News Archives

  1. Carrington Build and Business Theme 1.1.1

    Sadly we weren’t able to avoid the .1 release for Carrington Build and the Carrington Business theme this time around. Version 1.1.1 is now available for each, fixing a variety of minor issues and cleaning up a few of the new features. As this does fix some bugs, it is a recommended upgrade for all…

  2. Carrington Build 1.1 & Carrington Business 1.1 Released

    I’m very pleased to announce that we have released version 1.1 of Carrington Build and our Carrington Business theme for WordPress. Carrington Build is our drag and drop layout tool for WordPress themes, it is included in our Carrington Business theme. Carrington Build has been a great product for us. We’re building bigger and bigger…

  3. Speaking About WordPress at SxSWi

    At SxSWi this year I’ll be joining Shane Pearlman, Brandon Jones and Sonia Simone on a panel entitled Making Money with WordPress (Without Working at Automattic).1 We’ll be on stage bright and early at 9:30am on Sunday. Get coffee on the way. I think it will be a pretty interesting discussion. We’ve got the major…

  4. WordPress HelpCenter to Reopen!

    I am excited to announce that WordPress HelpCenter is coming back! Look for it to reopen on March 14th under new management. Nathan Garza, who has been with me at both Crowd Favorite and WordPress HelpCenter is acquiring the business. He is someone I trust, has experience running a business, is intimately familiar with the…

  5. Internal Link Shortcode 1.0.1

    My Internal Link Shortcode plugin has been updated to version 1.0.1, addressing a bug where text left in the search field could accidentally overwrite the post or page title on save. The Internal Link Shortcode plugin allows you to insert links that are references to posts and pages within your WordPress powered site. These links…

  6. Crowd Favorite Hiring Developers and Interns

    My company, Crowd Favorite is hiring. We’re hiring 3-5 developers, right now. We’ve listed the available positions as: Web Developer, Experienced Web Developer, Developer Intership and Designer/Front-end Developer Internship. We list specific positions because it helps people identify positions they think they can fill, but in reality our hiring approach is really simple: we hire…

  7. SimpleMath

    I have to do basic arithmetic on a fairly regular basis. My tool of choice for the last few years has been LeanCalc. It does the job well for the most part, but it doesn’t ignore non 0-9 characters, I would commonly use it to calculate a percentage of a dollar value. I’d paste in…

  8. HelpCenter Shutting Down, Crowd Favorite is Hiring

    WordPress HelpCenter will be ceasing operations on February 28th. Between now and then we will be working with existing customers to wrap up all of our committed projects, but we will not be taking on any new projects. For customers that purchased WPHC support for the Carrington Business theme, we have created a special premium…

  9. Hope Child Theme for Carrington Business

    Congratulations to Michael Kuhlmann on the release of the Hope child theme for Carrington Business. This commercial WordPress theme is a little different than most: By purchasing the Hope child theme for the Carrington Business theme framework, you’re actively helping communities in developing countries by supplying them with the basic necessities we take for granted…

  10. Carrington Core 3.1

    We’ve updated Carrington Core, the base of our theme platform, to version 3.1. This adds a number of useful WordPress 3.1 compatibility features, including support for post formats, custom post type archives, and misc. cleanup and updates. This post is part of the project: Carrington Core. View the project timeline for more context on this…

  11. WordPress Internal Link Shortcode

    The upcoming release of WordPress 3.1 is introducing a feature to make it easier to link to posts and pages within your WordPress install. This is going to be useful for a number of folks, however it has a few limitations: The links are hard-coded within the post/page content. If you re-organize your site or…

  12. Expiring Content Shortcode

    I released a really simple little plugin. All it does is allow you to mark content that should only display until a certain date/time, then hides it after that date/time. So it doesn’t do much, but what it does is pretty useful. The download an more information for the Expiring Content Shortcode plugin is with…

  13. FantasyGrinder

    When people ask me what we do at Crowd Favorite, I tell them “we build cool stuff on the web”. One of the latest examples of this is FantasyGrinder: an application and web service that creates fun, meaningful game recaps from weekly fantasy sports matchups. The system is pretty sophisticated. It’s a web application that…

  14. Interviewed on Page.ly

    I’ve been interviewed on the Page.ly blog to kick off their WP Heavy Hitters feature. In the interview I discuss a little bit about how my businesses started, how they work and some lessons learned along the way. My thanks to Sally for putting together some good initial and follow-up questions; I hope it’s of…

  15. Twitter Tools 2.4 (OAuth Support)

    Version 2.4 of my Twitter Tools plugin for WordPress is now available. Twitter Tools creates a full two-way integration between your WordPress site and Twitter. You can send your posts to Twitter, archive your tweets and create posts from them, and more. This version has the following changes and is a must upgrade due to…