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 […]
WordPress introduced the Block Styles API in version 5.3 as a feature for theme authors to create block customizations that are not possible via the built-in design tools. However, it is often an underutilized feature in themes. And, when it is used, the results are sometimes are […]
Gutenberg 14.9 launched on January 4, 2023, and this release featured a long-needed design tool that theme authors have been missing: shadows. The first iteration of this feature, which should eventually land in WordPress 6.2, allows designers to create a set of custom shadows to apply to […]
WordPress 6.1 introduced several necessary changes to its layout framework. Namely, core has now centralized its layout definitions, created semantic class names, and reduced code duplication on container blocks. Originally, this post was intended to be a quick look at the changes to the system […]
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.
A step-by-step tutorial for building a custom Query Loop block variation and integrating it with custom post meta.
With each major WordPress update, theme authors gain access to new tools that decrease their development workload and can increase the performance of their themes. Most of these improvements in the last few releases come from theme.json updates. The theme.json file adds extra settings and […]
Web developers looking to get started with block development face a bewildering array of learning and reference resources. This post will guide you through the learning process and help you to get started with block development.
In WordPress 5.0, the WordPress SlotFill system was introduced as part of the Gutenberg project and is the extension paradigm that allows developers to extend the UIs introduced with the Gutenberg project such as the Post Editor and the Site Editor.
One of the big-picture goals for 2022 was to create a developer-focused site. Since then, contributors have been working toward making such a site a reality. Today, I’m happy to announce its beta launch. What does it mean to have this type of developer-focused site? […]