1. Minor correction: the default theme is called Breathe (with an e), not Breath.

    Also, those release dates are very rough estimates, and it depends largely on how things go with our initial trial group. A fully functional experience on self-hosted WordPress will probably be a little ways down the line, because some things are tied quite closely to WordPress.com right now.


  2. @Beau Lebens – Corrections made and I also added verbiage that specifies that the release dates are rough estimates. I purposely said “Expected” instead of just outright saying early 2014 to provide wiggle room.


  3. I am a wordpress geek. I am working with wordpress for more then 3 years. I always use self hosted wordpress site. I never tried with wordpress.com


  4. This sounds pretty exciting, we’ve been switching to P2 ourselves, and have identified places for improvement.

    I’d love to see if we can help in anyway, is the code for it available to start contributing to? Didn’t see it on the Automattic github..


  5. Thanks for this update Jeffro! Beau and his team have such a wonderful project here! If I recall correctly (or possibly I dreamt it) at WCSF’13 he said it would be out in something like “a month,” so I’ve been drooling ever since! :D

    Like most peeps who read WP Tavern, I’m a self-hosted user, but WP.com is a great service, so if the initial use of O2 is there, that’s fine with me. While we’re waiting, I’ve really grown fond of WooThemes’ P2 Child Theme “Houston.” For me it’s the best of the many P2 Child Themes & Theme Forks.

    Thanks Beau, thanks Jeffro, thanks Woo, thanks for all the great Oxygen!


  6. @Vid Luther – the code isn’t publicly available yet; once we’ve been through a bunch more testing and whatnot, it’ll end up on our Github account (and in the plugin repo) most likely.

  7. Jay Collier

    This sounds great!

    However, since I need a project management option in the next couple of weeks, I have two questions.

    Will a set of P2 blogs in multisite be able to be upgraded to O2 when available?

    Is it possible to beta test?

    Excited about this …

  8. RK

    I am looking forward to this theme. Looks like it will power people/visitors to the site to post anything/news/article/discussions.

    Does anyone knows if and where can we see O2 theme in action at this time?

    When can we expect to see the first release?

    Thank you.

  9. praesidenzfall

    Damn, I can not wait for the release.


  10. Really looking forward to seeing o2. I showed a client P2 today and they loved it, so would welcome seeing the next evolution.

  11. RK

    Any solid date for release of self hosted O2?
    So looking forward to this for last few months :)


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