Trial for podcasting May 12, 2021

I recently stumbled onto Piper Haywood’s Index page and knew I wanted my own. It is now built into Cypress for WordPress‘ latest release.

April 28, 2021 5 Comments

Today there are updates for both Red Oak and Cypress for! Red Oak gets the ability to choose different colors and Cypress gets Dark Mode! Both options available in config.json. These updates should roll out today.

April 27, 2021 6 Comments

Just released the sixth major build of Cypress for WordPress. It includes an image count on portfolio items (see homepage). This is something I missed from my previous theme. It is optional!

April 7, 2021

If you had an issue buying Cypress for WordPress… sorry about that. The issue has been fixed. A stats log jam. Thanks to @peroty on for reporting it.

April 1, 2021

A few quick notes about building themes March 29, 2021 2 Comments

Some updates to Cypress for on the way including archive page, some search styling, and pagination thanks to @endonend.

March 28, 2021 2 Comments

I’ve isolated the mobile responsive issue with Cypress for and the latest version will be pushed to all sites soon. Thanks for your patience. This is the third public release. Please keep reporting issues and I’ll get them fixed!

March 25, 2021 5 Comments

If anyone knows CSS better than me (which is literally anyone)… Cypress on’s viewport is wider than on WordPress and I cannot figure out why. Look here on an iOS device (980wide vs. 414wide). So, media queries aren’t kicking in. Ideas?

March 24, 2021 1 Comments

Cypress for has been updated to fix the biggest issues that were reported overnight. Thanks to all that sent emails and submitted issues on Github. Your blog should automatically be updated if you’re using Cypress.

March 24, 2021 5 Comments

I appreciate the response to Cypress being available on! Your sites looks great! Thanks to everyone that sent in a donation and also that reported bugs. There seems to be just a few issues. I’m working on an update that will address them all at once.

March 24, 2021 17 Comments

Cypress is now available for free on March 23, 2021 5 Comments

Want to watch a video of me setting up Cypress on WordPress? Of course you don’t.

March 18, 2021

I’ve made significant progress on the responsiveness of portfolio pieces for Cypress on WordPress for all Gutenberg blocks. This way artists can showcase their work in a myriad of ways. You can see an example of one here.

March 18, 2021

I’m getting very close to needing some beta testers for Cypress on If you’d be interested in testing it (and, expect issues please) you can send me an email

March 17, 2021 5 Comments

Just pushed the third public update to Cypress with support for sticky posts, widgets, and more. I plan to continue to whittle away at support for every major WordPress feature.

March 17, 2021

I just published the second public version of Cypress for WordPress. Lots of bug fixes, support for microformats (more to come), and more. The update will appear in your WordPress dashboard soon.

March 12, 2021

For those wondering, Cypress (for both WordPress and has a dark mode. It is a switch in the WordPress Customizer. For M.b it will be based on viewer’s system preferences.

March 12, 2021 2 Comments

I made some progress on Cypress for Learning how to build themes for has been fun. I’m working with Manton on making it available to all Premium users of M.b so keep your eyes open for that. WordPress user? You can purchase Cypress here.

March 9, 2021 7 Comments

Using Docker to build a WordPress theme March 4, 2021 1 Comment

The final show stopping bug in Cypress has been fixed. So now I’ll back away from it for a little while, give it a second look, and wait for feedback from the beta testers. But the current build is a release candidate. I should have it available to purchase on my site tonight or tomorrow. I’ll start it at an introductory price for a week or two.

March 3, 2021

I’d like to add as an option in the WordPress theme I’m working on. I wonder if I can extend the Material Icon set?

March 2, 2021 19 Comments

Third beta release of Cypress is out the door. A few main things left and it should be ready for the first public release build. I added a version history section to the page. When the theme is released there will also be a quick video showing how to set it up.

March 1, 2021 4 Comments

I’ve made tons of progress on Cypress, a portfolio theme for WordPress, in the last few days. I’ll be shipping to the beta users soon. Thanks to those that signed up. I’ll be giving away a domain license to the beta testers as thanks.

February 24, 2021

So this is a little scary. After asking for beta testers I thought “What better way than to test it on my site?” So, Cypress, a portfolio theme for WordPress, is now running live on my site. It isn’t perfect. The front-page is empty. But, I’ll get there. Consider signing up to help!

February 23, 2021