Weekend Edition #152-Block-Based Themes, G2 Components, Block Pattern Directory and more

Happy Holidays! It’s almost there, in less than two weeks, we leave 2020 behind us and start the New Year! Wishing you and yours all the best for this new beginning, good health, prosperity and happiness. Yours, 💕Birgit State of the Word This week’s State of the Word was different from the previous years, as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]