• 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.

  • Introducing the Iceberg Markdown Block Editor

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Introducing the Iceberg Markdown Block Editor

    I’d like to finally share with you a project I’ve been working on to make writing in WordPress fun again. Introducing Iceberg.

  • Using Gutenberg Block Variations in the WordPress Block Editor

    Block variations, a new method to extending the WordPress block editor, recently landed in WordPress 5.4. The newly introduced Block Variations API provides alternate configurations of a block that are selectable when a block is first added to a page. Now block variations can be big deal, if properly adopted.

  • WP Block Talk 2020

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    WP Block Talk 2020

    Here are my slides from my session for the virtual WPBlockTalk event where I review how to extend the block editor in a number of fashions – from both the plugin, and the theme side of things.

  • Explore a website’s Gutenberg blocks with Detective Wapuu

    Ever glanced at a website and wondered if it was built with Gutenberg blocks? If so, you’re in luck. Nick Hamze, a prolific block builder connoisseur, has launched a new Chrome extension aimed at helping folks detect what blocks are being used on a website. And it’s just about as ingenious as it’s name: Detective […]

  • Gutenberg Patterns: The Future of Page Building in WordPress

    While the block editor absolutely leveled-up the WordPress publishing experience, building beautiful web pages is still quite a challenge. It’s like we’re handing folks the International Space Station LEGO set — without any sort of help to build it. Sure, the cleverest master builders will likely figure it out, but what about everyone else — […]

  • 2019 Year in Review

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    2019 Year in Review

    As we cross into this next decade, I can’t help but to look back with excitement on this last year in particular. My career took a rather unexpected — yet incredible — turn. Most notably, I sold both CoBlocks and ThemeBeans, joined GoDaddy as a Product Manager of WordPress Experience, attended WordCamp Europe for the […]

  • A new look for the Login Designer website

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    A new look for the Login Designer website

    I never actually launched an “official” website for Login Designer, a plugin I built to help folks better customize their WordPress login pages. The plugin’s aging landing page clearly needed some attention. And now that Login Designer is my only active side project – I gave it just that.

  • 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.