I recently wrote a post over on Automattic’s design blog about how I believe the role of the themer will evolve, thanks to Gutenberg and more. Give it a read!
I wrote a post on ThemeShaper about Gutenberg and what it means for WordPress themes. Give it a read! Hint: It changes everything.
I wrote a post over on ThemeShaper all about what’s next for themes. This paragraph sums it up well: Customers want their sites to look just right. They don’t want to learn a theme. So when the new age of themes begins, promise me you’ll focus on what they want. You won’t get distracted by the […]
My favorite default WordPress theme finally hit WordPress.com this week. It’s the last major step for the theme, and I’m looking forward to seeing what more users do with it.
Working with WordPress themes can often be misunderstood. How could you build sites without knowing the content? I love building themes because I believe that a good WordPress theme can open up a new world to those using it. In turn, also reveal something unique about the site’s owner to the world. I read a […]
Sami Keijonen shared his experience as a first-time contributor to WordPress default themes on Post Status. It’s an excellent read, especially if you’re interested in getting involved in WordPress Core or default themes. Twenty Seventeen wouldn’t be the same without Sami’s work. His experience provides a good example of how to watch an open source […]
Sami Keijonen authored a great guest post about what I do at Automattic working on WordPress.com and its themes, plus some of my involvement in WordPress Core. Check out Behind the Scenes of WordPress.com Themes with David Kennedy.
Last night, I made my first commit to WordPress! It’s exciting! Twenty Seventeen, the next default theme for WordPress, is now in trunk – the latest development version of WordPress. It’s been a busy week after a flurry of work from an amazing 59 contributors so far on the theme. 59! As one of the leads […]
After years of contributing to WordPress and its default themes, I get to help lead one – Twenty Seventeen! To say I’m excited and honored would be the understatement of both 2016 and 2017. 🙂 I’m looking forward to bringing a new theme to WordPress, and with the help of the WordPress community, making it the […]
It’s the most common question we get over at Automattic’s Theme Team: What We Look for in Themes? I put together a post on ThemeShaper to answer it and share what we look for in any theme on WordPress.com.