WP Weekly 11 – Blocks First

Blocks buzz in the WordPress ecosystem is growing and so are related products. Taking baby steps, Automattic’s blocks first WordPress Theme Seedlet has been launched, it looks neat and simple. More options for blocks editor users, besides the already established themes with blocks integration like GeneratePress, Astra, Kadence, and a few more.

Buzzing WordPress Products 💖

  • Plugins focus… plugin that provides temporary login without password looks handy. Docket WP adds cloud-based checklists in your WP dashboard for easy tracking. And for ‘make it pop’ clients, the transition slider plugin is fancy enough.
  • Courses addon… has been added to one of the best Membership plugin, Memberpress. Check the preview of the included course layout (looks very neat and reminds me of Teachable course layout).
  • Custom data… implementation generally involve the use of custom fields via very popular ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) plugin. Does Meta Box plugin do a better job at this? Check this exhaustive comparison for some insights.

Extended WordPress Buzz 🔥

  1. Dev Focus… modern plugin development with WP React Starter by Matthias Günter that use React, TypeScript, and object-oriented PHP in a fully customizable Docker development environment.
  2. Blocks Life… check this detailed guide to create a simple Gutenberg block pattern in WordPress. Also, Carrie Dils elaborates on Genesis Blocks and Genesis Custom Blocks offering.
  3. Online events… in WordPress space to look forward like Page Builder Summit 2020 has been announced focussing on the page builders ecosystem (can you spot me?). Also, the WordPress Accessibility Day online event is scheduled for Oct 02, 2020.

Quick Bits 👍

  • WP 101 Course is now updated for new WP 5.5 version.
  • Visual Quiz Builder among other new Thrive Theme features.
  • WP Ultimo 2.0 built from scratch version is almost here.
  • Advanced Custom Fields 5.9.1 release tackle a few fixes.
  • Delay JS & preloading pages in new WP Rocket 3.7 version.
  • WP Plugins Security alerts for September by WebARX.
  • Delist option added for naughty WordPress Themes.
  • Deciding support for commercial users on WordPress forums.
  • Jetpack has launched integration for email marketing tools.
  • A bright future for WordPress depends on what? Read On.

[List Styling] More elaborate + SVGs 🍭

Time to ditch hacks to style lists and make them look cool. With ::marker support, the possibility of styling lists better with images, icons and even SVGs is the way forward. Check this article with code examples to get going.

Upcoming Events 💬

May 16, 2022: GenerateWay, with Tom Usborne of GenerateBlocks.
Jun 20, 2022: 4th edition of the Page Builder Summit is here.

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