In Ten Years of Automattic, Matt Mullenweg takes a look at the first decade of Automattic’s history.
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, and I do it alongside close to 400 talented people at Automattic and thousands in the broader community.
I’m proud to be part of the team (for over half that decade). Here’s to the next ten!
Tucson-based web developer nerd Daniel Bishop wanted to test sites on multiple devices at once. So, he built a thing to do that. Awesomesauce.
I recently spoke with Namrata G from WisdmLabs about Automattic, WordPress, GPL, CSS frameworks, and more. Full interview here: Interview with Lance Willett – Sweeper at Automattic.
Theming With the REST API – Meet Picard
The future of WordPress theming may dramatically shift with the official adoption of the REST API but you don’t have to wait for the future to take advantage of it now. Clone Picard and Tango. Experiment and see what you can do. These are exciting times for themes!
The time is now.
Building themes with the WP REST API — must-watch recap (with video) of Jack Lenox’s presentation at WordCamp London.
An in-depth answer to a common question about using WordPress to build your website: The $64,000 Question: WordPress.com or WordPress.org?
Video on WordPress.tv, highly recommended. My colleague Davide “Folletto” Casali shares basic design and user interaction fundamentals. (Slides.)