• 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.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Gutenberg Color Palettes

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    The Ultimate Guide to Gutenberg Color Palettes

    While there is no shortage of articles published about adding general support for a theme’s color palette within the Gutenberg editor, I’m going to focus on the color class changes deployed in Gutenberg 2.8.

  • Explore the future of WordPress themes with Gutenberg and Tabor

    A couple weeks ago, I took the plunge and activated Gutenberg on my personal blog. There were a few quirks here and there, but for the most part, migrating to the new Gutenberg block editor has been a pleasant experience. Want to try out Gutenberg my theme + my theme?

  • Deploying the new Gutenberg Block Editor on my Blog

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Deploying the new Gutenberg Block Editor on my Blog

    This morning I deployed the Gutenberg block editor, the upcoming block-based editor for WordPress core, on this blog — and guess what? My website didn’t implode and disappear into the abyss! ? While the migration was not completely clean cut, the operation was pretty smooth. Here’s what went down on my journey migrating richtabor.com to use the […]

  • Highlights of WordCamp Atlanta 2018

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Highlights of WordCamp Atlanta 2018

    Believe it or not, this year was my first WordCamp Atlanta experience ever. While I have lived in Georgia for a number of years, I’ve never been able to make it. But let me tell you, I sure am glad I made it this year.

  • 7 Lessons I’ve Learned from Running a Successful Product

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    7 Lessons I’ve Learned from Running a Successful Product

    Seven years ago, I started my excursion into the WordPress product space by building and selling WordPress themes at ThemeBeans. Since then, there have been many ups and downs, but through it all, I have learned countless valuable lessons, shaping who I’ve become as a person and an entrepreneur.

  • How to Build a WordPress Gutenberg Inspired Toggle Customizer Control

    If you know me, you know I’m a stickler for building beautiful and highly intuitive user experiences. I’m always looking to make my own WordPress themes simpler and easier to use. After spending quite a bit of time within the Gutenberg editor, I thought the editor’s toggle controls would be a great addition within the […]

  • How to use Amazon Polly and Turn Your Blog Posts into Speech Recordings

    AWS and WPEngine recently launched a WordPress plugin designed to bring the power of Amazon Polly to WordPress — and it’s super cool.

  • Rolling out the Merlin WP Release Candidate 1.0

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    Updated Feb 18, 2022
    Rolling out the Merlin WP Release Candidate 1.0

    Merlin WP, the WordPress theme setup wizard that I started working on a number of months ago, has finally neared its first stable release (GitHub).

  • Download the Ulysses Custom Style for Tabor WordPress Theme

    Ulysses is a fantastic writing app. In fact, the app has been my go-to writing companion for a couple years now, and I honestly couldn’t be happier with it. The minimally beautiful app is a pleasant writing experience that few competitors have come close to copying.