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BuddyPress: BuddyPress 4.2.0 Maintenance and Security Release

Wordpress Planet - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 16:00

BuddyPress 4.2.0 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release. All BuddyPress installations are strongly encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible.

The 4.2.0 release addresses two security issues:

  • A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was fixed that could allow users to send malicious code in the content of private messages. Discovered and reported independently by Kieran Munday and Tim Coen.
  • A privilege escalation vulnerability was fixed that could allow users to reply to unauthorized private message threads. Discovered by Kieran Munday.

These vulnerabilities were reported privately to the BuddyPress team, in accordance with WordPress’s security policies. Our thanks to the reporters for practicing coordinated disclosure.

BuddyPress 4.2.0 also fixes 4 bugs. For complete details, visit the 4.2.0 changelog.

Dopetrope by HTML5UP

Drupal Themes - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:02

This is Dopetrope a free, fully responsive HTML5 site template by AJ for HTML5 UP. It's released for free under the Creative Commons Attribution license so feel free to use it for any personal or commercial project – just don't forget to credit us!

WPTavern: Yoast CEO Responds to #YoastCon Twitter Controversy, Calls for Change in the SEO Industry

Wordpress Planet - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 05:22

Yoast CEO Marieke van de Rakt published a post yesterday, addressing the controversy that dominated the #YoastCon hashtag on Twitter in the days leading up the the event. Several parties from the SEO industry began circulating old tweets, along unsavory videos depicting Joost de Valk partying with promotional models. de Valk issued a public apology on Twitter before YoastCon officially kicked off.

I think and act differently now, though I know that doesn't change the past. If anyone felt harmed by this: I'm truly sorry.

— Joost de Valk (@jdevalk) February 6, 2019

In her post, titled “Let’s create a more female-friendly world!”, van de Rakt characterized the incident as an attack and cited examples of how Yoast is actively working to improve the position of women:

We were all hurt. We really don’t understand why the company Yoast is being attacked, why the #yoastcon is being used for something the person Joost did 10 years ago. Our company and our company culture is nothing like the tweets imply.

van de Rakt also referenced a post from Gisele Navarro, a woman who has been working in the SEO industry for 10 years.

“I totally agree with Gisele that the SEO industry was not welcoming to women ten years ago,” van de Rakt said. “And although some things may have changed, I still think that the SEO industry has a long way to go. I also think that the problem is much bigger than the SEO industry.”

After the tweets and videos began circulating on the #YoastCon hashtag, the @yoast Twitter account was quietly scrubbed of potentially offensive tweets. The total tweet count for the account was 44.1K on January 31, 2019.

On February 8, 2019, the account’s total tweets were slashed to 10.7K. Approximately 33,000 tweets have been deleted in the wake of this controversy.

Some of the tweets were still available via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine during the height of the controversy and screenshots were shared widely.

No seriously, fucking don’t try and excuse behaviour like this. (9/41) pic.twitter.com/DoK1zOl3p2

— Tom Rayner (@tjprayner) February 7, 2019

One recipient of the tweets, Lisa Barone, dismissed them as “friends being stupid,” but de Valk’s wife, Marieke van de Rakt, admitted in her recent post that the tweets and videos were hurtful to her. Since the tweets were public, many onlookers said they felt uncomfortable reading these types of interactions within a professional context.

Navarro’s post described how the tweets made her feel as an outside onlooker working in the male-dominated SEO industry:

I don’t know the story behind the ‘friendly and consensual sexual banter’ (as someone called it) of those tweets so I’ve got zero context on how the conversations led to Joost saying things like:

‘I bet you’d look good, even when pregnant ;-)’

‘Ahem, why are you not naked indeed?’

‘Nothing beats a yummy young mummy :)’

When I read those tweets, that was all I could think of – Decades of obscenities been pushed on me by men who thought that was normal, acceptable behavior.

