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Reimagining the WordPress Themes Directory

The WordPress Themes Directory currently hosts 2,140 themes, with 85,619,197 downloads and counting. No commercial theme shop can boast these kinds of numbers. The aggregate quality of themes listed here is second to none due to the strict theme guidelines and the dedicated Theme Review Team volunteers. Despite being the (more…)

For the second year in a row, WordPress advent calendar will be hosting their WordPress Snippets til Christmas campaign. Started in 2012, the WordPress Snippets til Christmas features a number of useful WordPress code snippets from members of the community. Submissions for 2013 are now open and don’t have to (more…)

Justin Tadlock Joins the WordPress Theme Review Team

The WordPress Theme Review team is welcoming Justin Tadlock as an admin. Justin is signing on to help with the final audits of new themes that have been approved during the review process. Creator of Theme Hybrid and co-author of Professional WordPress Plugin Development, Tadlock knows WordPress theming inside and (more…)

Barry Abrahamson, the CTO of WordPress.com, was recently interviewed by the folks over at Frantic.com during their Frantic Day event. While the interview didn’t contain any brand new information, I thought Barry’s response to the question “How do you see the future of Content Management Systems. What will change and (more…)

WordPress 3.8 Beta 1 was released tonight right on schedule. The release haiku pays tribute to the new features-as-plugins approach to core development: Alphabet soup of Plugins as features galore The future is here In stark contrast to 3.7, where many of the greatest improvements were under the hood, WordPress (more…)

Browsing ManageWP.org, I came across a submission that piqued my interests. George Kordas, an interactive designer and front end developer based in Melbourne, Australia, submitted a project to the creative social network Behance.net. WordPress Admin Theme Redesign is the name of the project and it shows a fresh new perspective (more…)

For years, I’ve been telling WordPress users that the day we can control when and where widgets are displayed is the day WordPress takes a huge leap forward. I always thought instead of having a WordPress theme with sidebars of widgets displayed on specific posts or pages that it would (more…)