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 […]

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, […]

Update #103 – Block Development for WordPress, Managing Blocks, Themes for Gutenberg and upcoming Live Events

Howdy, howdy! And again, another three weeks came and went. I am back from Portland, OR and mostly recovered from the flu, that kept me in bed for three days. We have a lot of catching up to do! Let’s get to it! The team released two more versions of Gutenberg 5.2 and 5.3. The […]

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 #102 – Tips and Tricks for developers & designers, on building blocks and themes

Howdy! It’s been about three weeks since the last Update post. I have been handicapped a bit. First, by a self-inflicted deep cut into my left thumb with a construction tool, #StitchesRUs. Then a needed vacation with dear friends, which ended in an clumsy sidewalk tumble. I am still working mostly from my couch with […]

Update #101 Site building Research, building with Blocks

WordPress and Gutenberg Development News WordPress 5.1 is scheduled to be released February 21, 2019. It will come with Gutenberg version 4.8. Gutenberg 5.0 (relased last week) is available as plugin. It will require WordPress 5.x core version. Site Building Research Results #1 Background #2 Site building Journey of Bloggers #3 Site building Journey of…

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. […]