Bootstrap is a bad fit for WordPress themes

Fränk Klein explains why Bootstrap is a bad fit for WordPress themes—something I repeat often to anyone that listens to me ramble at the Tucson WordPress meetups.

WordPress Community: Choose Your Own Adventure

WordPress Community: Choose Your Own Adventure is an inspiring talk at WordCamp Orange County 2014 by Andrea Middleton. Must watch!

State of Drupal (and WordPress notes)

What can the WordPress community learn from the State of Drupal? (Via Nathan Smith.)

WordCamp Las Peñitas: A 1000-Hour Head Start with Underscores

I presented at WordCamp Las Peñitas in May 2014 on the _s WordPress starter theme; how it gives theme designers and developers a thousand-hour head start.

Slides (in Spanish) are available here: Ahorra 1000 horas con Underscores. For information on _s in English, check out these Underscores articles on ThemeShaper.

It was a fun and impactful event! I’m happy to see the WordPress community in Latin America growing and strong, and it was great to connect with the Nicaraguan open source community. Maybe next year we’ll see a WordCamp, somewhere like Guatemala?

To see more photos from the event, here’s the #WordCampNI hashtag on Twitter and the official WordCampNI stream.

Tucson WordPress Meetup, April 2014

The next Tucson WP Meetup is Wednesday April 23rd from 7–9 PM at CoLab Workspace. RSVP and see speakers here.

Topics include VVV, what’s new in WordPress 3.9 release, Joints starter theme, social media and your blog, and creating blog posts and other content without writing.

See you there!

HTML5 Galleries and Captions in WordPress 3.9

All the information you need for WordPress gallery and caption HTML5 changes in the upcoming WordPress release, 3.9 — via Konstantin Obenland.

The qualities of a great WordPress contributor

Andrew Nacin’s article The qualities of a great WordPress contributor is required reading for WordPress contributors of all shapes, sizes, skills, and ambitions.

Tucson WordPress Meetup, February 2014

It’s 2014 and a great time to kick off the new year with a WordPress event in Tucson.

Join the newly formed group to RSVP and be notified of new events: Tucson WordPress Meetup.

Follow us on Twitter @tucsonwp for news and announcements. Hashtag: #tucsonwp

Our next Tucson WP Meetup is Tuesday February 18th from 7–9 PM at CoLab Workspace, see details and directions.

See you there!

Obenland on Twenty Fifteen

In Twenty Fifteen Konstantin Obenland gives a vision for a simpler default WordPress theme.