New Gallery Block, Convert Blocks, Business News and more Weekend Edition #164

Howdy, Despite the new spread of the coronavirus in Europe and the problems around vaccinations, I am quite hopeful to be able to travel again in the second half of the year and visit the homeland after two years. Patience is a virtue. Today, we have a full roster of content for developers, content creators, […]

Full-Site-Editing – the 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 […]

Full-Site Editing Testing, Merge Timeline, and Plugins for Block Editor Weekend Edition #162

Howdy, With the WordPress 5.7 out of the way, the next couple of month are all about Full-site Editing testing and planing for 5.8. I love it when a plan comes together! The WordPress team responsible for the release of the 5.7 version delivered on time. Meet “Esperanza”, the first WordPress release of 2021. Marvel […]

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 […]

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. […]

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

On January 29th, 2021, our latest Live Q & A took place. The fabulous Carolina Nymark, Anne McCarthy and Ari Stathopoulos answered many questions about Full-site Editing and block-based themes. Links shared during the show: The 5.7 overview of Global Styles For the FSE outreach program The WordPress.org slack channel is #fse​-outreach-experiment Josepha Haden Big […]

Weekend Edition #154 WordPress Page Builders and Blocks

Howdy, howdy. We had another interesting week and a lot of creativity around the block-editor. I hope, you enjoy this eclectic collection of links from brilliant people sharing their expertise on podcasts, YouTube shows, Meetups, and in blog posts. Let’s dive in … Yours, 💕Birgit Sections Block-editor for Content Creators At WordPress Meetup Montclair, Laura […]

Weekend Edition #153 Query-Block, Page Builders, Site Editor and more

Howdy, It’s been a while! How were your holidays? Did you get some rest? Wishing you and yours a Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! May all the goals be reached and serendipity take you to new adventures. 🎉 ✨ 🍾 🎆 Now we need to catch up on the development and community around Gutenberg. […]

Weekend Edition #151 – Theme Development, Block Editor Plugins and Using Blocks Outside WordPress

Howdy! WordPress history was made this week, when the all-women release squad pushed WordPress 5.6 over the finish line. Congratulations to the co-leads, Josepha Haden, Helen Hou-Sandi and Dee Teal and their crew of 30+ women and people who identify as non-binary. On the announcement post, you can browse the list of all contributors and […]

Block Directory: a New Way of Extending WordPress

Updated: August 28, 2020: In August 2020, the Block Directory was released with WordPress 5.5. On August 7th, 2020, we published an article on the Workings of the Block Directory: Block Directory Slated for WordPress 5.5. In our August 6th, 2020 Live Q & A Show we discussed all the ins and outs of the […]