Newly released Gutenberg 10.7 includes the first iteration of responsive menus in the navigation block and new design tools to support the existing ones in blocks. Now you can insert block patterns from the WordPress.org Pattern Directory too. ✨
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…
The folks from The Theme Foundry have released a new theme called Collections, which is a post formats centric, Backbone powered WordPress theme. They emailed me to let me know they were wrapping up a Backbone powered theme, and I was intrigued and asked if I could take a closer look. So they showed me…
Tom Parandyk has a short summary of ten years of design engineering research with eight “first principles of software design.” 🎱
BuddyPress 9.0 “Mico” was released a day before WordPress 5.8 with 10 new blocks. It was a short time frame development cycle, so kudos to the team for pulling it off. 🙌 I’m excited to see the block editor used in BuddyPress, which should allow for more flexible design choices.
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….