I thought about how much it would have crushed me back then if someone I respected were to have said something like that to me. I wondered if I would still be part of the SEO community had that happened.

I imagined how would I have felt if before or after that tweet, I were to have been an attendee at SEOktoberfest surrounded by Playboy escorts who touched themselves looking at the camera while I was having a beer in a corner, trying to network my way to a job interview at an agency I loved.

After the tweets and videos began to get attention on the #YoastCon hashtag, many in the SEO industry dismissed the content as an attack orchestrated by trolls who they alleged are also guilty of harassment. Several spoke out against David Cohen in particular, who had originally started the controversy by unearthing the old content, describing him as the person behind other troll accounts known for sending harassing tweets.

Regardless of how the old content came to light on Twitter, both Joost de Valk and Yoast CEO Marieke van de Rakt have admitted that the tweets and videos are indefensible and not representative of their company’s current push to empower women.

Navarro’s post calls readers to look at the tweets and videos from the perspective of someone working in the SEO industry, wondering if they should attend conferences after seeing leaders and role models behaving this way:

To those of you who are defending the SEO personality that is Joost: remove the so-called SEO trolls and #YoastCon from the picture, go through the tweets and ask yourself how would YOU feel if someone you look up to says those things to you on a public forum. Would you feel comfortable attending a conference knowing this person would be there? Would you want him to be your boss? Would you feel safe around this person? Would you have anybody to talk to about what happened and how you felt? Would you even bring it up?

The #YoastCon Twitter controversy has had the positive effect of highlighting behavior and public communication styles that need to be addressed in order to create a more welcoming and diverse SEO industry. In spite of the recent challenges, van de Rakt said she is hopeful that her company can continue working towards creating “an atmosphere at conferences that is friendly for all people, regardless of their gender.” On this Navarro and van de Rakt both agree – the conditions for women working in the SEO industry are ripe for improvement.

WPTavern: Alex Mills Ends His Battle With Leukemia

Wordpress Planet - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 00:24

Today, we are reminded that life is fleeting and that plugins, themes, and WordPress itself is built and maintained by humans. Alex (Viper007Bond) Mills announced that he is ending his fight with Leukemia.

Due to liver inflammation and GvHD, the liver is too damaged to continue with treatment and there are no further options. I don’t want to spend the rest of my time in the hospital so I am choosing to remain at home where I can be comfortable with family and friends.

Alex Mills

Mills is encouraging members of the WordPress community to fork and maintain his open-source plugins. Mills thanked his co-workers, members of the WordPress community, and his car friends for enriching his life. It’s a somber read knowing it’s coming from a person who is still alive but knows that their time is near.

I want to thank everyone who has given me moral support through these difficult times. It has meant a lot hearing all of the love and support pour in from my friends and colleagues from around the world. I have been so grateful for all of the opportunities that have been given to me in my life, professionally and personally.

Automatticians have really helped me grow professionally by giving me an amazing career for the past nine years. My car friends have helped me grow socially and provided me so many good memories and life experiences. The people that I have gotten to know in the WordPress community have been very supportive as well. I am amazed by how many friends I have made and how much they have been there for me. They all have enriched my life and helped me grow as a person.

Alex Mills

Mills is the author of the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin, has been a long-standing member of the WordPress community, and is the founder of FinalGear, a forum community fan site devoted to Top Gear. The community may have played a role in bringing the show to the US.

Members of the FinalGear community are weighing in on the news.

FinalGear has been a big part of my life for just over 13 years now, that’s damn near half of my life. It’s an incredible community that we’ve built up over the years, spawned from Viper’s work.

I’m really thankful that I stumbled across the community all that time ago and was able to get to know him, even having the pleasure of spending a weekend with him at the Ringmeet in 2015. Thanks to him, petrolheads who would otherwise probably never have met are regularly traveling the world together and he’ll always be there.

Fuck. Cancer.

