New WordPress Default Theme Twenty Seventeen Merged into 4.7

WordPress 4.7 will ship with a new default theme in December. David Kennedy merged Twenty Seventeen into core yesterday as his first commit to WordPress. Any remaining development issues for the project will now be managed via Trac. In the merge proposal, Kennedy described Twenty Seventeen as “an ambitious theme (more…)

Behind the Scenes of Themes with David Kennedy

This post was contributed by guest author Sami Keijonen. Sami is a math teacher who enjoys learning about the web, accessibility, and WordPress. He juggles between freelancing, building themes at Foxland, and teaching.   I’ve been doing several WordPress Theme Shop interviews lately. The original reason for the interviews was (more…)

digitale Pracht: A Minimalist Blogging Theme for WordPress

digitale Pracht is a new theme on created by the folks at PALASTHOTEL, a digital products company based in Germany. The name translates to “digital splendor,” which aptly describes the theme’s bright new twist on the traditional blog design. The designers made a few bold choices with the layout, (more…)

WordPress Theme Authors Experiment with New Pricing on ThemeForest

Envato has been rolling out author-driven pricing across ThemeForest categories throughout 2016. The new pricing options have finally hit the WordPress category and authors are now experimenting with pricing changes outside of the average $35-65 range. Ben Chan, executive General Manager at Envato, explained why the company is extending author-driven (more…)