It was brought up recently that a couple of theme shops were selling commercial themes on both Theme Forest and WordPress.com. In light of recent GPL Drama, that caused some confusion about licensing allowances. StudioPress almost immediately took their themes off of Theme Forest, but Obox has not. Obox intends to sell with a 100% GPL license, but can’t fulfill the requirements of WordPress.com’s theme standards while still on Theme Forest. So, as Ian Stewart explains, they’ve been temporarily removed from the WordPress.com marketplace. Go read Ian’s complete post on WordPress.com theme standards for more context.
Brian Casel has written a great post debunking a never-ending myth that ideas by themselves are valuable. Brian tells us how to differentiate ourselves with how we solve problems and how we serve our clients. I also love his note about how to handle nay-sayers of our projects.
Stéphane Thomas has written a post proposing a more unified design aesthetic for various Automattic properties. It’s very thorough, including complete home page wireframes with content. Stéphane doesn’t work for Automattic, and the post appears to be fairly random, so it makes this even more interesting and fun to me. I really like the concepts in…
In reaction to recent criticism about a lack of rules or best practices for WordPress theme development, I’ve compiled an overview of resources to help developers create themes according to best practices.
BlackPress is for people of Black African descent in the WordPress community to help increase their numbers and representation with a network for support and learning.
BuddyPress 1.9, “Sammy” was released last night, and for the first time in two years added a new component: notifications. Sarah Gooding has done a nice job on WP Tavern highlighting the various details of the release.