This is the 3rd in a series of articles discussing the different pieces of WordPress. We’ve already discussed the header.php and the footer.php—but they are only part of the picture. What happens between the two files is the actual content on your WordPress site and pages, and we will now delve into templates: where the header, footer, and content areas are put together. What’s displayed to the end user in their browser is directed by the “template file” being used. WordPress has a hierarchy that determines which template file is used in specific situations, and although it may initially seem confusing, there […]
This is a question that esmi has brought up in make.accessible: Cited example: Should the Twenty Thirteen drop the use of the role attribute on the HTML5 nav element on the grounds that the element, by definition, has the role of navigation? Or should role=”navigation” be retained in order to support technologies that are not yet HTML5 aware? My own opinion that the role attribute should be retained for the time being in order to support the widest range of technologies. Dropping it would offer only a marginal benefit in reducing page bloat. Please do weigh in with your opinions on the ticket. Great question and I love the focus […]
It’s been a pretty crazy week here at 8BIT and WP Daily but that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t bee fun – we’re having tons of fun getting tons of stuff done, I just wish we had an extra few hours in each day to get it all sorted! This probably isn’t too far from what you guys are experiencing so I’ll just leave it at that, but I hope your resting his weekend and finding time to hang out with those that matter, like your friends, your family, and your bed. I know that I’ve already had my share […]
We’ve all been circling the wagon in regards to the upcoming release of 3.6 and one of the hot topics of discussion has been the new yearly-based theme, Twenty Thirteen. Well, whether you like it or not it’s coming and it made landfall yesterday for those in the WordPress.com space. Lance Willett announced it himself when he said: This gorgeous theme is colorful, opinionated, and ready to give your blog a warm, welcoming vibe. And opinionated you will be, in a good way of course.
Yet another incredibly busy week for us at WP Daily and the rest of the 8BIT team – as much as we hate to admit it, we’re still somewhat recovering from WordCamp Atlanta that finished a few weeks ago – all those calls and meetings and things that we had hoped to get done were pushed back and we’re finally knocking them out, one-by-one. But we’ll get there. I’m sure of it. Without further ado, here’s a look at the past week and some of the stories that we weren’t able to cover explicitly:
The other day I wrote an article about the upcoming release of WordPress 3.6 beta, which I’m pretty excited about. Among the various topics covered was the release of Twenty Thirteen. Well today I’d like to dive deeper into that release and ask some questions about the philosophy of not allowing backwards compatibility.
Something exciting is coming our way. In fact, it’ll arrive on March 27th. It’s the beta release of WordPress 3.6! This is great news as there are some really cool features shipping with 3.6. And for those of us who don’t want to play around with the beta, the official release is scheduled for April 29th. Either way we’re not looking at waiting much longer for the next version of WordPress. So, let’s dive in to what’s new shall we? Here we go!
Although you may already have some opinions on the new and upcoming yearly theme, Twenty Thirteen, perhaps it was just the color that was the most “dramatic” for you. Well, if you’re not a fan of the orange then Otto has a solution – go blue folks, go blue:
It’s been a little while since our last episode – though we’re aiming for a couple of episodes per month (well, at least one per month), we’ve been heads down working on Standard and getting ready for WordCamp Atlanta. To that point, we spend a bit of time talking about WordCamp Atlanta and some of the meetups happening around the area during the weekend where we’d all love to hang with you guys. Of course, we talk about a lot more in the episode, as well.