A highlight of WordCamp London last weekend was meeting two WordPress friends I’d previously only talked to online:
… and Ben Gillbanks.
Cheers, guys. Thanks also for your contributions to Twenty Fourteen on Sunday’s Contributor Day.
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.
Totally geeky and egocentric stat but I’m very proud to be a WordPress.com blogger. I haven’t had this particular blog on WordPress.com for all 8 years—it’s been just a few, but I was within the first 700 users to sign up in the beginning.
Since then this blogging service has grown up just a bit: see a live look at activity across WordPress.com.
Must watch TV if you are into WordPress themes, even the slightest bit. Inspiring and amazing talk.
This piquant thread on Twitter made my week: http://storify.com/Jtsternberg/conversation-with-nacin-simpledream-zamoose-johnpb
I love the global nature of the WordPress, and how the community can come together for something silly and fun on Twitter.
Sometimes you hear a story that grounds you and reminds you about the reasons you chose your profession. Why it all matters. This is one of those.
Paul Clark’s presentation at WordCamp Phoenix did just that. A must-watch.
Discover how the freedom and flexibility built into WordPress empowers relief teams working in war zones in Southeast Asia. We will explore the challenges faced and strategies used to create an application that tracks medical care and human rights abuses in the jungles of Burma. The power behind Custom Post Types and the Pods Framework enables doctors and relief workers to make critical data-driven decisions when treating 15,000 patients each year. Come see how you can use the same tools to power maps, charts, and interactive timelines in your own WordPress plugins and themes.
Thanks for the inspiration, Paul.
An excellent presentation by Natalie MacLees at WordCamp Phoenix 2013: Setting up a WordPress Site the Right Way. Highly recommend to anyone starting out with WordPress.
Pre-order now: http://cyclingkit.wordpress.com/interested/. Yes, please.
I’m attending and speaking WordCamp Phoenix 2013, and for my second year in a row presenting on themes in the Jumpstart track as part of the Saturday schedule. The conference is Friday Jan 18 through Sunday January 20.
If you’ll be at WordCamp Phoenix please say hello — let’s talk some WordPress, Arizona.
Update: Video is now up on WordPress.tv: http://wordpress.tv/2013/01/31/lance-willett-finding-the-perfect-theme/.
In case you missed it, the ThemeShaper WordPress Theme Tutorial: 2nd Edition is alive. Your favorite theme tutorial updated with new tools, new code samples, and new lessons.