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Become an Early Adopter With the Gutenberg Plugin - WordPress.org News

Copy by Anne McCarthy (@annezazu) and Design by Mel Choyce-Dwan (@melchoyce) In WordPress circles (whether it’s your local meetup, a trusted publication, or your networking group), you may have heard terms like Core Editor, Gutenberg, and the Block Editor used… Continue Reading →

#2 – Anne McCarthy on How Full Site Editing Will Impact WordPress - WP Tavern

About this episode. So the podcast today features Anne McCarthy. Anne is Developer Relations Wrangler for Automattic. Her work is focussed on the WordPress.org space, and she is leading the Full Site Editing Outreach Program. Full Site Editing is an… Continue Reading →

Full Site Editing Go/No Go: Next steps - Make WordPress Core

The Full Site Editing Go/No Go demo took place a few days ago, where project leadership determined what new features should be included in WordPress 5.8 based on their current status, feedback gathered in calls for testing, and the prospect… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 10.4 Introduces Block Widgets in the Customizer - WP Tavern

The latest release of the Gutenberg plugin (10.4) brings block widgets into the Customizer. When customizing widget-enabled areas, a new block inserter icon is now available for dropping blocks into sidebars. This is the first iteration of block management in… Continue Reading →

Full Site Editing Is Partly a ‘Go’ for WordPress 5.8 - WP Tavern

Today, Josepha Haden Chomphosy announced the results of yesterday’s “go/no-go” demo and decision on whether Full Site Editing (FSE) would land in WordPress 5.8. The site editor and global styles are not landing in the next release. However, several other… Continue Reading →

FSE Outreach Round #5: Venturing out a Query Quest - WP Tavern

The Full Site Editing (FSE) outreach program is chugging along. Since December, it has called for and completed four rounds of testing. The latest round asks volunteers to provide feedback on the Query block, arguably one of the most crucial… Continue Reading →

What’s new in Gutenberg 10.4? (14 April) - Make WordPress Core

Two weeks have passed since the last Gutenberg release, which means a new version is already available! Gutenberg 10.4 introduces cool features like block widgets in the Customizer, enhancements to the Site Editor, improvements to rich text placeholders, and, as… Continue Reading →

Editor chat summary: 14 April, 2021 - Make WordPress Core

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2021-04-14 14:00 UTC in Slack. Moderated by @andraganescu. Gutenberg 10.4 release. @youknowriad shared that the release post will be coming shortly (later today or tomorrow). It’s a release with a lot… Continue Reading →

WP Briefing: Who Is WordPress? - WordPress.org News

In this episode, Josepha explores the five groups within the WordPress ecosystem and provides a high-level example of how they interact and support one another. As always, stay tuned for the small list of big things and a contributor highlight.  … Continue Reading →

Set Up a Gutenberg Test Site in 2 Minutes with the Gutenberg Nightly Plugin - WP Tavern

WordPress contributors are working towards landing full site editing (FSE) sometime this year, an ambitious plan that will require all hands on deck for testing. A meeting of a small group of core leads on April 14 will start the… Continue Reading →

Will Full Site Editing Land in WordPress 5.8? A Decision Is Forthcoming - WP Tavern

Yesterday, Josepha Haden Chomphosy announced the roadmap for deciding whether Full Site Editing (FSE) will land in WordPress 5.8. After the launch of Gutenberg 10.4 on April 14, a small group of core leads will participate in a go/no-go demo…. Continue Reading →

Calling All Themers: Design the Next Round of Query Block Patterns - WP Tavern

The Gutenberg plugin repository currently has an open ticket calling for community-contributed Query block patterns. These would launch alongside Full Site Editing’s inclusion in WordPress, which could be as soon as version 5.8 — no hard decision has been made… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 10.3 Supports Default Image Sizes, Continues Normalizing Toolbars, and Categorizes Theme Blocks - WP Tavern

Version 10.3 of the Gutenberg plugin landed yesterday. Users can now define a default Image block size. The development team also continued work on normalizing block toolbars, created a “theme” block category, and added a padding option to the Verse… Continue Reading →

