Update #106 Upcoming Events, Block building, Plugins and tutorials

Is already June 2019, WordCamp Europe has come to an end, and I realized, I have been curating the Gutenberg News and Updates around the WordPress ecosystem now already for two years. WOW. “All good things take time” is a quote from my father who just turned 92 this week. What have we been doing […]

Plugins Part III: Single Blocks for WordPress

Single Purpose Blocks do one thing only, but that very well. Some are very specific in their focus, and some extend existing blocks with many more settings and configurations. Sometimes, the still provide multiple blocks to built things. 360 Image 360 Video Accordion Block Block Gallery – Photo Gallery Gutenberg Blocks Coming Soon & Maintenance […]

98 Plugins for the new WordPress Block editor

Over the last 18 months, we have used and tested quite a few plugins providing Blocks beyond the default blocks of Gutenberg or add-ons to the workings of the block editor. Then I started making a list and it became a major undertaking! I was not able to test all plugins mentioned here. So use […]

What does ‘Gutenberg-ready’ mean for WordPress themes?

This week on Heart Internet. “The new Blocks include baseline support in all themes, enhancements to opt-in to and the ability to extend and customize.” Gutenberg Handbook, Theme Support chapter That’s how the developer handbook for the block editor of starts its Theme Support chapter. In other words, there are a few features the block […]

Update #105 ACF Blocks – AMP Stories – Accessibility Report & Gutenberg 5.6

Wow! A lot has happened since the last round-up post. Where to begin? I just returned from WordCamp Atlanta and among other things, I listened to every Gutenberg related talk: Micah Wood, Rich Tabor and Victor Ramirez. They did a terrific job helping content creators, developers, publishers and consultants dive deeper into the most significant […]

Episode 14: Teaching WordPress Block Editor w/ Angela Bowman, Bud Kraus, and Shawn Hesketh

Opportunities and challenges of teaching WordPress in the era of Gutenberg, the new WordPress block editor. – a discussion w/ Angela Bowman http://askwpgirl.com tweets @askwpgirl, Bud Kraus http://joyofwp.com – tweets @joyofwp Shawn Hesketh http://wp101.com – tweets @leftlane We talked about the great features of the block editor, plugins with blocks that augment the core editor, […]

Live Q & A Episode 15: Adding Formatting Buttons to the RichText Component of WordPress Block Editor

A demo with Gutenberg Developer and WordPress core Contributor Grzegorz (Greg) Ziółkowski (@gziolo) and Zac Gordon (@zgordon), educator at JavaScript for WordPress with a ton of Javascript online courses for WordPress developers. “We explored how to customize format controls like bold or italics and extend the block toolbar with your control allowing to change the […]