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

How to Add Custom Icons to Gutenberg Editor Blocks in WordPress Using Dashicons or SVG

While working on my upcoming Gutenberg Editor Development Course I came across the question, "How do you create a custom icon for a block in the new Gutenberg editor."  This post explains my process in figuring this out 🙂 Block Icons in the Gutenberg Editor With the new Gutenberg editor in WordPress you have the option to … Continue reading How to Add Custom Icons to Gutenberg Editor Blocks in WordPress Using Dashicons or SVG

“It works!” DesktopServer not working solution for Apache on Mac

I am not sure what I did to cause this problem, but recently, all of my DesktopServer server sites, including localhost began displaying the message: "It works!" I contacted the lovely folks at DesktopServer and got this quick fix (for Macs): https://gist.github.com/zgordon/2cd1c671eab3353ce7d8b2fc88a0695f This solved the problem and I'm back up and running.  Since I couldn't … Continue reading “It works!” DesktopServer not working solution for Apache on Mac

Data Visualization Talk at WooConf

Wow!  What an honor to attend the 3rd annual WooConf!  Last year I did a workshop on WooCommerce Theme Development.  This year it was all JavaScript, API, and Data Visualization. https://twitter.com/BFTrick/status/921481970315542528 I was a little unsure going into the event how the talk would go.  Originally it was a workshop using the Woo API and Chart.js … Continue reading Data Visualization Talk at WooConf

Teaching JavaScript Deeply at WordCamp San José 2017

Zac Gordon Advanced JavaScript Topics Talk at WordCamp San José Costa Rica

¡Pura Vida! Is the best way to start my review of attending WordCamp San José (formally WordCamp Costa Rica). Organizers Roberto Remedios and Alfredo "El Puas" invited me to do a workshop at WordCamp San José 2017 earlier this year while we were all hanging out at WordCamp Miami (also a great camp to attend). What started as a JavaScript … Continue reading Teaching JavaScript Deeply at WordCamp San José 2017