Matt2000

A huge number of us owe Alex a massive ‘thank you’ for the FG Community. I speak from the heart when I say I have made lifelong friends from across the globe and enjoyed trips and experiences that I couldn’t have dreamed of 10 years ago. None of that would have happened had I not been searching for an obscure piece of music from a TG episode and stumbled into this place.

MWF

Some of you may remember the Viper’s Video Quicktags plugin created more than 10 years ago. It was essentially the precursor to native oEmbed support that arrived in WordPress in 2016.

If you have benefited from Mill’s code, work, or have been positively impacted by him in any way, please let him know by commenting on this blog post. Mills is in a unique position to see, read, and hear how much of an impact he’s had on so many people throughout his life and we’re in a unique position to tell him.

Alex, thank you for your contributions to open-source, for being an early member of the WPTavern forum, and a supporter of the site. Throughout all of these years, I pronounced your nickname as Viperbond007 instead of Viper007Bond. It rolled off the tongue easier heh. I wish I could have gotten a ride in that sweet Viper you picked up a few years ago. Getting that Viper is something that I know was a lifelong dream of yours.

Please enjoy the time you have left with as little pain as possible and I’ll meet you on the other side. Please leave the light on for me.

WPTavern: Bootstrap Patches XSS Vulnerability in Versions 4.3.1 and 3.4.1

Wordpress Planet - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 19:54

Bootstrap has released versions 4.3.1 and 3.4.1 to patch an XSS vulnerability (CVE-2019-8331) that was reported to the Bootstrap Drupal project by a developer and then responsibly disclosed to the Bootstrap development team. The vulnerability specifically affects usage of the tooltip and popover features:

Earlier this week a developer reported an XSS issue similar to the data-target vulnerability that was fixed in v4.1.2 and v3.4.0: the data-template attribute for our tooltip and popover plugins lacked proper XSS sanitization of the HTML that can be passed into the attribute’s value.

The fix includes a new JavaScript sanitizer that allows only whitelisted HTML elements in the data attribute. Developers can modify Bootstrap’s sanitization implementation or customize their own function. In addition to patching the vulnerability, Bootstrap has published new sanitizer documentation for versions 4.3 and 3.4.

According to data from BuiltWith, Bootstrap is used by approximately 16% of the internet. It is also used widely in WordPress plugins and themes. There are hundreds of listings in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory that implement Bootstrap in one way or another. Many of them have not been updated for months or even longer than a year. It’s tough to say which ones may be affected by this vulnerability, as it depends on how the plugin author has implemented Bootstrap and, in some cases, what the users have decided to output to the frontend. If you have a plugin or theme that uses Bootstrap, it may be worth getting in touch with the author to see if a security update will be necessary.

Root

Drupal Themes - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:16

WordPress.org blog: WordPress 5.1 RC2

Wordpress Planet - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 02:58

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.1 is now available!

WordPress 5.1 will be released on Thursday, February 21, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.1 yet, now is the time!

There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.1 release candidate: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want to select the “bleeding edge nightlies” option), or you can download the release candidate here (zip).

For details about what to expect in WordPress 5.1, please see the first release candidate post.

This release includes the final About page design. It also contains fixes for:

  • New WordPress installs not setting the database table prefix correctly (#46220).
  • A HTTP error occurring when opening browser developer tools (#46218).
  • The legacy media dialog having incorrect pagination link styling (#41858).
  • The comment form not appearing when clicking “Reply” on comments loaded via Ajax (#46260).
Plugin and Theme Developers

Please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 5.1 and update the Tested up to version in the readme to 5.1. If you find compatibility problems, please be sure to post to the support forums so we can figure those out before the final release.

The WordPress 5.1 Field Guide has also been published, which goes into the details of the major changes.

WordPress 5.1 Field Guide How to Help

Do you speak a language other than English? Help us translate WordPress into more than 100 languages!

If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, where you can also find a list of known bugs.

