Alex King passed away last night after a long battle with cancer, leaving behind a wife, a daughter and many, many friends in the WordPress community. You can read the community’s thoughts and reaction on Twitter. I never met Alex, but I read his code and used his plugins. Because of him, I did things […]
In The Year of the WordPress Accessibility Team, Drew Jaynes pays a big compliment to the WordPress Accessibility Team and many of its members. He says: I think as we progress in further asserting accessibility in WordPress as a priority, we’ll see even more new faces make appearances in future releases. It’s a testament to the quality […]
Today, Tammie Lister introduced Twenty Sixteen, the next default theme for WordPress, to the world. It’s designed by the Takashi Irie, who also created Twenty Fourteen and Twenty Fifteen. In his own words: Twenty Sixteen is a modernised approach of an ever-popular layout — a horizontal masthead and an optional right sidebar that works well […]
In case you missed it, WordPress 4.3 came out a few days ago. I contributed in a few small ways to both the default themes and the Customizer. After the release, I realized something even cooler than contributing to 4.3. I’ve contributed to the last five WordPress releases! It all started with 3.9, my first […]
You may have seen this pop up in a few places, but the WordPress project has put the interviews for its Milestones: The Story of WordPress book online. The book is available on GitHub and in progress. If you’re a themer, you can listen to the rich history behind everything themes, from the creation of premium […]
Our work is far from finished, and I hope there are hundreds of failures we learn from over the next 20 years. One of the things that makes me happiest is that I get to wake up every morning and work on the hard problem of making the web a better and more open place, […]
I have a confession. When I created Accessible Zen, I wanted it to be downloaded and used by thousands. I thought since it would be one of the first accessibility-ready WordPress themes in the directory, it had a chance to become something special. That turned out to be a selfish viewpoint though. Why? When you […]
My colleague, Jack Lenox, writes about the future of WordPress theming in Theming with the REST API – Meet Picard. Hint: Check out the article for a cool, new theme you can grab on Github.
Sami Keijonen tells you exactly how to build an accessibility-ready WordPress theme. I’ve wanted to write this post myself – I even have an outline for it with notes. Now, I don’t have to because Sami has put together such a detailed piece.