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Configuring Theme Design with theme.json - WordPress.org News

Starting in WordPress 5.8, a new tool — “theme.json” — is available to use in your theme. Maybe you’re hearing about it for the first time, or maybe you’re testing and developing themes with it already. Either way, I’m glad you’re… Continue Reading →

Widgets in WordPress 5.8 and Beyond - Make WordPress Design

WordPress 5.8 (released last week ) brings the power of Gutenberg blocks to widget areas — which means highly customizable layout and styling options, and a more WYSIWYG editing experience. I made a test site based on oldie-but-goodie Twenty Sixteen theme, which… Continue Reading →

A Walk Around… The Search Block - Make WordPress Design

Welcome to a new installment of the series where I look at the current state of Gutenberg blocks and propose improvements. In my previous post, I talked about the Table block. This time I’ll be discussing another important component: the… Continue Reading →

Side-by-Side Image Challenge - Make WordPress Design

Drag and drop is known for being one of the most intuitive interaction patterns there is. One behavior that users might expect to find in Gutenberg is the ability to create side-by-side images by dragging and dropping an image next… Continue Reading →

A Walk Around… The Table Block - Make WordPress Design

In this post I’d like to talk about the Table Block and propose several improvements and enhancements. Many of these changes require implementing one important feature: multi-cell selection. Others, like improving the initial placeholder state, could be addressed independently. If… Continue Reading →

Design Team Meeting Notes: June 2, 2021 - Make WordPress Design

These are the weekly notes for the design meeting that happens on Wednesdays. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook. Housekeeping We have an… Continue Reading →

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