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WordPress.org Launch Pattern Creator

“The Pattern Creator page will allow designers and content creators to build, edit, and submit their best block patterns to the directory,” Shiels said. “Approved patterns will be added to the directory, where they will be instantly available to the authors of millions of WordPress sites.”

Gutenberg 12.8 Launches the Web Fonts API

Gutenberg 12.8 landed in the WordPress plugin directory earlier today. I have been tinkering with many of the features as they were committed over the last couple of weeks. There are some things that I am excited about. The Web Fonts API is something I have patiently waited months for, but the ability to quickly … Read more…

DigitalOcean Acquires CSS-Tricks

CSS-Tricks has been acquired by DigitalOcean, a cloud hosting provider popular among developers. Chris Coyier started the site in 2007 and will be working with DigitalOcean as an advisor during the transition before stepping back to focus on his other projects. “CSS-Tricks deserves more human muscle behind it than I’ve been able to provide for it,” Coyier … Read more…

The Dream of Exporting WordPress Block Themes

I have said it before, but it bears repeating: the next generation of WordPress theme authors will design from the site editor. It seems that Gutenberg project contributors are making good on my promise. Earlier today, I exported a WordPress theme from the site editor. The resulting ZIP file seemed to include all the necessary bits … Read more…