse that very few outside of it manage to understand, let alone describe it. I was born…

Growing my Personal Blog

Full disclosure – I have never successfully or intentionally grown a blog. Most of my suggestions are speculation until proven. My personal blog has been more of a personal portfolio…

Sentinel Values

Last week I put the finishing touches on an update to one of our free themes on WordPress.com, Independent Publisher 2, and I thought that everything was working as they…

On Digital Readiness

Dictionary.com defines being ready as, completely prepared or in fit condition for immediate action or use Something I enjoy doing on weekends, is visiting coffee shops (without my laptop) and…

Improving Maintenance Workflow

For as long as I’ve been a part of a WordPress-centric company, I’ve had to maintain a large catalogue of products. Keeping track of bugs to fix and enhancements to…

Guitar Effects and Themes

A long time ago in a theme shop far far away, well, not so far away….a few kilometers in fact from where I work out of now (home), I used…