WPWeekly Episode 303 – Interview With Zac Gordon, Technology Educator

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Zac Gordon. We discussed a wide range of topics including, balancing freelance work with educating, an overview of Gutenberg from an educator’s perspective, and potential brand issues if the Gutenberg name was deprecated. We also talked about some of the difficulties involved with creating a course around a feature …

WPWeekly Episode 302 – Brian Gardner, Founder of StudioPress

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Brian Gardner, founder of StudioPress. We talk about the past, present, and future of the company including various milestones such as the Genesis framework and merger with CopyBlogger Media in 2010. We also discuss the community surrounding StudioPress’ products and the role it plays in the company’s continued success. …

WordCamp Miami Celebrates Its 10th Consecutive Year March 16-18

WordCamp Miami is celebrating its 10th anniversary on March 16-18th. This year’s event is organized by twelve people and organizers expect more than 800 people to attend. Speakers will arrive from Italy, Germany, London, Brazil, and other international locations to share their knowledge. In addition to a two-day Kids Camp with a Kids Panel, WordCamp Miami will feature two new …

New Toolkit Simplifies the Process of Creating Gutenberg Blocks

Ahmad Awais, who created the Gutenberg Boilerplate last year, has released a Guten Block Toolkit. The toolkit substantially simplifies the creation of Gutenberg Blocks by providing no configuration, one dependency, and no lock-in. Awais created the toolkit after receiving feedback that configuring things like Webpack, React, ES 6/7/8/Next, ESLint, Babel and keeping up with their development was too difficult. “Developers …

Free Conference Dedicated to WordPress in Higher Ed Takes Place January 30th at 9AM CST

If you’re interested in learning how WordPress is used in Higher Ed, tune in to WPCampus Online, January 30th at 9AM Central Standard Time. WPCampus Online is a virtual conference that people can watch for free, no traveling necessary. The event uses Crowdcast allowing viewers to switch between rooms, interact with each other, and ask questions. Some of the topics …

WPWeekly Episode 301 – WordPress in HigherEd, Accessibility, and More With Rachel Cherry

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Rachel Cherry, Senior Software Engineer for Disney Interactive and Director of WPCampus. Cherry describes how she got involved with WordPress, its use in higher education, the inspiration behind WPCampus, and her thoughts on accessibility both in WordPress and across the web. She also assigned everyone the following homework assignment. …

Gutenberg 2.0 Released With Numerous Accessibility and Keyboard Navigation Improvements

Gutenberg 2.0 is available for testing and includes a changelog that’s a mile long. Accessibility, keyboard navigation, and the ability to drag-and-drop multiple images to the Gallery block are among the improvements listed. Clicking the Publish button displays options in the sidebar rather than a drop-down menu to add polish to the publishing flow. Publish Button Options In The Sidebar …

Zac Gordon Launches Gutenberg Development Course, Includes More Than 30 Videos

Zac Gordon, a technology educator, has released his Gutenberg Development course. The course is $79 but is available for $49 using the coupon code earlyadopter. Gordon says the course is aimed at developers who want to update their themes, plugins, shortcodes, etc. to work with Gutenberg and take advantage of blocks. “There is also some content I am adding geared …