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Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: 13 September 2019 - Make WordPress Accessible

This is the proposed agenda for the weekly accessibility team meeting on Friday 13 September 2019 at 15:00 UTC. Progress report on WordPress 5.3 Trac tickets (and next bug scrubs) Testing Gutenberg Navigation/Edit Mode Twenty Twenty: Should the Main Menu and the… Continue Reading →

Google Announces New Ways to Identify Nofollow Links, Progress on Related Gutenberg Ticket Is Currently Stalled - WP Tavern

This week Google announced changes to the 15-year old nofollow attribute that was previously recommended for identifying links related to advertising, sponsors, or content for which users are not intending to pass along ranking credit. The nofollow attribute is no… Continue Reading →

Kioken Blocks: The New Street Fighter-Inspired Block Collection that Is Taking Aim at Page Builders - WP Tavern

With the proliferation of block collection plugins over the past year, Kioken Blocks is a relatively unknown newcomer that you may have missed. Compared to competitors with thousands of users like CoBlocks (30K+), Atomic Blocks (20K+), Stackable (10K+), and Ultimate… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg Team Explores the Future of Full-Site Editing with New Prototype - WP Tavern

From its inception, the block editor was always intended to be more than just an editor for the main content area. Gutenberg phase 2 brings the block editor to other parts of the site, including widgets, menus, and other aspects… Continue Reading →

Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: 7 September 2019 - Make WordPress Accessible

This is the proposed agenda for the weekly accessibility team meeting on Friday 7 September 2019 at 15:00 UTC. Discussion about Gutenberg recent post: Defining Content Block Areas Progress report on WordPress 5.3 Trac tickets WordPress 5.3: assign owners for tickets assigned to WordPress… Continue Reading →

Defining Content–Block Areas - Make WordPress Core

One of the major projects from this year’s focuses is to expand the block editor beyond the content area and into other parts of the site. This included, so far, explorations to bring blocks into other screens within the dashboard… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg Local Environment Rewrite - Make WordPress Core

With the introduction of the WordPress Local Environment, the next step was to make this shiny new development environment available for Gutenberg to use. tl;dr: If you currently run ./bin/setup-local-env.sh to use the Gutenberg environment, switch to running npm run… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 6.4 Adds New Typewriter Experience, Cover Block Resizing, and Block Inserter Help Panel - WP Tavern

Gutenberg 6.4 arrived this week with two more improvements to the Cover block. The background can now be set to a solid color (in addition to images and videos). Users can also easily resize the block, making it far more… Continue Reading →

What’s new in Gutenberg? (28 August) - Make WordPress Core

With the date of the WordPress 5.3 beta release approaching, testing Gutenberg is increasingly more critical. Any help testing the plugin is much appreciated as it may avoid bugs in a future WordPress beta release. The Gutenberg 6.4 release brings… Continue Reading →

APAC Triage and Bug Scrub Sessions - Make WordPress Core

Living in APAC timezones can be difficult. From waking up at 3am for meetings, to flying 20+ for WCUS or WCEU (WCAsia is coming to fix that!), to hearing “what’s it like living in the future?” jokes for the millionth… Continue Reading →

A Nofollow Option for Links Is Coming to Gutenberg - WP Tavern

Gutenberg users are requesting an easy way to add a nofollow attribute to links in the block editor. Users can currently toggle a setting to designate a link to open in a new tab, but a similarly user-friendly option for… Continue Reading →

Editor chat summary: 14 August 2019 - Make WordPress Core

This post summarizes for the weekly editor chat meeting on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 1300 UTC held in Slack. The agenda can be found here. Gutenberg 6.3  @riad noted that this release is a very important release in terms… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 6.3 Improves Accessibility with New Navigation and Edit Modes - WP Tavern

Major accessibility improvements are the headline feature of this week’s Gutenberg plugin release. Version 6.3 introduces new Navigation and Editor modes to address long-standing problems navigating the block UI with a screen reader. The editor is now loaded in Navigation… Continue Reading →

What’s new in Gutenberg? (14 August) - Make WordPress Core

The Gutenberg 6.3 release is an important milestone in terms of accessibility of the editor. Gutenberg comes with a lot of features by default, each block can be manipulated with custom controls in its toolbar and inspector panel, block movers,… Continue Reading →

Project: Reviewing WordPress Components - Make WordPress Design

What are WordPress Components? Put simply, WordPress Components are the set of UI elements that make up the Block Editor and other projects. You can find them in the Gutenberg GitHub repo or in the Block Editor Handbook. As I’ve… Continue Reading →

Editor chat summary: 7 August 2019 - Make WordPress Core

This post summarizes for the weekly editor chat meeting on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 1300 UTC held in Slack. The agenda can be found here. Task Coordination @nadir working with @joen on improvements to the Separator block (may end… Continue Reading →

Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: 2 August 2019 - Make WordPress Accessible

Gutenberg: Support Navigation and Edit Mode For reference, see the related pull request on Gutenberg GitHub repository. The idea is to use tabs key to provide a way to navigate between blocks with the keyboard (navigation mode). Hitting enter switch to edit mode (you can edit the block… Continue Reading →

WPWeekly Episode 362 – Fitness, Freelancing, and More With Michelle Schulp - WP Tavern

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Michelle Schulp, an independent freelancer and Director of Technology at AIGA Minnesota. We discussed the impacts speaking at multiple WordCamps had on her business early on, why she continues… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 6.2 Adds Nesting Capabilities to Cover, Media & Text Blocks - WP Tavern

Gutenberg 6.2 has two new user-facing features that were added based on community feedback. The Cover and Media & Text blocks now allow for nesting any type of block inside. Previously, the Cover block only allowed users to add a… Continue Reading →

What’s new in Gutenberg? (31 July) - Make WordPress Core

The number of Gutenberg contributors is growing significantly and it’s a pleasure to see how people from all around the world come together to build and improve the software. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the 48 contributors… Continue Reading →

Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: 26 July 2019 - Make WordPress Accessible

Meeting transcript on Slack Block Directory in WordPress Admin During WCEU’s Summer Update, @matt presented a new wp-admin section for Blocks. For reference, see Make/Design blog post about Block Directory in WP-Admin Concepts and related GitHub Issues. WordPress Design Team… Continue Reading →

Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: 19 July 2019 - Make WordPress Accessible

Meeting transcript on Slack Gutenberg experiments settings page The feedback needed is on the settings page: has it been implemented as recommended? See related Gutenberg GitHub pull request for reference. That page is going to appear under the Gutenberg admin… Continue Reading →

New Experimental Plugin Brings the Block Editor to WordPress Comments - WP Tavern

Block Comments is a new experimental plugin from Tom Nowell that replaces WordPress’ default comment form with a trimmed down version of the block editor. Nowell gave a presentation at WordCamp Europe 2019 about using blocks outside the editor, including… Continue Reading →

Dev chat summary: July 17 - Make WordPress Core

@earnjam led the meeting. @marybaum took notes and is writing this summary. Announcements Gutenberg 6.1 @earnjam announced the release of Gutenberg 6.1 last week. New features include animations/motion to block reordering, improved messaging for REST API errors and more. Check… Continue Reading →

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