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WPFolio is a free and open source WordPress theme for artists portfolios (see previous post). The latest version is now live on WordPress.

WPFolio

WPFolio is ready for your hacks. The latest version includes a sample child theme to keep your changes independent of the parent WPFolio code. If you want to change it further fork the project on github and we may use your changes in a future release.

More info at wpfolio.visitsteve.com

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Posted on April 19, 2011

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We’re working on a new improved version of WPFolio, and could use your help! WPFolio gives artists a free and open source tool to create their portfolios. With thousands of downloads, it’s likely to be many artists first encounter with free and open source tools!

While the project started a couple years ago, WordPress has developed several features that make it easier to create this kind of site and WPFolio is keeping up. The 1.6 version includes:

  • custom menus w/ jQuery
  • custom backgrounds
  • better fonts
  • better styling and improvements on the code
  • a sample child theme so you can keep your tweaks separate from the core code

All this for the fabulous price of zero dollars!

1.6 is a beta release and there’s some bugs and improvements we need to get done before we can submit it to WordPress. Some are super simple things like improving php code, updating deprecated tags, and enabling custom headers, so if you want to take ‘em on, we’d appreciate it. You can fork WPFolio on GitHub and all the issues are listed on the GitHub issues page most with links leading to solutions. If you want to check out WPFolio more generally, see the WPFolio Owner’s Manual. If you have any questions, get in touch!

Once WPFolio is in primo shape, we may update the FFFFFat theme….

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Posted on August 17, 2010

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Rhizome’s 7 on 7 event took place this weekend. I had the opportunity to work with Matt Mullenweg (creator of WordPress) on a 24 hour speed project. Together we implemented a series of opt-in interventions in the admin / Dashboard section of WordPress. The project is now live on all 12 million WordPress hosted blogs. You can activate it by clicking the “surprise me” option in your Personal Settings page.

For more information you can view Matt’s Surprise Me post on wordpress.com. Business Week and the New York Times also covered the event. Video of the presentation should be available shortly at rhizome.org.

The current “fun mode” features we have implemented include Humanized Statistics, 2X Publish and Sacred Acts of Publishing. More info on each listed below:

Humanized Statistics: A different way of thinking about your stats. The new “humanize” tab in the stats panel displays photos from towns with populations matching the current daily number of visitors to your blog.

2X Scale Publish Button: A small step towards making the publish button visually reflect its importance and power over other lesser buttons.

Sacred Acts of Publishing: Positive reinforcement for the often solitary act of publishing. Upon hitting the publish button, users may experience a video playback of backboard-shattering slam dunks, game show victories or epic slow claps. You may be alone in your bedroom at 3am when you finally hit the publish button, but that’s no reason not to receive a round of high fives and a chest bump:

This is an example of what you might see in your admin panel shortly after hitting the publish button:

And this is a dramatic reenactment of the user experience:

Big thanks to Rhizome for the invitation to take part in such an amazing event. And huge props to Matt, who was a pleasure to work with. Hopefully we’ll be rolling out some new “fun mode” features soon.

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Posted on April 20, 2010

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Introducing WPFolio is a free and open source WordPress theme designed by artists specifically for visual artists. Visual artists who have a range of experience with the web (from none, to lots) and want a website that

  • emphasizes your images
  • is easy to update and maintain
  • has a look you can customize without modifying code
  • uses the latest web standards
  • is easy for users to navigate

It’s free and open source, and licensed under the GPL. It features Theme Options so you can easily FF00FF it out and make it pink and yellow if you want to.

Visit the WPFolio site

Check it out at the WPFolio site. And for best results, be sure to follow all the instructions!

Update

WPFolio has been substantially updated.

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Posted on October 6, 2008

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