Est. 2004
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Open Source

The early days of blogging

Kubrick

2004 – 2006

Developed for WordPress 1.2, by some stroke of fortune this open source theme is the most widely used website template ever designed, having been in used across millions of sites and ported to well over thirty completely different platforms. Automattic, the company behind WordPress, made it the default template for with version 1.5 in 2006, a position it kept until 2010 when it was finally retired. The Huffington Post interviewed me in 2010 about Kubrick and its role in the world of blogging.

K2

2006 – 2010

Designed as a replacement for the Kubrick theme, K2 was create the theme framework category for WordPress, introducing several new concepts, including a settings page for themes (a feature since adopted as a core part of WordPress), a unique dynamic archive system, making it much faster to search blog archives, as well as an integrated Humane Messages system and a complete widget-field-builder (for sidebars, headers and footers), a concept also since adopted by WordPress.