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The Time with WordPress Teams

WordPress “Billie” 4.3 has been released today. It has many great features including Site Icons, New Password System, Customizer Improvements and many other things including improvements like ‘Turning off comments on Page by Default’.

Last few months I’ve been spending time on WordPress Slack channels and so far engaged in a lot of conversations- suggested few correction on the new Handbook Docs for themes, pushed Site Icons feature priority with others, argued with Helen (Lead WP Dev) and Core Devs to giving ‘Turning off comments on Page by Default’ feature a priority, enticed Matt (WordPress Founder) to re-innovate WordPress Theme Directory and had so many great arguments and conversation with WordPress Org Theme-Review-Team for theme requirements and other improvements. The best part was the meeting with great minded people over there.

And, so far I was also able to keep me out of Props list- ;)

Looking forward for more in-depth contribution in 4.4 and beyond, hoping I’ll get into core patches and giving hands on other things along with many awesome people who making the WordPress greater with each release.

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Snowbird Personal Blog PSD Template

Snowbird Personal Blog PSD Template

We’ve our first item listed on ThemeForest Marketplace- it’s Snowbird Personal Blog PSD Template.

It is a tough job to get the entry to the huge popular marketplace specially when we want to keep a theme simple and useful to the right audience- Glad the concept approved with just single shot! We’ve other item queued and had struggling a bit for other designs- it’s a great start none-the-less. Next would be a working HTML version of the design, and then a real working WordPress theme (figured splitting the process is a great way to enter that marketplace!).

In the meantime, I’ve been working on the xFrontend – WordPress Theme Shop– hoping early next month would it be open for business. :)

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TagBold – The First BuddyPress Premium-Grade Theme

Created BuddyPress theme on Oct, 2009 called TagBold– supposed to be first premium-grade open source BuddyPress theme- didn’t happen. Sigh.

At that time, BuddyPress just released version 1.1 and was gaining the momentum- I hand crafted every features they had and added few. Didn’t happen due to two reasons:

  • BuddyPress went to huge iteration for the next couple of months
  • I got busy with BloggersDotCom and re-used some major UI from TagBold to the Social Network, which actually boosted the popularity pretty fast. I’d built BloggersDotCom on anew framework, where I built similar social features but not BuddyPress in the backend.

And for the same reason (BloggersDotCom) I’ve abandoned months of works for opening up a Theme Shop for WordPress Themes, back in 2009. Well, many theme shops pop up in 2010 and they gained a huge market in next years- while I was busy making the best social network for Bloggers- :)

Interestingly, I’m now working on WordPress theme shop once again at a time when WordPress itself going through another change-set that recently gaining many controversial feedback from the community. This time, I’m staying put and they most likely going to change the world one more time-

Life is wonderful and full of surprise! :))

 

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SuperPack- the fastest approved Plugin on WordPress Directory

SuperPack v0.1.0: my very first plugin published on WordPress Plugin Directory.

Guess what, it took only 5 minutes to be approved after I’ve uploaded to the directory! Crazy timing- not usual as well! ;)

Though, The ‘fastest’ are when core-dev is making a new feature plugin and need it in and up ASAP.

It’s the very first iteration to put steps on the Open Source WordPress repository, a long way to go. :)))

And, it made my day!!

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WordPress Origin Story

2003: Stumbled into the first version of WordPress. Other than taking a few peek, interest defused and moved to other thing (diverted to desktop app programming).

2006: Started personal blog with WordPress (self hosted).

2007: Initiated Bangla Translation Project for WordPress (called Meghdut). Curated and acted as the lead translator. WordPress.com made available in Bangla (Bengali) Language.

2010: Retired old blog. Started another blog, and soon started writing ‘Haiku’.

2014: Founded Splendo.us, a little more than fabulous WordPress Theme Company.

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^^ Updated on my WordPress Profile, couldn’t resist to post a copy here!