Widgets in WordPress 5.8 and Beyond

Widgets in WordPress 5.8 and Beyond

Posted by Dot Org News on August 9, 2021 at 5:00 am
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Copy and Design by @critterverse WordPress 5.8 brings the power of Gutenberg blocks to widget areas — which means the highly customizable layout and styling options bring you closer to a WYSIWYG editing experience. I made a test site based on the oldie-but-goodie Twenty Sixteen theme, with three separate widget areas. In this post, I’ll highlight a few cool things that are now possible to do with your widgets and where things may be heading next. Create Interesting Visual Effects With Overlapping Layouts and Duotone Images Appearance-wise, users have a lot more control over widget areas than ever before — especially through the use of blocks with customization options like the Cover and Image block. Here’s what I can create in the classic widgets editor (above) versus what I can create in the new block-based widget editor (below). Intersperse Widgets and Custom Code Throughout Your Visual Designs Container blocks like Cover and Columns make it easy to weave dynamic or interactive elements into your designs. While this is a given for many widgets, the block versions of widgets can be easily wrapped and layered within container blocks to integrate them into your layout more fully. In the example below, I tried…

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