The Future of Underscores

A few days ago, I published a post on ThemeShaper about the future of Underscores. I loved seeing coverage on WP Tavern about it, and even better, I went on the WordPress Weekly podcast to talk about it, and the future of theming. Related: Underscores was my first open source code contribution, so I’m as […]

Dear Twenty Seventeen Contributors

We shipped! Twenty Seventeen, along with WordPress 4.7, hit the Web yesterday. We shipped not just any default theme, but one that gives users a home page like no other default theme. We made something amazing that literally millions of people will use and learn from. At times, I’d go to bed worried about how to tackle a […]

Introducing Theme User Experience Requirements

At Automattic this year, we’ve focused heavily on improving people’s experience using themes on WordPress.com. It’s one reason we introduced the TUX List, a set of theme user experience requirements. Putting these best practices into your themes on WordPress.org and elsewhere means anyone using them will have an easier time getting to what they really want to […]