WordPress Community: Choose Your Own Adventure is an inspiring talk at WordCamp Orange County 2014 by Andrea Middleton. Must watch!
It was a fun and impactful event! I’m happy to see the WordPress in Latin America growing and strong, and it was great to connect with the Nicaraguan open source community. Maybe next year we’ll see a WordCamp, somewhere like Guatemala?
Andrew Nacin’s article The qualities of a great WordPress contributor is required reading for WordPress contributors of all shapes, sizes, skills, and ambitions.
It’s 2014 and a great time to kick off the new year with a WordPress event in Tucson.
Join the newly formed Meetup.com group to RSVP and be notified of new events: Tucson WordPress Meetup.
Our next Tucson WP Meetup is Tuesday February 18th from 7–9 PM at CoLab Workspace, see details and directions.
See you there!
I’m proud to call myself a WordPress contributor yet again with the recent 3.8 “Parker” release. This is an amazing update to the world’s best CMS, with a focus on device support in the refreshed admin interface, better widget and theme administration, a new default theme, and much more.
As with Twenty Twelve and Twenty Thirteen my primary role in the project was launching a new default theme, Twenty Fourteen. This time the goal was a bit different: create a beautiful magazine-style site with WordPress. And launch it before the new year.
Twenty Fourteen started with an all-star team of Takashi Irie (designer) and Konstantin Obenland (lead developer) and we were joined by many contributors in the WordPress community, notably Nick Halsey (aka celloexpressions) who’d contributed to previous default themes and had a big impact again.
As with Twenty Twelve WordCamp contributor days were a big highlight for me during the 3.8 cycle. For 3.8 and Twenty Fourteen kicked things off at WCSF 2013 contributor day and then did a bunch of testing at WordCamp London (see the above photos for beautiful evidence). It was amazing to meet other WordPress contributors in person, work and talk together, and improve the software we love and use daily—people like Joan and Ben. This is why I love being a part of this community!
More about Twenty Fourteen:
- Twenty Fourteen demo site to see it in action.
- Takashi’s recap and the design decisions for Further (the predecessor to Twenty Fourteen).
- The Fourteen Colors plugin by Nick Halsey in case you’d like to customize the look a bit more.
- Background post on WPTavern: WordPress 3.8 – Taking The Default Theme Further.
- The philosophy behind default WordPress themes—and why they are named after the year (Twenty Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen… ): Why Default Themes Change Each Year.
Enjoy, and happy new year.
A bit late posting this but it’s still very much on my mind.
With WordPress 3.6 I was honored once again to be part of the team for the newest default WordPress theme. For Twenty Thirteen Joen Asmussen pulled out all the stops, working from Matt’s vision for something new and bold and colorful. I’m still tingly from the first time I saw the design.
Check out the demo and read on for all the juicy details:
- Background and introduction post by 3.6 lead Mark Jaquith.
- Joen’s recap: Four Little Numbers.
- Lead developer Konstantin Obenland presents: Twenty Thirteen – Ins and Outs of Developing a Default Theme (slides).
- Joen’s alternate color versions and original PSD: Twenty Thirteen: Make It Yours.
If you missed the 3.6 announcement or want to know what’s next for WordPress I highly recommend watching 3.6 and State of the Word.
Must watch TV if you are into WordPress themes, even the slightest bit. Inspiring and amazing talk.