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Gutenberg + Themes: Week of July 26, 2021 - Make WordPress Themes

Hello! This is the 59th weekly roundup of theme-related discussions, fixes, and developments in Gutenberg.   As always, please weigh in on the tickets below — your feedback is crucial and appreciated.  Issues / Discussions & PRs Themes: Cover block: Text… Continue Reading →

Initial Patterns for the Patterns Directory: Launched! - Make WordPress Design

As reported over on the Meta blog, the 85 patterns the community designed for launch with the Pattern Directory are now live! A few examples of our new community-designed block patterns. Thank you to everyone who submitted, refined, and helped… Continue Reading →

Monthly design Show and Tell – July 2021 - Make WordPress Design

The Weekly Chat for design will take place Today, 28th July 2021, 16:00 UTC in the #design channel of the WordPress Slack. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook. This week’s meeting is a… Continue Reading →

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 17.9 - Make WordPress Mobile

WordPress for iOS version 17.9 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad. Test Setup Make sure you are using the latest beta noted… 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 →

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 17.9 - Make WordPress Mobile

WordPress for Android version 17.9-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel. You can ask to join the Beta Program at Android App Testing on Google Play. Once you have been accepted, click the “Become a Tester” button at… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg + Themes: Week of July 19, 2021 - Make WordPress Themes

Hello! This is the 58th weekly roundup of theme-related discussions, fixes, and developments in Gutenberg.   As always, please weigh in on the tickets below — your feedback is crucial and appreciated.  Issues / Discussions & PRs FSE: Fix nested layout… Continue Reading →

20 WordPress Statistics & Interesting Facts (2021) - WP Dev Shed

If you are someone who is thinking about diving into the world of WordPress, but you’re not too sure where to begin, we think that this article is a good place to start. Here is what we believe to be… Continue Reading →

Do You Know Who You Are? 7 Questions to Ask to Define Your Unique Purpose - iThemes

You have to find out who you are and you have to turn that understanding into your unique purpose. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton Do you wonder why you are here or… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg + Themes: Week of July 16, 2021 - Make WordPress Themes

Hello! This is the 57th weekly roundup of theme-related discussions, fixes, and developments in Gutenberg.   As always, please weigh in on the tickets below — your feedback is crucial and appreciated.  Issues / Discussions & PRs Themes: theme.json properties can’t… Continue Reading →

What Are Kadence Blocks: 5 Reasons to Use Kadence Blocks - iThemes

What are Kadence Blocks? No, it’s not a new learning game for kids. It’s a WordPress plugin that will give you more design flexibility and freedom than you’ve ever had before. Kadence Blocks add custom blocks and options that extend… Continue Reading →

10 WordPress Theme Features You Need - iThemes

Have you been wondering which WordPress theme features you need to build a great website? Having a website gives you the ability to reach out to a broader audience in a variety of directions, but having the right theme features… 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 →

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 17.8 - Make WordPress Mobile

WordPress for Android version 17.8-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel. You can ask to join the Beta Program at Android App Testing on Google Play. Once you have been accepted, click the “Become a Tester” button at… Continue Reading →

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 17.8 - Make WordPress Mobile

WordPress for iOS version 17.8 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad. Test Setup Make sure you are using the latest beta noted… Continue Reading →

How to Be Invested in Planning for Success: 3 Reasons It Is Important - iThemes

Are you planning for success with your business? You would think that every business begins with the idea of success. Some just have an idea for a business, or a creative name, or an end goal. You need to be… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg + Themes: Week of July 9, 2021 - Make WordPress Themes

Hello! This is the 56th weekly roundup of theme-related discussions, fixes, and developments in Gutenberg.   This week includes a few items specific to the upcoming release of WordPress 5.8. As always, please weigh in on the tickets below — your… Continue Reading →

Design Team Meeting Notes: July 7, 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. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook. The main focus was an open floor but… Continue Reading →

Best Online Marketing Strategies: 16 Tips for Beginners - iThemes

The best online marketing strategies are to start with making connections and finish with being helpful to those connections. A business blog is more than a corporate website with regularly updated content. Your business blog is your unique brand solving… Continue Reading →

Design team meeting agenda for July 7th - Make WordPress Design

The Weekly Chat for design will take place Today, 7th July 2021, 19:00 BST in the #design channel of the WordPress Slack. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook. There is one topic so… Continue Reading →

Block-based Meeting Notes — July 7 - Make WordPress Themes

Important: this meeting will now occur once a month, rather than bi-monthly. The calendar and make pages have been updated accordingly, thanks @kafleg @kjellr. Meeting location #themereview make slack. Facilitated by @scruffian Full transcript starting here: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RP4Y3K/p1625670047176500 Gutenberg + Theme… Continue Reading →

Block-based Themes Meeting Agenda: July 7, 2021 - Make WordPress Themes

Below is the agenda for this week’s Block-based Themes meeting. Time: Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 11:00 AM EDT Channel: #themereview Agenda Block-based theme updates in GutenbergTT1 Blocks updateOpen Floor / Q&A Please comment if you have any specific topics you’d… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg + Themes: Week of July 2, 2021 - Make WordPress Themes

Hello! This is the 55th weekly roundup of theme-related discussions, fixes, and developments in Gutenberg.   This week includes a few items specific to the upcoming release of WordPress 5.8. As always, please weigh in on the tickets below — your… Continue Reading →

Monthly Design Show and Tell: June 2021 - Make WordPress Design

Attendees: @karmatosed (facilitator), @kellychoffman, @joen, @beafialho, @javiarce, @melchoyce, @fcoveram, @kjellr Designs shared @beafialho shared progress on the WordPress News redesign. @fcoveram shared progress on Openverse — We have an open call for note-takers and triage facilitators. These both are great… Continue Reading →

What is Kadence Theme? 10 Reasons to Use Kadence - iThemes

Have you been wondering just what is Kadence Theme? Since Kadence WP joined the iThemes family, there has been a lot of talk about the Kadence Theme and the Starter Templates. It’s time to dig deeper into what is Kadence… Continue Reading →

Design team meeting agenda for June 30th - Make WordPress Design

The Weekly Chat for design will take place Today, 30th June 2021, 19:00 BST in the #design channel of the WordPress Slack. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook. This week’s meeting is a… Continue Reading →

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 17.7 - Make WordPress Mobile

WordPress for Android version 17.7-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel. You can ask to join the Beta Program at Android App Testing on Google Play. Once you have been accepted, click the “Become a Tester” button at… Continue Reading →

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 17.7 - Make WordPress Mobile

WordPress for iOS version 17.7 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad. What’s New? NOTIFICATIONS Blogging Reminders! Choose which days you’d like to… Continue Reading →

Update: Initial Patterns for the Patterns Directory - Make WordPress Design

Thank you for the wave of contributions to help kick off the WordPress.org pattern directory. We now have 80+ patterns in the collection!  Now that you’ve helped us populate the directory with so many patterns, @melchoyce, @beafialho, and I are… 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 →

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