Gutenberg, accessibility, and compromise

The original text was published on Nov 16th, 2018 via the Post Status newsletter. We re-post with Brian Krogsgard’s permission. Thank you, Brian! And below, you’ll find a reading list on Accessibility & Gutenberg. I had a call with Matt Mullenweg to discuss some things regarding the upcoming Gutenberg release, the critiques around accessibility, and […]

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 #93 – WordPress progresses towards 5.0 – Gutenberg Block Galore

WordPress 5.0 Beta 5 was released this week. The RC1 version is scheduled on Monday. Gutenberg’s latest version is 4.4 with features and UI upgrades that were discussed for quite some time, months even. We also heard a few voices who lobbied for a January release date of WordPress 5.0, with some well argued considerations. […]

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 […]

19 Methods to Avoid Gutenberg on Your WordPress Website

Updated November 14, 2018: Added link to plugin “Disable Gutenberg” (#18). Added link to CalmPress (#19)  Living in Florida, I am contemplating a recount of my own for this post. Who needs 20 methods to avoid something…. haha. — Birgit x💕Updated October 9th, 2018 – Added Mika Epstein’s Selective DeGutenberging (#17)Updated August 31, 2018 – […]

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 #91 – Getting ready for WordPress 5.0 + Block Editor (Gutenberg), User Experiences, Accessibility discussion & #280Blocks

Everybody is getting ready for WordPress 5.0 – Developers on various Core teams are working feverishly merging Gutenberg into the WordPress core. With the 2nd beta version available, Themes and plugin developers are making their products compatible with the new default editor or building guard rails around it. We see lot more opinions on Twitter […]

Update #88 Release schedule WordPress 5.0 + Gutenberg Reusable Blocks and so much more

Matt Mullenweg announced the leadership team responsible for the Gutenberg merge into Core and become the default editor. Gary Pendergast updated the release schedule.  The team aims for Nov 19, 2018. Riad Benguella posted a technical overview for the Gutenberg integration. Gutenberg adoption has grown to over 510K active sites using it. Enhanced reusable blocks […]

Update #87 FAQ on WordPress 5.0 release, Gutenberg around the World. And Blocks, so many Blocks

Find below an FAQ block, courtesy of Yoast SEO, with a highly speculative idea on when we might see a WordPress 5.0 release. Gutenberg 3.8 was released, and 3.9 RC is available for testing. The WordPress.com roll-out started.  Gutenberg was not only topic at WordCamps in New York and Valencia, but also at Drupal Europe […]

Update #85 Using Gutenberg, Finding Blocks and more

This week, I collected a great array of useful information for just using Gutenberg and finding blocks for your content creation process. See a VR (Virtual Reality) image block in action, find blocks in a public directory and read more about using Gutenberg for your storefront. Also, some voices from users and their successful transition […]