Update #94 WordPress RC 1 – Gutenberg 4.5 – More Blocks, themes and plugins.

Actives Installs of Gutenberg just passed the  1 Mio milestone.  👏 🎉 If you are ready or not, WordPress 5.0 will come soon. It’s not going to be November 27, because of the four-day delay for the RC 1 release. The goal is to have a stable release candidate before the final version is released. In the meantime, we found some fabulous themes that shine with the new editor.  Plugin developers create some awesome Gutenberg Blocks for your post and pages. If you have questions regarding your site or how to get ready for Gutenberg, we collected a few articles that can walk you through the various aspects.

Today, I also installed the new Twenty-Nineteen theme by Allan Cole, supported by Kjell Reigstad as design coach, who also published the Music Theme earlier this year. The Post Grid on the front page is a Custom block by Mike McAlister and available in the Atomic Blocks collection.

Live Q & A with the design and development leads of Gutenberg Phase 1, Tammie Lister, Matias Ventura, and Joen Asmussen, answering many questions from the audience. 

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Thank You!

In the US, Thanksgiving is also a day of reflection and of gratitude.  I am grateful to our sponsors Pantheon and Pauli Systems, our 12 generous patrons on Patreon, our 3,283 Followers on Twitter, our 35 Subscribers on YouTube and our 32,000 readers on this website. That’s all you!  Without your support & your loyalty this online space wouldn’t be possible. 💕

As any endeavor in the context of WordPress, we are standing on the shoulders of giants. Huge Thank You to all the extremely generous people and friends I met in the WordPress Community.  💕 Carpe Diem — Birgit


WordPress 5.0 / Gutenberg Development

Gutenstats November 23, 2018
per gutenstats.blog November 23rd, 2018


Using Gutenberg on your site

Text on Apron: What part of “It’s not ready yet” don’t you understand?


Themes Gutenberg Styles

Music Theme by Kjell Reigstad


Building Blocks and Sites



Photos from around the World


Featured image: Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash