Deploying the new Gutenberg Block Editor on my Personal Blog

This morning I deployed the Gutenberg block editor, the upcoming block-based editor for WordPress core, on this blog — and guess what? My website didn’t implode and disappear into the abyss! 😅

While the migration was not completely clean cut, the operation was pretty smooth. Here’s what went down on my journey migrating richtabor.com to use the Gutenberg block editor.

How to add WordPress Theme Styles to Gutenberg

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In a couple months or so, Gutenberg will revolutionize WordPress publishing as we know it. It’ll finally bring a much-needed standardized content creation experience to WordPress. There’s just one small caveat.

Innovation simply can’t happen without WordPress theme developers committing to the Gutenberg experience. If Gutenberg will become the de facto editing experience for the average WordPress user, why not make it the best experience possible?

Meet Login Designer, a Brilliant WordPress Custom Login Plugin

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Over the years of working the WordPress Customizer, I’ve learned the ins-and-outs to leveraging the Customizer to build a truly brilliant customizing experience. Using those skills, I made Login Designer, a new WordPress custom login plugin designed to level-up your WordPress login page.

Context-Aware Previews within the WordPress Customizer

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The WordPress Theme Customization API is an incredibly powerful tool, enabling folks of all skillsets to dive in and customize their websites — if their current theme supports it.

Having worked quite a bit with extending the WordPress Customizer at ThemeBeans, I started production on a newly minted Customizer-dependant commercial plugin, coined Login Designer.

10 Practical Tips to Building Quality WordPress Themes

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A few weeks ago, I published a guide on three key principles to designing functional WordPress themes. This week’s article stays on the topic of WordPress theme design but leans towards actionable tips and techniques to building quality WordPress themes.

Improving the Custom Logo WordPress Customizer shortcut

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I’m currently in the process of migrating the older WordPress themes in my catalog to utilize the core custom logo functionality, instead of a theme-specific WordPress Customizer option.

Along the way I ran into a bit of a snag, so here’s a quick tip on how I improved the custom logo WordPress Customizer shortcut.