FSE Outreach Round #4: Building a Restaurant-Themed Header With Gutenberg’s Site Editor - WP Tavern

Anne McCarthy announced the fourth round of testing for the Full Site Editing (FSE) Outreach program last week. This testing phase calls for users to build a restaurant-themed header via the Gutenberg plugin’s site editor. Testing is open to anyone,… Continue Reading →

So you want to make block patterns? - WordPress.org News

If you’ve ever built something for the WordPress block editor — a theme or a plugin — you may have also heard about block patterns. Looking at the patterns that come bundled with WordPress, I thought it would be nice… Continue Reading →

WP Briefing: Talking Full Site Editing with Matías Ventura - WordPress.org News

In this episode, Josepha is joined by Matías Ventura, also known as “the spark behind the vision of Gutenberg.” Josepha and Matías discuss full site editing and answer your questions, from “is full site editing a standalone plugin?” to “will… Continue Reading →

10up Creates Classic Post Migration Route With Its Convert to Blocks WordPress Plugin - WP Tavern

Yesterday, 10up officially announced Convert to Blocks, a WordPress plugin for transforming classic posts into blocks. The goal is to provide users with a safe migration route for old content while removing the burdens of other options in the space…. Continue Reading →

Insert Font Awesome Icons Into the Block Editor via the JVM Gutenberg Rich Text Icons Plugin - WP Tavern

Joris van Montfort, a freelance WordPress developer, released the JVM Gutenberg Rich Text Icons plugin over the weekend. The goal was simple: allow users to insert icons nearly anywhere in the block editor at the click of a button. The… Continue Reading →

#1 – Josepha Haden Chomphosy on the Past, Present, and Future of WordPress - WP Tavern

About this episode. The podcast today features Josepha Haden Chomphosy. Josepha is the Executive Director of the WordPress project, and as such, she has been at the forefront of WordPress’ evolution for many years. For the last six years, Josepha… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 10.2 Adds Spacers To Navigation Lists, Lets Users Categorize Template Parts, and Introduces Scoped Patterns - WP Tavern

Yesterday, version 10.2 of the Gutenberg WordPress plugin landed. Users can now add a Spacer block between Navigation items, categorize custom template parts, and pick between patterns when inserting the Query block. The user experience continues to improve in some… Continue Reading →

Advanced Custom Fields: A Guide to Custom Fields and ACF Blocks - Delicious Brains

I’ve been a fan of Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) for a long time now. It’s used on almost every site I’ve built or worked on for the last few years. For the unaware, ACF is a plugin that gives you… Continue Reading →

User-Friendly Methods for Testing Gutenberg Enhancements and Bug Fixes - WP Tavern

Living on the bleeding edge of Gutenberg’s development is not particularly easy for everyone. There is a ton of work and know-how involved with getting everything set up. You have to clone a Git repository, grab pull requests, and run… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 10.1 Enhances Reusable Blocks, Updates Social Icons Spacing Options, and Normalizes Image Block Toolbar - WP Tavern

Gutenberg 10.1 landed yesterday with several new features, many of which focused on improvements to the interface and user experience. Users can now control the justification of items in the Social Icons block. The new release also enhances the UX… Continue Reading →

Testing a Gutenberg Pull Request (PR) - Make WordPress Design

There is an easier way to try out a Gutenberg PR that does not require one to setup a local Development Environment. One can download a special version of a Gutenberg plugin that includes the PR one wants to test.Here… Continue Reading →

The Gutenberg WordPress Plugin To Introduce a Table of Contents Block - WP Tavern

What was once likely viewed as plugin territory is now a reality as part of the Gutenberg project. Yesterday, the team merged a pull request for a Table of Contents (TOC) block into the plugin’s codebase. It was a contribution… Continue Reading →

Did You Know About Reusable Blocks? - WordPress.org News

Created by Joen Asmussen, @joen The WordPress block editor (a.k.a. Gutenberg) comes with a feature called “reusable blocks.” They are blocks, saved for later, edited in one place. Have you ever wanted to: Re-use the same snippet of text across… Continue Reading →

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