Category: Themes

  • How to Add Beautiful Gradient Presets to the Block Editor

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    How to Add Beautiful Gradient Presets to the Block Editor

    Love ‘em or hate ‘em, gradients are here to stay. Especially now, as the WordPress block editor has a default mechanism to apply gradient styles throughout the editing experience. Out of the box, I don’t find the default gradient application experience particularly meaningful, as these presets are an assortment of trendy gradient styles presets. But […]

  • How to Build Patterns for the WordPress Block Editor

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    How to Build Patterns for the WordPress Block Editor

    If you’re a theme or plugin developer in the page building ecosystem, now is a better time than ever to start capitalizing on arguably the most exciting addition to Gutenberg, since Gutenberg: Block Patterns. Let’s dive in and discover how to leverage the new Block Patterns API and build beautiful patterns.

  • A Look at WordPress Themes of the Future

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    Updated Mar 29, 2022
    A Look at WordPress Themes of the Future

    There’s been a lot of discussion around the future of WordPress themes lately due to the ongoing evolution of the block editor. Now that Gutenberg is expanding into other areas of a site (apart from post content), the definitive end of WordPress themes as we know them today is coming.

  • Merlin WP: Better Onboarding for WordPress Themes

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Merlin WP: 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 […]

  • Tabor and Gutenberg + WordPress 5.0

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Tabor and Gutenberg + WordPress 5.0

    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. ?

  • What’s new with the Tabor WordPress theme

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    What’s new with the Tabor WordPress theme

    Tabor has received quite a lot of updates over the past couple of weeks, mostly surrounding Gutenberg. In fact, over the last month I’ve pushed an update nearly every week! So here’s the latest on what’s new with Tabor.

  • Preparing themes for Gutenberg with the Block Unit Test

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Preparing themes for Gutenberg with the Block Unit Test

    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

    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!

  • 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.

  • How to Add Customizer Colors to Gutenberg Block Color Palettes

    Gutenberg, the upcoming block editor for WordPress, has a built-in color palette that lets users stylize content rather easily. While WordPress themes can override them and provide “themed” color palettes, I thought it would be interesting to load a custom color value from the WordPress Customizer within Gutenberg color palettes.