Gutenberg VS Page Builders – Performance Test

I am starting a series of tests comparing the WordPress editor Gutenberg with the Page Builders. The idea is to test Gutenberg in comparison to page builders which are dominating the WordPress world these days. I will try to be completely unbiased and fair as much possible. Whatever the result comes, my intention here is only to see the real difference of how Gutenberg is already better than the page builders. And to also see… 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 »

How to Add Button to the Rich Text Toolbar

Learn how to create a custom button to the Rich Text Editor used by Gutenberg. By default, it has alignments, bold, italic and link buttons. Learn how to add a text highlighter button (and similarly any other option) to the rich text toolbar. Read More »

How to apply a gradient background in Gutenberg

You can easily apply a gradient background to any Gutenberg block via custom CSS. I have already explain how to add custom CSS to any Gutenberg block in a previous tutorial. Go through that tutorial as it explains it well, and you will need to know that to follow this one. Free Online CSS Gradient Code Generator Now you must be thinking that you must know CSS to create a gradient color, but worry not.… Read More »

How to apply custom CSS to any Gutenberg Block

What if you need to apply some custom styling using CSS to your content in Gutenberg editor. There are a few ways you can apply custom CSS to any Gutenberg block. Let's find out how to do it. 1. Via WordPress Customizer You can simply put your custom CSS into the Additional CSS section via WordPress Customizer targeting specific CSS class applied to the Gutenberg block. But, there is a downside to this approach. Your… Read More »

How to add icons in Gutenberg without any plugin

Icons obviously are one of the most needed elements for a web page. In WordPress Gutenberg editor there is currently no default block to easily insert an icon such as Font Awesome, Material Design Icons, Unicons, Dashicons and many other. So let's see an easiest way to add an SVG icon in Gutenberg as an Image. First of all, if you have images of your icons in any image format, that is already easy to… Read More »

WordCamp blocks are now available!

Four Gutenberg blocks are live now which will be used on newly created WordCamp websites going forward. The four blocks are:SpeakersSessionsSponsorsOrganizersThere is also one more block in development for WordCamp schedules. Read More »