WooThemes and 8bit both announced this morning that WooThemes has acquired the Standard Theme. WooThemes said in their announcement that they will not be selling Standard on their website, but will extend the support period for at least a year. It appears Woo was more interested in the user base than the theme itself, which makes sense. I haven't seen numbers for either how much the acquisition was for, or how many users 8bit had.
Coming soon: the Post Status Index, an EMEA Huddle requested by our European members, and my talk about the importance of taking time off. Also, our door is always open for members of Underrepresented in Tech and anyone who finds the cost of membership a barrier to joining us. If you work professionally in WordPress or want to, we want you here!
What if you want to show hidden information only to “administrators” or “shop managers?” What about displaying a custom “My Account” tab just for logged-in customers?
I wish I could’ve seen this presentation by my fellow Birmingham cohort, Sara Cannon. The deck alone has great advice. Sara breaks down the barriers and self-assigned exclusions between designers and developers. Key: we all solve problems in the middle. I love it.
Thomas Nachbar of the University of Virginia School of Law writes in “Why We Can’t Disconnect Russia From the Internet” how he would really like to do so — and more: In the heady early days of the internet, the U.S. approach to internet governance was privatization to encourage competition and to open the internet…
Tom McFarlin has written a thoughtful article on WordPress shortcodes, and why he generally doesn’t like them as a method for enabling custom content functionality in WordPress. I left my own thoughts in the comments of his post.
Mel Choyce is now one of five females with commit access to WordPress, and she shares her experience learning about the privilege on her blog. Another great thing about her and Michael Arestad getting commit? It’s a big and needed nod of approval for design being a first-class citizen in WordPress decision making. Only good…