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A Page Builder Creator’s Opinion of Gutenberg

Gutenberg. People say it’s a page builder killer. And being that I’ve created my own page builder (Page Builder Sandwich – which is currently having a major rebuild btw), I’m obviously concerned. How will it impact my business? My competitors’ business? Will it kill all page builders? I don’t know. But if it does then I’m in big trouble. Last time I...

You Don’t Need Your Own Admin Menu Item

I logged into a client’s WordPress backend and the bottom part of the admin menu looked like this: Why are there so many menu items?! I mean come on, the site is using 38 plugins, and there are 14 new menu items (not all shown in the screenshot). In my case, 37% of plugins have added their own entry in my menu. Important note: I’m not hating on these plugins, in fact I ❤️ some of them...

Post Meta with Emojis Won’t Save 🐷

tldr: Convert your DB columns to utf8mb4 to support emojis / special characters everywhere in WordPress tldr2; Or do a urlencode when saving, and urldecode when getting the post meta. I recently did some client work that involved allowing users to generate their own image (canvas) that contained their name and a bunch of other decorative elements. We allowed the users to change their name to...

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