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 #98 Getting used to the Block Editor, Learning Block Building, Plugins Getting Compatible

People paying more attention on using the new block editor and finding amazing hidden secrets. More and more developers explore learning how to build blocks and more an more plugins are getting compatible with the new editor. The most fun, I have had is finding new blocks and continue on my quest to find #280Blocks. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]