Can You Search for Responsive Themes in the WordPress.org Repository?

first_imgI knew you could search for responsive themes on hosted WordPress.com. But I wasn’t sure if you could do the same search on WordPress.org. I visited the WordPress.org theme repository, but didn’t see the same type of filtering options to find responsive themes. Theme repository filter optionsWondering if he knew, I tweeted to Morten Rand-Hendrickson, commenting about responsive themes:@mor10 No option to select “responsive” layout in https://t.co/ALFwuNTcoy theme search.— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) September 7, 2016Morten replied that he thought all themes on the repository were responsive, but he wasn’t sure. After some further tweets, Sami Keijonen pointed me to a post from the WordPress Theme Review Team, announcing new theme tags in May 2016. New WordPress Theme TagsThe new theme tags offered more subject tags for better categorization of themes. Sounds like a good plan, to make it easier to find themes based on specific topics. If you want a list of all the available tags, check Theme Tags. So what tags were removed? All color tags, the “photoblogging” and “seasonal” tags. And several layout tags, including “responsive-layout.”I was a bit puzzled. Since Google’s mobile-friendly ranking announcement in early 2015, every person I’ve spoken with wants to make sure their site is responsive. Why Responsive-Layout Was RemovedFrom what I read in the post, the “responsive-layout” tag was the most searched layout tag in the repository. Which made me curious why it was removed.Justin Tadlock commented in the post:When a tag is always used by themes and by users, it becomes practically useless in distinguishing themes from one another.Brad Griffin replied in the post, with a use case I thought was likely: Users come to the repositoryFind an appropriate themeInstall the themeAfter customizing the theme and adding their content, users are disappointed when they discover the theme isn’t responsive. And they get frustrated with the theme repository search filters for not providing an option for mobile-friendly themes. Further InvestigationI was still confused. I couldn’t find anything to indicate all themes in the repository were [email protected] Yes, thx. I believe that’s post you sent before. Unless I missed it, nothing to indicate all themes are responsive. cc @mor10— DeborahEdwards-Onoro (@redcrew) September 8, 2016 It all started with a question during Joe O’Connor’s WordPress session at our group meeting room at last week’s Accessibility Summit online conference. Can you search for responsive themes in the WordPress.org theme repository? So I visited posts linked from the theme tags announcement, to learn the background about removing the “responsive-layout” theme tag. And I tweeted back to Sami Keijonen, saying I probably shouldn’t assume all themes were responsive. He graciously answered my follow-up question. @redcrew Correct, not all (old) themes are responsive. But old themes doesn’t show up in search.— Sami Keijonen (@samikeijonen) September 8, 2016Aha, that works. And what about new themes added to the repository, should we expect all of them to be responsive? @samikeijonen Ok. Should I assume all new themes added to the repository are responsive?— DeborahEdwards-Onoro (@redcrew) September 8, 2016I didn’t receive a reply, so I did more research. The Theme Review Team requirements page doesn’t list responsive-layout as a requirement. But the theme recommendations page does ask if the theme is responsive. For theme creators, the recommendations page offers best practices suggestions, but their recommendations are not considered essential. ConclusionTook me a while, but here’s what I discovered:There is no responsive-layout or mobile-friendly tag in the WordPress theme repositoryOld themes in the WordPress theme repository may not be responsive. But old themes won’t show up in a repository theme search.New themes may or may not have a responsive design, since having a responsive design is not a requirement for a theme to be approved for the theme repository. It is a recommended practice.According to the Theme Review Team:The recommended items are there to make sure your theme is the best it can be and good advice to include as best practice.My thoughts? If you’re looking for a responsive theme on the WordPress.org theme repository, and you’re not sure if it’s responsive, contact the developer directly to ask about the theme. Personally, given Google’s mobile-friendly ranking change, I assume anyone creating a WordPress theme would make it responsive. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedHow to Preview WordPress.com Responsive Themes On Different DevicesIf you’ve worked with WordPress for a while, you’re familiar with the theme preview option that allows you to view a theme with your site’s content without actually activating it on your site. On your WordPress.com site, you can preview another theme by going to the Dashboard and selecting Appearance…In “WordPress”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: September 16, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll discover 10 helpful free and premium UX tools, read about this week’s U.S. Board Access Board approval (yay!), learn why there is no CSS4, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my…In “Web design & development links”9 Tips to Help You Safely Change Your WordPress ThemeAt our March West Metro Detroit WordPress meetup, one of our members asked about switching their WordPress theme. They wanted to update the theme with more features and functionality, which their current theme didn’t support. I thought it was a great topic for our meetup group, that other members would…In “WordPress”last_img read more

The Dangers of Loud “Business Talking” in Public

first_imgI remember in early days of my career, back in the late 90’s, I was trained to be mindful of business conversations in public.  Working at a Big 5 public accounting firm, we were told that it is best not to speak about business in public.  There were also guidelines given:If you must, keep your voice low so that others cannot hear what you say.Never mention client organization names, nor individual names.  If you refer to someone, only use their first name, never the last.  NEVER complain about a client in public.Do not use backpacks or briefcases with the company name on them.  There is a risk of behavior that may reflect poorly on the organization.  Additionally, if you happen to speak about a client, everyone will know where you work.Never talk about organizational strategy, plans or confidential details while in public.I bring this up because as I write this, I am on an airplane, using earbuds.  I arrived quite early for my flight and while waiting in the terminal, a gentleman near me began talking loud enough for everyone in the area to hear.  He proceeded to take call after call, with clients and co-workers, all while speaking so loud we could not help buy overhear his plans.  Now, he and his colleague are seated behind me sharing every detail of their business plans.  I can now tell you how they plan to have their teams address each market, what they plan to do to grow from $2.5 M to $17 M in revenue this year, what they are worried about, etc.  I can tell you about the funds they are managing.I remember early in my career I overheard a group of men at a restaurant sharing very detailed financial data over dinner.  I politely walked over and whispered to one of the men that everyone was picking up what they were saying.  He was completely surprised and acted as if it never crossed their mind.  They thanked me and promptly changed the subject.  That was 20 years ago.I would think by now that business professionals would not risk their organization’s proprietary information, but it still happens.  Are companies not training employees about use of sensitive information?  The danger of having certain things get out can ruin the reputation of the organization and the individual who is sharing.  It can put customers at risk.  And depending on what is shared, it could cause huge liability to the organization, and could even be illegal.Have you experienced this?  What’s the most interesting information you’ve overheard at an airport, on a train, or at a restaurant?  Did you intervene, or just let the person keep sharing?  I’d love to hear how you’ve handled this. Originally published on HR RIngleader blog.last_img read more

Opera 9.6 Launches, Now Includes Magazine-Style RSS…Sort Of

first_imgToday, Opera revealed the newest version of their web browser, Opera 9.6. As always, the latest update includes speed and performance increases, but the update delivers several new features, too. The one new feature that we were really excited to try out is how Opera 9.6 deals with RSS feeds. In this latest version of the browser, you can preview your feeds in an attractive magazine-style layout. But what we really wanted to know is could read your feeds like this once subscribed?Magazine-Style FeedsIn Opera 9.6, a new feed preview feature has been introduced that turns any RSS feed into a magazine-style page where the articles in an feed appear as columns. (See image below). With the feeds laid out in this manner, suddenly RSS reading becomes accessible, understandable, and far less geeky than its acronym implies. Although heavy RSS users and techie folks will probably continue to use an RSS reader like Google Reader, a magazine-style layout is a great option for a light reader or someone new to RSS. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts sarah perez Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Product Reviews#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Previewing RWW’s FeedIn a way, Opera’s new magazine-style feature reminds us very much of how the Firefox extension, Feedly, operates. With Feedly installed, you can view your Google Reader feeds in an easy-to-read format while still being able to hop into your different folders. Of course, Feedly does so much more than just change the layout of Google Reader, but that’s a whole othertopic.The difference between Feedly’s magazine interface and what Opera does is that Opera only displays feeds in this manner when you preview them while deciding whether or not to subscribe. That’s disappointing. We were hoping that Opera would include this as a new option under the “Display -> View” settings in Opera’s built-in RSS reader, too. Unfortunately, those view settings have remained the same. Feed reading there is still an inbox-like experience, with feeds titles in one window and the articles in a second window. This familiar Outlook format works for some people, we’re sure, but to have the magazine-style option here as well would have been a nice treat. Other New FeaturesIn addition to the preview feeds feature, Opera 9.6 also adds other updates, including the following:Expanded Opera Link: Opera Link is one of the browser’s best features. With it, you have access to your data from any computer or mobile device. It synchronizes your bookmarks, Speed Dial, notes taken in your Opera browser, and personal bar. With the update to Opera 9.6, Opera Link now lets you take your favorite search engines and browser history with you, too.Optimized Opera Mail: Opera’s built-in e-mail client, Opera Mail, now includes “low-bandwidth mode” to retrieve mails even faster when bandwidth is limited. This is great for when you’re on the road and trying to use your air card in a bad spot where the signal isn’t very strong. Prioritized e-mail: Opera Mail has two new ways to manage e-mail conversations. Keep an eye on important threads and contacts by following them, or ignore less important threads and contacts with a single click. Looks like you can start to manage your information overload with this. Increased speed: Opera 9.6 improves the quick responsiveness and page loading of Opera 9.5.Improved fluency: Opera added support for Indonesian, Ukrainian, Estonian, Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil languages. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Government pitches to include Little Master in the House of Elders

first_imgAfter ruling the cricket pitch for more than two decades, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar could soon find himself on a different turf — the House of Elders, the Rajya Sabha.Headlines Today has learnt that the Centre has nominated the iconic batsman. According to sources, the proposal has come from the highest levels of power — Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Primer Minister Manmohan Singh.If all goes to plan, the 39-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on Tuesday, would be the first active sportsperson to be nominated to the Upper House.In fact, the government has already sent its recommendations to the President, who is expected to give the final clearance. The president enjoys the right to nominate 12 persons to the Rajya Sabha.Leaders across the political spectrum supported the proposal on Thursday. Congress MP Renuka Chaudhury welcomed the move, saying, “I think it’s great. If it’s true, then we welcome it.” Her party colleague Sandeep Dixit added, “I welcome the idea. He would look great in Rajya Sabha.”The BJP declared its support with Balbir Punj saying, “The BJP welcomes Rajya Sabha offer to Sachin.”It seems Tendulkar too is not averse to the idea. On Thursday, the little master paid a courtesy visit to Sonia Gandhi at her 10 Janpath residence. He later met PM Manmohan Singh too.This proposal to honour Tendulkar comes close on the heels of growing clamour for the batsman to be awarded the Bharat Ratna.In fact, the Maharashtra government has already nominated Tendulkar’s name for India’s highest civilian award after the Centre recently cleared the way for athletes to receive the award.advertisementTendulkar, widely considered the best batsman of the modern era and one of the greatest of all time, recently reached the milestone of 100 centuries in international cricket — 51 of them in Tests and 49 in one-day internationals.Apart from this previously unimaginable feat, the little master, as he is fondly called, holds most of the major batting records in both forms of cricket as well.However, the proposal has also sparked speculation that Tendulkar’s retirement may be around the corner. BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha said, “It’s high time he quits before he is asked to. He must behave like a guru.”last_img read more

Trump says NFL insults about patriotism, not race

first_imgLATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim More than 150 pro football players took a defiant stance on Sunday, kneeling, linking arms or raising clenched fists during the anthem before 14 games.READ: 200 NFL players protest in defiance of TrumpIn response, the US leader doubled down on those remarks by urging fans to boycott the NFL as long as the protests continued.And on Monday, keeping the issue alive for a fourth day, Trump insisted: “The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!”Twelve hours later, he was still at it, denying any rifts about the issue with his influential chief of staff.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ US President Donald Trump smiles before signing a memorandum on increasing access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in the Oval Office of the White House on September 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. AFPWASHINGTON—US President Donald Trump denied inflaming racial tensions Monday, insisting his charged comments that prompted a wave of symbolic protests by NFL players were about patriotism not color.After his volley of verbal attacks on black athletes led players across the country to kneel during the US national anthem over the weekend, the besieged president played defense on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse chargescenter_img Trump had started the furor by attacking players like Colin Kaepernick — who first took a knee through renditions of the “Star-Spangled Banner” during last year’s American football season to protest police brutality toward African Americans — as a “son of a bitch” who should be fired.READ: Trump says protesting players in NFL should be firedFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIn a separate feud, Trump also disinvited basketball superstar Stephen Curry from a White House event.READ: Trump tells Curry that White House visit is off; LeBron reacts No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors MOST READ The White House denied that Trump’s “son of a bitch” remarks were unbecoming of his office.“I think that it’s always appropriate for the president of the United States to defend our flag, to defend the national anthem, and to defend the men and women who fought and died to defend it,” said spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders.“The president is not talking about race,” she claimed.Courting controversy Trump has wholeheartedly embraced the controversy, with his advisors suggesting it plays well with his largely white base.Trump also changed his Twitter background photo to an American flag and stated that the “White House never looked more beautiful than it did returning last night.”That has led critics to accuse Trump of creating a diversion.His efforts to repeal Barack Obama’s health care reforms have run aground and would-be signature tax reforms are giving way to much less ambitious tax cuts.At the same time, Trump faces a number of challenges from overseas, not least a war of words with North Korea that threatens to become a shooting war.Trump has also faced criticism for his low-profile White House response to Hurricane Maria, which has left much of the US island territory of Puerto Rico. “General John Kelly totally agrees w/ my stance on NFL players and the fact that they should not be disrespecting our FLAG or GREAT COUNTRY!”Trump — who faces low poll numbers and is struggling to enact his agenda — earlier tried to single out the NFL players who protested.“Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday (which was a small percentage of total). These are fans who demand respect for our Flag!” he tweeted.He also pointed to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ acceptance of a White House invitation and support from racecar fans.“So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag – they said it loud and clear!” Trump tweeted.Only a handful of NASCAR drivers have been African American.But driver Dale Earnhardt also took to Twitter, implicitly rebuking Trump with a quote from former president John F Kennedy: “All Americans R granted rights 2 peaceful protests Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”Trump also drew a furious backlash from NBA basketball stars, including superstar LeBron James, who described the president as a “bum.”“He doesn’t understand how many kids, no matter the race, look up to the president of the United States for guidance, for leadership, for words of encouragement,” said James.“The people run this country. Not one individual. And damn sure not him.” ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco, Star seek Final 4 View commentslast_img read more

Go for Gold rallies to beat Gamboa Coffee for breakthrough win in PBA D-League

first_imgSEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais “We’re a new team and it was evident that we’re still not familiar with each other,” said Go for Gold coach Charles Tiu. “I’m just happy because it was a good test for our team to learn.”Senegalese big man Clement Leutcheu was a rock down low for Go for Gold, finishing with 14 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks, while Gaco flirted with a double-double with 13 markers and nine boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingJustin Gutang also stepped up for the Scratchers with 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Kent Salado got nine markers, five boards, four assists, and three steals before going down with an apparent MCL injury on his right knee at the 2:48 mark of the third quarter.Go for Gold swung the tide to its favor early in the fourth quarter as it staged a 7-0 run to grab a 62-55 cushion with 6:03 left to play and never let go of the lead. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Oladipo’s 19 leads Pacers, snapping Spurs’ home streak View comments BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Quarters: 14-19, 30-33, 52-53, 75-68.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Dutertecenter_img PBA IMAGESGo for Gold got its campaign going with a come-from-behind win, 75-68, over Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup Monday at Pasig City Sports Center.After trailing by double-digits in the second quarter, the Scratchers got their act together as veterans Jerwin Gaco and J-Jay Alejandro led the fightback.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Aris Dionisio paced the Coffee Lovers with 19 points and 13 rebounds, but missed his final three freebies with 55.1 seconds remaining which could have kept his side fighting down the stretch.Raymond Rubio got 11 markers and six boards in the loss.The Scores:GO FOR GOLD 75 — Leutcheu 14, Gaco 13, Gutang 10, Salado 9, Naboa 8, Salem 8, Alejandro 5, Dixon 3, Pili 2, San Juan 2, Domingo 1.GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 68 — Dionisio 19, Rubio 11, Pare 10, Ambuludto 8, Hallare 6, Rebugio 6, Jackson 4, Acuno 2, Bitoon 2, Alcober 0.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power gridlast_img read more

