OEmbed and WordPress Embed blocks for Facebook and Instagram will stop working Oct 24, 2020

In August, Facebook announced updates to their Marketing API . By October 24, 2020, developers must leverage a user, app, or client token when querying Graph API for user profile pictures via UID, FB OEmbeds and IG OEmbeds. This means, the old embed request will result in an error with a 400-status. In the future, […]

Customizing WordPress Block Editor for Client Projects

Victor Ramirez is the Lead product analytics engineer @TheKnotWW and worked @DowJones @WSJ until about 9 months ago? He is also a co-organizer of WordCamp NYC and WordPress meetup. Founder of the Abstract Agency doing digital marketing and content strategy for customers.  Over Labor Day weekend he posted a twitter thread on his progressive plant to customizing […]

New Block-Based Widget Screen in Gutenberg 8.9 – First Tests

With the Gutenberg 8.9 release, WordPress developers removed the ‘experimental flag’ from the new block-based Widget Screen and it will take over the default way of managing widgets. Not to be a spoiler, but the widget screen is still experimental. If you use the Gutenberg plugin in a production environment, you might be accustomed 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. […]

Videos: WordCamp Santa Clarita: Block Editor and Gutenberg Talks #WCSCV April 2020

The second, virtual WordCamp took place on April 18, 2020. The videos are up on WordPress TV. In these talks, you learn How to create professional websites with blocks together with the Themes based on Genesis (Mary Baum) and GeneratePress (Alicia St Rose), how to use create-block scaffolding tool for custom block development, (Elizabeth Shilling) […]