Reflections on theme retirements

For the past few weeks I’ve been gradually retiring themes from theΒ WordPress.com showcase. Retirement may sound a bit dramatic, but it simply means a theme will be removed from our offerings, and new customers won’t be able to activate it on their sites. This way we can keep our theme collection fresh and make sure … Continue reading Reflections on theme retirements

Consistency isn’t just good for users; it’s good for us, too

As a Theme Wrangler, I'm a member of the team here at Automattic that builds, maintains and reviews the themes on WordPress.com. Right now we have over 380 themes available for folks to pick from. Each theme is its own little microcosm, a standalone bundle of files and functions. The differences between these themes can … Continue reading Consistency isn’t just good for users; it’s good for us, too