WordCamp 2017 – Gutenberg is the Way to WordPress

This post list interesting posts from the 2017 WordCamp USA.

This weekend WordCamp US 2017 at Nashville (Dec 1-3) Gutenberg was officially introduced as New Way to WordPress. This updated page to provides answers to several loudly raised questions by some vocal community members including short codes, custom post types & meta boxes.

Interesting Presentations:
  1. Gutenberg and the WordPress of Tomorrow (video) by Morten Rand-Hendriksen – This talk has received lot of praise in twitter. Morten’s earlier post about Gutenberg in LinkedIn How Gutenberg Will Shape the Future of WordPress was well received and his post generated a good debate about integration of  Gutenberg in WordPress.
  2.  State of the Word 2017 (video) by Matt Mullenweg. I watched his talk livestream. It was good and provided current development status of Gutenberg, Twenty Eighteen theme.
  3. Designing for dynamic WordPress content with CSS Grid, Flexbox (and more CSS trickery) – by Bob Visser.

2017 State Of Word Address by Matt Mullenweg

The current WordPress that we know to-day is undergoing major development with Gutenberg and it would evolved into a quite different WordPress of tomorrow with Gutenberg editor, page & site builders capabilities. In the meantime, it is important to focus on learning JavaScript, ReactJS & WordPress blocks (under development) and getting used to with the future WordPress – Gutenberg.

After Meet Buzz

After the WordCamp meet, blogs & articles are appearing on daily basis. It’s impossible to keep track of every-one, some that I find interesting are listed below:

1. Gutenberg & WordPress of Tomorrow Series by Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Morten Rand-Hendricksen has series of of Gutenberg & WordPress of Tommorow series in LinkedIn/pulse which are listed below:

  • WordPress is Changing. Here are 3 Things You Need to Know About Gutenberg – by Morten Rand-Hendriksen (linkedin.com/pulse). This is very interesting post even Matt Mullenweg cited his talk in his address. Morten reminds all of us that (i) Gutenberg is coming, fast. Be prepared. (ii) Gutenberg is not just an editor replacement, it changes everything!, and (iii) Gutenberg needs you!
  • Gutenberg and the Future of WordPress: Conditions for Success – by Morten Rand-Hendriksen (linkedin.com/pulse). This is second articles by Morten in his Gutenberg series (his first one here). In this article Morten discusses various scenarios for Gutenberg’s success or failure, including (i) accessibility, (ii) moratorium and ample ramp-up time, and (iii) clean fork WordPress with Gutenberg version 5.0 and the current version (4.9.x) as WordPress classic. Morten has presented very comelling argument for the last two conditions.
2. Other interesting Posts

Other interesting posts include:

Other Updates:
  • Ads in a Gutenberg World by Helen Hou-Sandi (10up.com). In the post Helen demonstrates how Gutenberg allows us to create insert ads with auto-inserted or pre-inserted blocks opening a new possibility for e-commerce & blog sites.