A Gutenberg Migration Guide for Developers

In order to help developers learn how to migrate from the classic editor to Gutenberg, Daniel Bachhuber has launched a Gutenberg Migration Guide. Bachhuber is seeking the community’s help in identifying and filling a database to document all of the ways the classic editor can be customized. Take a look (more…)
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Are WordPress Developers Really Cheaper to Hire?

One of the arguments for using WordPress is that affordable help for the platform is easy to find. It’s something I have seen claimed around the web a lot of times and I have made this argument myself, repeatedly. It seems simple enough: WordPress has less of an entry barrier for developers, meaning it’s easier …
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CSS Blocks

A new entry into the CSS-in-JS landscape! Looks like the idea is that you write an individual CSS file for every component. You have to work in components, that’s how the whole thing works. In the same isle as styled-components, css-modules, and glamorous.

Then you write :scope { } which is the base style for that component. Which I guess means you get out of having to pick a name! But also means you’re pretty locked in …

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10 Tips for Perfect Flyer Design

If you aren’t a print project regular, designing the perfect flyer can be somewhat nerve-wracking. But it doesn’t have to be. With a solid content plan and a great designer (that’s you), crafting the perfect flyer that will entice and engage users is simple. There’s a wonderful feeling to designing something, then having it printed […]
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Is That Plugin Reliable? How to Test WordPress Plugins

There are over 50,000 plugins in the official directory, with new ones added daily. Having so many alternatives is a great thing indeed, but the dilemma is which one to choose when you find several solutions serving the same purpose. How do you know what’s the best choice for your site? You don’t. You just …
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Radial Gradient Recipes

Radial gradients are pretty dang cool. It’s amazing we can paint the background of an element with them so easily. Easily is a relative term though. It’s certainly easier than needing to create a graphic in third-party software to use as the background, and the syntax is highly learnable. But it’s also not that easy to remember if you don’t use it often, and it’s more complicated than linear-gradient().

I figured I’d put together a page of reference examples, …

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​Level Up Your JavaScript Error Monitoring

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AMP for WordPress 0.7 RC 1 Released

XWP, Automattic, and Google’s AMP team, has released 0.7 Release Candidate 1 of the AMP for WordPress plugin. Hinted at during AMP Conf 2018 earlier this year, 0.7 is a major release that contains significant new features. This release adds Native AMP support for all of the default widgets, embeds, (more…)
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Code Review Part 2: Improving Readability and Performance of the FilterWPQuery Class

In the last article, I walked you through the problem of letting “no go” conditions flow through your code. I showed you how to refactor the code to solve the problem and make the code more readable.  In this article, you and I will continue doing a code review and refactoring of the FilterWPQuery in Josh …
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