Tag: blocks

  • #24 – Aki Hamano on Building Useful Blocks for Fun

    #24 – Aki Hamano on Building Useful Blocks for Fun

    On the podcast today we have Aki Hamano. He’s a fan of creating WordPress blocks and currently has five available in the repository. We talk about the WordPress community in his home country of Japan and then give deeply into what all of this blocks do, and why he’s been creating them. It’s an interesting discussion, and you never know, perhaps you’ll find yourself using Aki’s blocks at some point yourself.

  • #11 – Vinny McKee on His Block Builder Plugin

    #11 – Vinny McKee on His Block Builder Plugin

    Blocks are the future of WordPress. They offer an easy way to create content and display it on your website in interesting ways. The only problem is that, although they are easy to use, blocks are hard to create. There’s a fairly high level of technical concepts and processes which you need to master if you’re going to start building your own blocks. Unless of course you can find a block builder plugin like the one that today’s guest, Vinny McKee, has created. In the podcast we learn about why Vinny built the plugin, as well as how it works. What problems does it overcome, and are there any limitations to what you can build?

  • #8 – Lee Shadle on How Blocks Create New Opportunities

    #8 – Lee Shadle on How Blocks Create New Opportunities

    On the Jukebox podcast today we have Lee Shadle. Lee is a WordPress developer at WP Draft, and by his own admission is obsessed with building block based themes, plugins and websites. He’s been using WordPress for many years and as soon as the Gutenberg project was announced, he decided he was going to explore it and learn how it worked. We talk about what he has been building with blocks and why he thinks that they represent a bright future for WordPress. For Lee, it’s about the extra capabilities which they bring for end users. We discuss the difficulties developers face learning new skills, and how Lee overcame this. Have a listen to Lee Shadle on the podcast.

  • #3 – Benjamin Intal on Why He’s Betting His Business on Blocks

    #3 – Benjamin Intal on Why He’s Betting His Business on Blocks

    So today on the WP Tavern Jukebox podcast we’re talking to Benjamin Intal from Stackable, which is suite of WordPress blocks. We talk about why he’s betting his business on blocks and how the company have evolved their product line over the last three years. From a period in which the adoption of blocks was uncertain to now, in which blocks appear to be gaining more momentum. What problems did they encounter along the way and how they iterated their offering. Listen now.

  • #2 – Anne McCarthy on How Full Site Editing Will Impact WordPress

    #2 – Anne McCarthy on How Full Site Editing Will Impact WordPress

    In this, the second episode of the WP Tavern Jukebox podcast, we talk to Anne McCarthy. Anne is Developer Relations Wrangler for Automattic. Her work is focussed on the WordPress.org space, and she is leading the Full Site Editing Outreach Program. She explains what Full Site Editing in WordPress is all about. Why it’s needed, what it hopes to achieve and how you can get involved to shape the direction of the project.