WordPress Five Point One:
It’s so slick, shiny, and new.
Lands in a few days!

WordPress 5.1 RC2

Wordpress News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 02:58

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.1 is now available!

WordPress 5.1 will be released on Thursday, February 21, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.1 yet, now is the time!

There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.1 release candidate: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want to select the “bleeding edge nightlies” option), or you can download the release candidate here (zip).

For details about what to expect in WordPress 5.1, please see the first release candidate post.

This release includes the final About page design. It also contains fixes for:

  • New WordPress installs not setting the database table prefix correctly (#46220).
  • A HTTP error occurring when opening browser developer tools (#46218).
  • The legacy media dialog having incorrect pagination link styling (#41858).
  • The comment form not appearing when clicking “Reply” on comments loaded via Ajax (#46260).
Plugin and Theme Developers

Please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 5.1 and update the Tested up to version in the readme to 5.1. If you find compatibility problems, please be sure to post to the support forums so we can figure those out before the final release.

The WordPress 5.1 Field Guide has also been published, which goes into the details of the major changes.

WordPress 5.1 Field Guide How to Help

Do you speak a language other than English? Help us translate WordPress into more than 100 languages!

If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, where you can also find a list of known bugs.

WordPress Five Point One:
It’s so slick, shiny, and new.
Lands in a few days!

WPTavern: Amazon Introduces Blog Blueprint to Deliver WordPress Posts as Audio on Alexa

Wordpress Planet - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 21:46

Last week Amazon launched Alexa Skill Blueprints that allow anyone to publish new skills to the Alexa Skills Store without having to have any coding knowledge. The blueprints are templates that provide a starting point where users can create a new skill by filling in the blanks and then publish it to the store for US customers.

This first round of blueprints is targeted at content creators, bloggers, and organizations. It includes blueprints for personal trainers, flashcards, facts, quizzes, and a fable blueprint for storytellers. There are also new blueprints available called University and Spiritual Talks for live and recorded audio content from institutions and organizations.

Amazon has also created a blueprint specifically for WordPress blogs. It works in connection with the Amazon AI Plugin for WordPress to read blogs aloud on Alexa-enabled devices. Setup is not trivial but it is much easier for users than having to create their own blueprints from scratch.

How to Get Alexa to Read Your WordPress Blog Aloud

According to Amazon’s announcement, the new WordPress blog blueprint converts posts into speech and creates an audio RSS feed:

The Amazon AI Plugin for WordPress is a sample application that enables WordPress bloggers to easily convert their blog posts into speech by leveraging Text-to-Speech (TTS) and translation tools provided by Amazon. Bloggers can generate an audio feed (RSS feed) for text-based blog content, and simply add this to the new Blog blueprint to create and publish their own Alexa skill.

If you want to get this working for your WordPress blog, the first step is to install the official Amazon AI Plugin for WordPress. Follow the instructions on the Blog skill blueprint page. The plugin will generate an RSS feed that you will enter into your skill content section. It also needs to be configured with the AWS access key, secret key, and AWS region. There are options available for specifying a post type, enable logging, audio player settings, the ability to exclude certain tags from generating audio, translations, audio excerpts, and more.

After setting up the plugin, you can complete the blueprint by customizing the welcome messages, naming the skill, and publishing it to the Alexa Skills Store, as demonstrated in the video below. Anyone with an Alexa-enabled device can then have Alexa read your RSS feed to them.

Amazon also introduced a new blueprint for creating flash briefing skills, which include short-form content in the form of an audio feed. This format lends itself well to local weather reports, news and sports updates, and other information that can be quickly communicated via an audio update. This may be another option that WordPress news site owners may want to consider. The flash briefing skills page has instructions for creating one and there is also an unofficial WordPress plugin called WP Alexa Flash Briefing that has its own Alexa skill already set up.

