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Using the WordPress JavaScript APIs for fun and profit part two - Introducing Redux

27 June 2019 | Jimmy Comack

Welcome to part two of our series on using the WordPress JavaScript APIs. In this series, we explore the APIs that were introduced in WordPress 5.0. And, we'll look at how we can use them to better integrate with other plugins, in a reliable and safe way. Make sure to also check out our repository …

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Using the WordPress JavaScript APIs for fun and profit - The beginning

19 June 2019 | Jimmy Comack

With the recent release of WordPress 5.0, a new editor was introduced into the WordPress ecosystem. Based on a new tech stack that includes React and Redux, WordPress now allows for richer, more intuitive interfaces and simplifies the overall editing process. But that's not all! With the recent changes, it's also become much easier for …

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Developing Gutenblocks is not for the faint of heart

13 June 2019 | 1 Comment | Edwin Toonen

What’s it like building blocks for the new block editor for WordPress? Turns out it’s pretty hard. Our front-end developer Sjardo Janssen spent a considerable amount of time learning how to do this. The new editor is built on technologies unfamiliar for many front-ender, Sjardo found. He also found it incredibly hard obtaining what he …

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A better, faster approach to CSS in WordPress themes

10 January 2019 | 20 Comments | Jono Alderson

In our ongoing quest to make yoast.com lightning fast, we've reached a bottleneck when it comes to optimising our CSS. The ways in which WordPress themes manage, handle and output stylesheets just aren't good enough. Technology has changed, the web has evolved, and the tools we have are out of date. We think we can come …

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The a11y Monthly: Language and cultural background in an inclusive international community

29 June 2018 | Andrea Fercia

Two weeks ago, I've attended WordCamp Europe in Belgrade, together with many colleagues from the Yoast team. As usual, it's been a great event and also an excellent opportunity to think about what an inclusive event is. In this post, I'd not like to talk technical accessibility, but share some personal thoughts about what I think …

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