WordPress Development

As I build WordPress websites for my clients, I share what I learn here as tutorials.

Full and wide alignment in Gutenberg

The new WordPress block editor includes two new alignment options. To take advantage of the new alignment options, your theme must first support them. Include add_theme_support( ‘align-wide’ ) in your…

Recommended Plugins with Gutenberg Blocks

The new block editor in WordPress includes many core blocks, and you can add additional blocks through plugins. These are the tools I recommend using.

Using Advanced Custom Fields with version control

ACF lets you build metaboxes, Gutenberg blocks, and more with their easy-to-use interface. These custom fields are stored in the database and then rendered in the WordPress backend for you…

Using Block Templates with Gutenberg

Block templates are one of my favorite new features in Gutenberg. You can specify a list of blocks that automatically appear in the content editor, customize their attributes, and lock the template.

Building a Gutenberg website

Gutenberg is the new block-based content editor in WordPress. I’ll show you how to develop a Gutenberg-optimized WordPress theme and provide examples of client sites using Gutenberg.

Using Template Parts with Genesis

Template partials are small files that hold reusable sections of code in a theme. You can build one “post summary” partial and use it everywhere – archive pages, related posts, and landing page templates.

Related Posts with SearchWP

SearchWP is a relevancy-based search plugin. You can also use it to find and display related content.

Getting the most value from Genesis

Watch the on-demand webinar Includes a 15 minute presentation on the topic below, and 45 minutes of Q&A. Watch Now What is Genesis? Genesis is a theme framework, a base…