WordPress has supported a Themes System since 2005.
The first default theme was called Kubrick.
Since then thousands of themes have been developed. Over 8,500 are available from wordpress.org/themes
There are many more. Some of them you can buy fairly cheaply. But there are also countless custom themes, developed by individuals and agencies, that provide the look and feel of millions of WordPress sites.
So which is my favourite?
Last updated:July 13, 2021
At the WordPress Cambridge meetup on 10th May 2021 I gave a slightly longer version of the Show & Tell talk I’d prepared for WPChelt in April. “Does my site run slow with this?” reports on attempts to measure WordPress server response, and the plugins used to visualise the results.
These are the slides for the talk.
Last updated:May 11, 2021
Yesterday, the Cheltenham WordPress Meetup was a series of Show and Tell talks. Along the lines of Lightning talks, these are talks of approximately 10 minutes, where individuals share something they’ve been working on. There were 7 talks planned:
This post is the annotated version of the slides.
Last updated:April 20, 2021
An update on my long running endeavour to visualise the effect on server performance of changes to my WordPress websites.
Since 2015 I’ve been developing a routine to compare the effect on server response times of the top 12 WordPress plugins. I’m just about ready to publish some results.
Last updated:February 14, 2021
OK. so I’ve demonstrated that my iPad can’t display WebP format images, so I’ll have to try the picture tag method as a polyfill.
This is the sample HTML copied from CSS Tricks: Using WebP Images.
So let’s try displaying
oik-types-banner-772x250.webp to browsers that support it and the JPEG version for those that don’t.
Last updated:February 6, 2021
The WordPress Gutenberg project’s plan for internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n) of Full Site Editing themes (FSE) has not yet been formulated. I’ve written a proposal, entitled Internationalization and localization: translating templates and template parts, raised as Feature request #27402.
I believe that very little needs to be done to Internationalize a file containing Gutenberg blocks and HTML, and that it can be translated and localized into a statically delivered file in the user’s required locale ( language and country ) using the process described in the feature request.
This post briefly discusses some of the challenges of translating rich text content.
Last updated:December 6, 2020