I hope you’ll read Justin Tadlock‘s excellent article on where Gutenberg went wrong, at least for theme developers. Philip Arthur Moore’s follow-up is also a must-read. I think a drastic change in the developer ecosystem for themes is an unavoidable sacrifice from Gutenberg. Like I mentioned in a recent video, there is still an opportunity, but not the same opportunities.
In this episode, Brian and Brian discuss the upcoming WordSesh schedule and go spelunking through make.wordpress.org to surface some recent gems making their way to WordPress.org – both the project and the website.
It’s up for debate right now how much demand there will be for headless WordPress. Jason Bahl identifies a key barrier: While much of WordPress was built with decoupling in mind, the WP REST API and Gutenberg were not. As a result, decoupled application developers interacting with WordPress are limited in what they can achieve….
Here are two interesting proposals and posts on the future of WordPress themes based on what we’ve seen from Gutenberg so far: Rich Tabor updated his post on the future of themes and notes “the definitive end of WordPress themes as we know them today is coming.” Rich thinks that might be a good thing….
WordPress 4.8, “Evans,” has been released. It’s a bit of a stop-gap release, as I covered before. The most visible feature is the addition of several media widgets — for images, audio, video, and an enhanced text widget. These new widgets will no doubt find broad usage and be valuable to end users. The release…
A reminder from Anne McCarthy about the importance of your help testing Gutenberg 14.1 in advance of the WordPress 6.1 release: If you have the current Gutenberg (plugin) release installed, you can use block template parts without adopting everything that comes with block templates. For example, you can allow a user to edit and build…
Elementor acquires Strattic • WP Engine acquires Delicious Brains‘ plugins 🧠 • When the Cathedrals own the Bazaars and Shopping Centers and you’re in a strip mall with a fruit stand… • Jetpack decouples • InstaWP gets seed funding from Automattic 🌱 • Automattic hire #2000 • World-class FSE, how? 🌐 • WCEU by the numbers • Weglot gives back • RoleUp rolls out • Tadlock exits WP Tavern 🍺 • Why ‘why’ matters most • The Big 2-0 next year • All there is to know about core WordPress email notifications, documented ✉️ • System font stack check • Do not follow by default • Museum of Block Art opens 🎨 • Meet Yvonne Doll • Mostly modest WordPress wishlists • WooCommerce Experts to go global • How to do well in a downturn 📉 • Some things we don’t — but ought to — talk about. 🐘 Silent no longer about Sustainability.