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Themes Set Up for a Paradigm Shift, WordPress 5.8 Will Unleash Tools To Make It Happen - WP Tavern

For much of WordPress’s history, the foundational elements of building a theme have been slow to change. Every so often, developers would get a new feature, such as child themes, featured images, nav menus, and template parts. Each of these… Continue Reading →

Patchstack Whitepaper: 582 WordPress Security Issues Found in 2020, Over 96% From Third-Party Extensions - WP Tavern

Patchstack, which recently rebranded from WebARX, released its 2020 security whitepaper. The report identified a total of 582 security vulnerabilities. However, only 22 of the issues came from WordPress itself. Third-party plugins and themes accounted for the remaining 96.22%. “These… Continue Reading →

Recreating the Classic Wedding WordPress Theme Homepage With the Block Editor - WP Tavern

I simply do not understand it. For at least the better part of a decade, theme authors have asked for the tools to create more complex layouts with WordPress. They have asked for the ability to allow end-users to more… Continue Reading →

Enō: ‘Probably This Is the Best Blogging Theme Ever’ - WP Tavern

Sometimes a theme’s description is so moving that one must install, activate, and test the project. I often rail against the obviously keyword-stuffed text in the free WordPress theme directory. But, I am pleasantly surprised from time to time. Enō… Continue Reading →

Full Site Editing Is Partly a ‘Go’ for WordPress 5.8 - WP Tavern

Today, Josepha Haden Chomphosy announced the results of yesterday’s “go/no-go” demo and decision on whether Full Site Editing (FSE) would land in WordPress 5.8. The site editor and global styles are not landing in the next release. However, several other… Continue Reading →

FSE Outreach Round #5: Venturing out a Query Quest - WP Tavern

The Full Site Editing (FSE) outreach program is chugging along. Since December, it has called for and completed four rounds of testing. The latest round asks volunteers to provide feedback on the Query block, arguably one of the most crucial… Continue Reading →

Yet Another WordPress Block Library Plugin - WP Tavern

You are the team manager at a WordPress development company. You just spent the last couple of months directing the group of highly skilled developers that you oversee to create the latest and greatest block library for WordPress. Your developers… Continue Reading →

Display Digital Sheet Music With the WordPress Block Editor - WP Tavern

OSMD plugin output on the front end. PhonicScore, a company out of Vienna, recently released its OpenSheetMusicDisplay (OSMD) plugin. It is a WordPress block built for rendering digital sheet music in the browser. The OSMD plugin is built on top… Continue Reading →

Will Full Site Editing Land in WordPress 5.8? A Decision Is Forthcoming - WP Tavern

Yesterday, Josepha Haden Chomphosy announced the roadmap for deciding whether Full Site Editing (FSE) will land in WordPress 5.8. After the launch of Gutenberg 10.4 on April 14, a small group of core leads will participate in a go/no-go demo…. Continue Reading →

Yes, Comments Are Still Relevant, But We Need a Better System - WP Tavern

More and more, open comments are becoming a thing of the past. Large news organizations have kicked them to the curb. Frustrated bloggers who no longer desire all of the hassles with moderation shut down their forms. The conversations have… Continue Reading →

Calling All Themers: Design the Next Round of Query Block Patterns - WP Tavern

The Gutenberg plugin repository currently has an open ticket calling for community-contributed Query block patterns. These would launch alongside Full Site Editing’s inclusion in WordPress, which could be as soon as version 5.8 — no hard decision has been made… Continue Reading →

Twentig Now Upgrades the Twenty Twenty-One Theme Experience - WP Tavern

Twentig, the brainchild of sibling co-founders Diane and Yann Collet, now supports the Twenty Twenty-One theme. The developers originally built the plugin, which is hosted on, around the idea of “supercharging” Twenty Twenty. After its initial success, they have… Continue Reading →

Disable the WordPress Block Editor’s Fullscreen Mode With a Plugin - WP Tavern

On Wednesday, Johan Jonk Stenström released Fullscreen Mode B Gone to the WordPress plugin directory. As the catchy title implies, it gets rid of the block editor’s fullscreen mode. As anyone who prefers to opt-out of fullscreen mode knows, there… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 10.3 Supports Default Image Sizes, Continues Normalizing Toolbars, and Categorizes Theme Blocks - WP Tavern

Version 10.3 of the Gutenberg plugin landed yesterday. Users can now define a default Image block size. The development team also continued work on normalizing block toolbars, created a “theme” block category, and added a padding option to the Verse… Continue Reading →

FSE Outreach Round #4: Building a Restaurant-Themed Header With Gutenberg’s Site Editor - WP Tavern

Anne McCarthy announced the fourth round of testing for the Full Site Editing (FSE) Outreach program last week. This testing phase calls for users to build a restaurant-themed header via the Gutenberg plugin’s site editor. Testing is open to anyone,… Continue Reading →

