Monthly Archives: September 2014

WordPress Twenty Fifteen

WordPress has announced the development of their new default theme to ship with WordPress, called Twenty Fifteen.

The new default theme will be released around December time, which is the usual time for the default theme release, and follows last year’s theme Twenty Fourteen.

I’m a big fan of this theme. It looks like a blog, it’s clean, it’s responsive, but still allows you to put your own stamp on it with theme customisations.

Twenty Fifteen is a clean, blog-focused theme designed through simplicity. With careful attention to typography, the theme treats text as a major part of the user interface. It features Google’s Noto Serif and Sans – a font family designed to be visually harmonious across many of the world’s languages, and a perfect fit for the internationalization strides being made in WordPress core.

The theme is also designed to maximize the impact of core’s customization…

WordPress 4.0 – Benny

The new major version of WordPress was released yesterday, nicknamed “Benny”.

Although this is a ‘major’ version in terms of numbering, you’re not going to log into your site and expect to see something totally different, the majority of changes are somewhat specific to sections of WordPress, and unless you use WordPress daily, you probably won’t notice. These changes, though, will make a big difference to those power users who are working with WordPress every day.

Here is a brief overview of some of the changes:

Media library has been greatly enhanced with an endless grid, which makes it easier and more intuitive to browse your media on all devices. Making lots of edits to lots of media is now a much sleeker process.  You can now make an amend to a piece of media, click ‘Next’, and continue editing. The media library shows previews of rich media, such as videos…