The Secret Manual – Hidden Features and Gotchas in WordPress Gutenberg

For content creators, change in daily routine is fatal to productivity. This is especially true during the transition to Gutenberg since it still contains a few “gotchas” that may stymie people and interrupt workflow. I list a few here, along with some workarounds to assist users during active development. Gutenberg will be updated as soon […]

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

Actives Installs of Gutenberg just passed the  1 Mio milestone.  👏 🎉 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 #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 #90 – WordPress 5.0 Beta 1 and Gutenberg 4.1 with Nested Block Paths and Video Cover, Blocks Galore and more.

Gutenberg 4.1 lists new features: Page & Block Navigation, High Contrast Mode, Auto formatting, Audible Messages, “options” modal, video for Cover block and plenty of bug fixes. It’s available as release candidate. Speaking of release: Yes, WordPress Core 5.0 Beta 1 was released early this morning. More blocks for your content, plugin authors are getting […]

Update: “Try Gutenberg” Call-out available in WordPress 4.9.8

Update August 2, 2018 – 9:30 am ET The release of WordPress 4.9.8 seems to move forward as planned starting the process at 20:00 UTC / 4 pm ET. The update script check about every hour.  If you need to avoid the Gutenberg Nag, or Gutenberg for that matter we listed 12 methods in a […]

Update #79 – Gutenberg API Freeze, Developing Blocks , Site Readiness Tools and much more

With last Friday’s release Gutenberg is considered “Feature Complete” and the contributors switched focus to bug fixes, enhancements, backwards compatibility and API stability. Also, the core team is getting ready to finalize design on the “Try Gutenberg” prompt.  We see a lot more sophisticated Gutenberg blocks surfacing and site owners and agencies are sharing their […]

Update #78 Tools to Get Ready – #280Blocks – Beyond Gutenberg

Rich Tabor’s Block Unit Test helps you getting your themes ready for Gutenberg. Morten Rand-Hendrickson published a proposal to improved handling responsive images in themes in a Gutenberg world. Read Adrian Roselli’s post to his clients prepareing them for Gutenberg and setting expectations regarding support for transitions. What can you tell them, without getting lost […]