A new, modern publishing experience is coming soon.

Today, with the release of 4.9.8 the much anticipated “try gutenberg” dashboard announcement made it into core. As seen from the above screenshot, WordPress prompts you to try “A new, modern publishing experience is coming soon”. Personally I believe that this is a great step in helping to ensure the success of Gutenberg and to ease… Read more »

WordPress and Twig

A few years ago there was an article on CSS Tricks introducing developers to a library called Timber.  Timber allows developers to write WordPress themes using Twig. Twig is a php templating engine that has become very popular in php communities. The popularity of Twig even led Drupal to incorporate it in version 8. Because… Read more »

Another Gutenberg Transition Tool

It wasn’t long after WordPress released the initial Gutenberg plugin that somebody released a plugin called Glutenberg. It was a stab at Gutenberg and promised to remove its functionality. After a few month time Automattic released the Classic Editor plugin that will allow you to turn off Gutenberg for your entire site. Overall you do… Read more »

Online Learning

I’m a huge fan of online learning. If it hadn’t been for online learning, I would not be in the web industry in the first place. Let me give you a little backstory. My original degree was in building race cars for the NASCAR industry, I graduated though in the middle of the recession in… Read more »

Adding Custom Fields

WordPress is about to turn 15 years old. What started out as a simple blogging platform has turned into a full blown CMS. No CMS would be complete without custom fields for specific data. As a quick example you may want to have a grouping of data about books. Every book has a title, an… Read more »

Gutenberg Disruption

Gutenberg has not even been officially released yet and is already causing disruption in the WordPress ecosystem. Before I get too deep into this post I want to preface it by saying I am a fan of Gutenberg, and I believe in the long run its going to do great things for WordPress. I believe… Read more »

Creating a Custom Post Type

A power house feature of WordPress is custom post types. When a page, or a post is just too basic for the content needed WordPress allows the creation of a custom post type. In this article we are going to look at the creation of a custom post type in WordPress, I’ll follow that up… Read more »

My Favorite Chrome Extensions

As a developer there are many items that come in and out of my toolkit that help me do my job on a day to day basis. As my skills evolve or as tools evolve so does my toolkit. Like many developers my go to browser is Chrome. Chrome by default has some of the… Read more »

Adding Crop Dimensions to the Featured Image Message

The WordPress featured image field is a very powerful tool within WordPress. Even the best tools can be improved on though. Many times it can be very helpful to give a set of recommend dimensions to the user. Giving this information can help the client adjust their image to make sure it looks exactly as… Read more »