Coming in Gutenberg 13.2: Users’ Editor Preferences Will Be Stored in the Database, Improving Persistence Across Sessions

“Welcome to the Block Editor!” Once you have dismissed this notice, why does it keep coming back? For years users have complained about this and the fact that their settings in the editor do not seem to save across sessions. They have taken to the official support forums and Reddit to find out how to… Continue reading Coming in Gutenberg 13.2: Users’ Editor Preferences Will Be Stored in the Database, Improving Persistence Across Sessions

#24 – Aki Hamano on Building Useful Blocks for Fun

On the podcast today we have Aki Hamano. Aki is a freelance developer from Japan. He builds websites for clients and enjoys setting himself difficult problems to solve. He came to my attention when Justin Tadlock wrote an article about a playful block that he’s created. After a little further exploration, it turns out that… Continue reading #24 – Aki Hamano on Building Useful Blocks for Fun

MemberPress Plugin Is Locking Users Out After Support License Expires

The WordPress subreddit lit up this week with reports of MemberPress locking users out of the plugin’s admin if they do not renew their subscriptions. MemberPress is a popular membership plugin for WordPress. It is a commercial-only plugin starting at $179/year for one site, and there is no free version. Reddit user @hamsternose opened the… Continue reading MemberPress Plugin Is Locking Users Out After Support License Expires

Local Launches Atlas Add-on for Sandboxing Headless WordPress Sites

Local, a popular WordPress development tool maintained by WP Engine, has launched a new add-on for quickly spinning up headless WordPress sites on its new Atlas platform. The company has been working to capture the headless WordPress hosting market over the past few years, investing in a new team dedicated to building out its headless… Continue reading Local Launches Atlas Add-on for Sandboxing Headless WordPress Sites

A Look at Twenty Twenty-Two’s Upcoming Global Style Variations

It is no secret that I have been excited about global style variations. The upcoming feature will allow theme designers to bundle multiple design presets. In turn, end-users can cycle through them, selecting their preferred look without changing their active theme. I have been writing about the feature since November 2021, holding out some hope… Continue reading A Look at Twenty Twenty-Two’s Upcoming Global Style Variations

Munir Kamal Updates and Overhauls the Block Slider Plugin

A couple of weeks ago, Munir Kamal updated his Block Slider plugin for WordPress. While not as popular as some of the other projects he has spearheaded, such as Editor Plus, he wanted to breathe some fresh life into it. The original plugin allowed users to insert a slider block and create the slides directly… Continue reading Munir Kamal Updates and Overhauls the Block Slider Plugin

WordCamp US Trials New Program Connecting Underrepresented Speakers with Sponsors for Travel and Lodging Costs

WordCamp US, scheduled for September 9-11 in San Diego, is trialing a new program that would connect speakers from underrepresented groups with companies that agree to sponsor their travel and lodging. “To improve diverse representation at WordCamp US (WCUS), our Programming Team has looked into the barriers that hold different groups back, the largest of… Continue reading WordCamp US Trials New Program Connecting Underrepresented Speakers with Sponsors for Travel and Lodging Costs

WordPress Updates COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Person Events: Masks Strongly Recommended

In-person WordPress events are ramping up again, with in-person meetups happening all over the world and WordCamps back on the schedule. A sampling of the upcoming major events include the following: WordCamp Vienna, Austria (April 23, 2022) WordCamp Irun (May 21–22, 2022) WordCamp Europe (June 2–4, 2022) WordCamp Warsaw, Poland (June 11–12, 2022) WordCamp Montclair,… Continue reading WordPress Updates COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Person Events: Masks Strongly Recommended