Crowd Favorite Archives

  1. Streamline FavePersonal with a Child Theme

    We’ve just released version 1.0.1 of FavePersonal, which has a few minor updates. There’s one in particular that I think will be particularly useful: we’ve added a link to download a the style.css file you need to create a child theme (with your currently selected colors) from the Theme Settings page in FavePersonal. While I’m…

  2. FavePersonal: Colors

    FavePersonal Color Settings

    One of the most fun features of FavePersonal is experimenting with different color palettes. We’ve made it easy to experiment with different colors and find a set that makes your site feel like it’s your own. No need to fiddle through dozens of color pickers, you can choose from full color palettes, preview them, and…

  3. Announcing FavePersonal

    FavePersonal Screenshot

    I’m very proud to announce the launch of FavePersonal; a WordPress theme designed for personal websites. I have been using (and building and testing) FavePersonal on this site since August of last year and I am very pleased with what we’ve created. The features for FavePersonal were driven by my goals for version three of…

  4. Carrington Themes on GitHub

    As part of our move to Git, we now host our WordPress code on GitHub. Carrington Core was moved over a while ago and I finally finished migrating the rest of the themes from their old home on Google Code. The themes are being renamed: Carrington Blog is becoming FaveBlog Carrington Text is becoming FaveText…

  5. Git Submodules are not SVN Externals

    One of the biggest hurdles I had to get past in order to use Git efficiently was getting my head around the differences between SVN’s externals and Git’s submodules. Since our migration from SVN to Git, I’ve seen other folks on our team working through the same hiccups I had initially. I thought the following…

  6. Work-Life Balance (We’re Hiring)

    View of Breckenridge from the Deck

    It’s been very interesting to me to see how some folks are re-evaluating their work/life balance in the wake of reading Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography (most famously, this story). I’ve been making some of the same evaluations over the last few years following the birth of my daughter. This isn’t a new thing for me.…

  7. SVN to Git Migration

    A couple of weeks ago we shut down the Crowd Favorite office for a day and a half to do a migration from SVN to Git. This was not a small undertaking. We had nearly five years of code in a single SVN repository that was then broken out into literally hundreds of Git repositories.…

  8. New Crowd Favorite Careers Page

    Crowd Favorite Careers Page

    We have a shiny, new careers page on the Crowd Favorite website. For the first time, I think what we have up there pretty accurately reflects both what we’re looking for and what we offer. Our new approach is a little different than most jobs pages; it doesn’t list any jobs. I’ve always struggled to…

  9. WordPress Core Contributions

    WordPress Hoodie

    At today’s team meeting, the Crowd Favorite folks who contributed to the WordPress 3.3 release (including me!) received goodies. I hope to dole out a few more for the 3.4 release. Related: If one of your 2012 resolutions is to contribute to core WordPress code development, please read this post: wp.me/pbNCB-ui — WordPress(@WordPress) January 5,…

  10. Goals for 2012

    I’m not big on new year’s resolutions, but I love any excuse to stop and try to think strategically (instead of just tactically). It’s basically going back to the old Urgent vs. Important matrix. I have a few things I want to make sure I focus on in my professional life this year: Publish more.…

  11. Twitter Tools 3.0 beta 1

    I’ve been working for a while on a version of Twitter Tools that extends Social. Version 3.0 is a ground-up rewrite, with a few features included for backward compatibility. If you’d like to test the beta, grab it from GitHub. Note that this is lightly tested and there is absolutely no information in the README…

  12. Social 2.0 for WordPress

    Social Comments

    I’m very excited about today’s release of Social 2.0, a WordPress plugin from MailChimp. This is perhaps my favorite WordPress plugin; it is complex and ambitious, but I love the way it helps build a bridge between social networks and WordPress – a platform where we can really own our data. Social has a couple…

  13. Not Getting GitHub Notifications?

    I have been moving Crowd Favorite‘s Open Source projects to GitHub (as well as my personal projects). GitHub has great tools for this. We created an organization, added the team members to that organization, and created repositories for our projects. As a few of our projects have enjoyed exactly the sort of developer community engagement…

  14. Social 2.0 beta 3

    We have been working hard on a new version of the MailChimp’s Social plugin for WordPress. We have packaged a beta version for public testing (2.0b3, currently running on this site). Download from GitHub We are hoping for a general release of version 2.0 on Monday, so please report any issues you find in the…

  15. Hiring: Technical Project Manager / Web Producer

    My company, Crowd Favorite, is hiring a technical project manager / web producer to join our team in our Denver office. If you love working with the latest and greatest web technology (we specialize in building Big Things with WordPress and Open Source) and want to join a top-notch team with world-class clients and projects,…