WPWeekly Episode 279 – The Future of Underscores with David A. Kennedy

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by David A. Kennedy. Kennedy is a Theminator at Automattic and an accessibility advocate. Kennedy joined us to talk about the future of Underscores, a starter theme created by Automattic in 2012.

We discussed how Gutenberg may impact theme development in general and some of the lessons learned from their Components project. Kennedy tells us what trends he’s noticing with WordPress themes today and what the state of accessibility looks like for the theme landscape.

After the interview, Jacoby and I have a candid conversation about Gutenberg, what it means for WordPress, our experience with it thus far, and how it’s being developed.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress 4.9 to Focus on Managing Plugins and Themes, Gutenberg Targeted for 5.0

Links Mentioned:

Accessibility Weekly – Kennedy’s hand-curated newsletter about web-accessibility delivered weekly.
WordPress Theme Review Team

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1 Comment

  1. Hi,
    Anyone else having trouble downloading the episodes from iTunes? It’s giving an error when I try the last few weeks…


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