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Dev Blog: The Month in WordPress: December 2018

Wordpress Planet - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 09:18

New features, a big event, and important announcements marked December as a milestone month for the WordPress community.

Release of WordPress 5.0

On December 6 WordPress 5.0 was released. This release includes the much anticipated new block editor as the default editing experience. While some users have chosen to continue using the Classic Editor on their sites, many site owners have quickly upgraded to this latest version.

Two security and maintenance releases came out over the course of the month, with the latest update providing a huge boost to performance and stability.

The new version of WordPress comes a new default theme: Twenty Nineteen. This theme is designed to highlight how the block editor can be used.

Want to get involved in developing WordPress Core? Follow the Core team blog and join the #core channel in the Making WordPress Slack group.

Gutenberg Phase 2

The next phase of Gutenberg is being decided, starting with widgets, which will make it easier for users to customize their sites. This will be done with features being added to the Gutenberg plugin.

Want to get involved in develop the future of the WordPress dashboard? Follow the Core team blog and join the #core channel in the Making WordPress Slack group.

9 Projects for 2019

WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg outlined 9 projects for the year 2019. These projects range from creating a block for navigations menus, porting all existing widgets into blocks, forming a triage team to tackle open issues on Trac and more.

A status update for porting existing widgets to blocks has been posted by Mel Choyce.

WordCamp US 2019 Dates announced

WordCamp US 2019 will be held during Nov. 1-3, 2019, in St Louis, Missouri. It will be one of our largest events of the year and will feature Matt Mullenweg’s annual State of the Word address.

Further Reading:

If you have a story we should consider including in the next “Month in WordPress” post, please submit it here.

The Month in WordPress: December 2018

Wordpress News - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 09:18

New features, a big event, and important announcements marked December as a milestone month for the WordPress community.

Release of WordPress 5.0

On December 6 WordPress 5.0 was released. This release includes the much anticipated new block editor as the default editing experience. While some users have chosen to continue using the Classic Editor on their sites, many site owners have quickly upgraded to this latest version.

Two security and maintenance releases came out over the course of the month, with the latest update providing a huge boost to performance and stability.

The new version of WordPress comes a new default theme: Twenty Nineteen. This theme is designed to highlight how the block editor can be used.

Want to get involved in developing WordPress Core? Follow the Core team blog and join the #core channel in the Making WordPress Slack group.

Gutenberg Phase 2

The next phase of Gutenberg is being decided, starting with widgets, which will make it easier for users to customize their sites. This will be done with features being added to the Gutenberg plugin.

Want to get involved in develop the future of the WordPress dashboard? Follow the Core team blog and join the #core channel in the Making WordPress Slack group.

9 Projects for 2019

WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg outlined 9 projects for the year 2019. These projects range from creating a block for navigations menus, porting all existing widgets into blocks, forming a triage team to tackle open issues on Trac and more.

A status update for porting existing widgets to blocks has been posted by Mel Choyce.

WordCamp US 2019 Dates announced

WordCamp US 2019 will be held during Nov. 1-3, 2019, in St Louis, Missouri. It will be one of our largest events of the year and will feature Matt Mullenweg’s annual State of the Word address.

Further Reading:

If you have a story we should consider including in the next “Month in WordPress” post, please submit it here.

WPTavern: Beaver Builder Doubles Down on Serving Power Users in Response to Gutenberg

Wordpress Planet - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 20:20

At WordCamp US I had the opportunity to chat with Beaver Builder co-founder Robby McCullough about how the page builder is navigating the Gutenberg era. The proliferation of blocks for the new editor has made it easy for non-technical WordPress users to add things like pricing tables, maps, tabs, accordions, and other UI elements. Future iterations of Gutenberg will soon tackle layouts. These improvements to core will radically change how page builder products are marketed to WordPress users.

“One of the decisions we made in response to the news of Gutenberg early on is that we wanted to double down on our professional power users,” McCullough said. “It took us a long time in our growth as a business to figure out who our customers were. We realized there were two distinct camps: one that was like a do-it-yourselfer type, someone who maybe had a small business or a hobby website who wanted to use WordPress but wasn’t familiar with writing code. The other was more of a freelancer – maybe a one or two person agency, people who were building lots of websites and had development and frontend skills. We see that as the space where we want to live now. We’re hoping to continue solving problems and making the experience better for folks with a few more skills in their tool belts.”

Following up with McCullough later, he said that applying this new direction to Beaver Builder is already translating into the features they are prioritizing for the plugin.

