Author: Nick Hamze

Let’s support each other

It’s strange to me what people consider “supporting” the WordPress community. While blocks have been out for over a year they still haven’t gained universal support. It’s in the best interest of the community if everyone gets on board with blocks. All the major companies are coming out with their own block plugins. This is […]

Dress up your desktop

Today I’m happy to launch a block that has been literally years in the making, introducing Dapper Desktop. Back in the day there was a WordPress wallpaper site run by Alison Barrett, wp-wallpaper.com. You can learn more about it’s origins from this WPTavern article. I was sitting in my hotel room in Park City, UT […]

Embed blocks are dumb

For some reason it makes me really upset that embed blocks exist. This seems like a step backwards. In the past we could just paste a url (I know we still can in some cases) and bam it was embedded. Now there is a separate block for every type of embed and we have to […]

Making WordPress Better For Me

On my plugin site I have a listing of all my plugins. I used the normal WordPress post embed and while it worked fine but I didn’t really like how it looked. After we released Fancy Links I knew it would make an amazing directory for my plugins. In about 10 minutes I was able […]

It’s ok to be lazy

The vast of majority of my plugin ideas come from issues I find while building my own sites. Recently I’ve been working on my Zune fansite and there are some things about the list block that I wish could be changed. In the past you’d just have to make due with whatever you were given […]

Taking screenshots is hard

I kinda have a thing about taking the perfect screenshots. Back when I worked at Automattic I once retook almost every single screenshot in our supports docs as I knew they could be done better. My life is pretty block centric lately and I end up taking many screenshots of blocks for blog posts, sending […]

Help your links get noticed

The way most themes style links bothers me. It’s usually so subtle it’s hard to know a link is ever there. It’s like they don’t want you to see them. Obviously we are linking things we want people to click on, to places we want them to go. So why not make is easier for […]