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WordPress GSoC Students and Projects Announced

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April 26th, 2011
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The students and projects for WordPress’s portion of Google Summer of Code 2011 have been announced. The students will be working with well-known community mentors on documentation revisions, file uploader enhancements, “Local Storage Drafts backup,” learn.wordpress.org (possibly similar to learn.wordpress.com), “enhanced emails,” threaded comment enhancements, “Extending WP Webservices,” additional language packs and enhancements to existing packs, UI improvements for the Android app, “Full-throttle Trac Annihilation” (clearing as many trac tickets as possible), “WordPress Move,” and “Template Versioning.” Congratulations to those of you who made it in this year, and we look forward to seeing what you bring to WordPress!

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Google Summer of Code Opens, WordPress Ready

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March 29th, 2011
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The Google Summer of Code 2011¬†application period has begun, and WordPress is accepting applications from eager students. There’s a lot of talent out there ready to shine, and the development team is excited to see what new and great things will be brought to the world of WordPress this year. For those interested in contributing to WordPress via Google’s program, the development team has posted some tips on submitting your application and a schedule outline. If you’re a student interested in WordPress development, send in your application today and show them what you can do.

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Is It Time For Kubrick To Retire?

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Dion Hulse a.k.a. DD32 who is a very active WordPress contributor created a ticket in Trac about eight weeks ago outlining his proposal for a new theme to be based on the current WordPress codebase. It’s long been known that a majority of themes that are created for WordPress end up using Kubrick as the base theme. In this day in age, that is not such a good idea as this leads to themes that are not easy to customize, little documentation, and possibly ugly code. DD32’s proposal for a new base theme contains the following suggestions: Uses clean markup Has a basic style included, Which is designed to be replaced. The default style should be able to be used by itself, But it should be in such a way that its simple to be customized Doesn’t rely upon fixed width styling, or fixed background images Uses limited JavaScript Uses […]

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