247 – ‘T’ is for Themes

'T' is for Themes - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #247

WordPress themes are crucial, you have to have one, but will they continue to be so in an era of Full Site Editing? We talk on the podcast today about the WordPress themes that we’ve used over the years. Starting out by being beguiled by themes which could do all-the-things, then moving towards theme frameworks and minimal themes which allowed some basic styling, but then got out of the way of our Page Builder so that we could create headers and footers that way. Which themes do we like and what do we think the future holds with themes appearing to be of less importance in WordPress’ future. Are you exploring new themes? Are you a theme developer worried about the direction of travel? Listen to the podcast and let us know your thoughts…

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235 – Use Newsletter Glue to create great emails… with Blocks!

Use Newsletter Glue to create great emails... with Blocks! - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #235

If you’re creating newsletters for your content and you use WordPress, put that quill down and check out the podcast today. Newsletter Glue is a really great blocks product that I’m sure many of you are going to love. TL;DR you can create all your blog posts and emails at-the-same-time in the WordPress Block Editor. It’s a huge time saver. Write once, publish on the web and to your list at the same time. It works with all the major email providers and I’m honestly loving using it. Not only that, but the WP Builds folk are going to get 15% off the plugin – check out the post for details. This is one not to miss and your email sending clients will love it too. Check out the podcast…

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222 – ‘G’ is for Gutenberg

'G' is for Gutenberg - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #220

Gutenberg is here to stay, and love it or hate it, it’s going to be a feature of WordPress for years to come. On the podcast today David and Nathan discuss Gutenberg and what they think of it. It’s certainly getting better over time, and as a pure text editing tool, it’s now pretty great. However, it’s got ambitions to become a Full Site Editing (FSE) tool in the near future and that path collides with current Page Builders. So is it a useful alternative to them, or are you not convinced? Perhaps you can see that the roadmap makes it worth keeping an eye on, perhaps you’re already using it to build your WordPress websites? Listen to the podcast today and let us know what you think of Gutenberg…

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