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 […]

Update #84 – 200k active Installs, WordPress user voices, more Gutenberg blocks, and more developer resources

Roughly two weeks after the WordPress 4.9.8 release with the “Try Gutenberg” call-out in the Admin Dashboard, the Gutenberg plugins has now 200,000 active installs. People are using it and are providing feedback. Before the release the GitHub repository shows approximately 700 open issues and per this writing that number has grown to well over […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Update #75 – Find more blocks to add to your Gutenberg site and more

In this short round-up you’ll find micro-tutorials on how to use Gutenberg 3.1, ways Gutenberg will change your business, more blocks plugins, photos around the world and how to start contributing to Gutenberg Table of Contents Developing Gutenberg Working with Customers Using Gutenberg #280Blocks For Developers Developing Gutenberg Working with Customers Using Gutenberg #280Blocks For […]

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

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 […]