Tag: wordpress

Posts related to the WordPress CMS and using it for web development.

  • WPML: Translating the Site Logo

    I’m assuming you’re using WordPress Full Site Editing and have a Site Logo in your default language template. This may work for older WordPress templates, but I haven’t tested. First step is to upload your new logo to the media library. Take note of the ID of the Logo in the media library. Hover over…

  • WPML: Translating blocks that aren’t translatable

    A follow up to yesterday’s post: Getwid-Megamenu WPML I ran into an issue that the Previous & Next buttons in my single-post template were not translatable in WPML. The first step was to take a look at the HTML for the block from the editor: We can see that the text we want to translate…

  • WPML: Getwid-Megamenu

    If you’re using getwid-megamenu (as of 2024-04-18) and WPML you’ll want to either add a wpml-config.xml file to your theme, or in WPML->Settings->Custom XML Configuration add this to make the main mega menu items translatable. This technique can be used for any block that isn’t already translatable. With all of the configuration options here: https://wpml.org/documentation/support/language-configuration-files/make-custom-gutenberg-blocks-translatable/

  • WordPress Custom Source Block Bindings with Block Variations

    This is a follow up to my first block bindings post, and Brian Coords great YouTube video. Combining custom sources for block bindings with block variations can be a simple and powerful tool. Here’s a straightforward example on how they can be beneficial together. With a block theme in the past if you wanted the…

  • WordPress render_block filter to remove all links from post-terms

    I just needed to remove all links from all post terms blocks (for reasons). The filter render_block_{$this->name} is such a great resource for modifying core blocks and made it so simple to do. If you’re doing any kind of work with blocks in WP as a dev, it pays to have this filter always at…

  • Using ACF with WordPress Block Bindings API

    Update 2024-04-02: ACF supports Block Bindings directly now with acf/field Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) doesn’t have direct support for Block Bindings yet (as of 2024-03-14), but in the meantime, this seems to work by creating a custom source for block bindings: and then reference in a template (use the code editor): Reference: https://developer.wordpress.org/news/2024/03/06/introducing-block-bindings-part-2-working-with-custom-binding-sources/

  • WordPress content in Post Template not editable

    With WordPress FSE, if you run into the issue of not being able to edit or insert content inside the Post Template block inside a Query Loop block. Try temporarily editing the query loop to not inherit and instead be a query that you know will show results. Then it should be editable. Make your…

  • Load 3rd party JavaScript in your custom block

    The best way I’ve found to use 3rd party JavaScript in my custom blocks (for example loading AlpineJS or VueJS) is to register the script and then use viewScript to include it. Here’s an example In your custom block plugin PHP: Then in block.json Now that script will load on every page the block is…

  • Building customizable WordPress blocks

    This is a fantastic video that just came out on working on WordPress blocks and themes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KreJC3aB0q4 The first topic by Michael Burridge is on how to give users control over styling the content of your block, not just the wrapper. This can be done by using CSS custom properties and passing a styles object…

  • WordPress wp-now SQLite location

    I’ve been testing out wp-now and really liking it so far for spinning up a quick WordPress site. What I couldn’t figure out is where the sqlite file was saved when using wp-now in ‘wordpress’ mode for a real site (not just playground). I knew playground database was in ~/.wp-now/wp-content/playground/database/.ht.sqlite But finding the database for…