This week: WooCommerce, XWP Recruiting, New version of Newsletter Glue, WordCamps in 2022, and much more.
Eric Karkovack is a freelance web designer and writer. A 25+ year veteran of the industry, Eric both works with and writes about his journey in using WordPress to tackle everyday challenges for clients.
Block themes are poised to make a significant impact on designers, developers, and users. As one of the key ingredients to Full Site Editing (FSE), they’ll allow us to edit virtually every part of a website right from the block editor.
If you’re familiar with “classic” WordPress themes, you’ll note several differences in how block themes are put together. For example, templates use the .html file extension (as opposed to .php) and contain block markup. They also use a unique folder structure.
While still a nascent technology, it’s worth taking a deeper look into block themes. They promise to change how we design, build and maintain websites with WordPress.
I put together a look at the basics of block themes and what makes them work. The article also demonstrates how they compare and contrast with classic themes.
If you’re interested in building a block theme, you’ll want to check out Carolina Nymark’s outstanding course. She takes you through every step of the process and leaves no stone unturned. It’s everything you could ever want to know about this new way of theming.
LearnDash is taking cutting-edge e-learning methodology and infusing it into WordPress. Trusted to power the learning programs for major universities, small to mid-size companies, startups, entrepreneurs, and bloggers worldwide.
Lance Robbins from XWP describes their recruitment process in detail. Starting with the job advertisement that provides salary range, through successive stages of the process to signing the contract. It’s admirable the recruitment process of more and more companies is so transparent.