Sarah Gooding

7 Free WordPress Themes Based on Twenty Thirteen

WordPress 3.8 development is marching forward and we should see a beta very soon. Included in this upcoming release is Twenty Fourteen, a new WordPress default theme. Twenty Fourteen is a magazine / blogging style theme. As it is somewhat niche, there will still be room for Twenty Thirteen and (more…)

BuddyPress 1.9 Beta 1 was released over the weekend. You know what that means: some very exciting improvements to BuddyPress are right around the corner after a short period of testing. BuddyPress users are encouraged to fire up their development environments to start testing the beta. So far there are (more…)

Did you know that BuddyPress changes the URL for comment authors to point to the user’s BuddyPress profile? It does this by filtering the ‘comments_array’ in the bp-core-filters.php file to insert BuddyPress URLs for blog post comments: add_filter( ‘comments_array’, ‘bp_core_filter_comments’, 10, 2 ); For most BuddyPress sites this is a (more…)

The official BuddyPress Test Drive site, located at testbp.org, had been around since the early days of BuddyPress before it was taken down. Testbp.org was always running the latest version of BuddyPress and served as a place where users could try out the plugin in a live environment. Three years (more…)

Nearly a year ago, Chris Wallace proposed that the WordPress core adopt a CSS Preprocessor to help move admin UI CSS into the future. Including a CSS preprocessor allows developers to speed up tasks with the use of variables in stylesheets. Variables will make tasks like reskinning the WordPress admin (more…)

The BuddyPress Default Theme passed away at his home in the BuddyPress trunk on November 13, 2013, surrounded by family. BP Default is predeceased by his parents and relatives, the 1.1 themes, the wire, and the status components. Born on February 16th, 2010, during the golden era of BuddyPress 1.2, (more…)