July continuing education events

Continuing Education in July
These events were awe inspiring to witness during the month. Here is a brief summary of each. A full time job search, applying and interviewing for jobs, has remained my top priority.
Reviewing Gutenberg features | July 6th
Ryan talked about all of the features released with Gutenberg versions 15.7 – 16.1. Developers with experience in Modern JavaScript and React.js concepts and Custom Block Development with an Intermediate or Advanced level were the target audience.
Demystifying the Navigation | July 12
Bud Kraus discussed ‘ Where can you use a Navigation Block?, ‘ with details about the difference between Classic Themes and Block Themes and when to use them. 
Styling Blocks | July 26
Nick summarizes styling blocks. How to modify theme .json data using server side filters. When using a WordPress theme that includes a theme.json file, there are four layers (origins) of theme.json data that contribute to the overall configuration:
  • default – Data that includes default settings and styles that come with WordPress.

  • block – Data that comes from blocks.

  • theme – Data that comes from the theme.

  • custom  – Data that is user-generated from Global Styles. Whenever you change a color, font, block style, etc., in the Site Editor, these are stored as custom (user) data.

WordPress 6.1 introduced four server-side filters that let you modify these different layers of theme.json data:

    • wp_theme_json_data_default – Hooks into default data provided by WordPress.

    • wp_theme_json_data_blocks – Hooks into data provided by blocks.

    • wp_theme_json_data_theme – Hooks into data provided by the theme.

    • wp_theme_json_data_user – Hooks into data provided by the user (custom).



Generative AI  | July 27
The future of AI is upon us. This introduction with Laura on Generative AI was very informative. The steps on building an application were easy to understand. The only challenge I had was in finding the generate.js file when installing node. 
If you are needing a small business website, or are a larger company needing a redesign, I can help you build and maintain a website. For services in design and development, or referrals for professional positions, contact me at https://www.valmedia.net/contact.
Welcher, Ryan. (2023, July 6). Reviewing Gutenberg features 15.7-16.1 | APA. Sourced July 31, 2023 from https://www.twitch.tv/ryanwelchercodes
Kraus, Bud. (2023, July 12). Demystifying the Navigation | APA. Sourced July 31, 2023 from https://github-production-user-asset-6210df.s3.amazonaws.com/180629/241255057-e3229c9f-872a-4775-b97d-27c292de11c9.mp4
Diego, Nick. (2023, July 26). Styling Blocks | July 26, 2023 | APA. Sourced June 31, 2023 from https://learn.wordpress.org/tutorial/
Rodriguez, Laura. (2023, July 27). Generative AI Workshop with Elastic |APA. Sourced June 31, 2023 from https://events.elastic.co/genaielasticworkshop-amer

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