Category: Themes

  • How to add and remove Gutenberg block styles with Javascript

    Extending the editor with block styles is a quick way to add, or remove, styling defaults to any Gutenberg block. Among adding block patterns and variations, block styles are a clever way to standardize creative elements of a site running on Gutenberg. I suspect that in time, block styles will become a core component of […]

  • The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Block Templates

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Block Templates

    In this era of WordPress Block Themes, there are a number of familiar — yet very new — areas of theming that we need to get up to date with. One of those is the concept of block templates.  You see, themes have been able to provide templates for quite a while, but block templates […]

  • A Primer on Full Site Editing for WordPress Theme Developers

    The next big shift for WordPress, nearly as monumental as the block editor itself, is a concept known as full site editing. Full site editing (FSE) is very much still experimental, but the concepts are clearly in view. Imagine being able to change your site’s header, footer, single, and even archive templates, with minimal effort-all […]

  • How to Add Beautiful Gradient Presets to the Block Editor

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    Updated Aug 29, 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 Jun 23, 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.