For the second year in a row, WordPress advent calendar will be hosting their WordPress Snippets til Christmas campaign. Started in 2012, the WordPress Snippets til Christmas features a number of useful WordPress code snippets from members of the community. Submissions for 2013 are now open and don’t have to specifically deal with the Advent Calendar plugin.
When speaking to Elliot Richmond, the organizer of the event, he mentioned that he simply wanted to give back to a community that was so giving to him. This was not supposed to be an annual event. However, due to the success of the 2012 event, Elliot has decided to do it again for 2013. When asked what the main purpose of the event was, Elliot responded:
My main purpose was to give something to other WordPress creatives who aren’t necessarily into code development but know how to create a theme and would find short, easy to understand snippets useful for their own themes. It also goes to show how easy it is to get involved with the community and just by asking reputable developers to contribute shows how willing anyone from the community can be.
There are already a handful of developers ready to provide insightful snippets such as Tom McFarlin, Jason D. Moss, and Scott Sousa. Aside from the event, the theme used on the site is a great looking Christmas theme. It’s one of the few I’ve seen where the background images appear to be on three different layers. When you visit the site, scroll up or down to see what I’m talking about. According to WhatWPThemeIsThat.com, the site is running Underscores. It would be great to see their modifications available as a child theme of Underscores.
I´ve checked that site wit our tool WPThemeDetector and the theme Elliot is using is called “adventfourteen”. But it looks like it´s based on Underscores, as you said.
Very nice site and idea, by the way!