What are Blocks, Patterns, and Layouts in Gutenberg?

Gutenberg is diving deep into customization leading into 2020. With customization, and eventual full site editing, comes new terminology that needs to be defined.The phase one of the Gutenberg is done amazingly and that introduces us with Blocks. But that is not over yet. In phase two of the development the work on Gutenberg editor development continues. And there are some amazing new features we may see soon, Patterns and Layouts.In this post Mel Choyce… Read More »

WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” Released

WordPress 5.3 named "Kirk" has been released now. This version introduces the most refined user experience for the Gutenberg editor. There are a lot of updates and work done as always by the amazing WordPress team and contributors. WordPress 5.3 also includes a really amazing Gutenberg optimized WordPress theme named "Twenty Twenty". The Twenty Twenty theme is designed to work well with the Gutenberg editor and could easily be your goto theme for a fresh… Read More »

Built-in handling of big images in WordPress 5.3

So you got a WordPress website with a lot of images? And you always struggle to optimize them, resize theme for the web before manually uploading it to your website? Not anymore, as WordPress 5.3 is introducing a built-in mechanism to handle big images automatically for you. Check out the official post for more details on how it works. Read More »

Block Editor Theme-related updates in WordPress 5.3

A must read for Theme Developers. WordPress 5.3 includes a lot of additions and refactoring to existing blocks in order to support new features. Some of this features require special care from theme authors in order to optimize the Block Editor theme integration. Check out the details. Read More »

Gutenberg The block editor is coming to the mobile apps

The WordPress mobile apps just getting updated to integrate the block editing experience for mobile users. The expected launch date for this update is set for March 11th, 2019. The initial release is focused to support basic gutenberg blocks like paragraph, image and headline blocks. Read more about this at the official post. Read More »

WordPress 5.1 “Betty” Released

Following WordPress 5.0 — a major release which introduced the new block editor codenamed Gutenberg— 5.1 focuses on polish, in particular by improving the overall performance of the editor. In addition, this release paves the way for a better, faster, and more secure WordPress with some essential tools for site administrators and developers. Checkout official post for more info. Read More »

WordPress 5.2 Schedule and Scope

Gary Pendergast shared the details, schedule and scope for the WordPress 5.2. It is scheduled to be released by the end of April, 2019. The most interesting thing he mentioned for this update is an in-built Gutenberg Blocks Manager which is a must needed feature now. He also mentioned about the block directory which would be made available with this release. This will be an exciting update for sure. Read more at the official post. Read More »

What’s New in Gutenberg v5.0? (6th February)

The work on Gutenberg plugin is progressing toward Phase 2 of the project. Gutenberg plugin v5.0 has been released. This release includes. A new RSS block and follow-up improvements: 1, 2. A new Amazon Kindle embed block. A new FocalPointPicker component and use it to define the focal point of the Cover block background. Bunch of Bug fixes. Bunch of improvements. Documentation updates. More... Read More »

Update on Porting Widgets to Blocks

Mel Choyce shared the progress update on . Specifically for porting WordPress Widgets to Gutenberg Blocks. A lot of progress has been made with few things left. If you are a developer you can contribute to the pending issues via github. The set timeline for this specific project from is ~4 weeks. Read More »