Using block inspector sidebar groups
With the introduce of block inspector tabs in WordPress 6.2, block developers have more control over where custom controls should appear by leveraging the group of the InspectorControls component.
useEntityRecords: an easier way to fetch WordPress data
The @wordpress/data and @wordpress/core-data packages are extremely useful for fetching and working with data in your block development projects, but they are not exactly intuitive to use. This tutorial introduces you to useEntityRecords which is a custom React hook that makes fetching data a great deal easier for the developer.
How webpack and WordPress packages interact
Learn how WordPress uses Webpack to manage importing from the built-in packages that ship with WordPress.
Creating a custom block that stores post meta
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.
Intrinsic design, theming, and rethinking how to design with WordPress
One of the oft-repeated questions in developer circles who have closely followed WordPress’ revolution via the Gutenberg project has been: When […]
What’s new for developers? (February 2023)
Welcome to the first edition of a new monthly series for developers. This post—and hopefully many more to come—will list […]
Creating custom block styles in WordPress themes
WordPress introduced the Block Styles API in version 5.3 as a feature for theme authors to create block customizations that […]
Using the box shadow feature for themes
Gutenberg 14.9 launched on January 4, 2023, and this release featured a long-needed design tool that theme authors have been […]
A walk-through of layout classes in WordPress 6.1
WordPress 6.1 introduced several necessary changes to its layout framework. Namely, core has now centralized its layout definitions, created semantic […]
2022: the block developer’s year in review
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.