If you want to understand how to bridge the gap between the REST API and the Customizer, Weston Ruter has you covered. With an incredibly detailed blog post and a sample plugin, you can get started taking advantage of manipulating data using the API, through the Customizer interface. This shows a lot of what is possible in a rapidly evolving Customizer, and his writeup and code are an excellent way to learn.
There’s been talk of how difficult it is to stand out in the WordPress professional theme space lately. David A. Kennedy at ThemeShaper says Gutenberg is going to change this “in a big way.” David thinks the new editor will add such versatility to all themes that it will shift the market’s focus from theme functionality to design….
One of Pippin Williamson’s repeated concerns during his review of page builders was over data loss. He praised the plugins that, when deactivated, maintained HTML markup and content in the_content() so the site owner could still use their content without the plugin. I’ve been thinking about this a good bit since. “Data loss” and content There…
HappyForms is a custom form builder that makes secure forms that get you leads, not spam.
In a Make Core post co-authored by Ryan Boren, Helen Hou-Sandí, and Sheri Bigelow; they attempt to highlight some bigger goals for live previewing WordPress websites via the customizer. One of the most important things in WordPress is users being able to feel confident as they make changes to their content and more generally to their sites….
Matt Mullenweg just completed the 2016 State of the Word, which highlights the accomplishments of the past year, and sets the direction for the year ahead for WordPress.
Chip Bennet has a tutorial on Make Themes that outlines how to port from theme settings pages using the Settings API and into the customizer. The Customizer API has the option to store settings in the options table, which the Settings API defaults to, so the conversion doesn’t have to be that hard. He shows…