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Hi, my name is Alex Mansfield. I've been building websites with WordPress for over a decade. This site documents many of the things I've learned over the years. If you're looking for something I haven't covered, feel free to send me a note with your questions!

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Setting Up Ubuntu/Linux Mint for Web Development

Every so often I switch computers or reinstall my OS and end up searching around the web for the exact steps to get everything working again. Today, as I set up my OS again, I figured I might as well document the process. Since Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, I think that these steps …

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Creating a Commercial WordPress Theme Review Site in One Week: Day 4

This is the fifth in a series of posts documenting the creation of Theme Friendly, a website dedicated to reviewing commercial WordPress themes. On day four, I built the search page. This was easily the most difficult part of the entire process. Let’s start with the screenshot. Day 4 Screenshot If you read my post …

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Creating a Commercial WordPress Theme Review Site in One Week: Day 3

This is the fourth in a series of posts documenting the creation of Theme Friendly. On day three, I built the review archives page. I don’t think this page will be used directly, but on day four I incorporated it into the search results page, so it was still worth building. Day 3 Screenshot After …

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Creating a Commercial WordPress Theme Review Site in One Week: Day 2

This is the third in a series of posts documenting the creation of Theme Friendly. On day two, I set about building the individual theme review page. The goal was to provide a quick overview of the quality of a theme as well as it’s features. This was to be done by displaying the contents …

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Creating a Commercial WordPress Theme Review Site in One Week: Day 1

This is the second in a series of posts documenting the creation of Theme Friendly. Day 1 Screenshot Most of day one was spent planning and implementing the data structure for the new site. As you can see, I didn’t do too much work on the design:

Creating a Commercial WordPress Theme Review Site in One Week: Day 0

This is the first in a series of posts documenting the creation of Theme Friendly. A short history I’ve been thinking about building a commercial WordPress theme directory for a number of years now. I even tried (and failed) to get one off the ground a few years ago. During that time, a number of …

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