“For example, in our latest major release, we added percent, em, rem, and viewport-based units for things like font sizes, margins, and padding,” McCullough said. “Without a basic understanding of CSS, this feature wouldn’t be too helpful. We also added dozens of pre-built row templates. So, instead of creating single-page designs, our goal was to create a modular system of rows that can be mixed and matched to build out sites. We’re working to build features that better enable folks who build lots of websites.”

In the interview below we discussed the current integration between Gutenberg and Beaver Builder. McCullough said his team is considering bringing blocks into Beaver Builder or bringing Beaver Builder content into Gutenberg; both are possibilities. His team has been waiting to see how quickly the community adopts Gutenberg before making any major decisions.

“My hope is that there’s still going to be a place for page builders, Beaver Builder and everyone in this space, to have a little bit more agility,” McCullough said. “We can see Gutenberg kind of be like Instagram in that it’s going to appeal to a mass audience. We like to live in the Photoshop space where you’re going to get a lot of fine-tuned controls, solving problems and creating features that are going to help people build websites every day.”

Knowledge Base Theme

Drupal Themes - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:43

kbase theme

WPTavern: WP Storybook: A Handy Reference for WordPress React UI Components

Wordpress Planet - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 23:51

LUBUS, a web design agency in Mumbai, has published a site called WP Storybook that offers an interactive way to explore various WordPress React components. It allows developers to browse and search UI components and see a live preview of the component next to example source code.

WP Storybook lets you view different states for various UI components and even test them on different viewports. The development team at LUBUS is adding more as they discover them while building projects with Gutenberg using reusable components. Their goal in publishing the project is to help developers work faster by making components easier to discover and reference.

LUBUS’ roadmap for WP Storybook includes the following:

  • Add as many possible components and cases as possible
  • Capability to view and copy the example source
  • Playground to test out various props and options using knobs addon
  • Categorize components into groups for better discoverability
  • Recipe stories showcasing composing of various components

If you want to contribute to WP Storybook or log an issue, the code is open source (MIT license) on GitHub.

WPTavern: WordPress.com Launches New “Do Anything” Marketing Campaign

Wordpress Planet - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 20:05
Hilde Lysiak reports on local news in her community on her WordPress.com-powered Orange Street News website

WordPress.com is kicking off 2019 with a new national marketing campaign that features 14 entrepreneurs, writers, and non-profit organizations who are using the platform to make a big difference for their communities. The campaign is focused around the question: “What Would You Do If You Could Do Anything?”

WordPress.com published its inaugural ‘Anything Is Possible’ List, which includes 10 mini-documentaries ranging from 1 minute to 1:44. A few of the stories highlighted include Congolese-American sisters operating a successful hair salon in NYC, a 12-year-old journalist running her own online publication, a blogger who went viral and published her own book, and a non-profit fighting misinformation and extremist narratives. Each is presented more in depth on a new Do Anything campaign site that was launched today.

Do Anything is WordPress.com’s first large-scale national brand campaign. It will debut TV, print, and digital advertising spots in The New Yorker and on TV networks, including The History Channel, CNN, and National Geographic. WordPress.com will also be running ads on podcasts, including The Daily and NPR. The new 30-second TV ad was created by Interesting Development, an agency based in New York.

Much like gym memberships, WordPress.com tends to see more action at the beginning of a new year with 20% more sites are created in January than the average, according to Mark Armstrong at Automattic. The timing for the campaign is aimed at tapping into the motivation that millions of users have for starting a new business or blog at this time of year.

In 2016, Automattic started hiring for more marketing positions as an answer to Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, Web.com, EIG, and Godaddy, competitors that Matt Mullenweg identified as having spent over $350M in advertising that year. In 2017, the company created five commercials, its first ever TV spots, as part of a series called “Free to be.” Many found the commercials to be confusing and the messaging wasn’t clear.

By contrast, the 2019 “Do Anything” campaign is much better at demonstrating what people can do with WordPress. “As we share new work with the world we realize that some things will hit and some things will miss,” Automattic’s SVP of Brand, Michelle Broderick said. The company has continued to evolve its marketing based on feedback. This particular campaign was directly inspired by the people who are making things happen with WordPress.

“We were inspired by the people who use WordPress to imagine a better world,” Broderick said. “We saw everyone from bloggers to business owners to scientists to politicians using WordPress to share their story.”

