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  • Things I’d like to see improved in the WordPress block editor

    So far this has been my only contribution to the Gutenberg project. Though there’s been several other things I’ve had my eye on improving as I continue to get better at understanding, using, and building WordPress blocks. Below is a short list of random things I’d like to improve (or see improved). I haven’t checked […]

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  • How to customize WebPack config in modern WordPress block development

    I find myself continuing to dive deeper and deeper into WordPress block development, and the frustrating part is a lack of documentation. So here is a quick post on something I struggled with for a little a bit in the hopes it helps someone else. block.json has some pretty cool features like render, style, viewScript, […]

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  • WordCamps and defining “local” after COVID

    The regional WordCamps that were active during the COVID pandemic, should consider speakers that are part of their community, even if they do not live in the area, but attend the local meetups and actively engage with everyone in the Slack channel.

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  • How to run a successful Help Desk meetup

    One of the most popular meetup formats is the Help Desk. A good Help Desk is a huge draw for any local meetup. If you are looking to grow your group, I encourage you to schedule one. They are also quite easy to set up. All you need is a space with reliable wifi and a few […]

  • How to protect your WordPress site from problematic code in the_content

    By default, WordPress lets you write basically anything in the content of a page, post, or custom post type. When you write or see the_content like this in a WordPress template: That’s likely allowing any code through. Even content that could be problematic. Problematic code would include raw iframes and JavaScript scripts. For example, let’s […]

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