If you want to go one step further and manage your WordPress blog with Alexa, the unofficial Blog Helper skill will enable you to log new drafts and moderate comments. It’s available on GitHub.

Abovolab

Drupal Themes - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 14:15

WPTavern: Matt Mullenweg Publishes TED Talk on the Future of Work, Prepares to Launch New Distributed.blog Website

Wordpress Planet - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 19:02

Matt Mullenweg is teasing out a new website at distributed.blog with the tagline “The future of work is here.” It’s not clear yet whether subscribers to the mystery blog will be on board for blog posts, a new podcast, or a book promotion, but the site has piqued curiosity.

This should be fun… (take 2 with working form) https://t.co/RpAfb8jvg5

— Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) February 14, 2019

Mullenweg recently recorded a talk for TED’s new video series, The Way We Work. Over the past 14 years since founding Automattic, he has become an expert and an industry advocate for distributed work, having grown the company to more than 800 employees. In the video he said he prefers the term “distributed” over “remote,” as remote implies there are some people who are central and some who are not.

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Why Working from Home Is Better for Business

This company is so dedicated to remote working that they literally don't have an office. Here's why a "distributed" workforce is better for business — and employees:

Posted by The Way We Work on Monday, January 14, 2019

When I first started working as a developer from home in 2008, many of my friends and family didn’t believe I had “a real job.” People would often say things like, “Remind me what it is that you do at home all day…?” Sometimes I would even receive honest questions from incredulous friends, asking, “Why don’t you go find a real job?” The culture of remote and distributed work is still not widely understood 11 years later but it is slowly improving.

“I think a distributed work force is the most effective way to build a company,” Mullenweg said. “The key is that you have to approach it consciously. I believe that talent and intelligence are equally distributed throughout the world but opportunity is not.” Large tech companies, along with more traditional style companies, still struggle to get on board with this way of working.

Mullenweg’s TED talk explains a few advantages of distributed work. He also anticipates responses from managers in traditional work environments, who might say, “Sure, that may work for all you fancy tech folks but not for us.” Mullenweg outlines a few tips for getting started, such as documenting everything, increasing communication online, and experimenting with collaboration tools.

Automattic was the first WordPress company to operate a completely distributed workforce. Many other product companies, hosts, and agencies have followed suit. Remote and distributed teams have now become so common in the WordPress ecosystem that many who have experienced this way of working can never return to their old way of life.

WPTavern: WPBrigade Patches Critical Vulnerability in Simple Social Buttons Plugin

Wordpress Planet - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 06:04

WPBrigade, the developers behind the Simple Social Buttons plugin, have patched a critical privilege escalation vulnerability. The security issue was discovered by the team at WebARX. Developer and researcher Luka Šikić summarized the vulnerability in a post published this week:

Improper application design flow, chained with lack of permission check resulted in privilege escalation and unauthorized actions in WordPress installation allowing non-admin users, even subscriber user type to modify WordPress installation options from the wp_options table.

Simple Social Buttons is a plugin that makes it easy for users to add social buttons to posts, pages, archives, and, popups, fly-ins, and custom post types. More than 40,000 users have the free version of the plugin active on their sites. A commercial version is also available through the developer’s website.

The plugin’s authors released version 2.0.22 the day after WebARX disclosed the vulnerability, but some site owners and agencies may not have heard about the security issue. Not everyone checks for updates automatically or even once per month. WPBrigade has not yet alerted users to the vulnerability on their blog or Twitter account. The only mention is in the plugin’s changelog, which states: “Enhancement: Fix security issue.” Users who see an update notice in their dashboards are advised to update immediately.

WPTavern: WPWeekly Episode 345 – The Relationship Between Corporate Cash and Open Source Software

Wordpress Planet - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 23:09

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss a thought-provoking post published by Morten Rand-Hendriksen that takes a deep look at equity in open source software. Morten suggests that the mantra of decisions are made by those who show up be changed to decisions are made by those who can afford to show up.