The new TV spot is an improvement over previous campaigns in terms of communicating a clear message, but it doesn’t carry the same authenticity as the mini-documentaries. Each one is relatable and inspiring in telling the stories of people who have already answered the question “What would you do if you could do anything?” Many of those who were featured have carried on with their dreams through perseverance, despite tragedy and struggle along the way. The documentaries are more poignant than the TV spot, which has the added constraint of having to capture the viewer’s attention with a shorter amount of time.

The “Do Anything” campaign as a whole is a good representation of the power of WordPress and should also help boost name recognition for the software in general. Broderick said Automattic is expecting tens of millions of impressions across TV, print, digital, and podcasts. The campaign is aimed at the American market but Armstrong said they hope to branch out into international markets in the future.

Champions Base

Drupal Themes - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 09:58

A theme which inherits from Classy that cuts down on the amount of classes in some of the most common templates. Also includes the BaseCSS atomic CSS framework.

School Zymphonies Theme

Drupal Themes - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 07:15

School Zymphonies Theme is a flexible flat Mobile-first Drupal 8 responsive theme. The theme is ideal for any type of educational institutions like schools, college and universities. You can easily use this theme to create awesome website without having any knowledge of Drupal coding. 

Live Demo Advanced Themes

  • Drupal 8 core
  • Bootstrap v4
  • Font awesome v5
  • Creative design
  • Mobile-first responsive theme
  • Custom menu bar
  • Light weight theme
  • Mobile-first responsive theme
  • Included Sass & Compass source file
    • Colors are stored in Sass variable
    • Well organised Sass code

YG Car Care

Drupal Themes - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 14:45

YG Black

Drupal Themes - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 14:37

YG Sports

Drupal Themes - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 14:36

YG Property One

Drupal Themes - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 14:35

YG Profile

Drupal Themes - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 14:34

YG Pixel

Drupal Themes - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 13:55

YG Pixel is a modern bootstrap based Multipurpose Drupal 8 theme.

Features

  • Drupal 8 core
  • Bootstrap v4.1
  • Portfolio
  • Gallery
  • Blog

It is highly recommended to install the demo site and customize it to get the exact look. Here is the link for the documentation to install demo site

Demo login credentials : admin / admin@123

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YG Event Organizer

Drupal Themes - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 13:13

YG Event Organizer is a modern bootstrap based Multipurpose Drupal 8 theme.

Features

  • Drupal 8 core
  • Bootstrap v4.1
  • Services
  • Blog

It is highly recommended to install the demo site and customize it to get the exact look. Here is the link for the documentation to install demo site

Demo login credentials : admin / admin@123

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YG Concept

Drupal Themes - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 13:11

YG Concept is a modern bootstrap based Multipurpose Drupal 8 theme.

Features

  • Drupal 8 core
  • Bootstrap v4.1
  • Services
  • Products
  • Blog

It is highly recommended to install the demo site and customize it to get the exact look. Here is the link for the documentation to install demo site

Demo login credentials : admin / admin@123

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YG Justice

Drupal Themes - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 12:22

YG Justice is a modern bootstrap based single page Drupal 8 theme.

Features

  • Drupal 8 core
  • Bootstrap v3.3.5
  • Practices area
  • Our Team

Live Demo

It is highly recommended to install the demo site and customize it to get the exact look. Here is the link for the documentation to install demo site

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YG App One

Drupal Themes - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 10:54

YG App One is a modern bootstrap based Drupal 8 theme for App related websites.

Features

  • Drupal 8 core
  • Bootstrap v4.1.3

Live Demo

It is highly recommended to install the demo site and customize it to get the exact look. Here is the link for the documentation to install demo site

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YG Orange

Drupal Themes - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 09:57

YG Orange is Simple Drupal 8 theme developed to help you to create a stunning websites for business.

Features

  • Drupal 8 core
  • Bootstrap v3.3.5
  • Services
  • Works
  • Blog

Live Demo

It is highly recommended to install the demo site and customize it to get the exact look. Here is the link for the documentation to install demo site

Demo login credentials : admin / admin@123

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YG Construction Lite

Drupal Themes - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 09:13

YG Construction Lite is modern Drupal 8 theme developed to help you to create a stunning websites for construction.

Features

  • Drupal 8 core
  • Bootstrap v3.3.0
  • Services
  • Projects
  • Blog
  • Testimonials

Live Demo

It is highly recommended to install the demo site and customize it to get the exact look. Here is the link for the documentation to install demo site

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