Update #84 – 200k active Installs, WordPress user voices, more Gutenberg blocks, and more developer resources

Roughly two weeks after the WordPress 4.9.8 release with the “Try Gutenberg” call-out in the Admin Dashboard, the Gutenberg plugins has now 200,000 active installs. People are using it and are providing feedback. Before the release the GitHub repository shows approximately 700 open issues and per this writing that number has grown to well over one thousand.  Friday, was release day for Gutenberg: the team issues 3.6, 3.6.1 and 3.6.2, within 5 hrs.

With more feedback the work for forums moderators increased as well. For the first time we add some music,  selected by Jan Dembowski, Keymaster of the forums, Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator. After 2 weeks, of answering support and review posts, I am in total awe of the volunteers of WordPress support forums. They are most generous with their knowledge and are at the ready to help WordPress users of all levels.  And they are always ready to crack a joke at the slack channel to lighten the mood. A shout-out to another group of unsung heros of the WordPress community.  💕 👏👏

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This week’s question: What’s your favorite Gutenberg block?

We will start a blog series for content creators about blocks, called #280Blocks. Please comment here, or connect on Twitter via @gutenbergtimes. There are already great plugins out there with single blocks, multiple blocks and themed blocks. Which one have you used and liked? DM if you must. Matias Ventura started it off. 

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News from Gutenberg and Core Development Team

What’s new in Gutenberg? (17th August)

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Using Gutenberg, commenting and reporting bugs

View story at Medium.com

Jan Dembowski, published a thoughtful reminder to keep your reviews on topic and helpful regarding a plugin / theme to those who come behind you and want to make a decision. Rants and general discussion about Gutenberg are not part of Support or Review forums on WordPress.org.

Get ready for the Gutenberg editor: The best WordPress update for content creators
My Gutenberg Experience: Part Three

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Developing for Gutenberg – Plugins, Themes and Blocks

WordPress Gets New Gutenberg Editor: What You Should Do as a Developer [UPDATED]
Yoast SEO 8.0: Introducing the Yoast SEO Gutenberg sidebar & a revamped meta box
Courses for Developers - JavaScript for WordPress with Zac Gordon
Check ’em out now!

Photos from around the World

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Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash