WordPress Zen: Gridlock Theme is Back?

Well, knock me down with a feather. I haven’t looked at hyalineskies Gridlock Theme since I began using WordPress back in 2004. Hailed by many as one of the first ‘magazine style’ themes, I cut many a tooth during those months attempting to force Gridlock to bend to my bidding. It was work. Gridlock was…



WordPress 3.0 and the Boldy Theme

Site5 put together a pretty sweet theme when they created Boldy. I’d been considering it for this blog for over a week and decided to give it a try. Alas, in the end, I ditched the idea. But, only because I couldn’t quite massage it to meet my needs. However, for someone putting together a…


WordPress Zen: Social Network Plugins

This is not so much a “How To” guide as much as it is a mild warning to the developers of Social Network plugins for WordPress. I run another WordPress powered website for Comics In Action, an improv comedy troupe I organize. So, I’ve played around with various Social Network plugins for various networking websites…


WordPress Zen: The Morning After Theme

*NOTE* (11/30/10) The Morning After Theme has officially moved to Woo Themes. Not only have they updated the theme, but added additional functionality. What is detailed below, is the latest version of the theme BEFORE it was moved to Woo Themes. If you’re looking for additional help with the WooThemes version, then check it out…



WordPress Zen: Giving Your Blog that “Root” Feeling

This has been asked several times: “How do I get my WordPress blog to LOOK like it’s in the root directory…when it actually is not.” What has happened, is that you’ve grown tired of how long your URL is, like “”. You want to get rid of that “wordpress” part. Personally, I like having WordPress…