Author: Steve Burge

How to Stop WordPress Users from Adding New Gutenberg Blocks

Stop New Blocks

The Gutenberg block editor makes it easy to add and edit content in WordPress.

However, sometimes you want to do just the opposite! Sometimes your content should not be updated.

It is now possible to lock blocks so that they can not be edited. This feature was introduced in WordPress 6.0.

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Four New Improvements in PublishPress Capabilities 2.4.2

Capabilities 242

PublishPress Capabilities is now at version 2.4.2, and this latest release brings several useful new features.

Our goal with PublishPress Capabilities is to provide a complete user management tool for WordPress. In this release, we're moving towards that goal with several new features, including these:

  1. More control over Gutenberg and Classic Editor.
  2. The ability to redirect users on login and logout.
  3. More categorization for capabilities.
  4. The option to hide plugins on the Plugins screen.

In this guide, I'll introduce you to all those new improvements in PublishPress Capabilities.

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Create Beautiful and Flexible Layouts for PublishPress Series

Series Blocks

PublishPress Series is a plugin that we acquired last year.

The Series plugin allows you to collect WordPress content together into a series. This is ideal for magazines, newspapers, short-story writers, teachers, comic artists, or anyone who writes multiple posts on the same topic.

Over the last few months, we've been working to modernize the plugin and make it easier to use. We're happy to say that you can now easily create beautiful layouts with PublishPress Series. This is possible thanks to a new integration with the PublishPress Blocks plugin.

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New and Improved Shortcodes in PublishPress Authors

New Shortcodes Authors

We're starting a major set of improvements to the PublishPress Authors plugin. The goal of these upgrades is to add some key new features:

  • More customizable author pages.
  • The ability to display all of your authors on one screen.
  • Better support for the WordPress REST API.
  • More design and layout options for profiles.
  • Categories for Authors, so you can group them into “Writers”, “Photographers”, “Researchers” and other groups.

The first step is to improve the shortcodes in PublishPress Authors. These changes will form the foundation of several more of these upgrades.

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PublishPress Pro Has a New Slack Integration

Pro Slack Update

The PublishPress Pro plugin allows you to send notifications about content changes via Slack.

Recently, Slack has made some changes to how integrations worked. So we have had to update the Slack integration in PublishPress Pro.

If you are using PublishPress Pro, you don't have to update immediately. However, at some point, the old system will stop working. This guide shows how to update this plugin to use this new Slack connection.

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PublishPress Capabilities Can Clean Up Your Post Editing Screens

Clean Editing Screen

If I had to pick a word to describe my experience with large WordPress sites, it's “overwhelming”.

There are so many admin notices, plugin alerts, review requests, and other demands for your attention. In the post editor, and particularly in Gutenberg, there are a ton of sidebar, tabs, settings, metaboxes, and configuration options.

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PublishPress Blocks Pro Supports Google Fonts in Gutenberg

Blocks Google Fonts

PublishPress Blocks is one of the most popular plugins for Gutenberg blocks with over 30,000 users.

In the latest release of PublishPress Blocks Pro, you'll find some really cool new design options, including these:

  • Google Fonts: You can choose from over 1,000 fonts to use in your blocks.
  • Content Display block: This block is the best way to showcase your content in WordPress, and there's now a ton of new customization options.

In this guide, I'll give you an introduction to all these major new features in PublishPress Blocks.

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PublishPress Series Has New Screen for Publishing Series

Publish Series Screen

PublishPress Series is the best way to manage newspaper and magazine issues in WordPress.

To help more users, we've just moved one of the most useful features from the Pro version to the Free version.

All users of PublishPress Series now have access to the “Publish Series” screen. This is available under the “Posts” link in the WordPress admin area:

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