Block editor for screen readers, Reusable blocks and so much more – Weekend Edition #160

Howdy, howdy! I found plenty of Gutenberg posts around the net. From the DevNotes for the next major WordPress version to plugin updates and first feedback from the FSE second call for testing. With the first release candidate of WordPress 5.7 available, we also get to study the upcoming features and changes via the Field […]

100th Gutenberg release, 47 Answers and Material Design – Weekend Edition #159

Howdy, howdy! This week the #core-editor team released Gutenberg plugin version 10.0, making it their 100th version. Congratulations to all the WordPress contributors! Although the GitHub repo counts 722 contributors, many thousands more contributors have been involved in the making and improvment of the block editor. You can read Riad Benguella’s reflections on the WordPress […]

Full-Site-Editing: MVP and Ultimate Resource List

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. — Marie Curie Josepha Haden, executive director for the WordPress open-source project, published the Big Goals for 2021. Among other topics she wrote, the goal for Full-Site-Editing is the ability to […]

The WordPress Block Patterns Resource List

Introduced to WordPress writers, theme developers and implementers in WordPress 5.5 release, Block Patterns, tested in the Gutenberg plugins since its 7.7 version, came to all WordPress sites. They open the door to be creative with blocks and make creative layouts available for content creators and site editors without using more than the core blocks. […]

Block Manager, Preference Modal, Widget Screen, and so much more – Weekend Edition #158

Howdy, howdy, It’s Saturday again. It’s a more leisurely pace in our 2-person household. We enjoyed breakfast (scrambled eggs, spinach, mushrooms, red beets and avocado) on our Floridian lanai, at 75° F/ 24° C. There are plenty of places that struggle with snow, rain and freezing weather. I wished, I could send you more warmth. […]

Block-Editor Performance, SEO with blocks, Full-Site-Editing and Newspack

Weekend Edition #157 Howdy, howdy, This week, we experienced a release galore! The core team has been busy pushing out three releases: 🙌 🎉 WordPress 5.6.1 with necessary bug fixes of the December version WordPress 5.7 Beta 1 Apart from updates to the Block Editor, new features will come to WordPress core: lazy-loading iframes, streamlined migration from […]

Full-Site Editing picks up steam, Block-based Themes and Plugins for the WordPress Block-Editor

Weekend Edition #156 Howdy, howdy, There was a lot of Gutenberg in my week! How is your week going? Monday, I was with Nathan Wrigley and Paul Lacey of This Week in WordPress #147 for an early podcast recording. We discussed Block Editor and Page Builders, Gutenberg contributions and then, of course, other WordPress News. […]

Live Q & A: Updates to Full-Site Editing and Block-based Themes

On January 29th, 2021, our latest Live Q & A tool place and we had the fabulour Carolina Nymark, Anne McCarthy and Ari Stathopoulos as panelists to answer the many questions our viewers had. Links shared during the show: The 5.7 overview of Global Styles For the FSE outreach program The WordPress.org slack channel is […]

WordFest, Big Audacious Goal, Block Editor Plugins and more

Weekend Edition #155 Howdy, howdy, This week felt that I finally landed in the new year. I could focus on client projects, manage distractions well. I found back to the rhythm of working every day. Feels good. It’s been a while that I talked so much to so many people about the block-editor and Gutenberg […]

Case Study: A #Nocode Contributor Journey On The WordPress Gutenberg GitHub Repo

WordFest 2021 Talk by Birgit Pauli-Haack Ways a non-developer can contribute via the GitHub repository. Example: WordPress Gutenberg. Learn some lingo, creating and commenting on issues, search labels and work on finding solutions by commenting on design, and functionality. You don’t have to be a developer to contribute to WordPress. A very important session showing […]