At this exact moment, WordPress has been downloaded a total of 10,718,399 times according to the official WordPress Download Counter. This number increases by the second, spreading like wildfire across the world’s community of web designers, programmers, business owners…. down to the individual blogger. WordPress is great, not just because of its intuitive design, elegant coding and the fact that it’s free, WordPress is amazing because of the tremendous community that continues to grow around it.
So many people to acknowledge… first and foremost, the team over at Automattic – the engine that keeps the ship moving. How about the contributing coders and beta testers who bring a whole new meaning to the term “think tank.” And a huge shout out to the plugin developers who make our lives oh so much sweeter and more functional.
As theme developers, we have the fun job. We get to dress up the beast and make it pretty. But with thousands of themes out there, we are reliant on the unofficial WordPress “press core” to bring meaning, cohesion and order to it all. Here at WP Now, we would like to acknowledge a few of these bloggers and thank them for their commitment to our community:
What WP guru would you like to give props to?
Over the past five weeks, WordPress Now has been working extremely hard to bring you some spectacular themes. Even though neither of our themes have reached the point of public release, we would like to take the time to give you a little peak behind closed doors.
Shortly after releasing VintMint, we set our sights on creating a gaming theme that didn’t even appear to run off of WordPress. As some of you may know, most gaming websites run off of advanced content management systems filled with databases of games, images, articles, and more. WordPress is much easier to use and manage compared to these advanced content management systems. So it is easy to see how you wouldn’t expect a gaming website that uses our beloved WordPress to appear so whole and fitting… but it is.