The WordPress Developer team announced yesterday that WordPress 5.3 will include a new default theme: Twenty Twenty. The development of Twenty Twenty theme is lead by WordPress community’s much admired developer Anders Noren. Its initial announcement was received by the WordPress community with excitement and well deserved praise for Andres’s Twenty Twenty development lead role.
The Twenty Twenty theme is based on Andres’s Chaplin theme available in WordPress theme directory. The Chaplin theme was designed with Gutenberg block editor in mind. Because of very short development time before its release with the WordPress 5.3, it’s actively being developed at GitHub. Within short time, the theme is looking good already.
Its a bit tricky to style with Gutenberg blocks. It often does not work just by adding custom styles through styles.css in a child theme. The following two resources are very useful for customizing Gutenberg blocks. The WordPress theme team member Carolina Nymark has created a WordPress Block Styles sited with tutorials & guides to […]
As scheduled,WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” was released on November 12 dubbed as “most refined user experience with the improved block editor in WordPress 5.3!”. This release comes exactly one after after the much controversial 5.0 release. 5.3 expands and refines the block editor with more intuitive interactions and improved accessibility. New features in the editor increase […]
Most of us choose a browser for use based on the ease of use, download pages or just use pre-installed default browser with our machine. Most browsers collect users data without revealing to their browser users. Among the browsers, Mozilla Firefox stands out putting “data privacy” as the primary focus the browser with an aim […]
In a post Defining Content – Block Areas by Automattic Engineer Matias Ventura recently outlined next phase of Gutenberg development. In the post Matias discussed about Gutenberg development beyond content area into full page editing phase.
The announcement of second phase of Gutenberg development has been both excitement (for end users) and worst fear (for developers & agencies). For agencies & developers, it could be The End of WordPress Themes is in Sight, threatening their main source of income & livelihood. For end users and other hobbyist, it is a rebirth of creativity which had become out of reach for them due to technological barriers and obstacles created by profit oriented WordPress developers/ agencies.
Almost a year before, Gutenberg block editor was merged into the WordPress core in the mist of controversies. In spite of very loud & vocal opposition from agency associated developer community members, it has been well received most user community. Since change is always uneasy for most of us, its especially difficult when the product […]
This week I attended WordCamp Minneapolis 2019 at the University of Minnesota campus. Even being nearby because of my odd work schedules & other priorities, I was unable to attend previous years. This was my first WordCamp attendance and I found it well organized, with good food, hospitable volunteers. I was interested to attend WooCommerce […]
The WordPress theme reviewer team member Carolina Nymark has created a WordPress Block Styles site and GitHub repository dedicated to WordPress Block styling. The site also contains block styling tutorials for beginners, block style library, block list and external resources.
Its another milestone for the WordPress and its community. It turned Sixteen years to-day (May 27). Its brief history and my journey to the WordPress have been posted in my previous year’s post. Sixteen years later, the software is available in more than 200 languages and is now used by 33.9% of the top ten […]
The CSS Subgrid features of CSS grid have finally implemented in Firefox. The CSS Grid diva Rachel Andrew has an post A design pattern solved by subgrid in her blog. Some interesting resources with documentation include: Subgrid | MDN Web Doc . Very thorough documentation with subgrid for rows, subgrid for column, gap properties, nested […]