Snowbird Personal Blog PSD Template

Snowbird Personal Blog PSD Template

We’ve our first item listed on ThemeForest Marketplace- it’s Snowbird Personal Blog PSD Template.

It is a tough job to get the entry to the huge popular marketplace specially when we want to keep a theme simple and useful to the right audience- Glad the concept approved with just single shot! We’ve other item queued and had struggling a bit for other designs- it’s a great start none-the-less. Next would be a working HTML version of the design, and then a real working WordPress theme (figured splitting the process is a great way to enter that marketplace!).

In the meantime, I’ve been working on the xFrontend – WordPress Theme Shop– hoping early next month would it be open for business. :)

What Clients Don’t Know

Here’s another talk from Mike Monteiro regarding responsibilities to getting the things done rightfully.

Earlier, I saw on twitter that Matt said something about WordPress Theme Industry on WordCamp Europe but I missed it. I was pushing WordPress Org admins (including Matt) for certain changes (I’ll share about those in a post), so I kinda felt annoyed to miss the talk- and then watch other talks on WordCamp Europe. Their YouTube live streaming sort-of flickered now and then, may be had some technical issue from the organizer.

Ended up watching Monteiro talking strongly, as that always makes me feel better- :))

TagBold – The First BuddyPress Premium-Grade Theme

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Created BuddyPress theme on Oct, 2009 called TagBold– supposed to be first premium-grade open source BuddyPress theme- didn’t happen. Sigh.

At that time, BuddyPress just released version 1.1 and was gaining the momentum- I hand crafted every features they had and added few. Didn’t happen due to two reasons:

  • BuddyPress went to huge iteration for the next couple of months
  • I got busy with BloggersDotCom and re-used some major UI from TagBold to the Social Network, which actually boosted the popularity pretty fast. I’d built BloggersDotCom on anew framework, where I built similar social features but not BuddyPress in the backend.

And for the same reason (BloggersDotCom) I’ve abandoned months of works for opening up a Theme Shop for WordPress Themes, back in 2009. Well, many theme shops pop up in 2010 and they gained a huge market in next years- while I was busy making the best social network for Bloggers- :)

Interestingly, I’m now working on WordPress theme shop once again at a time when WordPress itself going through another change-set that recently gaining many controversial feedback from the community. This time, I’m staying put and they most likely going to change the world one more time-

Life is wonderful and full of surprise! :))


SuperPack- the fastest approved Plugin on WordPress Directory

SuperPack v0.1.0: my very first plugin published on WordPress Plugin Directory.

Guess what, it took only 5 minutes to be approved after I’ve uploaded to the directory! Crazy timing- not usual as well! ;)

Though, The ‘fastest’ are when core-dev is making a new feature plugin and need it in and up ASAP.

It’s the very first iteration to put steps on the Open Source WordPress repository, a long way to go. :)))

And, it made my day!!