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Cabin in a field on a starry night

As work continues at a feverish pace on Gutenberg, many developers throughout the community are engaging in discussions on how meta boxes will be handled in the new editor. The team is considering various solutions and some have suggested that a Fields API in core would have made the future (more…)

Gutenberg 0.7.0 Adds Opt-In Usage Tracking

Gutenberg 0.7.0 was released just before the weekend with improvements to the writing flow and greater flexibility for theme authors to add their own customizations. Last week’s version 0.6.0 release made significant changes to the way paragraphs are created within text blocks, allowing for blocks to split when pressing enter. (more…)

WordPress 4.8.1 Released, Adds Custom HTML Widget

WordPress 4.8.1 is available for download or as an update from the WordPress Dashboard. This release contains 29 bug fixes and improvements. The most notable addition is a dedicated Custom HTML widget. The Custom HTML widget works similar to the Text widget in WordPress 4.7 and below. To see a (more…)

WP Beta Tester Featured Image

When WordPress 4.8 was released¬†last month, it introduced¬†TinyMCE functionality to the Text widget. Unfortunately, this caused issues for those who use Custom HTML as the Visual editor often strips out portions of the code. WordPress 4.8.1 Beta 1 is available for testing and addresses this problem by including a dedicated (more…)

Gutenberg Boilerplate Demonstrates How to Build Custom Blocks

Gutenberg is still in beta but developers are already getting ready for creating their own custom blocks. Over the weekend Ahmad Awais released a new project called Gutenberg Boilerplate For Third-Party Custom Blocks. Awais’ introductory post includes a rundown of his thoughts on the current pros and cons of developing (more…)