We talk about the relationship and influence money from businesses can  have on open source software, especially if they’re employing someone to contribute to that project full-time. We discuss the pros and cons of financial contributions and whether or not WordPress could fall victim to progressing only at the whims of corporate sponsors.

Near the end of the show, John provides an overview of what’s new in Sugar Calendar 2.0.

Stories Discussed:

PetersenMediaGroup is Relaunched

https://www.petersenmediagroup.com/

WordPress 5.1 Field Guide

Gutenberg 5.0 Adds New RSS Block, Amazon Kindle Embed Block, and FocalPointPicker Component

Gutenberg Blocks Design Library Offers Pre-Built Page Designs Using Existing Core Blocks

Google+ is shutting down in April with some APIs shutting down in March

Sugar Calendar 2.0 Beta Released

The Dark Mode plugin developed by Daniel James is no longer a featured plugin.

WPWeekly Meta:

Next Episode: Wednesday, February 20th 3:00 P.M. Eastern

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WPTavern: Ultimate Blocks Plugin Adds Schema-Enabled Review Block

Wordpress Planet - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 20:34

Ultimate Blocks, one of the many Gutenberg block collections that have sprouted up, launched before WordPress 5.0 with eight blocks. The collection has since doubled in size, adding features like accordions, social sharing buttons, tabbed content, a progress bar, and star-ratings. Many block collections are loosely organized around serving a specific user demographic. This one is aimed at bloggers and marketers.

Ultimate Blocks’ latest release includes Reviews, a new Gutenberg block that is unique to this plugin. It allows users to easily add rows of review criteria and will automatically calculate the cumulative star rating. Users can also edit the title of the review, author name, review summary, and call-to-action button.

One of the most interesting features of the plugin is that it is schema-enabled, which means that the reviews use a standard schema for structured data that can be easily read by applications like Google, Microsoft, Pinterest, and others. For example, when Google finds a schema-enabled review, it can display it as a rich review snippet with stars and other summary info. These snippets may appear in search results or in Google Knowledge Cards.

It’s important to clarify that this block is for the site owner to write their own reviews. It’s not a block that adds a frontend form for visitors to leave reviews. It’s more useful for site owners who want a nice way to display their own reviews for books, movies, restaurants, or any other type of information.

After testing the plugin, I was impressed by how the star rating calculations all work live inside Gutenberg while setting up the block. The back and frontend styles also match fairly well. The Reviews block is generic enough to be used for virtually any type of review a user wants to display. It would even more useful if the author expanded it to support frontend review submissions, which would allow users to create their own community review sites.

BusinessPlus Lite

Drupal Themes - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 06:12

WPTavern: Speaker Applications Now Open for 2nd Annual JavaScript for WordPress Conference, July 11-13, 2019

Wordpress Planet - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 03:39

Last year Zac Gordon organized a free virtual JavaScript for WordPress conference and the event drew 1,200 live attendees. With attendance numbers higher than most WordPress conferences and hundreds more views on the videos published afterwards, Gordon considered it a success and committed to organize another event this year.

The next edition is set for July 11-13, 2019, and has been expanded to feature three free days of talks, workshops, and contribution focused on JavaScript and WordPress. The goal for the event’s contributor day is to improve Gutenberg documentation. Applications for speakers and sponsors are now open and attendees can reserve their seats by signing up on the event’s website.

“The conference aims to cover intermediate and advanced topics (not so much beginner),” Gordon said. “Most of the talks are about latest trends of how JS and WP can be used together. Accessibility is really important, as is diversity in speakers. I’d love to have more folks share about cool things they do at work.” He said topics like headless WP, Gatsby, React, state management, Gutenberg, and blockchain are a few examples that seem to be popular in this space right now. Testing and internationalization are two topics that still need speakers.

