WordPress Design & Development Around the Web
Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space this past week.
I feel like we just started getting a better rhythm of using CSS and SCSS for bringing design systems to life with WordPress theming, and now we’re taking a step backward. At least that is what I thought BEFORE I read Post Status member Mike McAlister’s thorough breakdown of why JSON is so important and how it will help us all develop better. This goes for theme creators as well!
A new code generator site is freshly launched in beta. WPTurbo, from the folks that bring you WPMarmite, has similar features that you’ve seen from GenerateWP and Hasty — BUT Turbo has a
theme.json generator, which could come in handy building new block-based themes. It looks like it’s packed with features comparable to its predecessors but updated for the Gutenberg era.
Each week we feature one cool tool that can help make your life easier as a WordPress builder.
Grab Those Things After The Question Mark!
This week I found myself in a sticky situation where I needed to show the parameters from a URL in the block editor. I really didn’t want to have to create a whole new custom block or a page template, so I searched for a plugin that could help. My discovery landed me on this little gem of a plugin called URL Params. It gives you the ability to add shortcodes to display the parameters from a URL. Short, sweet, and it works!