It’s bittersweet and slightly nostalgic to see the theme come to an end. When I launched the Tavern in 2009, I regularly linked to tutorials and articles published by [Ian] Stewart. I’m almost certain Thematic and its creator helped out a number of budding theme developers between 2008-2011. – Jeff Chandler in After Eight Years, Thematic […]
Okay, that’s a slightly silly title, but it makes sense once you know what I’m talking about. I wrote a tutorial over on ThemeShaper on how to display the featured image from the latest post in a collection of featured content. Featured, featured! Give it a read!
Seeing a call for theme review tips on the Make WordPress Themes site inspired me to share my own workflow. Hopefully, it helps some of you who may want to become theme reviewers or hone your craft. A team of volunteers checks all the WordPress themes that end up in the WordPress.org theme directory. They […]
On Tuesday, I’ll be speaking at WordPress DC, giving an encore of my WordCamp U.S. talk – Themes are for Users. You should come out if you’re in the area and want to learn more about WordPress and mingle with the local WordPress community. Plus, as a new wrinkle to my talk, I’ll dive into […]
Today, Automattic’s Theme Team launched Components, a toolbox for taking your WordPress themes where you want them to go, faster. I’m really excited to work on Components because I believe it pushes theme development toward becoming more centered on who really uses themes – people. With Components, a theme developer gets a everything they need to create something focused on a particular use […]
I wrote a post over on ThemeShaper, curating some of the Automattic Theme Team’s recent and best talks all about themes and user experience. Check it out if you want to learn more about an often-overlooked skill in the theming world.
The last few weeks have turned out to be a pretty amazing stretch for me professionally. I attended WordCamp U.S., my first “big” WordCamp, and gave a talk there called Themes are for Users. You can watch it on WordPress.tv. I also got invited to the Community Summit and helped out at Contributor Day. Plus, a few days […]
This is an adaption of my talk for the 2015 WordCamp U.S. Download the PDF slides (23 MB) or view the talk on WordPress.tv. I love themes because they’re central to the WordPress experience. After they install WordPress, users view the front end of their site and start configuring their theme. Despite this, themes have become […]
I’m excited to share I’ll be speaking at WordCamp US 2015! I’m working on a talk called, Themes are for Users, all about the user experience around WordPress themes. I hope to see you there! This is my first “big” WordCamp as I never attended WordCamp San Francisco, so I’ll get to meet a lot […]
Many awesome people in the WordPress community have put a lot of work into Twenty Sixteen, the next default theme. Guess what? It’s in beta now, so time to take an extra long peek and see if you can break it.