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.”
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 […]
This make.wordpress.org page describes “Full Site Editing is a major part of Phase 2 of Gutenberg” and is one of the main focuses for WordPress core development in 2021. If the 2020 State of the Word address was any indication, WordPress is moving full steam ahead to land full site editing in 2021. WP Tavern […]
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. […]
The Tavern blog writer Justin Tadlock has written a excellent post titled Block Patterns Will Change Everything explaining how this could a game changer. I his posts Justin explains Block patterns as “a block pattern is a group of blocks. Core WordPress, themes, and plugins will be able to register patterns with predefined settings attached […]
Its a bit tricky to style with Gutenberg blocks. It often does not work just by adding custom styles through styles.css in a child theme. The following two resources are very useful for customizing Gutenberg blocks. The WordPress theme team member Carolina Nymark has created a WordPress Block Styles sited with tutorials & guides to […]
The WordPress Gutenberg block editor, released as part of the WordPress 5.0 release, in the mist of controversy last year, is celebrating its first anniversary with the recent WordPress 5.3 release. The Block editor is being development as Gutenberg plugin and major developmental versions are released for testing & feed back. At the of writing […]
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.
Almost a year before, Gutenberg block editor was merged into the WordPress core in the mist of controversies. In spite of very loud & vocal opposition from agency associated developer community members, it has been well received most user community. Since change is always uneasy for most of us, its especially difficult when the product […]
The WordPress theme reviewer team member Carolina Nymark has created a WordPress Block Styles site and GitHub repository dedicated to WordPress Block styling. The site also contains block styling tutorials for beginners, block style library, block list and external resources.