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Gutenberg 12.0 Focuses on Cleanup and Minor Enhancements - WP Tavern

Last week, contributors to the Gutenberg plugin wrapped up the version 12.0 release just ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Most work is being pushed toward the upcoming WordPress 5.9 release, which has been postponed to January 25. As a… Continue Reading →

What’s new in Gutenberg 12.0.0 ( 24 November) - Make WordPress Core

These “What’s new in Gutenberg…” posts (labeled with the #gutenberg-new tag) are an update every time a Gutenberg release is done (every 2 weeks more or less) and they explain the features included in each release. As a reminder, here’s… Continue Reading →

Editor chat summary: 17 November, 2021 - Make WordPress Core

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on  Wednesday, November 17 2021, 04:00 PM GMT+1. in Slack. Moderated by @paaljoachim. Gutenberg plugin releases Gutenberg 11.9.1 and Gutenberg 12.0 RC were both released on the 17 November. WordPress 5.9… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 11.9 Focuses on Navigation Menus and Block Theming - WP Tavern

Gutenberg 11.9 landed on Wednesday, and it is packed with dozens of enhancements. Contributors are speeding forward, getting in some of the final features before the release of WordPress 5.9, expected on December 14. Version 11.9 is the last plugin… Continue Reading →

Ask the Bartender: Where Are the WooCommerce Block Themes? - WP Tavern

At what point are FSE theme developers going to start integrating and considering WooCommerce for their themes? WooCommerce has almost always seemed to lag behind all other considerations. It’s a bit like it’s an afterthought to simply scramble in the… Continue Reading →

#9 – Tara King on Encouraging Developers Towards a Gutenberg Future - WP Tavern

About this episode. On the podcast today we have Tara King. Tara has recently begun working for Automattic in the developer relations role. Tara will lead a newly formed team who will get out and about; trying to understand the… Continue Reading →

WordPress’ Gutenberg Demo Page Is Getting a Redesign - WP Tavern

The official Gutenberg demo page on may soon be getting an update that better reflects the editor’s capabilities and showcases the design creativity available through patterns. Automattic-sponsored designers Beatriz Fialho and Kelly Hoffman have submitted a prototype for consideration… Continue Reading →

Background editor improvements - Make WordPress Design

This post presents an analysis that Channing Ritter and I have made of the Cover and Image blocks and offers some ideas to improve the user workflow and streamline some of the basic operations, like cropping, image placements, and rotation…. Continue Reading →

Redesign of the Gutenberg Page - Make WordPress Design

A while ago, myself and @kellychoffman started working on the redesign of the Gutenberg landing page on The current page is slightly outdated, both its visuals and content. Now that Gutenberg has been a part of WordPress for a… Continue Reading →

Adventures in Block Theme Switching - Make WordPress Design

FSE Outreach Program coordinator Anne McCarthy facilitated a recent call for responses (a slight change in format from the recurring FSE calls for testing) on the topic of block theme switching, which officially kicked off the process of “thinking long term about what folks… Continue Reading →

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