Merlin WP 1.0 is Here. Welcome Better Onboarding for WordPress Themes

You have no idea how awesome it feels to finally have the first official version of Merlin WP released. After many months of development, Merlin WP 1.0 is finally here. I first wrote about improving the onboarding experience of WordPress themes late last year, and since publishing the initial beta, Merlin WP has received quite a lot of attention.

Tabor and Gutenberg + WordPress 5.0

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I’ve prepared a mild release for Tabor, as part of the first round of WordPress 5.0 updates to my theme catalog at ThemeBeans.

Tabor v1.6.0 is scheduled for release on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 . A week before WordPress 5.0 is launching to the public. ?

Introducing Block Gallery, a Suite of Beautiful Photo Gallery Blocks

It’s no secret that I’m a huge proponent of Gutenberg, the new block editor to be released next month in WordPress 5.0.

Ever since WordCamp US last year, I’ve been deep into all things Gutenberg, wrapping my head around block development and working on supporting the new editor in all my themes.

Test Drive my Gutenberg Blocks with the CoBlocks Live Demo

Over the weekend, I set up a new, highly interactive demo of one of my latest Gutenberg-inspired projects, CoBlocks. There’s a lot of controversy surrounding Gutenberg, so I wanted to shine a little light on how third party blocks can leverage the new editor and bring some really powerful editing capabilities to WordPress. 

Preparing WordPress themes for Gutenberg with the Block Unit Test

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There’s no better time to start exploring how each of our WordPress themes will interface with Gutenberg. So to help folks level-up their themes to support the new WordPress block editor, I built the Block Unit Test WordPress plugin.

The Ultimate Guide to Gutenberg Image Alignments in WordPress Themes

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I’m writing a number of articles outlining the tricks the trade I’m learning while developing Gutenberg-ready WordPress themes. Up next is this guide on supporting Gutenberg’s new alignment features. Woot!

Announcing CoBlocks, Gutenberg blocks for Content Marketers

As you’ve probably been well aware of, I’ve been living and breathing all things Gutenberg since attending WordCamp US last year. And while I have a few irons in the fire, with a change as profound as the new block editor, there’s not a better time to dive in and continue exploring… cue CoBlocks!

How to Disable Custom Colors in the Gutenberg Block Editor

Gutenberg, the soon-to-be block editor for WordPress, has a nifty color palette used throughout many blocks which allow users to set custom colors. While this sort of empowerment is quite useful, I can think of a few reasons why folks would want to limit the styling capabilities of Gutenberg.