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The State of Themes

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August 04, 2012

The State of Themes

A look back at the history of WordPress themes, where they are now (good and bad) and where they could be headed in the future.

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Ryan Imel

August 04, 2012
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  1. THE STATE OF THEMES @ryanimel Saturday, August 4, 12

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  5. In 1.5 we have created an incredibly flexible theme system

    that adapts to you rather than expecting you to adapt to it. Matt Mullenweg, WordPress 1.5 announcement Photo of Billy Strayhorn, via jazztimes.com Saturday, August 4, 12
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  10. 1,564 DOT ORG THEMES Saturday, August 4, 12

  11. 52,756,600 DOT ORG THEME DOWNLOADS Saturday, August 4, 12

  12. WordPress.org has the WPTRT Saturday, August 4, 12

  13. Developer Tools Saturday, August 4, 12

  14. Developer Tools Theme Unit Test Saturday, August 4, 12

  15. Developer Tools Theme Unit Test Theme-Check plugin Saturday, August 4,

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  16. Developer Tools Theme Unit Test Theme-Check plugin Log Deprecated Notices

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  17. Developer Tools Theme Unit Test Theme-Check plugin Log Deprecated Notices

    Debogger Saturday, August 4, 12
  18. Developer Tools Theme Unit Test Theme-Check Log Deprecated Notices Debogger

    Debug Bar Saturday, August 4, 12
  19. Developer Tools Theme Unit Test Theme-Check Log Deprecated Notices Debogger

    Debug Bar Monster Widget Saturday, August 4, 12
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  21. Premium Saturday, August 4, 12

  22. Premium Commercial Saturday, August 4, 12

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  26. The theme options are really admirable... obviously with Google Analytics

    and SEO integrated. This must be like the best of the best... Konstantin Kovshenin, Automattic Saturday, August 4, 12
  27. That was all sarcasm. Seriously, I think this is horrible,

    and there’s not much you can do to make it worse... Konstantin Kovshenin, Automattic Saturday, August 4, 12
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  33. I’d like to see themes take the form of building

    blocks which form websites together... More dynamic ways to customize a website over a prefab template you can style. Coen Jacobs, WooThemes Saturday, August 4, 12
  34. “8 sliders” Saturday, August 4, 12

  35. “Short code generator” Saturday, August 4, 12

  36. A user’s content is sacred. It’s hallowed ground... Andrew Nacin,

    WordPress Lead Developer photo credit John O’Nolan Saturday, August 4, 12
  37. “700+ fonts” Saturday, August 4, 12

  38. “Contact form builder” Saturday, August 4, 12

  39. “Unlimited sidebar” Saturday, August 4, 12

  40. “Sliders anywhere you want them!” Saturday, August 4, 12

  41. I would like to see us get back to brass

    tacks. There is too much overlap between themes and plugins, and I think for the sake of the overall community of WordPress users, clear delineation between one and the other is important. Dre Armeda, Sucuri Security Saturday, August 4, 12
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  44. http://thethemefoundry.com/blog/from-the- workshop-dont-steal-my-theme-options/ Saturday, August 4, 12

  45. The Weekly Theme Show Saturday, August 4, 12

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  47. The paradigm is now shifting into themes that just look

    amazing out of the box. Mike McAlister, Okay Themes via Smashing Magazine Saturday, August 4, 12
  48. I want to see a theme that works great out

    of the box, but really sings when integrated with certain plugins. Brian Krogsgard, Infomedia Saturday, August 4, 12
  49. THINK FIVE YEARS AHEAD Saturday, August 4, 12

  50. THANK YOU. @RYANIMEL // speakerdeck.com/u/ryanimel Saturday, August 4, 12

  51. GOOD THEMES Saturday, August 4, 12

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