Thanks for waiting! Espied is now available for self-hosted users too.
I’ve been working on a new portfolio theme called Espied, and it’s now available on WordPress.com! Although I won’t be having a portfolio here, I switched to this theme anyway :)
We’ve just enabled a new cool feature — Portfolio on WordPress.com and Espied takes advantage of the feature. Check it out!
WordPress 3.8 “Parker” was released 12th December 2013.
Every release of WordPress excites me but this one is so special for me and I’m not even sure how I can ever describe. Why? Because it shipped with the default theme for 2014 – Twenty Fourteen, the theme I designed with Lance Willett and Konstantin Obenland.
As a WordPress themer, I am absolutely honored to be able to contribute back to WordPress doing what I love the most.
I have to be honest, I’m ridiculously happy to see myself as a contributing developer with many friends on the credits page. w00t!!
I’d like to thank the team lead, Lance for leading me through this amazing journey, I couldn’t ask anything more. Also the teammate, Konstantin for tons of under-the-hood improvements. And lastly but not least, thank you to all contributors.
The last month, I was taken a photo with Ian Stewart on our recent trip to London. I’d like to thank him also for believing in me.
Not only Twenty Fourteen, WordPress 3.8 also has tons of amazing features and improvements. Read more about WordPress 3.8 “Parker”.
We kept most of Further's design but it’s been polished in detail and improved “under the hood”.
For self-hosted WordPress.org users, the theme will be accessible with WordPress 3.8 coming in December 2013.
I’m on paternity leave right now and this amazing news came out of the blue for me.
The default theme for 2014 which will be released with WordPress 3.8 will be based on the magazine theme I designed–Further.
As a WordPress theme designer, it was absolutely incredible news for me personally and I’m ridiculously stoked.
Here is the demo site and the theme is already in WordPress trunk as Twenty Fourteen, so yes,
svn up, everybody!
From now on, it will be improved by hundreds of people from WordPress community, and I am really honored.
The location where my wife and I met and worked together is now a cocktail bar themed as the fictional home of Mr. Phileas Fogg.
Thank you, WordPress. I wouldn’t be where I am now if you weren’t here.