Unstandard Theme, WordPress 3.0+ ready

  • April 21st, 2011

Finally. Neglected but not forgotten, the Unstandard WordPress theme update is available for download. The jump from version 1.2.1 to 2.0 includes a complete re-write and supports post thumbnails (no more fiddling with custom fields), custom backgrounds and nested menus. The design has been modified slightly but still includes multiple color options as child themes […]

Earmarked WordPress Theme

  • February 11th, 2011

Before launching the Bespoke WordPress Theme, I was running a custom theme on 5thirtyone.com which I called Earmarked. Over the course of its use, I received a number of inquiries regarding the release of a paid version. It was because of these inquiries that I entertained the idea of a premium theme service of my […]

Happy new year, introducing Bespoke for WordPress

  • January 1st, 2011

If you’re reading this update through your feed reader, you’re missing out on the fact that 5thirtyone.com is sporting a new look — I’m eating my own dog food so to speak. I call it the Bespoke theme, and you can grab it for yourself over at Themetie. The decision to release Bespoke (a first), […]

Easy thumbnails for The Unstandard (or any theme)

  • July 1st, 2009

One of the most requested features by The Unstandard WordPress theme users was a easier method for photo thumbnails on front pages. After exploring a few options including using the baked in WordPress media image re-sizer, Raul’s code snippet to be added to functions.php, and various plugins and scripts, I decided to go the route […]

Sweetcron SocialCubes for your online activity

  • March 12th, 2009

Running Sweetcron as your lifestreaming software? SocialCubes is my contribution to the community. Don’t know what Sweetcron is? Check out my mini review from a few weeks back: Set it and forget it, Sweetcron personal lifestream application. The software really is "set it and forget it". As I continue to drop little bits of information […]

Welcoming WordPress 2.7 with an updated Grid Focus release

  • December 10th, 2008

WordPress 2.7 is available for download. The update packs a number of new features that any current or new WordPress user will welcome with open arms. WordPress Upgrader WordPress 2.6 already offered immediate plugin updates directly from within the admin Dashboard. 2.7 adds a little more convenience by providing that same functionality PLUS core – […]

WordPress Custom Fields; laying text over your lead graphic

  • December 23rd, 2007

For WordPress users, there are certain scenarios when the typical reverse chronological presentation of content is just not enough. I have experimented with different methods of presenting content on 5thirtyone.com each time a redesign is uploaded – from the text-centric to the image heavy version in use right now. With hundreds of WordPress driven blogs […]

WordPress Grid Focus

  • May 13th, 2007

After much personal debate and the incident concerning the WP China Forums, I’ve decided to release the WordPress Grid Focus as a "theme". The decision was made after receiving a considerable number of emails requesting that a variant of the theme be made available for public use. I’m not expecting as much fanfare as the […]

Weekend updates throughout

  • March 11th, 2007

After much deliberation, I decided to take a few minutes out of the weekend to clean-up shop here on 5thirtyone.com. I have always known that my WordPress database was a little on the high side considering how few posts I had thrown up over the past year or so. I decided it was time to […]

Refreshed: Grid Focus

  • March 4th, 2007

UPDATE #2: A variant of the Grid Focus is now available for download. Feel free to visit the project page for details. UPDATE #1: I’ve since updated. Feel free to see a preview of Gridded Focus on Flickr. I spent some time today today making use of some new Moleskine Gridded Journals, a mechanical pencil, […]