Gordon teaches both beginner and more advanced courses on JavaScript and Gutenberg development, giving him a unique window into the landscape of JavaScript education. After Gutenberg made its way into core, Gordon said folks “finally have a tangible reason to learn JavaScript.”

“Also, I think folks are finding it easier than first thought,” he said. “A lot of folks have taken my Gutenberg Development Course with zero React or tooling experience and that served as a good introduction to it all.

“At first Matt said, ‘Learn JavaScript Deeply.’ But at the last WCUS he said, ‘Learn Blocks Deeply.’ Luckily, I think it is becoming easier to learn what we need to know with JS and React and tools to get by.”

WPTavern: Gutenberg Blocks Design Library Offers Pre-Built Page Designs Using Existing Core Blocks

Wordpress Planet - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 21:55

Gutenberg Blocks Design Library is a new plugin that provides pre-built page designs, including demo content, using only the default core blocks that come with WordPress. The free version comes with 50 different designs that users can import from the growing Gutenberg Blocks Design Library. These include simple designs for all kinds of page building items, such as text with images, columns with headers, call-to-action sections, team member listings, testimonials, contact page layouts, and more.

The plugin is fully compatible with other Gutenberg themes and plugins, since it simply adds styles to existing core blocks. It can be used in combination with block collections, such as Atomic Blocks, Editor Blocks, CoBlocks, Caxton, Kadence, GhostKit, WooCommerce blocks, and many others.

There are a few major advantages to this approach. Simply adding styles to core blocks means that the plugin doesn’t introduce a bunch of new blocks for users to scroll through in the block inserter. It also ensures data portability. If a user ends up deactivating and removing the plugin for any reason, the content is still there in the default block design.

Although Gutenberg Blocks Design Library is compatible with any WordPress theme that works with the new editor, the appearance of the the pre-made designs vary somewhat across themes. I tested various blocks with different themes and found that it seems to adapt to the active theme’s look and feel. This can be a positive feature or a negative one if the user is hoping for the designs to match the demo exactly.

After installing the plugin, the design library is available by toggling the carrot icon in the menu at the top of the editor. The user is then prompted to import 50 free designs.

The creators of the Gutenberg Blocks Design Library have also built a commercial subscription service to sell “pro designs.” Pricing during the beta period starts at $9/year for a single site. The company aims to have 1,000 commercial designs available to subscribers by November 2019. They plan to release new designs every other week.

The Gutenberg Blocks Design Library is helpful for users who don’t need the more advanced capabilities of a full-featured page builder plugin but still want some simple, pre-built page elements. The placeholder content makes it easy for users to know where to insert their own content. It is much more intuitive than importing an XML file for demo content. This plugin is a great example of the interesting new product opportunities that Gutenberg has introduced by replacing tools that previously might have been built with widgets or cumbersome shortcodes.

Shakespeare

Drupal Themes - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 18:58

Tara

Drupal Themes - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 12:11

Tara theme is designed and developed by Drupar.com

Tara is light weight but very powerful and professional Drupal theme with modern look and feel. This theme is perfect for Business websites, Corporate websites, Portfolio, Personal / Blog websites.

Tara theme is very flexible and easy to use theme. read more

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  • Modules: Its also not dependent on any third party modules. All it uses is Drupal core modules. All its features like Slider, Drop down menu etc are inbuilt. However, you may install and use any drupal supported module with this theme.
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  • Support Drupal 8
  • Fully responsive
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  • Many collapsible blocks region.
  • Compatible on IE9, IE10, Opera, Firefox, Chrome browsers.
  • Custom Homepage
  • Custom Maintenance page
  • Easy Theme settings for customization
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A complete documentation with screenshots on how to install and use this theme is available.
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Varbase Theme (Bootstrap 4 - SASS)

Drupal Themes - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 11:51

A base theme for Varbase standard websites.

Based on the Bootstrap Barrio theme (Bootstrap 4 - SASS).

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This theme is sponsored and developed by Vardot.

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