WordPress 6.0 To Ship New Block Locking Feature

WordPress 6.0 has several new features that should make any extender happy about building on top of the platform. However, one of the more advanced tools is the ability to lock blocks, which can be used to prevent specific blocks from being moved or removed. The upcoming release includes a new “Lock” setting in the … Read more

How To Build Coupon Cards With WordPress Blocks

Last year, I designed several patterns for showcasing coupon codes on a site. They were part of a larger theme project that I never finished. However, I had a ton of fun playing around with variations. Disliking them withering away on my laptop’s hard drive, I thought I would share them with the Tavern audience. … Read more

Gutenberg 13.2 Adds Persistent User Preferences and a Visualizer for Margin and Padding Controls

Gutenberg 13.2 was released earlier today. While much of the developer community is gearing up for the WordPress 6.0 release in two weeks, work continues steadily on the plugin, driving future updates. The latest release is not as hefty on enhancements as previous updates but includes around four dozen bug fixes. Despite a heavy focus … Read more

Catch FSE Is a Bold, Business-Friendly WordPress Block Theme

And another theme shop hops on the block bandwagon. Catch Themes’ first block-based theme, Catch FSE, landed on WordPress.org over the weekend. The company is one of the most prolific authors in the official WordPress theme directory, touting a total of 109 themes. There are only a few others with such an impressive body of … Read more

WordPress.org Launch Pattern Creator

“The Pattern Creator page will allow designers and content creators to build, edit, and submit their best block patterns to the directory,” Shiels said. “Approved patterns will be added to the directory, where they will be instantly available to the authors of millions of WordPress sites.” WordPress.org’s contributors are preparing to open the doors of the Pattern Directory to public submissions. … Read more

Gutenberg 12.8 Launches the Web Fonts API

Gutenberg 12.8 landed in the WordPress plugin directory earlier today. I have been tinkering with many of the features as they were committed over the last couple of weeks. There are some things that I am excited about. The Web Fonts API is something I have patiently waited months for, but the ability to quickly … Read more

The Dream of Exporting WordPress Block Themes

I have said it before, but it bears repeating: the next generation of WordPress theme authors will design from the site editor. It seems that Gutenberg project contributors are making good on my promise. Earlier today, I exported a WordPress theme from the site editor. The resulting ZIP file seemed to include all the necessary bits … Read more

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