Category: WordPress


  • My experience creating a full site editing theme for the WordPress theme directory

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    In June 2022, I released my first WordPress block theme to the theme directory for people to use. It was an attempt to really understand what it’s like to create a theme in a full site editing world. Here’s what I learned about that.

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  • Developing with WP Rig

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    If you’re looking for a great starter theme to build your next WordPress theme on, you might want to check out WP Rig. It’s got everything a developer could want.

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  • Creating Gutenberg blocks with Advanced Custom Fields

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    Playing with Gutenberg can be fun. But creating blocks in JavaScript can be tough. But ACF will be giving developers help in the future.

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  • After WordPress 5.0 everyone needs to take a breath

    WordPress 5.0 came out last week and was met with almost every emotion under the sun. There’s at least a bit of a divide in the community. So now what?

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  • Object-oriented programming in a Gutenberg world

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    So now that we know why object-oriented programming might be good for your next WordPress plugin, let’s try it with a plugin that creates custom Gutenberg blocks.

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  • Object-oriented programming in WordPress plugins

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    Creating a WordPress plugin is pretty simple. It’s just another functions.php file, right? But what if you tried creating a plugin with object-oriented programming.

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  • Patience will be needed with Gutenberg

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    Gutenberg continues to be a divisive topic inside the WordPress sphere. But as you begin to try out the new editor, heed this advice: be patient.

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  • What I’ve learned so far in developing a theme suited for Gutenberg

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    Recently I started creating a premium WordPress theme that relies a lot on Gutenberg with the idea of having it ready when it’s rolled into core. So here are a few thoughts on developing a theme for the new editor.

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  • WordPress developers need to help non-technical users through Gutenberg transition

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    The Gutenberg transition is going to be difficult for non-technical users. So it’s up to us WordPress developers to help them however we can.

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    The new Gutenberg editor in WordPress
  • My WordPress story

    WordPress is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Sunday. In honor of this occasion, here’s my story about how I came to use and love WordPress.

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