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Tech Roundup for the Week of October 17

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.

Move Over CSS, Here’s JSON

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 Generator Goes Turbo

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.

The Hidden World of Javascript in WordPress

Post Status member Brian Coords shares his journey into the JavaScript maze that is contained in WordPress. He explains how we can use it to its full potential, especially when we accept the fact that understanding Redux and React are super-important to work with the future of WordPress.

Cool Tool

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!

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