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 […]

Update #104 RichText Live Coding, Teaching Gutenberg to Content Editors and WordPress Team News

Happy Weekend! The first Quarter of 2019 is almost done. On Monday, we’ll upgrade a website with several editors to the Block editor. I’ll report back next weekend how it went. It’s the best preparation for our upcoming Live Q & A with WordPress trainers and educators who made it their business to help site […]

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…