Guided Tour Of The WordPress Theme Directory

The guys behind the WordPress project announced on July 18th that the new theme repository was online and operational. This brings a sigh of relief towards theme developers as they now have a central location to manage all of their themes.

I’ve been looking for a reason to publish my first screencast and the new theme repository fit the bill. I’ve embedded my first ever screencast which was produced within Camtasia Studio 5 exported as a .m4v file. As for the video host, I’ve chosen Viddler as they have in video comments as well as a nice upload/encode feature. I realize that I’m not the most articulate person and there are indeed a couple of points in the video where I screwed up, but I finally broke my video/screencasting cherry and it feels pretty good.

Please let me know what you think of this first screencast and let me know if you would like to see more of these in the future here on Performancing.

A Guided Tour Of The WordPress Theme Repository.

7 thoughts on “Guided Tour Of The WordPress Theme Directory

  1. Thanks Rob. I’ll have to get with you in terms of tips and tricks in relation to screencasting as I found out that doing these things is pretty tough and requires a bit of rehearsing before pulling them off.

  2. Great job on your first screencast Jeff! Congrats! Camtasia is an awesome program and you handled the new Theme Directory tour excellently. I was actually there earlier last week and only 3 themes and I thought I was in the wrong place! ou helped me a lot with this screencast. Thanks and keep up the great work.

  3. Ahh, so perhaps writing articles around screencasting and helping you as well as helping me would be a good thing to publish? I’d definitely be interested in that.

  4. I have to teach myself screencasting as well; I’m still from the old school where I prefer learning from text and documnts. Excellent job (and how nice to have the theme repository back!).


  5. Thanks James. The zooming and panning features of Camtasia are awesome. I need to figure out the sweet spot in terms of which video size to produce the video in so I can get the best quality possible on sites such as Viddler.

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