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…)

WordCamp Warmup Featured Image

Rebecca Gill, founder of Web-Savvy-Marketing, has published a postmortem of WordCamp WarmUp, an event that took place two days before WordCamp Ann Arbor aimed at breaking the ice for new WordCamp attendees. The event surpassed its goal of 50 attendees forcing Gill to close registration early. “Not only did most WarmUp guests (more…)

Headway 3.8.9 Patches Potential XSS Vulnerability

If you noticed an update for Headway, it’s not your mind playing tricks. Late last week, Headway Themes released version 3.8.9 to patch a potential security vulnerability involving the license key field. The vulnerability was discovered and reported to Sucuri by Gary Bairéad, a former Headway Themes employee. At the (more…)

Behind the Scenes of WordPress.com 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…)

Cash Money Featured Image

Last month, Kinsta announced it would give away one $1,500 travel scholarship to pay for an individual’s airfare, lodging, and admission ticket to WordCamp US. The company has announced on Twitter that Lizz Ehrenpreis, who resides in Portland, Oregon is the winner. Congratulations to Lizz of Portland OR on winning (more…)