I’m attempting to build a WordPress theme with no build tool using only “vanilla” CSS and JS. Here’s some initial thoughts I’ve had after getting started.
I had a realisation: WordPress isn’t focussed on agencies and developers right now – it wants users who can fend for themselves.
A short video on using tools to search the WordPress core code for filters and actions. Tips and tricks for WordPress development with Github and grep.
There are more questions you need to ask about forms than you think.
Surely many of the things that I set up on new WordPress sites with plugins and settings tweaks are solved problems now. So why do I have to add them myself?
Some things on the internet are inexplicably hard. e.g. Bloom + MailChimp + Groups + GDPR fields 🤷♂️
As a developer, I think I’m coming around to the idea of the new WordPress Gutenberg editor. Here’s my updated thoughts and reflections.
Gutenberg will be great for new projects going forward, but I’ve yet to be convinced that enabling it for all sites when they update to WordPress 5.0 is a good idea. So my plan is not to.
I just wanted to write – and, I’m sad and sorry to say – Gutenberg got in the way and I just wanted to turn it off.