Deploy WordPress Plugins from GitHub to the WordPress.org Plugin Repository

10up has released a GitHub Action that enables developers to deploy to the WordPress.org Plugin repository by tagging a new version on GitHub. Helen Hou-Sandí, 10up’s Director of Open Source Initiatives, explained how it works: You’ll be able to manage your entire development lifecycle in GitHub—no more futzing with local (more…) …

Deploy WordPress Plugins from GitHub to the WordPress.org Plugin Repository

Dark Mode WordPress Plugin Up for Adoption

Daniel James is putting his Dark Mode plugin up for adoption. “I’m stepping back from plugin development (and WordPress contributions) and would like to see someone passionate about it pick it up,” James said. Dark Mode has 2,000 active installations and is the most popular among a handful of dark (more…) …

Dark Mode WordPress Plugin Up for Adoption

Block Management Features Proposed for WordPress 5.2

WordPress 5.1 has been downloaded more than 3.6 million times since its release last week and work on 5.2 is now underway. The upcoming release will be led by Matt Mullenweg with Josepha Haden acting as Release Coordinator. Gary Pendergast posted a proposed scope and schedule that would have 5.2 (more…) …

Block Management Features Proposed for WordPress 5.2

New Wapuu Dashboard Pet Plugin Displays WordPress Site Health

Wapuu Dashboard Pet is a new plugin from Kayleigh Thorpe and the team at WordPress hosting company 34SP.com. It is essentially a WordPress Tamagotchi, or digital pet, that resides in your dashboard and monitors the health of the site. The plugin checks to make sure WordPress has been updated (plugins, (more…) …

New Wapuu Dashboard Pet Plugin Displays WordPress Site Health

Ultimate Blocks Plugin Adds Schema-Enabled Review Block

Ultimate Blocks, one of the many Gutenberg block collections that have sprouted up, launched before WordPress 5.0 with eight blocks. The collection has since doubled in size, adding features like accordions, social sharing buttons, tabbed content, a progress bar, and star-ratings. Many block collections are loosely organized around serving a (more…) …

Ultimate Blocks Plugin Adds Schema-Enabled Review Block

CoBlocks Adds Row and Columns Page Building Blocks for Gutenberg

CoBlocks, one of the earliest block collections for Gutenberg, has added new page building blocks and tools in the latest 1.6 release. ThemeBeans founder Rich Tabor and plugin developer Jeffrey Carandang partnered together on this iteration of CoBlocks to bring users new Row and Columns blocks and a Typography Control (more…) …

CoBlocks Adds Row and Columns Page Building Blocks for Gutenberg

WordPress Plugin Directory Now Features a Curated Section for Block-Enabled Plugins

If you visit the plugin directory, you will notice a new section at the top featuring block-enabled plugins. WordPress 5.0 has been downloaded more than 8 million times, just one week after its release, and users are looking for blocks to extend the new editing experience. WordPress.org is highlighting plugins (more…) …

WordPress Plugin Directory Now Features a Curated Section for Block-Enabled Plugins

AMP Plugin for WordPress Version 1.0 Introduces Gutenberg-Integrated AMP Validation

Version 1.0 of the official AMP plugin for WordPress was released on the eve of WordCamp US, after two years in development by contributors from Automattic, XWP, and Google. This first stable version has a massive changelog with 30 people credited for their contributions. The plugin is now considered ready (more…) …

AMP Plugin for WordPress Version 1.0 Introduces Gutenberg-Integrated AMP Validation

New Block Gallery Plugin Offers a Suite of Photo Gallery Blocks for Gutenberg

The new Gutenberg editor has basic support for galleries with a few nice features, such as the ability to set the number of columns and automatically crop thumbnails for a more uniform appearance. If you need more control over your galleries, Rich Tabor’s Block Gallery plugin is currently the best (more…) …

New Block Gallery Plugin Offers a Suite of Photo Gallery Blocks for Gutenberg

Jetpack 6.8 Adds Gutenberg Blocks for Payment Buttons, Forms, Maps, and Markdown

Jetpack 6.8 was released today, introducing the plugin’s first set of blocks for Gutenberg. The necessary infrastructure was added in version 6.6 and all existing features that touch the editor are in the process of being ported over to blocks. This release includes blocks for payment buttons, forms, maps, and (more…) …

