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What I’ve learned so far in developing a theme suited for Gutenberg

Recently I started creating a premium WordPress theme that relies a lot on Gutenberg with the idea of having it ready when it's rolled into core. So here are a few thoughts on developing a theme for the new editor.

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My WordPress story

WordPress is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Sunday. In honor of this occasion, here's my story about how I came to use and love WordPress.

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Why you should use WordPress for your small business website

So you need a website for your small business. What do you use to build your site with? If you have the resources, you should be using WordPress to build that website.

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Should Gutenberg blocks be in plugins or themes?

Gutenberg is still going through the finishing stages before it's released in WordPress core. But there's still a question about Gutenberg blocks that I'm not really seeing anyone answer. Should blocks be placed in plugins or themes?

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Gutenberg and small business websites

Gutenberg will present a drastic change for users of WordPress, especially folks who use it to power a website for their small business. But once you get passed the learning curve, the possibilities really become endless.

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How Gutenberg is from a developer’s perspective

We're still in this sort of waiting period for Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor. If you're a WordPress developer, however, you need to be learning how to develop with it now.

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How to get access to alpha, beta and release candidate versions of WordPress

Testing pre-release versions of WordPress is a key part of making sure major releases, and your site, run smoothly. But not a whole lot of people know about it. So here's how to test pre-release versions on your staging or development sites.

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More thoughts on the Gutenberg editor

Gutenberg is coming whenever WordPress 5.0 is released. It's come a long way from when it was released as a plugin last year. Like everyone else, I have thoughts on the new editor.

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Changing a shortcode to a dynamic Gutenberg block

Gutenberg is coming, and it will shake up the ecosystem. One of the biggest changes will come with shortcodes, since the TinyMCE editor will be no more. But it's pretty easy to turn shortcodes into the blocks with dynamic blocks.

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Adding filter and action hooks to your WordPress plugin

WordPress is known for its customizations, but sometimes as plugin or theme developer, it can be tricky to figure out how to let your users add in customizations. That's where filters and hooks come into play.