Monthly Archives: February 2009

Hello world!

Wow. We’re finally here.

We’re so excited to finally release our first version of the Standard Theme to the general public! We’ve got big plans for it and this is just the beginning!

We’ll keep this post short and to the point, but expect more news, updates, giveaways, and more as we continue to grow!

And don’t forget to get your copy…!

7 Reasons Why WordPress Could Fail – #5


I almost forgot that I needed to finish this series this morning…! Perhaps it’s because I don’t believe that WordPress can really fail…

Huh. Who knows.

If you’re just jumping in, I’ve been detailing what I believe to be 7 ways in which WordPress could possibly fail. If you’ve missed the previous 4, you can find the posts here, here, and here and here.

Ok. So now onto number 5.

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Add Tweet This Without a Plugin!



I’ve created a MUCH BETTER VERSION here.


I have a few goals in mind when I design blogs and one of them is speed. It have to make the blog as fast-loading as humanly possible. I don’t want anyone to have to wait for anything, if I can help it.

The second goal is aesthetic appeal and simplicity in that design schematic. I don’t like things that “break” the flow of the design aesthetic or that “interrupt” the experience. Again, if I can help it.

Tweet This, a very nice WordPress Plugin, has been breaking both of these rules… but no more. I’ve decided to get rid of it completely and replace it with a very simple and clean design aesthetic, right where it should be.

tweet_thisSee? Very nice. I like it.

I’ve now completely gotten rid of what I consider a “bloated” and “heavy” plugin and with one small line of code have provided my readers with the same functionality without having this honking “TWEET THIS” image to detract from the experience.

That’s speed. That’s design aesthetic. That’s appeal. That’s smoothe. That’s… uh. epic?


Want to do the same thing? Just add this line of code in your single.php file (inside the “loop”) and you’re good to go.

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