WordCamp Portland 2013 was a huge smashing success! I learned a great deal and met some incredible thinkers.
There’s a lot to unpack.
In the meantime, a cutting edge snippet:
The Twentyfourteen theme is in the works! Interestingly, it’s a magazine theme which looks customizeable to all sorts of ends.
See for yourself: http://twentyfourteendemo.wordpress.com/
I recently gave a presentation for the Portland WordPress Plugin Ignite Meetup, on two different plugins which can really help new users make a highly professionalized layout.
The two plugins are:
Distinctions… for an isolated use situation, I’d use Widgetize Pages, but for building an entire site, I’d choose Pagebuilder. Looks like it will be at least a year before anything similar becomes integrated into core, so this sort of plugin has a relatively long shelflife ahead. In terms of support and ongoing plugin development, I’d also recommend Pagebuilder more highly.
I recently attended WordCamp Seattle, where I stayed abreast of current WordPress environment developments, picked up a number of WordPress tips, and met a number of great people, including some of the original programmers. WordPress recently turned 10 and is THRIVING. I hope to link to the keynote by Morten Rand-Hendriksen as it becomes available because I’d recommend it to ANYONE who uses WordPress for anything. One great point of interest is the state of WordPress use today. BuiltWith keeps the stats on its growth, such as the following screenshot: