1. Zach Smith

    great post – subscribing to rss now :)


  2. Len

    Nice to see you again Leland! Glad to see things are going good. :)


  3. Tiyo Kamtiyono

    Leland is back! Hopefully :) I remember that time when I often visit themelab to look for some free themes for my first self-hosted blog. You bring a high quality design eventually, although I don’t really like the glossy effect of ‘web 2.0’ :lol:


  4. Leland

    @Len – Thanks very much Len! Hope you and WPCanada are doing great as well.

    @Tiyo Kamtiyono – Thanks Tiyo, appreciate the kind words.


  5. kwight

    Hi Leland,

    As far as I can tell, the most recent tutorial is from 2010, but you mentioned you’re leaving the site up for the time being. Just curious if you have any plans to go through and update the tutorials? Or maybe notate which version they apply to, and correct any deprecated or insecure code?


  6. Leland

    @kwight – Yes, the tutorials are definitely dated. This is especially evident when I include screenshots of WordPress admin panels from version 2.5 and before.

    The most popular tutorials (like how to widgetize a WordPress theme, guide to the WordPress Loop, for example) use native WordPress functions, so hopefully there wouldn’t be any insecure code there.

    This also means the tutorials would work up until the latest version of WordPress (assuming basic functions stay intact, which I doubt would ever not be the case).

    I always have an eye on my email account and on Twitter so if somebody does report anything insecure or out of date, I’d be happy to look into that.

    With that said, I was thinking about revamping a lot of the more popular tutorials with up-to-date screenshots and easier-to-understand text.

    As simple as I’ve tried to make my tutorials, (even stuff like “how to install a WordPress theme”) one of my primary complaints are they’re still too complicated, especially for someone who may not understand basic concepts of the web that most of us already know.


  7. David Peralty

    Great job. I can’t wait to see more of these. You have to wrangle Charles Stricklin into doing one.


  8. Jeffro

    @David Peralty – Thanks. That’s a great suggestion. I’ve been wondering what he’s been up to for a long time.


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