How to create custom Gutenberg blocks in WordPress
Will Morris

Will Morris

Will Morris is a staff writer at WordCandy. When he's not writing about WordPress, he likes to gig his stand-up comedy routine on the local circuit.

  • How to create custom Gutenberg blocks in WordPress

    February 26, 2019 by Will Morris

    WordPress 5.0 is out, and with it comes the new block-based editor, Gutenberg. Out of the box, it packs in a decent selection of blocks you can use across your pages and posts. However, since this is WordPress, there’s always room for more custom functionality. In other words, it’s possible to build your own custom…

  • 4 ways you can start getting involved with WordPress development

    February 14, 2019 by Will Morris

    If you’re a WordPress user and budding developer, you might be tempted to put your own stamp on the platform. Since WordPress is open-source and almost entirely managed by its community, contributing to its ongoing development is actually quite easy and rewarding. The best part is that there are so many ways you can help…

  • How to test the Gutenberg editor (WordPress 5.0) on your site with Local by Flywheel

    December 7, 2018 by Will Morris

    WordPress 5.0 is now here, which means the new Gutenberg editor is now a part of our daily lives. This update to WordPress’ editing interface will forever change the platform and the way we create content. As such, it’s a big transition to make, particularly if you’re not well prepared. As with many other new…

  • The benefits of creating a one-page site (and how to do it)

    December 4, 2018 by Will Morris

    Some websites require expansive and elaborate structures, multiple pages, and comprehensive navigation. However, this is far from universal. In fact, some of the most successful sites when it comes to generating conversions only consist of a single page. A one-page website works similarly to a landing page, in that it contains everything relevant to your…

  • How to improve a WordPress site’s performance with minification

    November 19, 2018 by Will Morris

    Site speed remains a perennial concern for pretty much all site owners. While there are several ways you can improve your site’s speed, there’s one often-overlooked (yet highly effective) technique to consider – minification. In simple terms, minification optimizes your site’s code to make it smaller in size and more efficient to run. While this…

  • How to get started with Local by Flywheel for your WordPress development environment

    November 7, 2018 by Will Morris

    While most websites are (naturally) hosted online, there are plenty of situations in which you may want to create a local WordPress site. For example, you might need to set up a staging environment to develop your site before it goes live, require a safe place to experiment with designs, or perform troubleshooting. In any…

  • 4 image optimization tools for your WordPress site

    October 18, 2018 by Will Morris

    Optimizing your site’s images is vital for keeping performance high without sacrificing quality. As such, it helps to have dedicated tools on hand to make the process easier and more effective – especially if you run an image-heavy site. Fortunately, there are many methods available to “shrink” your image’s file size. For example, there are…

  • Why (and how) you should send your newsletter using WordPress

    October 9, 2018 by Will Morris

    It’s important to communicate with your online audience, and a fantastic way of doing so is with an email newsletter. It can be challenging to figure out the best method for creating and sending that newsletter, however, with so many possible options. As is so often the case, the answer is WordPress. While it might…

  • How to speed up your WordPress site using GZIP compression

    October 5, 2018 by Will Morris

    When it comes to providing a strong user experience on your website, performance is key. If your site takes a long time to load, you’re likely to see a rise in ‘bounced’ users before they’ve even had a chance to experience it properly. This is why optimizing your site for speed is so important. While…

  • 3 ways dynamic tables can improve your WordPress site

    October 4, 2018 by Will Morris

    In the past, most sites focused on static content. Internet users expect to be able to interact with most of the content they view, to some extent or another. Adding dynamic elements to your site – such as searchable and sortable tables – is a smart way to improve the user experience. This kind of…

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