• 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, […]

  • Standardizing Theme.json Font Sizes in WordPress Block Themes

    This is part two, of three, in a series on standardizing how we build this next generation of WordPress block themes to accompany the Full Site Editing effort.

  • Standardizing Theme.json Site Spacing in WordPress Block Themes

    This is part three, of three, in a series on standardizing how we build this next generation of WordPress block themes to accompany the Full Site Editing effort.

  • Manage WordPress publishing tasks with the Todo List Block

    I’m currently full on in the process of building a full site editing Block Theme to replace my blog’s current theme, Tabor. While diving into this project I’ve explored a few areas where I can improve my personal publishing flow. The first was bringing editor comments into Gutenberg with my Markdown Comment block, and today I am releasing a […]

  • 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 […]

  • How to Build & Publish Gutenberg Block Plugins to the Block Directory

    I know I’ve said this before, but building Gutenberg blocks has honestly never been easier. Better tools, more detailed documentation, and clearer examples are finally here – paving the way for developers to quickly dive into the art of block building, and in particular, building block plugins.  So what’s the big deal about block plugins? […]

  • A Primer on Block Plugins for the WordPress Block Directory

    While I’ve long been a fan of block collections, most notably with CoBlocks, I do see immense value in block plugins for use within the WordPress Block Directory. Quickly searching for and installing a block right from within the Block Library is quite a clever and empowering experience — one that I believe will eventually […]