• 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.

  • WordCamp Europe 2019 and the Bright Future of WordPress

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    WordCamp Europe 2019 and the Bright Future of WordPress

    WordCamp Europe was as just as incredible as everyone said it would be. The city of Berlin was welcoming and beautiful, the sessions were great, and there was a lot of tasty food. But best of all, the vibrant WordPress community we all know and love was there in full-force. 

  • CoBlocks 1.10: Easier Maps, Form Block Spam Protection, and more

    Things are going so great at GoDaddy and we’re charging ahead on both new features and upcoming blocks for CoBlocks. Our last release added three new gallery blocks from Block Gallery and a new Form block. And while this latest update does not add any WordPress blocks, it does add a whole slew of new […]

  • GoDaddy Acquires CoBlocks, ThemeBeans and Block Gallery

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    GoDaddy Acquires CoBlocks, ThemeBeans and Block Gallery

    I’ve made a number of things as a WordPress “maker” — most notably ThemeBeans, CoBlocks, and Block Gallery. My mission and clear focus through building products has always been to deliver a phenomenal WordPress experience. It’s the foundation upon which my career is built. And while it’s been a fantastic experience so far, it almost […]

  • CoBlocks has a new logo

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    CoBlocks has a new logo

    A couple of weeks ago, I started pushing out a new, cleaner logo for CoBlocks. We ultimately needed a new logo that accurately portrayed the underlining theme behind our work, and that fit nicely within the context of the new Gutenberg WordPress block editor.

  • How to Conditionally Load JavaScript for Gutenberg Blocks

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    How to Conditionally Load JavaScript for Gutenberg Blocks

    WordPress 5.0 introduced a number of new block-related functions which super-charge developers with new tools to leverage the new Gutenberg WordPress block editor. Let’s take a look at one of those neat functions.

  • New Shape Divider, Features and Icon Blocks in CoBlocks 1.9

    Over the last three weeks, since the initial swing into a page building block system, we’ve pushed three major releases to CoBlocks:

  • Introducing new Page Building Blocks and Tools for CoBlocks

    As I mentioned in my 2018 Year in Review, Jeffrey Carandang and I have recently joined ranks, doubling down our efforts to making CoBlocks absolutely brilliant. And after months of very challenging work, we finally have something to show you. We think you’re going to like this. A lot.

  • 2018 Year in Review

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    2018 Year in Review

    I’ve been building WordPress products for close to eight years now, yet sometimes it feels like I’m just getting started. I can’t believe what a brilliant year 2018 was. It’s been a year of adventure, change, and growth – both personally and professionally.