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Gutenberg is still in beta but developers are already getting ready for creating their own custom blocks. Over the weekend Ahmad Awais released a new project called Gutenberg Boilerplate For Third-Party Custom Blocks. Awais' introductory post includes a rundown of his thoughts on the current pros and cons of developing for the Gutenberg project. Although he appreciates the technology behind Gutenberg and the improvements over shortcodes, he is not fully sold on [...]

Mon, Jul 17, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL
John Hughes

One of the biggest tasks you can undertake with a client is a complete redesign of their website. However, WordPress has a myriad of moving parts, which can make producing consistent work a challenge.

When tackling a redesign project, you'll benefit from a clear checklist to guide you through the process. Everyone has their own project management style, but you should always maintain a high-quality service. Keeping a quality assurance checklist around will help you hit [...]

Mon, Jul 17, 2017
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS

Doc's WordPress News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. When the news drops, I will pick it up and deliver it right to you.

July 12th was the Net Neutrality Day Of Action. It was hoped to be the largest online protest in history, but did big tech companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Netflix drop the ball on promoting it?

Love WordPress news but hate reading, this is Doc Pop's News [...]

Mon, Jul 17, 2017
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS
How to easily add custom code in WordPress

Often while reading WordPress tutorials, you may be asked to add custom code snippets in your theme's functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin. The problem is that even a slightest mistake can break your website. In this article, we will show you an easy way to add custom code in WordPress without breaking your site.

The problem with Custom Code Snippets

Often you'll find code snippets in WordPress tutorials with instructions [...]

Mon, Jul 17, 2017
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL

Another round of Gutenberg updates was released today. Last weekend brought version 0.4.0, which didn't have too many noteworthy visible changes on the frontend but introduced an API for handling pasted content. Gutenberg developers are aiming to have specific handling for converting pasted content from applications like Word, Markdown, and Google Docs to native WordPress blocks. Version 0.4.0 also added navigation between blocks using arrow keys and included a new approach for rendering [...]

Sat, Jul 15, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

Automattic has been teasing its plan to add commercial themes to Jetpack for several months after introducing theme installation for self-hosted users from WordPress.com. In March, the plugin opened up access to all of WordPress.com's free themes via the Jetpack Manage interface. All signs pointed to Automattic developing the infrastructure to offer commercial themes via Jetpack upgrades. At that time, however, Jetpack team member Richard Muscat said that Automattic had “no immediate plans [...]

Fri, Jul 14, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL
Mark Bloomfield

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, also known as Shurooq, is the driving force behind the technical transformation of the city of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Guided by their traditions and inspired by innovation, they are committed to enhancing the city's appeal as an investment, tourism, and business destination. An independent government entity, they facilitate, partner and connect investors, corporations, and entrepreneurs with the right opportunities.

The Heart of Sharjah, the first development of its [...]

Fri, Jul 14, 2017
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS
Car Repair

Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for auto repair or car dealership business? While browsing WordPress themes, you may not be able to immediately tell if a theme would work for an auto repair website. Many of the themes you'll look at will probably have a generic business or corporate look. In this article, we have hand-picked the best WordPress themes for auto repair and car dealership websites.

Building an Auto Repair Website [...]
Fri, Jul 14, 2017
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL

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Fri, Jul 14, 2017
Source: WordPress Daily Post Category: GENERAL

In 2013, iThemes released Exchange, an e-commerce platform that aimed to make selling online as simple as possible. Today, the company announced that AJ Morris, Product Manager at Liquid Web, has taken over the project.

“When approached about taking over iThemes Exchange early this year, we wanted to be sure the project and our customers went into very competent hands, someone who will love and care for them as much as we do,” Cory [...]

Fri, Jul 14, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL