Dog Sniffing Pears

After nine years since the project began, version 1.0.0 of the WordPress Coding Standards is available for download. The WordPress Coding Standards is a collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules or sniffs to validate code developed for WordPress. It ensures code quality and adherence to coding conventions, including the official WordPress Coding (more…)

Theme Support For Gutenberg Plugin Featured Image

As Gutenberg nears a merge with WordPress, Theme Authors are running out of time to ensure that their themes are compatible. The Gutenberg handbook has an excellent article on how to opt-in and add support for enhanced features. Most themes will present the default blocks without any issues as the (more…)

WooSesh Virtual WooCommerce Conference to be Held October 18-19

WooSesh, a new two-day virtual conference focused on WooCommerce topics, will be held October 18-19. While wrapping up another successful edition of WordSesh, Brian Richards announced WooSesh as the next event coming under the WordSesh brand. On Wednesday, nearly 500 attendees joined WordSesh. People tuned in from around the world, (more…)

Slack Acquires HipChat, Moves Blog from Medium to WordPress

Slack announced today that it has acquired HipChat from Atlassian. The friendly rivalry between the two competing group chat platforms will be laid to rest as Slack plans to retire HipChat and Stride. Atlassian will receive a stake in Slack’s business in exchange for shutting down its chat collaboration services (more…)

How to Create A Gutenberg Block Attributes Glossary

If you want to see what Gutenberg blocks are available on a site along with their attributes, check out the Block Attributes Glossary plugin by NC State’s Office of Information Technology and Design. Block Attributes Glossary Index The plugin adds a Glossary Attributes Block to Gutenberg that when added to (more…)

WordPress Weekly Featured Image

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Jen McFarland, Web Services Coordinator at NC state’s Office of Information and Technology. McFarland describes how the campus is using WordPress, what they’re doing to prepare students and staff for Gutenberg, and what they’ve experienced thus far in the (more…)