Style groups of blocks in one click with colorways
·Updated Dec 7, 2022
Consistency. That’s the name of the game when it comes to designing a website. And having a way to design, and apply, like-styling to whole sets of blocks is a huge step towards publishing pages with consistency and speed. So I explored an idea I’m calling Colorways — a “simple mode” for stylizing page content.
Exploring WordPress as a design tool
·Updated Dec 5, 2022
Last week I challenged myself to take one pattern, from one theme, and morph it multiple times — only using the design controls block editor. It’s kind of like CSS Zen Garden, but without CSS — just out-of-the-box WordPress block design tooling. One theme. One pattern. Seven ways. No additional blocks, nor custom CSS between scenes — just designing […]
How to simplify WordPress patterns with content-only block editing
·Updated Sep 28, 2022
As WordPress blocks — and therefore patterns — continue to expand in scope, the need for a simplified editing experience is more present than ever. Sure, the new tooling is empowering — like fluid typography, new spacing controls, element hover color support, outer padding, layout options, etc — but it’s also quite a lot to […]
How to add Fluid Typography to WordPress Block Themes
·Updated Nov 9, 2022
Last year I shared a piece on fluid typography, in particular on adopting a fluid type scale within WordPress block themes, using the CSS clamp() function. The method I experimented with is interesting in that it uses a type scale, then calculates the fluid type values for each font size within the theme’s theme.json file. While a bit […]
Introducing Wei, a minimalistic block theme with gobs of creativity
·Updated Jun 30, 2022
Introducing Wei. Tell your story and share your thoughts with a minimal WordPress block theme, inspired by pure simplicity. Embracing clean type, beautifully bold color schemes, and color-matched featured images, Wei puts your words first — in a delightful and creative fashion. Wei is a stripped down, minimalistic block theme with a single column layout. […]
How to add style variations to WordPress Block Themes
·Updated Sep 2, 2022
What are style variations? Style variations are a new feature of block themes, recently landing in WordPress 6.0. They’re just one part of the new era of WordPress theming that we’re looking at, with the introduction of Full Site Editing.
A new era of WordPress themes is finally here
·Updated Jun 14, 2022
We all knew the landscape of WordPress themes was shifting with the introduction of Gutenberg. What we didn’t know, was by how much.
All my blocks are now available on Github
·Updated Jun 23, 2022
It’s long overdue, but I’ve recently set up a richtabor/blocks repository on Github that links to the source code for the WordPress blocks that I currently have published — including a few that are yet to be available on WordPress.org. Every single block I’ve added, I built out of a need of my own. I wanted […]
Meet Wabi, a WordPress block theme for writers and publishers
·Updated Jun 14, 2022
Share your authentic self with Wabi, a WordPress block theme designed to help you tell your story best. Wabi foregrounds the simplistic design language of storytelling through clean lines, beautiful typography and a dynamic accent color system — making it a brilliant theme for writers and publishers.
WP Experts has acquired my Login Designer plugin
·Updated Feb 18, 2022
I am stoked to announce that the Login Designer WordPress plugin has joined the WP Experts family. I can’t think of a better group of folks to continue driving the innovative front Login Designer pushed on. WP Experts is a prolific agency/product shop that has a proven track record of leading many highly-rated WordPress plugins. […]