GoDaddy Pro Will Kick off 2-Day Expand Event on April 27 - WP Tavern

GoDaddy Pro is launching its first virtual Expand event on April 27. The free-to-attend conference will focus on web professionals and will last until April 28. In February, GoDaddy re-launched GoDaddy Pro as a formal sub-brand of the company. The… Continue Reading →

Creating Tiled, Masonry, and Other Image Layouts With Meow Gallery - WP Tavern

I am uncertain of how I first came across the Meow Gallery WordPress plugin. It was a pinned tab in my browser for a while, but it has recently become one of those projects that I keep coming back to…. Continue Reading →

10up Creates Classic Post Migration Route With Its Convert to Blocks WordPress Plugin - WP Tavern

Yesterday, 10up officially announced Convert to Blocks, a WordPress plugin for transforming classic posts into blocks. The goal is to provide users with a safe migration route for old content while removing the burdens of other options in the space…. Continue Reading →

Extendify Acquires Editor Plus, Introduces Commercial Templates in Its Plan To Improve Block Editing - WP Tavern

With the release of Editor Plus 2.7 in recent weeks, Extendify stamped its brand name on the plugin. The company officially acquired the plugin months ago. However, this was its first public outing as the new owner of a project… Continue Reading →

Insert Font Awesome Icons Into the Block Editor via the JVM Gutenberg Rich Text Icons Plugin - WP Tavern

Joris van Montfort, a freelance WordPress developer, released the JVM Gutenberg Rich Text Icons plugin over the weekend. The goal was simple: allow users to insert icons nearly anywhere in the block editor at the click of a button. The… Continue Reading →

WebARX Rebrands To Patchstack, Combines Services To Focus on WordPress Plugin and Theme Security - WP Tavern

In 2018, WebARX launched the first version of its security platform and grew to 3,000 users. Earlier this month, the company decided to rebrand to Patchstack. Outside of customers getting the name wrong, the company had grown beyond its original… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Changes and Steps for an Overhauled WordPress Theme Review System - WP Tavern

On Wednesday, WordPress executive director Josepha Haden Chomphosy posted the next steps forward for themes and reviews for the official theme directory. In the post, she describes the tools and types of access the Themes Team needs. She also laid… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 10.2 Adds Spacers To Navigation Lists, Lets Users Categorize Template Parts, and Introduces Scoped Patterns - WP Tavern

Yesterday, version 10.2 of the Gutenberg WordPress plugin landed. Users can now add a Spacer block between Navigation items, categorize custom template parts, and pick between patterns when inserting the Query block. The user experience continues to improve in some… Continue Reading →

Work on the Twenty Twenty-Two Default WordPress Theme Should Already Be Underway - WP Tavern

[The Eksell theme] does such a great job of selling a block editor-driven WordPress. It was a missed opportunity to not pair something of this quality with the block editor when WordPress 5.0 was released. It’s responsive! I’m amazed this… Continue Reading →

Automatically Create Image Slideshows With the Full Screen Galleries Plugin - WP Tavern

Earlier today, core WordPress contributor Nick Halsey released Full Screen Galleries, a plugin that automatically creates a full-screen slideshow when site visitors click on an image. The plugin works with all images, regardless of whether they are in a gallery… Continue Reading →

Compatibility Is Not Enough: The Eksell WordPress Theme Creates Art With Blocks - WP Tavern

It is easy to become jaded after reading the same old keyword-stuffed theme descriptions. After viewing the same hero-plus-three-boxes theme designs. After seeing another theme with “block editor styles” that utterly fails to deliver on its promise. As I peruse… Continue Reading →

2nd Annual Atarim Web Agency Summit Kicks Off March 23 - WP Tavern

Atarim is launching its 2nd annual Web Agency Summit in a couple of weeks. The free event will run from March 23 – 26. The goal of the event is to help agencies and freelancers in the WordPress space grow… Continue Reading → and Jetpack Launch Story Block for Mobile Apps - WP Tavern

Automattic-owned launched its new Story-publishing feature today. Currently, only users with the WordPress for Android or iOS apps can add stories. Self-hosted users with Jetpack-connected sites can publish via the mobile apps too. The development team previewed the Story… Continue Reading →

Proposal and Steps To Dual-License Gutenberg Under the GPL and MPL - WP Tavern

The GPL is so embedded into WordPress that it is not just the license the platform is under but a part of the community’s culture. Friends have been gained and lost over discussions of it. Bridges burned. Battles waged. People… Continue Reading →

User-Friendly Methods for Testing Gutenberg Enhancements and Bug Fixes - WP Tavern

Living on the bleeding edge of Gutenberg’s development is not particularly easy for everyone. There is a ton of work and know-how involved with getting everything set up. You have to clone a Git repository, grab pull requests, and run… Continue Reading →

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