Saint Paul: History’s Best Blogger?

first_img Who do you think is history’s best blogger? (2 Corinthians 11:23b-38) (1 Corinthians 13:1-8a) Originally published Dec 22, 2006 12:19:00 PM, updated July 28 2017 “Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  it is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.” About St. Paul Paul is said to have ultimately been beheaded during the reign of Roman Emporer Nero. St. Paul as Blogger — Brian Halligan. St. Paul’s writing’s were so important that when the modern day bible was assembled well after he died, 14 of his letters were included amounting to almost 30% of the new testament’s content. St. Paul’s Zeal which are basically formal open letters to groups of people.  The passage I quoted above is from a letter to the fledging Christian community in Corinth, a Greek city-state, in response to a letter he received from them about some problems they were having. “I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again.  Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one.  Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, I have been constantly on the move.”  St. Paul could not be everywhere at the same time, so he often collaborated with groups of Christians back and forth by letter.   His letters are referred to by the church as Every marketing executive and every blogger could learn a thing or two from St. Paul in how to “cross the chasm” and create a “tipping point” in a marketplace.  epistles St. Paul drew scorn from the Jews on one side and the Romans on the other side.  Below is another passage from one of Paul’s epistles: For those of you who have ever been to a Christian wedding ceremony, you undoubtedly have been exposed to St. Paul’s writing:   St. Paul as Marketing Genius Topics: St. Paul was a Jew born in what is now Turkey over 2000 years ago who became a most interesting historical figure.  In his early 20’s, he was a zealous antagonist of the early Christian movement, even participating in the stoning of St. Stephen, an early Christian evangelist.  He was said to have had a vision of Christ on the road to Damascus that changed his perspective 180 degrees.  From that point forward, he travelled the Roman empire (Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Italy, Spain, etc.) on sailboats, caravan, and foot preaching to mostly pagan worshippers about how to live a Christian life.  His conversion of idol worshipping citizens of the Roman empire to Christians played a key part in Christianity taking hold outside of the local community in which it started.  History of Internet Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Competing Online: Are Small Businesses At A Disadvantage In Search Advertising?

center_img There are two common ways that businesses use search enginesto drive traffic to their websites: ”.) Spend time finding the right , stay tuned.] If you’re already spending money on paid search advertising, make sure you monitor your results closely.  If you are in a competitive industry, chances are, you’ve already seen an increase in the average price per click you are paying.  Make sure that the value you are getting from these clicks warrant the increased price. So, what does this mean for you?  Here’s what Ithink: Paid Advertising, usually through programs like Google’s AdWords Originally published Jan 15, 2007 12:35:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Start thinking harder about your brand.  Just because you’re small and focused on a niche market doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from having a brand that has credibility and authority in your market.  Often, a small, focused marketing investment in increasing the visibility of your brand can reap long-term benefits.  If you have a name that your potential clients recognize on the web, you’re more likely to get the click-through when you do show up on search pages. PPC search terms to focus on.  The best terms are those that have a combination of high search volume (i.e. lots of users are typing the term into search engines) and low competition from other businesses.  [We’re building a software tool to help identify some of these opportunities.  This will be like our very popularlast_img read more