So I began developing my first WordPress theme this week. The big thought that I couldn’t stop thinking was, “Why didn’t I try to learn this sooner?!”
What inspired me to add this challenge to an already full plate was Tim Ferriss’ interview of Matt Mullenweg, one of the co-creators of WordPress. Learning more about the history of this tool that I use (at least a few times a week) and, largely, take for granted caused a bit of a perspective shift for me. It was an interesting feeling to realize that the people who created it are just…people (albeit awesome people) and they literally intended for others to take WordPress apart, learn by doing, and use the platform in their own ways for whatever they want. The whole thing really got me re-jazzed about Open Source, too.
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