• Block Gallery, Winner at the Automattic Design Awards

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Block Gallery, Winner at the Automattic Design Awards

    Block Gallery, my Gutenberg block project for building beautiful galleries with WordPress 5.0, was announced as this year’s winner in the Best Solution category of the Automattic Design Awards.

  • 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. ?

  • Introducing Block Gallery, a Suite of Beautiful Photo Gallery Blocks

    It’s no secret that I’m a huge proponent of Gutenberg, the new block editor to be released next month in WordPress 5.0. Ever since WordCamp US last year, I’ve been deep into all things Gutenberg, wrapping my head around block development and working on supporting the new editor in all my themes.

  • 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!

  • Announcing CoBlocks, Gutenberg blocks for Content Marketers

    As you’ve probably been well aware of, I’ve been living and breathing all things Gutenberg since attending WordCamp US last year. And while I have a few irons in the fire, with a change as profound as the new block editor, there’s not a better time to dive in and continue exploring… cue CoBlocks!

  • 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.