We like the new WordPress plugin that adds a new Gutenberg editor. It comes with the WordPress version 4.9.1 and can be enabled and is ready to use. From the WordPress version 5.0 the Gutenberg plugin will be added to the core code. The Gutenberg editor will help especially plugin and widget developer with many cool features like reusable blocks. Along with such features, we can create more automation functionality for much easier set-up. For example, we can configure basic options only once in order to have smarter, reusable interfaces left.
While Gutenberg is shipped to the user we also moved into a much more flexible UI
We released our free version 4.8 at wordpress.org at the begin of this year with a “Template” feature. After four months and five minor patch versions later, all code gets much secure. Some late test with Window PCs and Apple devices have washed up some bugs also in the “Template” feature context. The Template gets rid of many options to control and moved into a much more flexible template based design while it might require a small effort to get used for a much easier UX. With a new text-area you can arrange the order and also if an element should occupy the same line or a next line. With this in mind you can use and add all of our post details we support with placeholders. Additional you can use HTML, plain text or font-icons.
Icon Font as post format indication
To have an indication for post formats like videos, audio, image, gallery, etc. there is an icon font library added and place little icons to image as an overlay. For the default post format we support the icon to add as mouse hover effect.
New slideshow layout
The slider layout “newsticker” we support since the 4.7, gets a more sophisticated feature build as a slideshow with buttons, thumbnail panel and animation time options.
Making the widgets page-builder plugins compatible
We’ll have care about page builder plugins like SiteOrigin Page Builder, Dive Builder and also other more native to use plugins like Elementor or Thrive Architect. We give a YouTube video a try to make understanding in adding our widget as the best way and we add all our try-outs to the FAQs page.
WordPress Coding Standards quality checks
On our coding workflow we add the WordPress Coding Standards to our editors. This helps us utilize some automated code quality checks that hopefully will help us keeping producing high-quality working code.