Hello, my name is Will, I’m originally from the UK, but I’m currently based in Osaka, Japan. I’ve been a WordPress user since day one and can still remember the days of B2/Cafelog! Needless to say that things have changed quite a bit since then. WordPress has come of age and is now one of the most used content management systems on the Web.
One of the areas that always interested me with WordPress was theme development. I spent a good deal of time learning how to use early versions of the platform by exploring theme modification. Back then, theme designs were incredibly simple and the mechanics could be learnt in a few hours. Today it’s obviously a different story. Any newcomer to WP theme design/development not only needs to know the WP anatomy inside out, but he or she is likely also going to be competing in a very tight market of premium themes.
About WP Living
So why this site? Well, it’s partly an outlet to express my passion for all things WP, but it’s partly also a response to the ever-expanding landscape of WP themes. I will be posting free and premium WP theme reviews in video form (big shout out to the excellent Screen O’Matic and their cloud based screencast app) to introduce visitors to new themes. I offer a fresh look at how you might put some of these templates to use and what some of the pitfalls are in choosing themes. I also create how-to videos and showcase companies and developers too. So if you like video and you’re interested in WordPress, bookmark the site, subscribe to the YouTube channel and follow me on Twitter.
Thanks for stopping by.