I saw today that WordPress.com has released a new WordPress theme geared toward comic writers, called Panel. It reminded me of an older project called ComicPress. ComicPress was probably ahead of its time in terms of just how niche it is, and in 2011 it had stopped major development. However, looking at the theme on the .org repository, it was updated last year. Either way, I bet a theme like this could do better today than even just a year or two ago, as WordPress becomes more widely “standard” and more niche themes appear to achieve very particular tasks.
Riptide is “an oral history of the epic collision between journalism and digital technology, from 1980 to the present.” It is a collaborative project of interviews and an essay between Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and the Nieman Journalism Lab. In Riptide, John Huey, Martin Nisenholtz, and Paul Sagan interview sixty one influential…
Here’s a fun story of a WordPress meetup where the author was a bit starstruck by Matt Mullenweg, and came away with a great quote that makes me happy about WordPress’ future.
Josh Kadis has written up a summary of his experience at Quartz (an excellent online business news magazine) using WordPress to build a web app. Their considerations for choosing to build their own API versus use Jetpack’s, using the settings API to their advantage, and a few other tidbits were really interesting here.
A great post about how WooThemes creates opportunities for businesses, enabling them to create opportunities for their customers as well.
Some developers will appreciate Josh Pollock’s article covering PHP design patterns and architectures. He also covers common patterns employed in WordPress.
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