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Addressing the Theme Design Problem With Gutenberg’s New Block-Based Widgets System - WP Tavern

I could hardly sleep last night. Once in a blue moon, I have an idea I want to try out. While my day job as a writer means I spend far less time breaking sites through the rigorous trials and… Continue Reading →

VS Code Wins Best PHP IDE/Editor for WordPress Development in 2020 - Delicious Brains

When building software or websites, you’ll need to use an integrated development environment (IDE), a code editor or if you’re really brave, a text editor. They each offer different benefits and drawbacks making it confusing to decide which tool you… Continue Reading →

Valet vs VVV vs Chassis: A Comparison Guide to CLI-Based Local WordPress Development Environments - Delicious Brains

In my last article, I reviewed the best WordPress development environment apps out there. But that’s not all of it, there are a number of great options available as well for those of you who would prefer a CLI-based local… Continue Reading →

Improved Server-Side Rendering of Dynamic WordPress Blocks - WP Tavern

Over the weekend, David Gwyer announced a custom server-side render component for block plugins. The co-founder of WPGO Plugins primarily built his component to speed up the rendering process for dynamic blocks within his own plugins. However, he has now… Continue Reading →

Set Up Visual Studio Code and xDebug as the Ultimate Editor for WordPress Development - Delicious Brains

If you keep up with the many text editors and developer tools available, you may have heard of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code. VS Code is a free, open source code editor that is lightweight like Sublime Text, but offers many… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate 2 - WordPress.org News

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is here! WordPress 5.5 is slated for release on August 11, 2020, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.5 yet, now is the time! You can test the WordPress 5.5 release candidate in… Continue Reading →

Upcoming in WordPress 5.5: Features and Changes Theme Authors Should Know About - WP Tavern

August 11, the target release date for WordPress 5.5, is just shy of two weeks away. For developers who have not been completely on top of the upcoming release, now is a good time to start looking at how changes… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 - WordPress.org News

WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test… Continue Reading →

Develop, Test, and Showcase Blocks in Isolation With BlockBook - WP Tavern

Riad Benguella released BlockBook, a project that promises to overhaul how developers build blocks and more, on Tuesday. It is a development environment that allows creators to work with blocks in isolation, outside of WordPress. Developers can view individual block… Continue Reading →

The 4 Best Local WordPress Development Environments in 2020: XAMPP vs MAMP vs Local vs DesktopServer - Delicious Brains

An easy-to-use local testing server is one of the most important tools in a WordPress developer’s utility belt. Developing in a local environment lets you make changes to dev sites quickly and easily without having to transfer files anywhere. It… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.5 Beta 3 - WordPress.org News

WordPress 5.5 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development,so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress… Continue Reading →

Theme Authors Can Pass Data to Template Files in WordPress 5.5 - WP Tavern

Theme developers can finally rejoice. For the first time, it is now possible to pass data to templates via the various core template-loading functions. Enrico Sorcinelli announced the change on the Make Core blog this past Friday. The feature was… Continue Reading →

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