Update #104 RichText Live Coding, Teaching Gutenberg to Content Editors and WordPress Team News

Happy Weekend! The first Quarter of 2019 is almost done. On Monday, we’ll upgrade a website with several editors to the Block editor. I’ll report back next weekend how it went. It’s the best preparation for our upcoming Live Q & A with WordPress trainers and educators who made it their business to help site owners, bloggers and editors with their content production skills in WordPress. It’s going to be a great event and hope we’ll have lots of questions from you! For developers interested in extending the RichText Component of the block editor, we host a live coding demo session with a developer of the Gutenberg team and Zac Gordon. If you are deep-dive Javascript developer you’ll find this quite enlightening.

We also have plenty of News from the WordPress Teams: Core, Javascript, Editor and Design. I also still catch-up with all the fabulous block plugins people create to make the Block editor experience unique. There are also Theme news and articles on how to use the block editor in various scenarios.

Thank you all for the Get Well wishes! Be well and enjoy the Spring! 💕 — Birgit

PS: This week WordPress 5.2 Beta 1 was released there is plenty to like about this next version. It comes with Gutenberg 5.3 and brings part of the Health Check plugins into Core. Make sure you help testing this first beta. The final release is scheduled for April 30, 2019.

Table of Contents

Live Q & A – Times Two

Live Coding For the Block Editor with Zac Gordon, JS For WordPress and Grzegorz (Greg) Ziółkowski, Core Contributor to Gutenberg

Hacking on and Extending Components Like and the Block Toolbar

Using Gutenberg: Blocks & Themes

New Plugins For the WordPress Block Editor

The block plugins mentioned here the new additions to our Big Plugin List for the WordPress Block editor, categorized for Block collection, single purpose blocks, blocks for eCommerce, for 3rd party integration and tools for the block editor.

Building Blocks and Themes

Guest Posts on JavaScript for WordPress site

Zac Gordon, coach and teacher at JavaScript for WordPress invited students to write tutorials for the site. They are very insightful and geared towards other learners.


Don’t miss out on the Live Coding Experiment with Zac Gordon, JS For WordPress and Grzegorz (Greg) Ziółkowski, Core Contributor to Gutenberg “Hacking on and Extending Components Like and the Block Toolbar” 📢 💞

News from the WordPress Teams


Featured image: From Above by Birgit Pauli-Haack