Array Themes and Gutenberg

WordPress is about to change in a big way when the new Gutenberg editor lands in WordPress 5.0. The Gutenberg editor uses blocks to create all types of content, replacing a half-dozen inconsistent ways of customizing WordPress, bringing it in line with modern coding standards, and aligning with open web initiatives.

Imagine being able to easily create dynamic page layouts and unique content as you might with a page builder plugin, but with native WordPress functionality. This allows for standardization of a block-based content creation system and frees your content from the grips of poorly-made plugins and keeps your content in native posts and pages.

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How to Quickly Create a Simple, Beautiful Photography Website with WordPress

For any photographer, a professional website is critical to your job. With a good website, you have your own online space on which you can showcase your work, share your expertise and services, generate leads, and much more.

While there’s no shortage of ways you can build your photography website, I think WordPress is still the best way to go. You own your website, and you can customize it in any way. In this post, I want to walk you through some steps you can take to have a simple, gorgeous photography website up in no time.

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Customizing WordPress with Child Themes

For most WordPress beginners, the first thing they want to do is make their new website look great! The first thing their users will see is the overall design of the website, so of course this has to be a priority. But how do you do that?

When you start to dive into topics like WordPress themes, theme customization, etc., you’ll find no shortage of resources available on the internet. In fact, if you’re a real newbie who isn’t the most code-savvy (like I was when I first started), you’ll probably find yourself overwhelmed very early on.

In this post, I will explain the basics of WordPress themes, and how to tweak them to really customize the look and feel of your website.

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Get 25% off during our End of Summer Sale!

The end of summer is near in the US (Friday, September 22, to be exact)! To celebrate the changing of seasons and our upcoming new theme releases, we’re running a short, but sweet, End of Summer sale.

From today until September 25th you can get 25% off everything in our theme collection. That includes Theme Club memberships and single theme purchases. You can also use this discount to upgrade from your single theme to the Theme Club!

This is a perfect time to join our Theme Club, which gives you unlimited access to our entire theme collection, theme updates and speedy support. We don’t run sales very often, so take advantage of this End of Summer sale!

Use the discount code ENDOFSUMMER to knock 25% off your order today! This sale is over, homie!

Save time and money with a quick checkout!
1-Year Club Membership: $89 $66.50 — Join now →
Lifetime Club Membership: $249 $186.75 — Join now →

Hosted versus self-hosted WordPress in 2017

For anyone new to using WordPress, the difference between and and all of the details in-between can be quite confusing. With some recent changes at, we thought it would be a good time to revisit this topic and clear up any confusion you might have about where to host your WordPress site.

First, let’s talk about a few of the terms you’ll run into when choosing hosting. When you visit WordPress hosting sites these days, you often see talk of “hosted” and “self-hosted” options. Both options mean that your site will be hosted on a live server, but there is a big difference between the two.

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Summer Giveaway – Win a $100 Ugmonk Gift Card!

We’ve been creating high-quality, finely-crafted WordPress themes for 8 years now, which is no small feat. Along the way, we’ve run into a few people who share our desire to put quality, functionality, and aesthetics first and foremost. Jeff Sheldon of Ugmonk is one of those uncompromising individuals. Ugmonk is a lifestyle product business that sells all kinds of beautifully-designed products from clothing to workspace accessories and more.

Win a $100 Ugmonk Gift Card

To celebrate our 8th year running a quality-first WordPress theme shop, we thought we’d partner up with Ugmonk to give away a $100 gift card to a lucky individual! You can use this gift card to purchase anything on the Ugmonk site. Get a new hat, some new summer clothes or some accessories for your desk!

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A few of our favorite Google fonts you may have missed

These days there are a ton of font options to choose from when designing your website. Google Fonts is one of the first place web designers and developers start when looking for the perfect font. The trouble is, there are a ton of fonts to sift through! We’ve put together eight serif, sans-serif and monospace fonts that are a great starting point and also pair well with other fonts.

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Handy CSS tips and tricks for WordPress themes

One of the first things everyone loves to do when they install a WordPress theme is tweak the styles of the theme. Hopefully everyone is using a child theme when they customize their theme, but that’s a post for another day. Today’s post is going to focus on some handy CSS pseudo class tips you can use.

A pseudo-class is a keyword added to CSS selectors that indicates a particular state of the element to be selected. For example :hover will apply a style when the user hovers over the element specified by the selector. But you can also do some other sweet tricks with pseudo selectors.

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Customize Featured Image sizes with a child theme

Sometimes the Featured Image size in an area of your theme doesn’t quite fit the style of your image. Maybe your image is being cropped funny, maybe you want to have shorter images, or maybe you want to remove the crop all together and let your images go commando. Luckily, you can override the Featured Image crops defined in your theme and come up with something that works better for your needs. To do this properly, you’ll need a child theme and a small code snippet. Let’s get started!

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