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Gutenberg v10.0 Marks 100th Release

The recent Gutenberg v10 released marked its 100th release. Celebrating the occasion, Riad Benguella reflects the journey that that started more than four years ago when Matt announced the project at WordCamp US 2016.

The past four years have not always been an easy journey. Shipping something this impactful is not easy, and there was precedent for keeping the editor as it was: WordPress had already tried to replace TinyMCE a couple of times already. What would be different this time around? The worry was “not much” and initially, very few people actively joined the project.

Riad Benguella in WordPress Blog

Highlighting its current status, Benguella writes “We have also made quite a few mistakes: stability wasn’t great in some releases, performance suffered in others, and accessibility as well. But we kept pushing forward, using feedback to improve the editor and the project in all aspects until its first inclusion in WordPress 5.0, and we’re still working to improve it today.”

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Phoenix – A Block-based Experimental Theme

Alerted by this WordPress Tavern post, to-day I had a quick overview of Imran Sayed‘s (Codeytek Academy) Phoenix a block-based experimental WordPress, which appears to be interesting. The Phoenix theme also got encouraging review from Justin Tadlock, who writes that he is keenly watching fully block-based themes. The theme is also more ambitious than some […]

Gutenberg-block Based Themes

Full Site Editing with Gutenberg Block Editor is said to be one of the main goals of current Gutenberg block development. Development of Gutenberg-block based themes and their experimental use have started appearing in WordPress core development blogs. Riad Benguella, one of the Gutenberg developers writes in his personal blog I’m using a block-based theme. […]

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Gutenberg Development – Beyond Content Area

In a post Defining Content – Block Areas by  Automattic Engineer Matias Ventura recently outlined next phase of Gutenberg development. In the post Matias discussed about Gutenberg development beyond content area into full page editing phase.

The announcement of second phase of Gutenberg development has been both excitement (for end users) and worst fear (for developers & agencies). For agencies & developers, it could be The End of WordPress Themes is in Sight, threatening their main source of income & livelihood. For end users and other hobbyist, it is a rebirth of creativity which had become out of reach for them due to technological barriers and obstacles created by profit oriented WordPress developers/ agencies.

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