How to Use wp.i18n.__() to Allow for Translation of Your Gutenberg Block Text

While working on my Gutenberg Development Course I was really happy to find out that the core developers ported over much of the internationalization features we are familiar with on the PHP side into a client side library available as wp.i18n. Example of __() in Action   https://gist.github.com/zgordon/6d65957530c2598b0cc4d041e1a1dd15 Since wp.i18n is available in the global scope, you can access … Continue reading How to Use wp.i18n.__() to Allow for Translation of Your Gutenberg Block Text

How to Add Block Templates to Your WordPress Theme or Plugin

How to Add Block Templates to Your WordPress Theme or Plugin Gutenberg

While working on my Gutenberg Development Course, one of the hardest things I found to research was how to add block templates to your WordPress theme or plugin. Block templates are a way to have certain blocks show up by default for a new post, page or custom post type.  You can also "lock" the template to … Continue reading How to Add Block Templates to Your WordPress Theme or Plugin

How to Use the Tooltip Component in Gutenberg

Custom Tooltip Button in Gutenberg WordPress with JavaScript

While working on my Gutenberg Development Course I realized that default toolbar buttons have a nice Tooltip that appears over them on hover. I also remembered seeing a Tooltip component in Gutenberg when walking through the source code.  It turns out it is pretty easy to add these in our own block as well. Setting Up the … Continue reading How to Use the Tooltip Component in Gutenberg

Sneak Peak Video from My Gutenberg Development Course – “An Overview of registerBlockType”

At WordCamp US in early Dec 2017 I set out a goal to release a Gutenberg Development Course by the end of the year.  As of writing it is New Years Eve 2017 and I just made it! One of the important functions I learned about while working on the course is registerBlockType, which is used to register … Continue reading Sneak Peak Video from My Gutenberg Development Course – “An Overview of registerBlockType”

How to Add a Custom “Color Palette” to Your WordPress Theme

How to set a custom block color scheme in your theme for Gutenberg

One of the cool things I picked up while working on my Gutenberg Development Course was how to set a default color palette for all blocks inside your theme. Interestingly, as far as I can tell, defining custom color schemes is something only a theme should do and this cannot be set from within a custom block. Block Color … Continue reading How to Add a Custom “Color Palette” to Your WordPress Theme

How to Use to registerBlockType() to Create Blocks in WordPress

I have wanted to write a blog post on the registerBlockType() JavaScript function in WordPress for a while now.  While working on my Gutenberg Development Course I learned that this function is at the heart of Block Development in WordPress since you must use it to create custom blocks. How to Access registerBlockType() The creation of a block in WordPress (as … Continue reading How to Use to registerBlockType() to Create Blocks in WordPress

How to Add JavaScript and CSS to Gutenberg Blocks the Right Way in Plugins and Themes

How to Add JavaScript and CSS to Gutenberg Blocks the Right Way in Plugins and Themes

While working on my Gutenberg Editor Development Course I had a simple question early on: "How do I enqueue my block JavaScript and CSS to work with the Gutenberg Editor?" The short answer is there are two ways: enqueue_block_editor_assets - For enqueueing JavaScript and CSS in the admin editor only. enqueue_block_assets - Enqueues on both the frontend of the site … Continue reading How to Add JavaScript and CSS to Gutenberg Blocks the Right Way in Plugins and Themes

Sneak Peak Video from My Gutenberg Development Course – “Important JavaScript Libraries that Ship with Gutenberg”

Since WordCamp US 2017 earlier this month, I have been working on a Gutenberg Development Course to help theme and plugin developers get up and running with the new editor coming to WordPress. I still have some more recording to do at the time of writing, but I wanted to share one of the videos from the … Continue reading Sneak Peak Video from My Gutenberg Development Course – “Important JavaScript Libraries that Ship with Gutenberg”

Create Additional Search Keywords for Your Gutenberg Editor Blocks

While working on my Gutenberg Editor Development Course I stumbled upon a cool feature for Gutenberg Blocks that let's someone to find your block using words not found in the title of your block. Searching for Blocks in Gutenberg One of the easiest ways to find a specific block in Gutenberg is by using the search … Continue reading Create Additional Search Keywords for Your Gutenberg Editor Blocks