Jetpack 6.8 Adds Gutenberg Blocks for Payment Buttons, Forms, Maps, and Markdown

SyntaxHighlighter Evolved Plugin Adds Gutenberg Support

WordPress 5.0 will ship with a code block in the new editor but it doesn’t include syntax highlighting. The code is currently wrapped in pre tags. During the earlier days of Gutenberg’s development, the HTML block had syntax highlighting but the team was not satisfied with its implementation and decided (more…) …

SyntaxHighlighter Evolved Plugin Adds Gutenberg Support

New Block Lab Plugin Makes it Easy to Create Custom Gutenberg Blocks

Block Lab is a new tool that provides an admin interface and a templating system for creating custom Gutenberg blocks. Rob Stinson, Luke Carbis, and Rheinard Korf, all employees at XWP, kicked off the project in their own time with the goal of removing the relatively steep barrier to block (more…) …

New Block Lab Plugin Makes it Easy to Create Custom Gutenberg Blocks

Google’s reCAPTCHA v3 Promises a “Frictionless User Experience”

Google introduced reCAPTCHA v3 this week, which promises a new “frictionless user experience.” Earlier versions of the API stopped bots but also drew the ire of internet users across the globe. Users were regularly inconvenienced with distorted text challenges, street sign puzzles, click requirements, and other actions to prove their (more…) …

Google’s reCAPTCHA v3 Promises a “Frictionless User Experience”

Gutenberg Cloud Plugin for WordPress is Now in Beta

Frontkom, the team behind the Gutenberg Cloud project, has published the beta version of its WordPress plugin to the official repository. Cloud Blocks serves as a connector, allowing WordPress users to browse and install open source blocks from Gutenberg Cloud. The blocks are hosted on NPM and their assets are (more…) …

Gutenberg Cloud Plugin for WordPress is Now in Beta

New Plugin Adds Elementor Templates as Gutenberg Blocks

One of the most pressing concerns for users in the Gutenberg era is how page builder plugins will respond. Speculation about the new editor “killing off page builders” has run rampant, but these plugins are slowly evolving ahead of Gutenberg’s imminent inclusion in WordPress 5.0. In February, Elementor, one of (more…) …

New Plugin Adds Elementor Templates as Gutenberg Blocks

Learn How to Build JavaScript Plugins for WordPress with Riad Benguella’s Starter Kit/Tutorial

Riad Benguella, the technical lead for phase 2 of the Gutenberg project, has published an educational resource to help WordPress developers get started building JavaScript plugins. The WordPress JavaScript Plugin Starter is unique in that it is built as a tutorial, not just a boilerplate. The GitHub repo contains eight (more…) …

Learn How to Build JavaScript Plugins for WordPress with Riad Benguella’s Starter Kit/Tutorial

WordPress Theme and Plugin Shops are Pioneering the First Layout Blocks for Gutenberg

Many WordPress theme shops started out with themes as their only products but over the years have moved into selling plugins that enhance their core products. This came about partially because theming standards evolved to encourage developers to put non-presentational functionality into plugins. For many, the revenue from plugins quickly (more…) …

WordPress Theme and Plugin Shops are Pioneering the First Layout Blocks for Gutenberg

Everything you need to know about work with forms in ONLYOFFICE

Hello! We have big plans about forms in ONLYOFFICE editors: we want them customizable, interactive, comfortable to fill out and, of course, with easily collectable data. It’s a pity that we could not add all these in one version. But … Read more …

Everything you need to know about work with forms in ONLYOFFICE

New commonWP Plugin Enables WordPress Sites to Use the Free jsDelivr CDN

Milan Dinić, a WordPress developer based in Serbia, has released his commonWP plugin that enables WordPress sites to use the free, public jsDelivr CDN. Last year jsDelivr was revamped to allow any file from GitHub and npm to be served by the CDN. WordPress’ mirror on GitHub made it possible (more…) …

New commonWP Plugin Enables WordPress Sites to Use the Free jsDelivr CDN

ACF 5.0 Released with Updated UI and Gutenberg Compatibility

ACF version 5.0 landed on WordPress.org this week with Gutenberg compatibility now available for more than one million sites where the plugin is active. The release is a welcome update for developers who were concerned about what would happen in real world usage of Gutenberg on sites with ACF-powered customizations. (more…) …

ACF 5.0 Released with Updated UI and Gutenberg Compatibility