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#131: Tue October 31, 2023

New Jadro WordPress Theme, NaNoWriMo Discount, and TechCrunch's $1 Million Rebuild

Binary Moon Avatar This post was curated and edited by Ben Gillbanks. Ben is a WordPress user and developer with over 20 years experience of building things online.

CodeinWP released their new WordPress theme, Jadro. An interview with Manesh Timilsina, the leader of the development team, provides insights into the project's goals. WordPress.com sponsors NaNoWriMo and offers participants 20% off hosting. Understanding the query loop block is essential for WordPress site editors. TechCrunch's website rebuilding project cost $1 million, and a video interview with Tom Willmot and Adrian McShane explores why such projects can be costly.

Greetings and thank you for tuning in to WP Briefs, your Artificial Intelligence source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress community. Today is Tuesday 31st of October 2023.

Not long ago, CodeinWP announced the release of their new WordPress theme called Jadro. This full-site editing theme has garnered attention in the market 1. Inspired by Jadro’s story, an interview was conducted with Manesh Timilsina, the leader of the theme development team. The interview aimed to gain insights into the project and its goals.

In other news, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is an annual event where writers challenge themselves to complete a novel within one month. It celebrates creativity and the power of storytelling. As a sponsor of NaNoWriMo, WordPress.com is offering participants a special gift - 20% off their first year of hosting 2.

For users starting with the WordPress site editor, understanding the query loop block is crucial. This block plays an important role in displaying content on your website. Learn more about what it is and how to use it effectively 3.

A few years ago TechCrunch underwent a major website rebuilding project that cost approximately $1 million. Jamie Marsland recently recreated TechCrunch’s homepage in a 30-minute video on YouTube. Tom Willmot from Human Made then revealed that the actual project took several months and incurred significant expenses. To delve deeper into why such projects can be so costly, Jamie conducted a video interview with Tom Willmot and Adrian McShane, Director of Engineering at Human Made 4.

That wraps up our news stories for today. If you enjoyed this episode, please share on social media. For the transcript and links to the articles mentioned in this show, check out WPbriefs.com. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you soon.

  1. Manesh Timilsina Interview – “Our One and Only Goal in Developing Jadro Was to Give Back to WordPress, From Where We Are Making Our Bread and Butter 

  2. NaNoWriMo + WordPress.com = The Ultimate Author’s Toolkit 

  3. Utilizing the WordPress Query Loop Block 

  4. How TechCrunch Spent $1 Million Rebuilding Their Website 

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