The third edition of a monthly series that cuts through all the noise of a busy development cycle and brings you the latest features, updates, and fixes you need to know about to build on top of WordPress.
wp-env is a tool that allows developers to create a WordPress development environment from the command line with zero configuration. Learn how to install and use wp-env, and discover the benefits that it provides over other local development environments.
Welcome to the second edition of this monthly series. If you’re a developer who builds on top of the WordPress platform, this news is for you. The goal is to make it easier to navigate the fast-paced development cycle, narrowing down the list of must-read content […]
There’s no need to use a dynamic block if you foresee that your block will change and evolve over time. You can use a static block and use Block Deprecation whenever you update your block. This tutorial post shows you how.
Learn tips and tricks for creating blocks from existing shortcodes, based on real world examples. Understand when a shortcode should be converted to a block, processes to follow to convert blocks, and useful block development practices.
Learn how to create a custom dynamic block that saves information to custom post_meta and creates a one-to-one experience in both the block editor and on the front end. You will see an example of how to to use @wordpress/create-block package to scaffold a block.
The Block Editor offers two types of blocks: static and dynamic. The difference between these two types of blocks comes down to how they are rendered on the front-end. Read on to learn more about the details, advantages, and disadvantages of each.
Welcome to the first edition of a new monthly series for developers. This post—and hopefully many more to come—will list all of the features, changes, and other vital items the WordPress extender community should know about. The goal of the monthly roundup is to cut […]
A very cool thing happens when you hit Enter in a block. Actually, three very cool things can happen. Read on to discover how you can make them happen in your custom blocks.
As 2022 draws to a close we review the past year from a block developer’s point of view. We review all the latest developments in the block editor and survey the resources that became available over the year. We end with a look forward at what’s to come in 2023.