Writers Rejoice! Iceberg Delivers Distraction-free Writing for WordPress

The launch of Iceberg is big news for writers using WordPress. It is a powerful, elegant and distraction-free writing tool built on top of WordPress’ Block editor. The same people who created the highly successful plugins CoBlocks and EditorsKit have done it again! Rich Tabor and Jeffery Carandang have been working on this project for […]

Updated Gutenberg (and WordPress) Roadmap

Update May 13, 2020: Josepha Haden posted Update: Progress on Goals WordPress 5.5 Planning Roundup WP5.5 – August Release Feature Plugin: Automatic updates functionality for major WordPress Core releases (opt-in). Complete: Convert the widgets-editing areas complete. Complete: Functionality for full site editing complete behind experimental flag in the plugin. Complete: Global styles behind experimental flag in the plugin. […]

Block Editor updates for the WordPress 5.4 release

Update April 29, 2020 – Security release and bug fixes WordPress 5.4.1 This week the core team released 5.4.1  with a few fixes to the latest update that came out on March 31, 2020.  We looked at the release notes for the Block Editor fixes that were back-ported (6) to WordPress core. Update Search/RSS block […]

Resources: WPBlockTalk sessions

WPBlockTalk was a free, virtual event and took place April 2, 2020. This event was organized through the WordPress community with support from Automattic. We collected the resources available for you and will update it as soon as the videos are available. We have already a few links to the slide decks. 12 Sessions by […]

Virtual WordCamp Santa Clarita: Block Editor Talks #WCSCV on April 18th, 2020

The second, virtual WordCamp will take place on April 18, 2020. The schedule starts at 11:45 and ends around 8pm EDT. Find the talks about the Block Editor below. 12:00 pm Genesis or Twenty Twenty? With Mary Baum “Genesis has totally integrated with the block editor and partnered with Atomic Blocks to become the single […]

WordPress Blocks Plugin Landscape

Earlier this year, Zac Gorden of JavaScript for WordPress asked me to give a presentation at the 2019 JavaScript For WordPress conference on the WordPress Blocks Plugins Landscape. I was honored and privileged to also work with Zac also on sponsor relationships to make sure the conference was free for the attendees and the team […]

Theme templates in a Full Site Editing experience with Enrique Piqueras in WordPress

A discussion with Gutenberg development team member Enrique Piqueras (@epiqueras1) who will walk us through the highlights of the experimental, full-site, editing experience, and then we will discuss how block-based themes could work, and how they are backwards compatible. Resources Theme Experiments on Github with four block-based themes. Jeff Ong’s tutorial on How to create […]