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Ditching Local Dev with WordPress Block Themes
When I first joined Motto as CTO years ago, the developers would have a development server, either in the local network or remote, to which they would FTP transfer every file edit they needed made. This obviously wasn’t ideal because: It was slow. Download file, edit, upload, reload website was way too many steps to […]
Default Starter Plugins for Block Based WordPress Themes
This is a running list of all of the plugins we install in each new WordPress block theme from scratch. Some things are always needed but not included in WordPress core. This is a collection of those plugins our team and yourself can use as a checklist for every new WordPress website. Rank Math Formidable […]
Transitioning from Classic Theme Development to Full Site Block Themes
Differences from Legacy Theme Development There are some major differences in the way we will approach block theme development. Here’s an outline of the key differences: No More Build Steps Previously, in order to take advantage of technologies like SASS, modern JS, or just performance optimizations, we would have a build step in our theme […]