20 years WordPress

Today our favorite CMS celebrates its 20th anniversary 🎉. A special website dedicated to this event has been established by the WordPress team:

What started as a way to make a better blogging experience has grown into a vibrant open source project that powers an ever-growing percentage of the world’s websites.


Let’s commemorate some historic milestones the WordPress project passed within two decades:

May 2003: WordPress 0.7 – The first release

January 2004: WordPress 1.0

May 2004: Support for plugins

August 2006: The first WordCamp has been organized

December 2008: Automatic upgrades with a single click

June 2010: Multisite functionality

October 2013: Automatic maintenance and security background updates

December 2015: The WP-API has been integrated

December 2018: A new block-based Editor

July 2021: theme.json

January 2022: Full Site Editing

#anniversary, #wordpress, #wp20

Hi, I’ve installed everything for…

Hi, I’ve installed everything for the bootstrap theme and trying to follow the instructions here: https://them.es/setup/
Where it says “import the provided XML”, where is this provided? I can’t find it anywhere.


When my site is loading, this link https://tl.ytlogs.ru/timesince is running in the background.
I use this start theme for two my projects, now i have problems.

I have been trying to…

I have been trying to edit the website, from the given questionaire but, i do not have any option to change the contents of the website

I get this /#more-57 in…

I get this /#more-57 in my url from archive page on read-more link. SO how can I get rid of it?

Problems styling bootstrap starter theme

Hello! I’m fairly new to web programming, tough I’ve been developing mobile for a long time already. I was trying to set up a WordPress page using the Bootstrap Starter Theme for WordPress.

Steps I followed before my problem:
1. I downloaded from https://them.es/starter-bootstrap/ a theme with my custom settings.
2. I added the new Theme to my WordPress page, and activated it
3. I used that same file on my local machine, and installed all the npm dependencies
4. I run the npm run watch command

After all these steps, I modify the main.scss file, for example creating a color and updating the colors map according to the documentation.

//4. Include any default map overrides here
//Create your own map
$custom-colors: (
"testcolor": #900
// Merge the maps
$theme-colors: map-merge($theme-colors, $custom-colors);

I let watch to compile all the files correctly, and after that, I copy all the files to the “themes” folder inside my wordpress folders.

The problem is that if I try to use this new value on a page, for example using bg-testcolor in a nav, the variable won’t get used. If I inspect the code, the values that I see being used are from _root.scss, and it won’t have this new testcolor. If I continue looking at the inspector, the themes/mytheme/assets/dist/main.css will have the value correctly defined, but it is just not existing on the inspected code.

Did I forget to configure anything?

I hope I made myself clear, maybe this wasn’t asked the correct way. Thanks!

Seems like importing
<link rel="stylesheet" href="wp-content/themes/my_theme/assets/dist/main.css">
In my header.php‘s header makes the page indeed use the variable I want of the compiled main.css file. I’m wondering if I missed some step on the installation process and the WordPress Theme is not using the correct variables? Ehitherway, now it feels like it’s working!!

npm “global” packages

If you manage multiple themes with similar npm dependencies you should install npm packages globally and link them in your theme directories. First of all this saves a lot of disk space. But it also disburdens the upgrade process of development frameworks and toolkits that are used across projects.

1. Install packages globally by adding the “-g” flag:
$ npm install -g package_1 package_2 package_3 package_4 etc.

2. Link the packages in your local theme directory/directories:

$ npm link bootstrap @popperjs/core ...

$ npm link material-components-web ...

$ npm link autoprefixer css-loader sass sass-loader ...

Happy Coding!

#development, #npm, #tip

<i> Toolbar for WordPress

This WordPress plugin we developed integrates the awesome Bootstrap Icons (MIT) library in the WordPress rich-text toolbar. Just the way it should be.

  • 1300+ pixel perfect webfont icons
  • Small filesize
  • Easy WYSIWYG integration: No Shortcodes!
  • Privacy by design: No CDN hosted files!
  • Autofilter

You can download it from the WordPress Plugin Directory:

Of course <i> Toolbar makes a great addition to our Bootstrap Starter Theme but since the Bootstrap library is not required and the plugin has no dependencies it will work with any other theme like our Material Starter Theme and our Full Site Editing Starter Theme.

Emoji Picker for WordPress

A working and maintained Emoji Picker Plugin has been brought back to WordPress. Easily add Emojis from any rich-text block like Paragraphs, Headings, Lists, etc. without leaving the Editor.

Emojis are pictograms used in instant messengers, forums and web pages to reflect emotions. They have become so popular that Oxford Dictionaries has named “😂” word of the year 2015.

Nowadays all browsers and operating systems support the Emoji characters. When picking your Emojis from the Emoji Toolbar they will be added in raw format so no images are loaded on the frontend.

them.es Full Site Editing Starter Theme released

Block based Themes are coming to WordPress sooner or later and we just published the first “beta” release of our Full Site Editing Starter Theme.

If you see yourself as an early adopter who likes to get his/her hands dirty feel free to generate a copy via the Theme Generator: https://them.es/starter-fse

them.es Full Site Editing

The source code is licensed under GPLv2 and has been published on GitHub.

Full Site Editing is a collection of features that allow to fully customize a WordPress site via a new site editor. Overall the Full Site Editing experience using block based Themes looks promising and already works pretty well but you need to be aware that not all features are final and that bugs will appear during development.

Now a 100% (!) PageSpeed score is achievable with WordPress. Even on Mobile.

At the current state (WordPress version <5.9) this Starter Theme is not recommended for production sites. Please use it at your own risk and provide technical feedback to the Gutenberg team if possible!

One more thing: Block based features are still in development and have not yet been fully integrated in WordPress core. In order to enable the Site editor you need to install the Gutenberg Plugin on your site.

#full-site-editing, #gutenberg, #npm, #sass, #webpack