This download page is for people who would like to alpha/beta test Gutenberg, but

  • Don’t want to do install NodeJS and npm ✅
  • Don’t want to use the command line ✅
  • Don’t want to download 2.7 Gigabytes in 232,740 files ✅

Call for Testing the Widgets Screen in Gutenberg 9.1

A friend of mine asked me, “Every two weeks is not fast enough for you”? As you can see in the screenshot from this morning, since the last release (9.1.1) 227 commits = changes were made, and no, it’s not fast enough. If the number of people who test Gutenberg before it is released can be increased the better the editor gets.

I build a new zip from master every morning, except for the week of an official Gutenberg release.

October 22, 2020 10:35 am EDT

Gutenberg plugin 9.2.1 was released. You can download or update it.

Daily builds will resume October 23rd, 2020

Step 1: Download Zip File

Step 2: Like any other plugin, upload the zip file to your test site. Don’t use on live site or in production.

Step 3: Activate plugin

Known Issue:

On activating you might see the following messages

Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

( ! ) Fatal error: Cannot redeclare register_site_icon_url() (previously declared in (…) /wp-content/plugins/gutenberg/gutenberg.php:179) in /wp-content/plugins/gutenberg-master-something/gutenberg.php on line 196

The error occurs when you have two Gutenberg plugins installed and active. You need to deactivate the stable Gutenberg version.

How do you recognize the version from this site (master) version?

When you hover over the ‘Deactivate’ link you see the plugin parameter with the full name.

How did we get here?

Day 9, October 23, 2020 – Didn’t get to create the build until after our recording of the Gutenberg Changelog #31, where I mentioned this page. Andy Fragen released Beta tester plugin version 3.0 today.

Day 8, October 22, 2020 – Gutenberg 9.2.1 was released. Updated the download links.

Day 7, October 21, 2020 Gutenberg plugin 9.2 was released.

Preparing the 227-item list for our Gutenberg Changelog episode #31 recording on October 23rd.

Mentioned this project during #core-editor meeting.

Day 6, October 20, 2020 For the next few days I’ll refer the visitors to the Release Candidate and the stable version of the Gutenberg plugin.

Day 5, October 19, 2020 After got the same message git status message earlier this morning, although there were 20+ more commits made, I went ahead and created a new build.

In #core-editor Isabel Brison announced she will create the Gutenberg RC 9.2 early evening my time.

Day 4, October 18, 2020. I didn’t run a new build as the git status gave me a
“Your branch is up to date with ‘origin/master” message.

Day 3, October 17, 2020 While I ran today’s build process, I listened to Helen Hou-Sandi on her Twitch channel getting frustrated that there wouldn’t be a download version to alpha-test Gutenberg and where she tried to find one. Glad I can help out.

On October 16, 2020 there was a testing sprint in core for the Widget Screen, and the scrub master added it to the instructions for the test users.

The first time, I posted the zip-from-master file on October 15, 2020. Very early in the Gutenberg development, I would test things, be very diligent with it to make sure I got the real problem isolated, then I would write up complete issues with steps to reproduce and all the pertinent information to find out that a developer has already fixed it and I should test it again in master to make sure. I wasn’t so keen anymore to do early feature testing.

Testing WordPress 5.5 betas and release candidate, and a conversation with the developer of the WordPress Beta Plugin got me thinking, again about that situation. I wrote up some ideas on how to provide a plugin zip file from gutenberg master branch and make it available for other testers.

Big Thanks to Andy Fragen and Anne McCarthy to be a sounding board for my “This should work like my car” idea.

Questions? Email me or DM me on WordPress Slack – @bph or leave a comment.

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