The State of the Word 2014

State of the Word is an annual presentation by Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of WordPress and the founder of Automattic.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it to San Francisco but I’m very happy to be introduced as a contributor in his presentation and seeing the new default theme, Twenty Fifteen I designed.

Thank you, Matt san!

Espied, a new portfolio theme is now available on WordPress.com

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!

Demo site | Documentation

portfolio-single

Twenty Fourteen is out with WordPress 3.8 “Parker”

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.

Twenty Fourteen
Twenty Fourteen Theme

Twenty Fourteen Demo →

I have to be honest, I’m ridiculously happy to see myself as a contributing developer with many friends on the credits page. w00t!!

WordPress Contributing Developers

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”.

Enjoy!

Further becomes Twenty Fourteen

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.