Playing the waiting game

So this past week has been a pretty good week with the WordPress theme development. Since this time last week, I’ve submitted Giornalismo for the theme review to get into the WordPress Theme Directory as well as the Nuovo 2.0 update. That has gotten a lot off of my plate development-wise, but now comes the not-so-fun part: waiting.

It’s sort of a necessary evil with WordPress themes for the directory. Every theme needs to be checked for correct code, possible malicious code and works correctly to keep WordPress users happy. But at the same time the wait times are little bit too much. Not that I’m complaining about the reviewers, but the amount of themes that are submitted per day are crazy.

Thankfully the review team is doing their best to address this issue, but I’m not sure how much it will affect Giornalismo going through at this point.

Anyway, as for what’s coming up, I’m continuing to work on the Read More About plugin. A lot of the development is hung up on creating repeating custom fields, but I feel like I should have that knocked out soon. The goal is to have it done by the end of next week.

4 thoughts on “Playing the waiting game

  1. First off I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your head before
    writing. I’ve had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my ideas
    out. I truly do enjoy writing however it just seems like the
    first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or
    tips? Appreciate it!

    1. Well, I have the benefit of being a writer before I became a developer. In fact, I have a degree in journalism. So the writing comes relatively easy. But I know what helps me is to break the writing into sections and write section to section. That way I break up the entire post or story into smaller sections which are much easier to knock out. Also, if I get stuck in one section, I can go to another, write that and come back with a clearer head to the other section. So try that and see how it goes.

  2. Hey there this is somewhat of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding know-how so I wanted
    to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

    1. Yeah, the vast majority of blogs use some sort of variation of WYSIWYG editors (WordPress by default uses its new block editor). You really don’t have to learn HTML to blog (although it certainly doesn’t hurt to have basic knowledge).

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