This is the February 2020 edition of “This Month in WordPress with CodeinWP.”
Hi everybody, welcome to our latest edition of WordPress news! We hope you started off the year with the batteries charged and you’re ready to embrace all the next challenges that are waiting for you around the corner. ?
On this month’s agenda, we’ll be talking about the admin block directory prototype, the Pods framework, experiments with block-based themes, plugin donations, conferences to add to your 2020 calendar, and a lot more interesting stories and trends from the WordPress realm.
So stay with us for a few minutes to find out the most important happenings of the last four weeks in WordPress. Let’s dive in!
February 2020 WordPress News with CodeinWP
Block Directory in WP-Admin: V1
The design team is planning to include a block directory in the admin page in WordPress 5.5, which will be out by August 2020. But until then, they launched a sample of how it’s supposed to look and work, so feel free to test it out if you’re a curious one.
Figma Prototype contains the first concepts and mockups of the block directory, but it’s important to mention that there might be big changes before its ready for prime time. Some of the components are page headers, list tables, empty states, and also reusable blocks that you can use in other areas of your admin dashboard.
At the time that we’re writing this, there are ten blocks in the blocks category on WordPress.org but more will be added soon.
Pods needs your help in 2020
If you’re using the Pods framework, you might want to give a helping hand to make it last. Automattic, its main sponsor since 2012, gave up supporting the project and Pods’ lead developer is now addressing his worries to the community of users.
Since Automattic was covering 90% of the costs, the team behind this project is now asking for funds from anyone who can jump in and donate. So if you’ve been a long-time user of the plugin, you can contribute yourself by becoming a donor here.
This article was written by Adelina Tuca and originally published on CodeinWP.