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WordPress Customization: Supports and Variations and JSON. Oh my!

04 May 2021

The new WordPress editor (“Gutenberg”) has been a part of our lives for almost 2 1/2 years. Since that initial launch, WordPress has come out with so many different ways to customize block editor: theme.json, block variations, and block supports....

Creating block.json for a WordPress block

12 November 2020

I have been creating custom WordPress blocks since Gutenberg was in beta, though the vast majority are for work. But this week, I added my very first block to the WordPress block directory. (Hooray for my Color Palette!!) Anyone can...

The Case of the Disappearing Gutenberg

20 June 2020

Once upon a time, there was a WordPress post editor that discovered it had turned into a simple HTML editor…. (Apologies to Anne Tyler’s Back When We Were Grownups.) But in all seriousness, has this happened to you? I ask...

Daily Life in the New World

22 May 2020

March 23, 2020. That date, almost exactly 2 months ago, was the first day of our new normal. This new normal is me working from home full time. It is my daughter staying at home full time, no longer in...

Updating Terminus: A guide for Pantheon users

11 March 2020

If you are a developer who hosts your sites on Pantheon, I would be willing to bet that you also use Terminus. For all you Terminus users, a message like this probably looks familiar: Terminus 2.2.0 [notice] A new Terminus...

Besan Block: A long time coming

15 August 2019

A few times a year, we hold an internal event at work that we call “Serendipity Day.” We use this day, inspired by NPR, to work on projects that are somewhat work related, but have been sitting on our back...

Featured Images, Gutenberg, and You

25 March 2019

A very common editor update that us WordPress developers make is to add options to the featured image meta box in the post editor. This is usually something like a checkbox to determine whether the featured image should be displayed...

A Very Informal Look at Gutenberg Accessibility

16 October 2018

We have been working all year to replatform our websites at work from Drupal to WordPress. We decided to go with WordPress for many reasons, one of the biggest being its admin UI. The WordPress edit screen, especially when compared...

Final Public Postpartum Thoughts

12 August 2018

I wanted to update this category in my blog one more time before “signing off”. I could blog all day and night about Amelia, but I also want to keep most aspects of her life private. That means, off Facebook,...

Pregnancy vs. Postpartum

07 August 2018

Over the course of the last week, since my daughter’s birth, I have discovered that I have become very used to being pregnant. This realization is becoming more and more apparent as I heal from my c-section and I regain...

Oh hello, hormones

06 August 2018

Yesterday was an incredibly bad day. I have read about postpartum depression. It is something I had been worried about for the majority of my pregnancy because of my history of anxiety. A friend of mine even talked to me...

Nicknames

04 August 2018

My daughter is only a few days old, but over the course of the past few days, I have been calling her by all sorts of nicknames. On top of that, my friends have also been donning her with even...

Delivery

02 August 2018

Monday: The Induction Today was the day where we get this delivery ball rolling! I reported to the hospital that afternoon (after working my last day at work… from home, of course, but it was a great distraction). After a...

Induction Day!

30 July 2018

It’s Induction Day! I check into the hospital at 4pm today to get induced. As far as I can tell, we are still starting from 0. My belly has not dropped. I am not having contractions. My water has not...

Almost There

26 July 2018

My last high risk appointment was yesterday and my last OB appointment was today. Actually, I should say appointments. Today’s (last!) OB visit I saw my doctor and we had a great conversation about my due date and upcoming induction,...

Kicking

21 July 2018

My friends and I code-named the kiddo “Lord Kick Ass” sometime in my second trimester because, in addition to the fact that she started kicking right around then, we are certain that she will, indeed, kick ass. As I approach...

Induction Scheduling

19 July 2018

I just left one of my final OB appointments. This particular appointment involved a cervical exam to see if I am dilated. #TIL… I learned three important things from this exam: I am not dilated. Not only am I not...

The Waiting Game

10 July 2018

I am 37 weeks today and the wait is killing me. I know she’s coming out soon and I think my belly is starting to drop, but the kiddo has not made her move yet. It seems she’s not even...

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