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Matthew Pritchett

Christian, husband, father, business owner, developer.

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Underscores LESS Theme

I’m retiring the Underscores LESS (_s LESS) WordPress Theme

After much consideration (and not a small amount of neglect), I'm retiring the _s LESS theme that I forked from _s years ago. LESS was hot when I forked _s and created this theme and I was actively pushing for it at the agency I was work on. But in the last 4 years, SCSS and Post CSS have risen to almost completely replace LESS. I haven't used LESS in years. Thank you to all those who encouraged me and contributed!

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My eldest had her third birthday this weekend. We had a very fun, present-filled celebration with family and even FaceTimed with those that couldn’t be there. It was a truly merry time. One of the things that I learning as a father is to enjoy those little moments as they fly by and are so […]

Growing Outside the WordPress Box

Growing Outside the WordPress Box

Sometimes I get too focused. I stop growing. I’ve been “head down” for the past several months. After joining Crowd Favorite, I jumped right into several projects. I also moved 800 miles from Texas to Georgia. Moving is both expensive and complex. There are licenses to update, crazy amounts of bills and lots of records […]

July Is WordPress NonProfit Month

July Is WordPress NonProfit Month

Let’s face it, there are a lot of really bad nonprofit websites out there. I mean really, really bad. But there are also some great examples of building a platform, a brand and an audience online in order to fulfil a mission and support a cause. That’s why I’m dedicating July as WordPress nonprofit month. […]

How To Build A Simple Fundraising Site – Part 3

Building a fundraising site for your organization to take donations or raise funds doesn’t have to be a huge pain. While there are many solutions for this and other web services, this is just one approach that can get you online and ready to take donations. Take this simple approach and have something up quickly. […]

How To Build A Simple Fundraising Site – Part 2

Previously, we chose a domain and setup hosting for our site. Now, we’re going to focus on doing some basic setup for our WordPress site and choosing a theme to create the layout and look of our site. WordPress comes pretty well setup out of the box, but there are a few settings that can […]

How To Build a Simple Fundraising Site – Part 1

Building a fundraising site for your organization to take donations or raise funds doesn’t have to be a huge pain. While there are many solutions for this and other web services, this is just one approach that can get you online and ready to take donations. Take this simple approach and have something up quickly. […]

A WordPress "Forced" Update

A WordPress “Forced” Update

***Update – So several members of the Core dev team and Core security team have responded on Twitter and pointed out that the updates were always this way and that the Codex was incorrect.  It has been updated to reflect reality.  While this still causes some frustration on my part, I appreciate their quickness to both […]

Getting Started With Easy Digital Downloads

Getting Started With Easy Digital Downloads

I’ve used several WordPress eCommerce plugins.  From WP Gold Cart to JigoShop to WooCommerce, I’ve used most of what was out there for the past 7 years.  The one I hadn’t used was Easy Digital Downloads, by Pippin Williamson and crew, due to its relatively newness in the industry. Man, I was missing out. I’ve […]

It's WordCamp Planning Season

It’s WordCamp Planning Season

This is one of my favorite clips from my childhood. It is, in all actuality, WordCamp planning season. 🙂 One of my favorite experiences of 2014, outside of the birth of my second daughter, was the planning process for WordCamp DFW 2014.  It was incredibly rewarding on both a personal and professional level.  It was […]

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