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A Multi-Theme System, the Decade-Long Wait for Grandchild Themes, and Themeless Templates - WP Tavern

Around 2010, child theming had finally caught its stride. Bigger theme shops were starting to take note, and some were implementing advanced parent themes that were meant to serve as a “framework” for creating child themes. The theme development community… Continue Reading →

Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 6 January 2021 - Make WordPress Core

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting (agenda, slack transcript), held in the #core-editor Slack channel, on Wednesday, January 6, 2020, 14:00 UTC. Thank you to all of the contributors who tested the Beta releases and gave feedback. Testing… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg’s Faster Performance Is Eroding Page Builders’ Dominance - WP Tavern

WordPress’ block editor, colloquially still widely known as Gutenberg, is making inroads into the segment of users who have heavily relied on page builders for years. For the most part, page builder plugins have either declined in growth or stagnated… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 9.7 Improves User Experience, Updates Reusable Blocks, and Brings Page Templates to FSE Themes - WP Tavern

Gutenberg 9.7 landed yesterday with several updates and improvements. Users should expect to see changes to the interface for block variations, transforms, and patterns. Reusable blocks are being worked on after what seemed to be a hiatus. Developers can also… Continue Reading →

What’s new in Gutenberg? (6 January) - Make WordPress Core

First release of 2021 . A number of contributors enjoyed some well earned time off but it didn’t stop them from shipping exciting features for the block editor. Block Patterns Drag and Drop Similar to blocks drag and drop that… Continue Reading →

Armando WordPress Theme Provides Insight Into the Current State of Full Site Editing - WP Tavern

As we inch closer to a year in which WordPress’s primary focus will be on Full Site Editing, it is fortunate timing that Themes Team representative Carolina Nymark publicly announced her latest theme, Armando. It is a blogging theme that… Continue Reading →

Exploring Photo Blocks, an Experimental FSE-Ready Photoblogging Theme - WP Tavern

Kjell Reigstad announced the Photo Blocks theme on December 9. It is a part of an ongoing set of experimental work from the WordPress Theme Experiments repository on GitHub. It is essentially a testbed of ideas that are helping to… Continue Reading →

What Is Full Site Editing and What Does It Mean for the Future of WordPress? - WP Tavern

Block-based Twenty Twenty-One theme in the site editor. As I said last week, 2021 will be the year of the site editor. Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word confirms it. WordPress 5.7’s release planning is focused on it. It has… Continue Reading →

Help Steer the Future of WordPress via the FSE Outreach Program - WP Tavern

All hands on deck. 2021 will be the year of the Site Editor. Anne McCarthy announced the official start of the Full-Site Editing (FSE) Outreach Program last Friday on the Make Core blog. The program is primarily geared toward end-users…. Continue Reading →

G2 Components, a From-Scratch Reimagining of WordPress Components - WP Tavern

Update some of the things. That was the goal that Jon Quach, a Principal Designer at Automattic, laid out in the roadmap for integrating the G2 Components project into Gutenberg and, eventually, core WordPress. The project is a reimagining of… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 9.5 Improves Site Editor and Adds New Options for Cover and Code Blocks - WP Tavern

Gutenberg 9.5 went live today. The development team is continuing forward with work that we will start seeing down the road in WordPress 5.7 and beyond. The big user-facing highlights for this release were the additions of a full-height alignment… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 9.4 Introduces Button Width Selector and Typography Controls for List Block - WP Tavern

Gutenberg 9.4.0 was released this week with many small improvements to existing features, while work on full site editing continues. This release will not be included in the upcoming WordPress 5.6 release but those who are using the Gutenberg plugin… Continue Reading →

Proposal to Create an Expanded View or Overlay for the Block Patterns Inserter - WP Tavern

The “version 1.0” launch of block patterns in WordPress 5.5 was overall successful. However, it was easy to overlook the problems while waiting for this feature to land after months of anticipation. Now that we have had a couple of… Continue Reading →

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