Author: joachim

  • Interesting Figma prototypes I have made

    Interesting Figma prototypes I have made

    I have been contributing to WordPress since 2013. More intensely during the year I was sponsored by Automattic in 2020-2021.As my main focus in design and UI/UX I have over a bunch of years made some very interesting Figma mockups. Figma prototypes. The Publish screen.Manage Reusable blocks.Inline Inserter with drop downInserter panel: Click the expand…

  • Adding a user to a multisite network

    Adding a user to a multisite network

    Adding a user through the Network Admin area shows a very limited range of options. There are additional options when adding a user through one of the sub sites. Adding a user through a single / stand alone site gives even more options. There are a few WordPress Trac tickets that bring up similar concerns.…

  • Contributing to WordPress

    Contributing to WordPress

    As one gets involved in various areas of WordPress one also gets “stars” showing where one has contributed. Here is my profile on WordPress.org which also shows the areas I have contributed to. 1. Lets say that there is an area in Gutenberg I find especially unfinished or not working. I would go to the…

  • Automatic Updates for WordPress Core

    Automatic Updates for WordPress Core

    Selecting to auto update WordPress, themes and plugins in Core. Back in 2016 Shiny Updates project had a goal to make things nicer and easier to use. This made the plugin and theme adjustments easier to handle. We also began some talks about Automatic Core, themes, plugins and translation update adjustments, but this aspect was thought outside…

  • Adding Taxonomies to the Media Library WordPress Core

    Adding Taxonomies to the Media Library WordPress Core

    Originally posted 22 September 2016. Work is being done to add taxonomies to the media library WP core. 10th of May 2017 – An update that should have been done few months ago.Here are various Google documents I have made for the Media Management feature project which has a repo at Github: https://github.com/felixarntz/attachment-taxonomies-feature . This is a…

  • The New WordPress org Plugin Repository

    The New WordPress org Plugin Repository

    Originally posted 4 July 2016. The WordPress plugin repository is being worked on. A “beta” version is up right now at:https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/ The following screenshot shows the WordPress plugin repository while making a search for featured. What is missing from the above is a filtering approach to searching for plugins. Here is one suggestion. In addition…

  • WordPress Core Projects

    WordPress Core Projects

    Originally posted 5 January 2016. Core Projects being worked on for future release in WordPress Core. WP Fields API PJ: What is the WP Fields API? Scott: Fields API is a project that lets you build structures for WordPress objects.A structure is a field that makes up a content type/object.Example: The user object has social fields. Scott:…

  • The Future of WordPress Multisite

    The Future of WordPress Multisite

    Originally posted 3 March 2015. Modified today. WordPress Multisite options I am working on improving the user interface for multisite as part of the WordPress core group.https://make.wordpress.org/core/tag/multisite/ The user interface and features in Multisite have not changed for a while.I would like to see an improvement in this area so I went ahead and made…

  • Thoughts on Future WordPress Core Plugin Features

    Thoughts on Future WordPress Core Plugin Features

    Originally posted 14 August 2014. Update 14 August 2014 For 4.0 planned release 27th of August – there are very few Core Plugins. Perhaps just one the Media Library Grid Plugin. I hoped that additional Core Plugins would also be developed this time around but there is just too little movement going on. Check the…

  • WordPress Media Grid Library Update

    WordPress Media Grid Library Update

    Originally posted 13 August 2014. Update: 13 August 2014 The Media Grid will be added to WordPress 4.0 planned release 27th of August.https://wordpress.org/news/2014/07/wordpress-4-0-beta-1/ Work is going on with the image Editing experience.https://make.wordpress.org/ui/ Additional Media Library features I would like to see: – Tags/folders– Quick edit/Bulk action to assign images to folders/tags.– Quick Edit/Bulk action to download…

  • WordPress Media Structure Ideas

    Originally posted 22 August 2014. At the WordPress.org forums there is a section called ideas. https://wordpress.org/ideas Anyone can suggest an idea and others can then add to it and vote on it. I just added the “A better media structure” idea. (There is really nothing new about it)https://wordpress.org/ideas/topic/improving-the-media-structure Hi I would like to see a…

  • Thoughts on WordPress version 4.0

    Thoughts on WordPress version 4.0

    Originally posted 20 March 2014. WordPress 4.0 a good round number might be released perhaps in August. Something that really should be celebrated with some awesome new features. For instance:– Reopening and extending the Media Grid Library Core Plugin:Media Library Core Plugin Post – A core plugin worked on today is the Front End Editor…

  • The lego framework and WordPress

    Originally posted 20 January 2014. When I was young I played with legos. Now I play with WordPress. Posted originally at the Shoestrap theme forum. Modified below. Legos.Build a figure by following a drawn instruction pamplet, or just use your imagination.– Set together lego pieces to create a group.– Set groups together to create the…

  • Making WordPress easier to use

    (Originally posted 8 January 2014.) I work on occasion as an instructor so I look at things with a beginner mindset. As I look at WordPress I can see multiple areas that can be improved to make it easier to use WordPress. Below are features I hope will be added down the road to WordPress…

  • WordPress theme browser mockups

    WordPress theme browser mockups

    (Post originally posted 27 August 2013. I added it to the newly recreated web site to show history. I might even update this blog post at a future time.) I took part in todays THX38 (Theme Experience) chat where we discussed different solutions that various theme manufacturers use for their own themes and talked about…

  • Frontend and Backend editing WordPress

    Frontend and Backend editing WordPress

    (Originally posted 20 August 2013. It might be updated in the future.) Update of Content Editing experience. For new updates of the Frontend editing experience development check:https://make.wordpress.org/design/ Customizing TinyMCE Customizing TinyMCE to make it even more user friendly. Having most used buttons at the top level and visible. Styling inside TinyMCE.Extra functions inside the right…

  • Widget WordPress mockups

    Widget WordPress mockups

    Rethinking Widgets in WordPress. (Original post from 19 August 2013, and now transferred over as a post to the newly recreated Easy Web Design Tutorials web site.) Here is Shaun Andrews mockup:https://www.shaunandrews.com/wordpress/another-idea-for-widgets/ Here is my mockup suggestion. The challenge is to create a new Widget section inside the existing area, inside the customizer, as well…

  • The Future of WordPress

    Originally posted 16 August 2013 A new approach to developing WordPress has begun. As major changes are developed for WordPress these changes are going to happen initially through developing plugins.Since plugins can be created without having to incorporate them initially into Core. These plugins similar to new admin style of  mp6 plugin will be developed by…

  • WordPress User Interface mockups

    WordPress User Interface mockups

    The following are User Interface mockups for WordPress or any other CMS for that matter that can use a similar approach. I use a template driven, drag and drop, what you see is what you get approach to all elements of a page. Even though this is shown as part of the backend. It could…