Thanks to Aurooba and Brian from the View Source podcast for sharing a bit of work and thinking I’ve done about WordPress themes and plugins playing nicely with each other.
I built a thing for people who build WordPress sites with The Events Calendar. It also is a great excuse to show people a technique I think can make most sites in the WordPress ecosystem more beautiful. (Not kidding.)
Sometimes good things take time. Sometimes life doesn’t go according to plan. So better late than never, here are my 23NTC Field Notes for all three days of the conference.
After completing the initial layout and home page templates with the Site Editor, I moved on to dealing with some custom post types and taxonomies and putting the site styles to the test against existing content.
As I take my first deep dive into the new WordPress Site Editor, I’m stream-of-consciousness blogging the experience for future reference. Hopefully this will benefit others too!
I was on a podcast discussing my proposal for improving how the WordPress block editor handles CSS.
The final day of 22NTC was a fun grab bag! I learned and talked about WordPress and CRMs, data visualization, inclusive presentations, and ended the day listening to author Saeed Jones.
Today included three really fun community conversations—the “hallway track” of this online conference—and then a lot of sessions about including stakeholders in technology projects, usability testing, and the combination of the two!
Day 1 of 22NTC is in the books! I went to lots of sessions about inclusion, disability, and accessibility. And also WordPress, of course!
This is a proposal to use CSS utility classes for common layout needs and access to site-specific design tokens set in theme.json so that core, theme, and plugins have access to a standardized CSS toolkit. The result is a WordPress landscape where core is easier to extend and themes and plugins are more interoperable.
I always tell my clients that they need to celebrate their victories. So it’s time to follow my own advice. Building off my site launches from last year, I wanted to quickly recap some of the other exciting things I did and built in 2021.
I ran the 2021 Worldwide WordPress 5k (#WWWP5k) in West Seattle on October 24, 2021.
Block Styles let developers hand powerful design controls to WordPress site editors. Right now, there are some key limitations to the feature. I found some workarounds and have some ways I think Block Styles can evolve.
I enjoyed a day full of learning when I “attended” WordCamp US 2021 online. I focused mostly on talks about the WordPress Block Editor and took some notes!
As I keep working with the block editor in WordPress, I often find ways to improve my code’s efficiency and maintainability. Here are a couple tricks for working with Block Patterns that will make a developer’s life much easier.
I finally found a chance to present about my approach to implementing WordPress using the new(ish) Block Editor at my local developer meetup.