Posts Tagged ‘future’

Themes In 2011


Ian Stewart who is now a theme wrangler for Automattic started a tradition a few years ago. Each year, he would round up a collection of thoughts and predictions from notable people within the WordPress community to discuss what the future of themes were for that year. I’ve had the privilege to participate in the discussion for 2008 as well as 2009. Unfortunately, the tradition was broken in 2010 but in 2011, Ryan Imel of has taken over the reigns. This year, my prediction was very simple. Custom Taxonomies, Custom Post Types, and Post Formats. While developers will go crazy with the first two, I expect the most exciting development for this year to center around Post Formats along with their look and feel for themes. Definitely give the post a read as Ryan manage to get a handful of people I’ve never heard of to provide their two […]

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What Is The Immediate Future Of bbPress?

October 28th, 2009

That’s the question Matt Mullenweg is asking on the official support forums. The post highlights the fact that bbPress is not going away and that it is an important project for the WordPress community. After all, it powers the plugin repository, the support forums, and TalkPress, Automattics hosted forum service. Strategically the most important thing we need to figure out is how to integrate bbPress better with WP more for people who want that — right now it’s easier to use one of the WP plugins for forums than bbPress. I’ve only installed bbPress locally once to check it out but it’s not my cup of tea. I think the bbPress forum software is aimed at developers since it comes with all the basics to build on or around but doesn’t contain the feature set of modern forum software out of the box. For example, the SimplePress plugin […]

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