December 13, 2017 — For WordCamp Europe 2017, the design team wanted to create a brand new theme. Not only for this WordCamp iteration, but for all WordCamps worldwide.
Developing a theme is not hard, but what makes it differently, when you have to develop something that fits for many different countries and languages. How do you deal with the limitations of a huge multisite, which all WordCamp website run on. And were do you put which code? And last, but not least: how can you contribute code to a plattform like wordcamp.org, when you don’t have direct code access?
In this talk, I will share my experiences in developing a new default theme and the difficulties I had along the way.