Happy Friday! Last week I spent some time digging into the block editor and trying to understand the #!&@#ing logic behind alignments and widths. I started by venting on Twitter but ended up writing a post about what I’ve learned. If you’re coming from the Bootstrap/Tailwind mindset for widths/containers, I recommend giving it a read: “Normal” width websites in the block editor
Fellow WordPress developer Teron Bullock is one of my favorite people and we got to have this wide-ranging discussion all about WordPress 6.1 (and WCUS and Gutenberg in general) over on Press the Issue, the MasterWP Podcast: What’s Exciting about WordPress 6.1?
Are you enjoying the slow-motion car wreck that is Twitter as much as I am? Woo boy. However, if you’re into the Mastodon thing, I’m also trying that out as @[email protected] , at least until I see the best approach for maybe self-hosting my own account via WordPress / Activity Pub. Please connect with me as I’m looking for new WordPress friends to follow.
Finally, a quick teaser: I’m working on a new project with one of my WordPress heroes and am hoping to share it very soon. Stay tuned! A few quick links before I go:
- Basecamp’s DHH writes that the bubble has popped for unprofitable software companies . It’s been fun letting VC’s subsidize my grocery delivery and project management software, but I guess all good things must end. My sympathies to everyone being laid off.
- WordPress loves naming things! Introducing Site Editor: a More User-Friendly Name .
- Over at Github, Helen Hou-Sandi writes about Improving the contributor experience: GitHub Codespaces for WordPress Core .
- My latest post was including in the latest issue of Gutenberg Times , along with a ton of other great articles.
- Tom Finley compiled some of the best Modern WordPress Dev Coursework and included our new MasterWP workshops.
That’s all for now. Have a great week and reach out here or on Twitter (or Mastodon) to talk about all things WordPress.