Update #73 Downloads grow fast, block development tutorials grow popular, more community events around Gutenberg

With Gutenberg editor becoming more stable and approaching feature completeness, the download stats of the plugin show its growth at an ever higher rate. Blogs publish more, more block development tutorials. They are the bulk of this week’s round-out post. Also, meetups in New York, Lehigh Valley and in Halifax discussed the upcoming changes to WordPress with Gutenberg. There are also two Twitter threads: one with Gary Pendergast, core developer regarding the changes to the REST API and the other by Rhys Clay sharing his experience teaching a page builder to a client and comparing it with the better ease-of-use of Gutenberg. Save the date of next week’s Gutenberg Webinar with Josh Pollock about Extending Gutenberg. Grab a cup of Joe, tea or your favorite Kambucha or other drink and browser through the Gutenberg Galore. Use the comments for questions.

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Gutenberg Development News

What’s new in Gutenberg? (18th May)

In the meantime, two point releases were issued to fix the following items since the 2.9. Current version is 2.9.2

  • Ensure the Title uses the same max-width as blocks
  • Center the background of the cover image block
  • Fix formatting controls regression
  • Fix classic editor visual mode regression
  • Ensure the wp-editor script is also enqueued soon using the enqueue_block_assets hook
  • Allow clicking the block’s input fields (regression fix)
    Remove post type capabilities from the user object

Gutenberg starts getting traction 

Graphic: May 25, 2018


Gutenberg for Users & Content Creators

Deploying the new Gutenberg Block Editor on my Personal Blog
Read the whole thread on Twitter


Agencies and Gutenberg


Gutenberg and Themes



Plugin Compatibility and updates


#280 Blocks – Creating blocks

Announcement of Gutenberg Webinar Series hosted by Pantheon w. Josh Pollock on Extending Gutenberg on May 29th, 2018 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 1
Register here
Learning Gutenberg: Series Introduction


Photos Around the World


Featured Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash