Now I have read all the available WordPress cases on the BAAA server. I have followed the development of the Twentyseventeen core theme. In both cases the reading should be followed by interviews.
And then the next logical step is to select the most relevant cases. Each case is surrounded by a small group of stakeholders, such as:
Contact persons in the business
Teachers at the BAAA
Twentyseventeen is perhaps the most important case. Because here you can see the interaction between Automattic and the open source community. Twentyseventeen is integrated in the WordPress-core, therefore it is not a trivial matter.
By now I can see, that the Multimedia studens work hard with tweaking themes and child themes. Some of them even write their responsive themes from scratch.
In the end I hope, that the research will show:
How WordPress is created.
How WordPress solutions are used in danish and international businesses.
In the end these answers will form the answer to my initial quest: “What You Should Know About WordPress”.
There will be weekly meetings every Friday at 18:00 UTC in #core-themes starting today. During that time, the focus will be on the theme itself. If you are interested in contributing, keep an eye out here for updates or join us in #core-themes in Slack.
If you have some early thoughts on what would make this a great WordPress experience, or if you’re generally interested in participating, sound off in the comments. Please hold any design feedback for Friday’s meeting. where we can have a conversation about it in greater depth.
Here is a mockup from Helen Hou-Sandi’s post showing several devices.