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Oh My Gosh – Ghostbird Child Theme

Oh My Gosh is a Ghostbird child theme and is my first publicly released theme. It’s a Tumblr-style WordPress theme, good for microblogging.
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How to Remove WordPress Twenty Eleven’s Responsive Structure

If you’re using the Twenty Eleven WordPress theme and want to remove its responsive structure there’s an easy 2-step quick fix for that. I won’t advise you to remove or delete the responsive styles in the Twenty Eleven’s style.css because  even if you do so, it will be overwritten when you update/upgrade the theme. The smart … Read more →


“Stop Cyber Martial Law” Ribbon WordPress Plugin

I’m joining the protest against the Cyber Martial Law by adding a small protest ribbon on my websites. I’m against the provisions (Online libel) which threaten Internet Freedom in Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. I created this WordPress plugin that will put a black ribbon image with the words … Read more →


Deprecated Functions

While trying WordPress 3.4 RC1 in my local install, I saw the following notices on deprecated functions. add_custom_background is deprecated since version 3.4! Use add_theme_support( ‘custom-background’, $args ) instead. add_custom_image_header is deprecated since version 3.4! Use add_theme_support(‘ custom-header’, $args ) instead. When a function is deprecated it means it has been replaced with a new … Read more →


I think it’s important to use a child theme and a solid framework (I use Genesis) because there’s no reason to re-invent the wheel by building your website from scratch.

Bill Erickson

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