WordPress Blocks Plugin Landscape

Earlier this year, Zac Gorden of JavaScript for WordPress asked me to give a presentation at the 2019 JavaScript For WordPress conference on the WordPress Blocks Plugins Landscape. I was honored and privileged to also work with Zac also on sponsor relationships to make sure the conference was free for the attendees and the team […]

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 […]

WordPress Design Team Proposals for consistency

On the Make.Design blog on WordPress.org, Dave Withley @davecave published a series of design proposals for WordPress development to increase consistency across features and areas – on a new color palette, on type scale, spacing systems and components. Join the conversation and contribute. Your opinion counts to make those proposal come reality. Featured image: from […]

Episode 17: Using Gutenberg for News Sites w/ Peter Jukes, Thomas Eagle, and Andrew Staffell

A discussion with Byline Times editor Peter Jukes (@peterjukes) and Yeswework team members Andrew Staffell (@yeswework) and Thomas Eagle (@thomaseagle) about how custom blocks allow journalists to compose engaging layouts without the help of designers, and how ACF Blocks makes testing and iteration easier for developers. Resources Byline Times Byline Festival Yeswework Wikitribune Transcript Birgit […]

Episode 16: AMP Stories and Gutenberg w/ Pascal Birchler, Cathi Bosco, Alberto Medina and Weston Ruter

In this Live Q & A we covered some general news from the AMP Project, and AMP plugin and then discussed AMP Stories and their creation with our expert panelists: Cathi Bosco (@BeTheBreeze), UX Architect and Designer, while working with XWP worked on AMP Stories with the Google team, Pascal Birchler (@swissspidy), developer at Google […]

On Gutenberg (Resources) – Matt Mullenweg’s Summer Update at WordCamp Europe

Matt Mullenweg gave attendees of WordCamp Europe a Tour around the Block editor in WordPress. He starts out with a recap of the four phases of Gutenberg, then he showed-off the newest features available in the block editor. He also highlighted a few examples of Gutenberg in the wild, talked about what’s coming out next […]