• A new era of WordPress themes is finally here

    We all knew the landscape of WordPress themes was shifting with the introduction of Gutenberg. What we didn’t know, was by how much.

  • All my blocks are now available on Github

    It’s long overdue, but I’ve recently set up a richtabor/blocks repository on Github that links to the source code for the WordPress blocks that I currently have published — including a few that are yet to be available on WordPress.org. Every single block I’ve added, I built out of a need of my own. I wanted […]

  • Meet Wabi, a WordPress block theme for writers and publishers

    Share your authentic self with Wabi, a WordPress block theme designed to help you tell your story best. Wabi foregrounds the simplistic design language of storytelling through clean lines, beautiful typography and a dynamic accent color system — making it a brilliant theme for writers and publishers.

  • WP Experts has acquired my Login Designer plugin

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    WP Experts has acquired my Login Designer plugin

    I am stoked to announce that the Login Designer WordPress plugin has joined the WP Experts family. I can’t think of a better group of folks to continue driving the innovative front Login Designer pushed on.  WP Experts is a prolific agency/product shop that has a proven track record of leading many highly-rated WordPress plugins. […]

  • Building a Generative Art Gallery with P5.js

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Building a Generative Art Gallery with P5.js

    TLDR; I built a generative art creation flow that is fully autonomous: generating art daily from creative code, and publishing to Instagram and WordPress without any human input.

  • Building WordPress Block Themes with the New Pattern Block

    I’ve long been a huge fan of block patterns. So much that I see patterns becoming the primary method most of us lay out pages within the block editor — cue Extendify. And with the recent release of Gutenberg, and upcoming release of WordPress 5.9, patterns are getting a lot of attention. There are a number […]

  • Using a Fluid Type Scale in WordPress Block Themes with Theme.json

    I’m a big fan of the CSS clamp() function and how it allows for behavior previously only possible with media queries. The clamp() function takes three parameters: a minimum value, a preferred value, and a maximum allowed value — resulting in a value between each of those. And while clamp() may be used in a […]

  • On Change, Growth, and Parting Ways

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    On Change, Growth, and Parting Ways

    Let me lead by saying that working at GoDaddy has been the best job I’ve had to date. Although I am incredibly thankful for the empowerment and opportunity GoDaddy has given me, the time has come for a change. With that said, today officially marks my first day as Head of Product at Extendify. 🚀

  • How to add a WordPress Publishing Checklist to Posts within Gutenberg

    Do you publish online? If so, this one is for you. I’ll show you how I created a publishing checklist that is automatically added to the top of every post I draft, to ensure I follow my publishing workflow. This way, before I hit that ominous blue publish button, I know if each publishing task […]

  • Standardizing Theme.json Color Slugs in WordPress Block Themes

    This is part one, of three, in a series on standardizing how we build this next generation of WordPress block themes to accompany the Full Site Editing effort. If you like this, read on about standardizing font sizes, and standardizing site spacing. Each of these are what I would consider design foundations of a website, […]