Category: WordPress

  • Publishing a Block Pattern on WordPress.org

    Here’s a design I made that walks people through filling out the necessary information to submit their block pattern to the WordPress.org directory.

  • Testing Full Site Editing for WordPress 5.8

    WordPress 5.8 is scheduled to release at the end of July, and one of the most anticipated features is what’s been affectionately referred to as “Full Site Editing.” In reality Full Site Editing (or, FSE) is really a collection of numerous features that together enable someone to edit their entire website using blocks. This is […]

  • A Welcomed Detour

    Took a little detour today and tried to help with some improvements to the media uploader in WordPress, specifically a new button that will let you quickly copy the URL for a file that you just uploaded. This is related to the following WordPress Core issue: Add a copy-link button at the media upload page

  • Testing the Widget Editor for WordPress 5.8

    WordPress 5.8 is scheduled to be released on July 20, 2021 and one of the new features slated for this release is an update to the way widgets work. There’s a “call for testing” up on one of the WordPress community blogs. This post covers my experience running through this test. Its important to note […]

  • A quick guide for building a WordPress block pattern

    As we progress on building a directory for WordPress block patterns, I thought it would be helpful to put together a guide for building patterns. Here’s a first sketch at this guide, which I think can probably live at wordpress.org/patterns/guide: What do you think — does this help, and does it cover the basics? What […]

  • The Possibilities of Full Site Editing

    Here’s a handful of tweets I saw while eating lunch today. The future of WordPress is bright.

  • Canvas Width

    I’m working on designs for the brand new Patterns section for WordPress.org. This new section of the site will allow anyone to create and submit patterns — a collection of WordPress blocks — that can be shared and used by any WordPress site. One aspect of build a great pattern is understanding how your design adapts […]

  • Grid Block Concept

    The WordPress editor is a great writing tool. I’d love to see it become a great layout and design tool, as well. A big part of layout and design is having a grid. The WordPress editor provides a Columns block, but its limited; You can only choose columns and there is no control for spacing. […]

  • In-Between Inserter

    It can be hard to know where you’re adding blocks in the WordPress editor. Hopefully we can make it a little easier by adding some guidance to the in-between add button.

  • 3 + 3 + 3 = 9

    Three and three and three. Nine years is a long time to work at a single company, but I continue to look forward to the next nine years.