38 min

Blocks, Block Themes, Gutenberg, and The Future of WordPress with Rich Tabor The WP Mayor Podcast

    • Technology

In this episode, Gaby Galea talks to Rich Tabor, Head of Product at Extendify, about blocks, block themes, Gutenberg, and the future of WordPress. Rich has a knack for designing, building, launching, and scaling WordPress products.
Episode Highlights and Topics:

Block Editor Backlash: Change is hard, especially when it affects your business/lifestyle.
Minimalism: Find balance/happy medium between what you want and need to build.
Gallery Block: Start with simple, single block and scale up to discover a whole new world.
WordPress Future: WP is leaning into editing entire websites, not one content piece/post.
Block Themes: CSS custom properties to match preview and themes you can trust.
Too Much Control? Locking things inhibits people, but having guardrails is important.
Global Styles: Available within the site editor interface to set look-and-feel standards.
Gutenberg: Component that drives the look and feel of websites, room for improvement.

Resources/Links:

Rich Tabor
Extendify
Gutenberg
WordPress Patterns
Tailwind CSS
React
Elementor
GoDaddy
json
Gutenberg GitHub Repo
SquareSpace
Castos
WP Mayor Email
WP Mayor

In this episode, Gaby Galea talks to Rich Tabor, Head of Product at Extendify, about blocks, block themes, Gutenberg, and the future of WordPress. Rich has a knack for designing, building, launching, and scaling WordPress products.
Episode Highlights and Topics:

Block Editor Backlash: Change is hard, especially when it affects your business/lifestyle.
Minimalism: Find balance/happy medium between what you want and need to build.
Gallery Block: Start with simple, single block and scale up to discover a whole new world.
WordPress Future: WP is leaning into editing entire websites, not one content piece/post.
Block Themes: CSS custom properties to match preview and themes you can trust.
Too Much Control? Locking things inhibits people, but having guardrails is important.
Global Styles: Available within the site editor interface to set look-and-feel standards.
Gutenberg: Component that drives the look and feel of websites, room for improvement.

Resources/Links:

Rich Tabor
Extendify
Gutenberg
WordPress Patterns
Tailwind CSS
React
Elementor
GoDaddy
json
Gutenberg GitHub Repo
SquareSpace
Castos
WP Mayor Email
WP Mayor

38 min

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