TJ Fogarty writes on CSS Tricks about how Timber and Twig reignited his love for WordPress. His post is useful in a variety of ways.
For one, it’s a very nice introduction if you are interested in using the Twig templating language with WordPress. I know a lot of folks that have experience templating with other CMSs may enjoy that.
Additionally, it was good to see TJ’s point of view regarding WordPress, and it’s one that I can understand.
I’ve spent a good portion of my professional career working with WordPress, and I’ve come to learn a couple of things: Popularity breeds contempt, and to dismiss something based solely on the critiques of others is a missed opportunity.
WordPress and I started out great, but as time went on we became more and more distant. It’s not that we were spending less time together, but it felt like we were just going through the motions. The spark was fading, yet I still knew it was a very important part of what I do. Sometimes change is needed, and that’s when Timber reintroduced us.
And of course, the comments are full of folks recommending to “go all the way” and skip WordPress altogether, missing the point. I liked Chris Coyier’s response to that.