Update #106 Upcoming Events, Block building, Plugins and tutorials

Is already June 2019, WordCamp Europe has come to an end, and I realized, I have been curating the Gutenberg News and Updates around the WordPress ecosystem now already for two years. WOW. “All good things take time” is a quote from my father who just turned 92 this week.

What have we been doing over the last month without a post? Well, between client work, organizer work for WordCamps US, my own travel to WordCamps – Boston is next, then WordCamp for Publishers – working on the JavaScript for WordPress Conference w/ Zac Gordon, and our local WordPress Meetup, there weren’t enough hours in the day.

It’s not because nothing happened in Gutenberg Land-ia. As a subscriber of our e News, you received your weekly Gutenberg fix.

And now without further ado here is the Table of Contents for this week’s post:

Podcast: Gutenberg Changelog and Live Q & As

The new podcast “Gutenberg Changelog” is now available on the podcast directories of Google Music, Apple iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify and, of course, via RSS for any other players and readers

Mark Uriane, designer at Automattic and core contributor, and I will be co-hosting a weekly show, talking through the Gutenberg news of the week. We plan to record on Friday afternoons and publish over the weekend. The intro-episode came out this week, just in time (JIT) for WordCamp Europe.
Due to travel and vacation we won’t be able to start with our weekly schedule until July 12th, 2019.
If you have stories, ideas and suggestions, or questions send them via email to changelog@gutenbergtimes.com.

I also started planning more Gutenberg Times Live Q & As via Zoom and YouTube. The next show will be about the AMP plugin bringing AMP Stories to Gutenberg and WordPress. Save the date: July 26th, at 2 pm EDT / 18:00 UTC for our show talking to AMP plugin team members Alberto Medina, Pascal Birchler and Cathi Bosco. Registration is already open.

Registration is open. Reserve your seat!

This show will be sponsored by Pantheon. Their team has also been looking into making AMP part of their hosting and development stack and help WordPress agencies succeed in the fight of speed, security and providing and excellent user experience.

If you subscribe to the eNews on Saturdays you will among the first people to learn about more scheduled shows. You can watch previous shows on YouTube via this Live Q & A archive page.

WordCamp and Conferences

Online conferences are all the rage now!

Schedule announced for JavaScript for WP Conference 📢

Gutenberg has its own track on July 12th, 2019 (Times are EDT)

  • 9:00 am Becoming a Core Contributor by Ajit Bohra
  • 10:00 am Growing JavaScript Skills with WordPress by Grzegorz Ziółkowski
  • 11:00 am JavaScript Hooks in WordPress by Adam Silverstein
  • 12: 00 pm Examples of JavaScript Hooks in the Real World
    by Ernest Smuga
  • 1:30 pm – Internationalization with Gutenberg by Pascal Birchler
  • 1:30 pm – The Gutenberg Plugin Landscape by Birgit Pauli-Haack
  • 2:30 pm – The Gutenberg Slot Fill Systems by Ryan Welcher
  • 3:30 pm – Breaking Apart Block Data by Kelly Dwan
  • 4:30 pm – Gutenberg Components Outside of the Editor by Igor Benic
  • 5:30 pm Testing Your JavaScript by Josh Pollock

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Speaker Applications are open

Updates WordPress Core & Design

Riad Benguella’s full Changelog

Discussion on new Block Directory for Plugins

Design Team

Meta Team

Themes and Layouts for the Block Editor

Tutorial by Stephan Nijman
Published by Heart Internet
There are multiple levels of Gutenberg-readiness. Enabling Align-wide and Align-full, styling for the various blocks (columns, images, cover, gallery), custom color and font-size pickers for your customers to stay within the brands boundaries. With a ton of resources for theme developers and a list of block-ready themes for site owners. Written by Birgit Pauli-Haack

Block editor for content creators

Reusable Blocks as Templates
“Gutenberg. It’s real, it’s happening, and it’s terrifying because you don’t know how you’re going to do everything you do today. What if Mika Epstein told you that for the majority of the simple tasks out there, no only will you still be able to do them, they’ll be even easier?
Let Mika show you how with the magical, repeatable, Gutenberg block.”

Building blocks and extending Gutenberg

WordPress Data API

Zac Gordon’s talk at WordCamp Miami

Zac Gordon, Master educator, advocating for JavaScript Deeply has three courses for WordPress developers. Check them out.

On May 25, 2019, we shut down our Patreon page and sent a note to our faithful patrons in gratitude for the their ongoing support. On top of the publishing schedule for our eNews, blog posts and Live Q & A shows, I was not able to dedicate additional time to keeping the Patreon page up to date . Earlier this month the Gutenberg Times was accepted in Jetpack’s beta test for the recurring payments button. You can support us now right here.

Photos from Around the World


Featured Image: Photo by Amador Loureiro on Unsplash


The new Group block and the updated Columns block in Gutenberg 6.0 are incredible tools in the Block Editor! Any idea when Gutenberg 6.0 will be included in WordPress?

The next WordPress version is 5.3. “The schedule and potential features and focuses for 5.3 has yet to be determined.” is a quote from this week’s DevChat meeting summary. . If you install the plugin on your site you are able to use the good things already. We use Gutenberg 6.0 on this site, too and didn’t run into any issues.