Update #97 Using WordPress Block Editor Starting Gutenberg Phase 2, Building Blocks and more

Happy Holidays ! Peace and Understanding around the World! So WordPress 5.0.2 came out with massive performance improvements to the block editor especially for posts with many, many blocks. I tested it here on a post with 94 blocks and it was wrap speed compared to before. Hat Tip to the Dev Team! I ordered […]

Update #96 WordPress 5.0 release, WordCamp US, #280Blocks and more.

Last week was probably the busiest week in WordPress community: WordPress 5.0 was released and WordCamp US happened. Also in Nashville, the inaugural Automattic Design Awards were announced. And by the time, I thought I was finished, 5.0.1 came out with a security patch all the way back to version 3.7.28. As I can’t keep […]

How to Create a Copy of Your WordPress site to test it for Gutenberg

Why Bother? With WordPress 5, the new block editor, codenamed Gutenberg made its way into the core of WordPress. Some of you might heed to the calls of caution. Every new feature has some teething problems and unless you want to spent some of your time troubleshooting update issues, the prudent thing for you to […]

Update #95 WordPress 5.0 to come out Dec 6th, 2018 – Q & As on YouTube, More Blocks and Dev resources

I am writing this from the Southwest Florida Airport on my way to Nashville, TN, the Music City. About 1800 people will descend for WordCamp US, Mullenweg’s State of the Word and Contributor Day, starting Friday. Finally we have a new release date for WordPress 5.0: tomorrow (Thursday). Read Matt Mullenweg’s post and watch yesterday’s […]

Update #94 WordPress RC 1 – Gutenberg 4.5 – More Blocks, themes and plugins.

Actives Installs of Gutenberg just passed the  1 Mio milestone.  πŸ‘ πŸŽ‰ If you are ready or not, WordPress 5.0 will come soon. It’s not going to be November 27, because of the four-day delay for the RC 1 release. The goal is to have a stable release candidate before the final version is released. […]

Update #93 – WordPress progresses towards 5.0 – Gutenberg Block Galore

WordPress 5.0 Beta 5 was released this week. The RC1 version is scheduled on Monday. Gutenberg’s latest version is 4.4 with features and UI upgrades that were discussed for quite some time, months even. We also heard a few voices who lobbied for a January release date of WordPress 5.0, with some well argued considerations. […]

19 Methods to Avoid Gutenberg on Your WordPress Website

Updated November 14, 2018: Added link to plugin “Disable Gutenberg” (#18). Added link to CalmPress (#19)  Living in Florida, I am contemplating a recount of my own for this post. Who needs 20 methods to avoid something…. haha. — Birgit xπŸ’• Updated October 9th, 2018 – Added Mika Epstein’s Selective DeGutenberging (#17) Updated August 31, […]

Update #92 Block Editor for WordPress 5.0 – Lots of Blocks & Developer Resources

Ten days before the initially published releases date for WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg developer lead, Matias Ventura published the modified schedule: final release to November 27, 2018.  Beta 4 on Monday, Beta 5 on Thursday and November 19, the first release candidate (RC1) is to come out. Plugins with various sets of Blocks are available to […]

Update #91 – Getting ready for WordPress 5.0 + Block Editor (Gutenberg), User Experiences, Accessibility discussion & #280Blocks

Everybody is getting ready for WordPress 5.0 – Developers on various Core teams are working feverishly merging Gutenberg into the WordPress core. With the 2nd beta version available, Themes and plugin developers are making their products compatible with the new default editor or building guard rails around it. We see lot more opinions on Twitter […]