Category: Gutenberg

  • What if… you could see relevant patterns and previews when adding a block?

  • Thinking Through: WordPress Border Controls

    Thinking Through: WordPress Border Controls

    The WordPress block editor is starting to look more and more like a design tool for creating Patterns and web pages. We’re seeing new controls every release for basic design tools like line-height, color, padding, and block spacing. The WordPress editor offers some simple controls for setting a block’s border. Controls for a block borders […]

  • Thinking Through: Document Status and Visibility

    Thinking Through: Document Status and Visibility

    If you’ve ever used WordPress to create a blog post, web page, or any other type of document, then you are likely familiar with the Inspector Sidebar. The sidebar shows you information and controls related to the either the selected block, or the document itself. The sidebar hasn’t changed very much over the years, and […]

  • Thinking Through: Switching Block Styles

    The WordPress block editor has a feature called “Block Styles” that allow a block (or plugin, or theme) to provide CSS-like style options to alter the appearance of the block. For example, the Table block offers two styles: Default and Striped. This post looks at the interface for switching between styles and how it could […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sidebars, Popovers, and Modals

    Recently, I’ve noticed the need to move from sidebars, to popovers, to modals. For example, in the WordPress block editor you can add blocks from a small and quick popover called the Quick Library, or from the larger Sidebar Libary. And, there’s been a few designs floating around that use a modal to browse patterns. […]