Category: WordPress


  • 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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    WordPress 5.0 welcome screen
  • 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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    A screenshot of the Gutenberg editor in WordPress
  • 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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    ExtraPress Gutenberg theme homepage template
  • 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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  • Should Gutenberg blocks be in plugins or themes?

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    Gutenberg is still going through the finishing stages before it’s released in WordPress core. But there’s still a question about Gutenberg blocks that I’m not really seeing anyone answer. Should blocks be placed in plugins or themes?

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  • How Gutenberg is from a developer’s perspective

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    We’re still in this sort of waiting period for Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor. If you’re a WordPress developer, however, you need to be learning how to develop with it now.

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    Screenshot of laptop with code for building a custom Gutenberg block
  • How to get access to alpha, beta and release candidate versions of WordPress

    Testing pre-release versions of WordPress is a key part of making sure major releases, and your site, run smoothly. But not a whole lot of people know about it. So here’s how to test pre-release versions on your staging or development sites.

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