Gutenberg engineer Matias Ventura explains on his…

Gutenberg engineer Matias Ventura explains on his blog how the new editor will simplify tasks that are complex and difficult for WordPress users today. Matias reviews some of the architectural features the Gutenberg team decided to focus on, such as placeholders, blocks, and layer templates. Optimizing for the user is a key theme. Gutenberg needs to support the creation of […]

The latest Gutenberg update is out.…

The latest Gutenberg update is out. In the changelog: block conflicts have been resolved, there is new support for custom fields in block attributes, and crash recovery has been addressed. Omar Reiss brought up Gutenberg while sharing his thoughts on the WordPress JS framework debate and how it will affect plugin developers. Omar suggests the best way developers […]

Gutenberg development continues to move at…

Gutenberg development continues to move at a fast clip. Here’s the most recent changelog. Tammie Lister recently shared milestones that are “not set in stone” but roughly slate the merge proposal for the end of the year. That’s optimistic, but I like it. Mel Choyce shared her thoughts about converting widgets in WordPress to Gutenberg blocks. She […]

Gutenberg development continues to move at…

Gutenberg development continues to move at a fast clip. Here’s the most recent changelog. Tammie Lister recently shared milestones that are “not set in stone” but roughly slate the merge proposal for the end of the year. That’s optimistic, but I like it. Mel Choyce shared her thoughts about converting widgets in WordPress to Gutenberg blocks. She […]

Gutenberg development continues to move at…

Gutenberg development continues to move at a fast clip. Here’s the most recent changelog. Tammie Lister recently shared milestones that’s, “not set in stone,” but roughly slates the merge proposal for the end of the year. That’s optimistic, but I like it. Mel Choyce shared her thoughts about converting widgets in WordPress to Gutenberg blocks. She found […]

Gutenberg development continues to move at…

Gutenberg development continues to move at a fast clip. Here’s the most recent changelog. Tammie Lister recently shared milestones that are “not set in stone” but roughly slate the merge proposal for the end of the year. That’s optimistic, but I like it. Mel Choyce shared her thoughts about converting widgets in WordPress to Gutenberg blocks. She […]

Gutenberg development continues to move at…

Gutenberg development continues to move at a fast clip. Here’s the most recent changelog. Tammie Lister recently shared milestones that are “not set in stone” but roughly slate the merge proposal for the end of the year. That’s optimistic, but I like it. Mel Choyce shared her thoughts about converting widgets in WordPress to Gutenberg blocks. She […]

Gutenberg is in beta, and an…

Gutenberg is in beta, and an official testing page has been published on Make WordPress, with links to forms to provide generic feedback via a Google form, or you can contribute via GitHub. They are looking for specific task based tests and general opinions. The page notes you can send this form as many times […]

Gutenberg is in beta, and an…

Gutenberg is in beta, and an official testing page has been published on Make WordPress, with links to forms to provide generic feedback via a Google form, or you can contribute via GitHub. They are looking for specific task-based tests and general opinions. The page notes you can submit this form as many times as […]

Speaking of Gutenberg, you can download the…

Speaking of Gutenberg, you can download the Gutenberg plugin from the plugin repo as well and try it out yourself. Some are already sharing their first impressions. Matt Cromwell notes it’s flexible, but also mentions some weaknesses and concerns. Chris Lema states that he “clearly missed the goal of this thing”. Finally, as Aaron Jorbin points […]

Chris Coyier explores how different Content…

Chris Coyier explores how different Content Management Systems handle blocks of content. Chris considers CraftCMS, Drupal, and WordPress with SiteOrigin’s Page Builder as well as Gutenberg.

Facebook relicensure of React and where that leaves WordPress

After Matt Mullenweg blogged about the decision to ditch React for Gutenberg and core WordPress development, Facebook pulled an about face and changed the license. It was a shocking move, and some suspect WordPress’s decision was an impetus for the change. Now it leaves us wondering what it means for choosing a JavaScript framework for […]

You may have already read Matt…

You may have already read Matt Mullenweg’s blog post outlining the decision to take React off the table for inclusion with WordPress core and related large-scale projects like Gutenberg. This is one of the bigger decisions in our space for quite some time, and it’ll be a while before we work our way through everything […]

Matt Mullenweg posted a summary of…

Matt Mullenweg posted a summary of his thoughts on Gutenberg on his personal blog. He says, “Gutenberg moves every part of the WordPress ecosystem forward,” and goes on to touch on various ways developers, agencies, plugin developers, theme developers, web hosts, and users will be positively impacted. The post is largely a collection of his […]

Mel Choyce recently published a working…

Mel Choyce recently published a working document for tickets and improvements under consideration for WordPress 4.9. Among them are improvements to the code editor, customization efforts, better theme switching, improved processes for uploading updated theme and plugin zip files, iteration on media management, and new customizer endpoints for Gutenberg to leverage. I never recommend the […]

There’s been talk of how difficult…

There’s been talk of how difficult it is to stand out in the WordPress professional theme space lately. David A. Kennedy at ThemeShaper says Gutenberg is going to change this “in a big way.” David thinks the new editor will add such versatility to all themes that it will shift the market’s focus from theme functionality to design. […]