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Up until the WordPress 5.3 release you could only register custom block styles by creating a Javascript file with a call to registerBlockStyle. As of WordPress 5.3 we can achieve the same thing with a simple Php function call.

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October has still been all about the upcoming WordPress 5.3 release which is now scheduled for November 12th. You can check out the latest version WordPress 5.3 RC3 here.

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Now I don't want to start of negative so even though I'm not the biggest fan of the WordPress customizer and it will probably be replaced with some kind of Gutenberg implementation in the future. I'm also not a fan of changing client logo's every time they or a designer decides it needs a update. So we'd better implement this option into the the WordPress admin and be done with it! :)

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Besides being a "WordPress enthusiast" I'm also a fan of the Laravel framework. And sometimes Laravel has some nice features that can be transported to WordPress. I already wrote an article about using Laravel-Mix with WordPress, and in this article i want to talk about the d() and dd() debugging functions.

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building a gutenberg sidebar plugin part 2
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In the previous section i showed you how to register the Metatags plugin with WordPress using Oop Php. In this article we will continue by adding a folder structure and a Webpack asset bundler using Laravel Mix to process the Css and React Javascript needed for the Gutenberg editor.

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The month of Juli has been relatively calm for WordPress with no core updates. There was, however, the release of Gutenberg 6.1 with various improvements and bug fixes. In addition, the php coding standards have been updated to make use of more modern php syntax.

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The month of June brought the WordPress 5.2.2 Maintenance Release with 13 bug fixes and some refinements to the Site Health feature. Gutenberg 5.9 introduced the useSelect and useDispatch custom React Hooks. And Gutenberg 6.0 among other features adds Snackbar notices and Pre-defined layout for the Columns block.

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WordPress dev monthly recap may 2019
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The month of May brought us WordPress 5.2 “Jaco” with al the new developer features listed in the previous edtition of this article , and the WordPress 5.2.1 Maintenance Release with improved security to the automatic update system.

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All of April has been a approach to the WordPress 5.2 release with a Beta 2, Beta 3 and a 5.2 Release Candidate. Version 5.2 was schedueld for release on April 30th but has been bumped to Tuesday May 7th.

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In this article I will show you how you can use widgets to manage your WordPress theme’s footer area’s from within the WordPress admin. However the techniques I will show you are not limited to your footer area’s and can be applied to many different sections of your theme.

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WordPress, now powering one-third of the web, had two releases in March. The 5.1.1 Security and Maintenance Release introduces some (security) fixes and enhancements and aims to prepare users for the minimum PHP version bump in WordPress 5.2 (scheduled for April 30th) from PHP 5.5 to 5.6.

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In this tutorial/article i’m going to show you a easy to setup way to start working with Sass and ES6 modules to modernize your WordPress theme development workflow. Both Sass and ES6 Modules can make your developmet a lot easier, help you beter organize your code and in the end keep your code much more maintainable.

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February brought WordPress Version 5.1 nicknamed “Betty” after jazz vocalist Betty Carter. The new release brings updates in the fields of Site Health, Editor performance, Multisite Metadata, the Cron API, and it has some more Developer focused changes.

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It’s been a month since the release of WordPress 5.0 with the new Gutenberg editor. And while the dust is settling and the download numbers an rising the WordPress core developers have set some very nice goals for 2019. Most notable “Forming a Triage team to tackle the 6,500 open issues on Trac”.

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On December 4th, Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress, announced the release of version 5.0 on December 6th, only 2 days later. The 5.0 release was all about the new Gutenberg editor and the race of developers to make their sites, themes and plug-ins compatible with this new editing experience.