The state of WooCommerce blocks in 2020

The block editor was made part of the WordPress core with the release of version 5.0 after being in development for more than 18 months. Since then it has improved greatly in usability, had tons of features added and gained some much needed popularity, theme and plugin developers strive to integrate block editor compatibility in their products to help WordPress users get the best experience possible in the new editor.

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WordPress 5.4 “Adderley” is here

The latest version of WordPress has just been released. Version 5.4 is named after the American jazz trumpeter Nat Adderley and it is available for download or update via your dashboard. This latest version brings improvements to the block editor both for users and for developers, privacy enhancements and various development related features. Let’s take a look at some of them.

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Announcing theme compatibility with WooCommerce 4.0

A couple of days ago Automattic has released WooCommerce 4.0, the latest update of its very popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress. WooCommerce 4.0 has been in development from January 2020 but brings along changes worked on for more than two years. The main features are, inclusion of WordPress Admin in the plugin, action scheduler 3.1 and a new on boarding experience. Let’s take a closer look.

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Meet our new small business WordPress theme, Lefkada

Welcome to Lefkada, our latest premium WordPress theme for small businesses. It is the ideal theme for anyone looking to build their own clean and simple website to promote their business. Lefkada is based on a streamlined version of our theme framework and offers extensive customization options while being very easy to setup and use. Below we’ll take a look at some of the theme’s main features.

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Easily add product quick view to your WooCommerce store

We have just released our latest plugin CSSIgniter Quick View which allows you to easily add a quick view button to your WooCommerce store products. Users can preview the products directly from the product catalog and even add them to their cart if they want to. The plugin has a free version available to everyone from the WordPress plugin repository here and a premium version which offers many more features which can be found on our site. Let’s find out more about the plugin.

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Getting started with Project Gutenberg? Here’s everything you need to know

If you are new to WordPress, first of all welcome, you might have heard talks about the “new editor”, “project Gutenberg”, the “old editor” etc. All these might sound confusing, so let’s clear things up a bit. The block editor is the set of content creation tools made widely available to users in WordPress v5.0. It is part of project Gutenberg and according to the project’s official page:

It’s a whole new way to use WordPress

In a bit more detail, according to project’s handbook:

“Gutenberg” is the name of the project to create a new editor experience for WordPress. The goal is to create a new post and page editing experience that makes it easy for anyone to create rich post layouts.

The block editor was the first phase of the project, it allows users to create content using units called blocks, instead of free-form text with inserted media, embeds and Shortcodes. The next phases include full page editing capabilities such as creating and managing navigation menus, sidebars, widgets and more.

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