• Patterns empower

    One of the most frequent things someone says when creating something using WordPress is I ‘want it like this’. They look at a site and want something, but then they are stuck. The ‘how’ seems far, and the chasm across implementation is vast. Creating is just too complex, and often the end result is one

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  • Creating a page to display content from across multiple sites

    Over the years, I’ve had a range of pages that have contained my content from across several sites. It’s now even easier to create a page using the RSS block, and today I’m going to walk you through that. What we will cover today: Creating a page using the RSS block in the editor. Ways

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  • Theme creation is now easier

    The way that themes have evolved within WordPress has made creating them easier. That feels like a bold statement, but it’s true. Themes have been on quite a journey from their origins of simple files through to complex compilers, frameworks and now have come back almost full circle with more levels, options for creation and

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  • Design tools are critical to site editing

    If you are following the editor project in WordPress, you might have heard the term design tools. I wanted to spend some time talking about what they are and why I think this is incredibly important. Design tools are a term for anything relating to the appearance of blocks. Because ‘everything is a block’, this

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  • The importance of testing early and often

    This week saw the release of WordPress 5.8 ‘Tatum’. It’s a huge milestone on the full site editing journey, the new WordPress experience’s grand adventure. With every release comes a pause, a moment to reflect, yet it’s important to consider testing continually. We all create this experience together by testing and finding the problems, the

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  • Tips for creating in the site editor

    A few days ago, I wrote about creating themes and my current process. I wanted to share some things that have made it easier for me using the full site editor. Reset and undo are friendly There are tools to undo anything. Even if you save something, you can remove a template, template part or

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  • Creating a theme

    I am still like many discovering how I create themes using site editing, but I wanted to share my current process and some observations I’ve made along the way. The image for this post is a picture of yarn because at times I’ve felt like I am untangling yarn as I piece together my process

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  • Theme Way station

    When travelling, way stations are great to pause, refuel, check your gear, and even observe the incredible scenery around you. I am taking a moment to do just that as I’ve been busy the past few weeks getting to know the current space of themes. Never travel alone As I have journeyed through this, I

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  • Theme.json inspires

    WordPress themes have been stuck. It wasn’t their fault they were being asked to do so much and often had to pretend they were plugins. The end result of this was seen in code weight, style stagnation and generally a lack of excitement around themes compared to the years gone past. I don’t say this

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