Monthly Archives: July 2018


Facebook Shuts Down API for Publishing to User Timelines, Impacts Jetpack’s Publicize Feature

By | July 31st, 2018|News|

In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook is tightening its control on third-party applications and will no longer allow apps to post to user profiles. In April, the platform announced sweeping changes to the publish_actions permission, which allowed apps to publish to users’ timeline on their behalf. On August 1st, 2018, the [...]

WordPress Coding Standards 1.0.0 Released

By | July 30th, 2018|News|

After nine years since the project began, version 1.0.0 of the WordPress Coding Standards is available for download. The WordPress Coding Standards is a collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules or sniffs to validate code developed for WordPress. It ensures code quality and adherence to coding conventions, including the official WordPress Coding Standards. In addition to being [...]

David Needham Chats about Venturing Outside WordCamp to Visit Other Open Source Communities

By | July 30th, 2018|News|

While at WordCamp Europe I had the chance to chat with David Needham, a developer advocate at Pantheon, about his session titled “Intro to Drupal for WordPress Folks.” Needham frequently travels between the WordPress and Drupal communities, representing his company as a developer liaison. He has spoken at various Drupal camps and WordCamps and is [...]

WordPress Developers: Learn How to Convert Shortcodes to Gutenberg Blocks

By | July 30th, 2018|News|

Gutenberg contributor Gary Pendergast has published a handy sample plugin that demonstrates how to convert shortcode functionality to a Gutenberg block. Do you have a bunch of shortcodes that you’d like to really easily turn into blocks? Here’s a sample plugin showing how to re-use your exisiting shortcode functionality in a block! — Gary (@GaryPendergast) [...]

Plugin Review: Theme Support for Gutenberg

By | July 27th, 2018|News|

As Gutenberg nears a merge with WordPress, Theme Authors are running out of time to ensure that their themes are compatible. The Gutenberg handbook has an excellent article on how to opt-in and add support for enhanced features. Most themes will present the default blocks without any issues as the blocks themselves provide their own [...]

WooSesh Virtual WooCommerce Conference to be Held October 18-19

By | July 27th, 2018|News|

WooSesh, a new two-day virtual conference focused on WooCommerce topics, will be held October 18-19. While wrapping up another successful edition of WordSesh, Brian Richards announced WooSesh as the next event coming under the WordSesh brand. On Wednesday, nearly 500 attendees joined WordSesh. People tuned in from around the world, although the audience was heavily [...]

Slack Acquires HipChat, Moves Blog from Medium to WordPress

By | July 27th, 2018|News|

Slack announced today that it has acquired HipChat from Atlassian. The friendly rivalry between the two competing group chat platforms will be laid to rest as Slack plans to retire HipChat and Stride. Atlassian will receive a stake in Slack’s business in exchange for shutting down its chat collaboration services and migrating all of its [...]

How to Create A Gutenberg Block Attributes Glossary

By | July 26th, 2018|News|

If you want to see what Gutenberg blocks are available on a site along with their attributes, check out the Block Attributes Glossary plugin by NC State’s Office of Information Technology and Design. Block Attributes Glossary Index The plugin adds a Glossary Attributes Block to Gutenberg that when added to a post or page, displays [...]

Font Awesome 5.2 Adds 372 New Icons, Introduces Automotive and Education Categories

By | July 26th, 2018|News|

image credit: Font Awesome Font Awesome 5.2 was released yesterday with two new categories and 372 new icons, bringing the total number of free icons to 1,295. The open source vector icon font is used on more than 22 million sites across the internet. It’s also a popular icon font with WordPress theme and plugin [...]

WPWeekly Episode 324 – Getting NC State Gutenready

By | July 26th, 2018|News|

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Jen McFarland, Web Services Coordinator at NC state’s Office of Information and Technology. McFarland describes how the campus is using WordPress, what they’re doing to prepare students and staff for Gutenberg, and what they’ve experienced thus far in the transition. Near the end of [...]

Frontenberg Lets Users Test Gutenberg on the Frontend

By | July 25th, 2018|News|

WordPress 5.0 will bring the world a brand new editor that is currently code-named Gutenberg. If you have been hearing the buzz around Gutenberg but have yet to try it, Frontenberg ( is the easiest way to check it out. Frontenberg allows visitors to try Gutenberg without having to set up a separate test site [...]

WordPress Core Fields API Project is Seeking New Leadership

By | July 25th, 2018|News|

In 2014, Pods lead developer, Scott Kingsley Clark, took over the primary lead role for the Metadata UI project. In 2015, the Metadata UI project was reborn as the Fields API. The Fields API was developed to allow registering fields to different screens in the admin area through a single API. New meta boxes and [...]