The Secret Manual – Hidden Features and Gotchas in WordPress Gutenberg

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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 … Continue reading The Secret Manual – Hidden Features and Gotchas in WordPress Gutenberg

Update #92 Block Editor for WordPress 5.0 – Lots of Blocks & New developer resources around Gutenberg

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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 … Continue reading Update #92 Block Editor for WordPress 5.0 – Lots of Blocks & New developer resources around Gutenberg

Update #90 – WordPress 5.0 Beta 1 and Gutenberg 4.1 with Nested Block Paths and Video Cover, Blocks Galore and more.

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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 … Continue reading Update #90 – WordPress 5.0 Beta 1 and Gutenberg 4.1 with Nested Block Paths and Video Cover, Blocks Galore and more.

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

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Why Bother? With WordPress 4.9.8, you saw the prompt to “Try Gutenberg” on your live site. The prudent thing for you to do is to resist: just bypass (click on "Dismiss") that prompt until you are sure that Gutenberg will work on your site. Once you get into the habit of working with Gutenberg you … Continue reading How to Create a Copy of Your WordPress site to test it for Gutenberg

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

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

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

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

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

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What did this week bring to Gutenberg and the WordPress community? 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 … Continue reading Update #78 Tools to Get Ready – #280Blocks – Beyond Gutenberg

Update #77 – New User Tool Tips, Testing Themes, More Blocks, a Roadmap and Developers Chiming In

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Was last week geared mostly towards developers, this week, the round-up has more resources for users, site owners and consultants dealing with transition and how to make Gutenberg work for their sites. Of course, a few more developer resources are a listed as well. Grab your cup o'Joe or Green Tea, Kombucha, Beer or Wine … Continue reading Update #77 – New User Tool Tips, Testing Themes, More Blocks, a Roadmap and Developers Chiming In

Update #74 Gutenberg 3.0 and more

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June 4, 2018, the team released another milestone version of Gutenberg. The version 3.0 has "a mile long change log" as Jeff Chandler calls it. The 3.0.1 version was already on its way on June 5, 2018This Round-up post has again an awesome array of links for developers, users and site owners on how to … Continue reading Update #74 Gutenberg 3.0 and more

To Try or Not to Try? Themes & Plugins: Known conflicts with Gutenberg

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In January, I wrote on the WP4Good blog: Although, many Themes and Plugin developers started working on Blocks for Gutenberg, teams of larger projects won’t be able to start compatibility testing until the first beta version [of WordPress 5.0] is released. Fast iteration and patches will follow for issues discovered. There might be a few … Continue reading To Try or Not to Try? Themes & Plugins: Known conflicts with Gutenberg