WordPress Launches New Homepage and Download Page Designs

WordPress Launches New Homepage and Download Page Designs

Posted by WP Tavern on August 15, 2022 at 7:22 pm
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WordPress.org is now sporting a new look with a refreshed, jazzy design that complements the recently updated News pages. “The new homepage brings more attention to the benefits and experience of using WordPress, while also highlighting the community and resources to get started,”  Automattic-sponsored WordPress marketing team contributor Nicholas Garofalo said. “The new download page greets visitors with a new layout that makes getting started with WordPress even easier by presenting both the download and hosting options right at the top.” The Download page now clearly offers two paths at the top – buttons for downloading and installing WordPress, and hosting recommendations for setting it up through a hosting provider. It also includes help getting started with resources linked further down the page WordPress courses, developer resources, support, and user forums. Although the designs have received overwhelmingly positive feedback, their journey to development was not without a few bumps in the road. When the Meta team published an update about taking the designs into development, less than three weeks from the design kickoff, Matt Mullenweg’s criticism of the pace of the project drew the ire of some community members who were offended by the interaction. “This is not a good…

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