8 Truths about Gutenberg

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Updataed August 9th, 2018: Added additional links to the ACF section, with the announcement of creating blocks from within ACF admin - birgit Updated August 4th, 2018: I added a paragraph about the WordPress 4.9.8 release and added more resources. -- Birgit A few month ago, Riad Benguella, core developer on the Gutenberg team, talk … Continue reading 8 Truths about Gutenberg

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

Try New WordPress editor Callout in 4.9.8 Beta 2

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

Update #82 – WordPress Community Getting Ready for Gutenberg. More Opinions, Plugins and Blocks

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On Tuesday, if all goes well, the "try Gutenberg" prompt will appear in a WordPress dashboard near you.  Below, you'll find a series of articles on how best to make a decision about testing Gutenberg, how to copy your site to a staging area and which plugin to install to best manage the Gutenberg experience … Continue reading Update #82 – WordPress Community Getting Ready for Gutenberg. More Opinions, Plugins and Blocks

Should You Try the New Editor on Your WordPress Site?

Crossing the road... Decisions, decisions.

The next version of WordPress (4.9.8) will show on your Dashboard a prompt alerting you to the “new, modern publishing experience coming soon”. The new version will be released July 31, 2018. Over last two months, I have been following the development of the Try Gutenberg Call-out for the WordPress dashboard. Now that it will … Continue reading Should You Try the New Editor on Your WordPress Site?

20 Gutenberg Talks On WordPress.TV

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Demo: What is Gutenberg?What is Gutenberg? An overview of the features and benefits of Gutenberg, the new block-based editor for WordPress 5.0. Architecture and Vision Matt Mullenweg: A Summertime Update – Keynote and Q&AA 50 minute session with Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress: it includes a 30 minute keynote, followed by and 20 minutes of … Continue reading 20 Gutenberg Talks On WordPress.TV

Update #81 – New Blocks, Updated plugins for “New WordPress publishing experience” and more

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The final wording on the Call-out inviting WordPress WP-Admin users to try Gutenberg is "A new, modern WordPress publishing experience is coming soon". If all goes well, the prompt will be released on July 31, 2018, with it's offering of installing Gutenberg of the Classic Editor. In the meantime, the Gutenberg team released their next … Continue reading Update #81 – New Blocks, Updated plugins for “New WordPress publishing experience” and more

Update #80 Gutenberg Is Getting Ready for Hundreds of Thousands of Users

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Gutenberg is coming soon to a WordPress Dashboard near you. Are you and your sites ready? This seems to be the main emphasis for this round up post, information on how site-owners, developers, designers and consultant get ready for Gutenberg, most of it geared towards the WordPress 5.0 release when Gutenberg becomes the default editor. … Continue reading Update #80 Gutenberg Is Getting Ready for Hundreds of Thousands of Users

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

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

Update #78 Tools to Get Ready – #280Blocks – Beyond Gutenberg

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What did this week bring to Gutenberg and the WordPress community? Rich Tabor's Block Unit Test helps you getting your themes ready for Gutenberg. Morten Rand-Hendrickson published a proposal to improved handling responsive images in themes in a Gutenberg world. Read Adrian Roselli's post to his clients prepareing them for Gutenberg and setting expectations regarding … Continue reading Update #78 Tools to Get Ready – #280Blocks – Beyond Gutenberg

Update #77 – New User Tool Tips, Testing Themes, More Blocks, a Roadmap and Developers Chiming In

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Was last week geared mostly towards developers, this week, the round-up has more resources for users, site owners and consultants dealing with transition and how to make Gutenberg work for their sites. Of course, a few more developer resources are a listed as well. Grab your cup o'Joe or Green Tea, Kombucha, Beer or Wine … Continue reading Update #77 – New User Tool Tips, Testing Themes, More Blocks, a Roadmap and Developers Chiming In