Category: Mini Thoughts

Sorry, not sorry

I’ve realized something today. Blogging is kinda arrogant. Someone who writes a blog post believes that people want, no need to hear what they have to say. It’s the height of hubris to think that the world needs to hear what’s going on in your head. I know that some most of my writing is […]

We need the block directory now

If you don’t know what the block directory is check out the WPTavern coverage here. It’s basically a way for people to quickly and easily find/install blocks. Today I’m sitting here absolutely baffled why the block directory isn’t being prioritized. Nothing will help the spread of blocks more than launching the block directory. I thought […]

Fewer than 10 active installations

I’ve recently started adding all my blocks to the WordPress plugin repo to get ready for the block directory. One thing that kinda makes me sad is the language used for “Active Installations” of new plugins. To me “Fewer than 10 active installations” means that no one uses this plugin so why would I. While […]

Become a block tester

The one thing I don’t want this site to become is yet another developer focused WordPress site. We have enough of those. I’m working on ways to get everyone involved, especially non-developers but I had an idea today I wanted to share. Blocks are new and scary to lots of people. I’ve been looking at […]

Stop making shortcode based blocks

This morning I was browsing around the plugin repo and on the front page I saw these two “blocks”. When I say “blocks”, I’m using the term very loosely. Leaving aside the issue of block duplication, I don’t know how you could call either of these blocks. The blocks they create are basically just wrappers […]

The block directory needs more than just blocks

The block directory is the single most exciting upcoming WordPress feature. I’m counting down the days until it launches. The current guidelines state that only single blocks will be allowed into the directory. I think that’s a mistake. Let me tell you why. Today I came across this really neat plugin called “Emoji Autocomplete Gutenberg” […]