The web is buzzing with Gutenberg, the new WordPress editing system we are likely to see in April 2018. I picked out a few resources if you don’t know what is coming or would like to know more.
This is my collection of all things Gutenberg that I will be working on over time.
Find out right now what this Gutenberg stuff is about. It is currently available as a plugin. WARNING:This plugin is not to be used on a live site. It is in beta and should only be used on a staging (development or test) site.
Gutenberg is more than an editor. While the editor is the focus right now, the project will ultimately impact the entire publishing experience including customization (the next focus area). Discover more about the project.
Morten Rand-Hendriksen’s “Gutenberg and the WordPress of Tomorrow.” I was in the second row and it was the best and most important presentation at WordCamp US 2017.
Morten is crazy good!
“What do I need to learn to become a WordPress developer?” This question pops up in forums, social media, and everywhere else on a daily basis. I think a better question is “How do I prepare for a future that looks nothing like the status quo?”
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My video of Gutenberg as it was in mid December 2017. Watch this if you have no idea what the Gutenbuzz is all about.
A co-founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg, gives his annual “State Of The Word” address before 2,000 attendees. It includes a live demo of Gutenberg. I’m sure there were a few sweaty palms. It worked to perfection!
The State of the Word is the annual keynote address at WordCamp US, presented by the co-founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg. In this year’s address, Matt summarizes the highlights of 2017 – including the 4.8 and 4.9 releases – and previews what we can look forward to in 2018 ( spoiler: it’s Gutenberg 🙂 ).
This must-read article – written by my favorite author – is for people who don’t know what Gutenberg is.
Here’s what WordPress itself says about Gutenberg.
A new publishing experience for WordPress is in the works: get ready to make your words, pictures, and layout look as good on screen as they do in your imagination, without any code. You might have heard of this project – it’s called Gutenberg, after another invention that revolutionized publishing – but are wondering what it means for you.
What are the problems we are likely to see with Gutenberg as it speeds along to its April launch? Will we see a forked version of WP that, if successful, would split the WordPress ecosystem?
Editor’s note: the opinion in this article is Iain’s and is not necessarily shared by the rest of the Delicious Brains team. Iain had a lot to say on the topic 🙂 I’ve been loosely following the noise and #wpdrama surrounding Gutenberg for as long as it has been around and honestly for the most part I’ve had negative feelings around it (I don’t like change at the best of times).
You don’t have to sit by and watch others create Gutenberg without your input. You can give feedback on how you want it to work.
Gutenberg is the future of WordPress, but you don’t need to be a developer to help shape it. So how do you contribute without code?
Are you wondering how Gutenberg will handle existing content that was made with the current WP Editor? This is going to be a big deal for everyone.
By now, you’ve likely heard about something different coming to your WordPress website called Gutenberg -a new way in which you will edit your website using a concept of data blocks. I think it’s safe to say that the Gutenberg WordPress editor is the single largest change to the open-source platform since…
For store owners running WooCommerce for their online shops, how Gutenberg will work with Woo still has a lot of questions to be answered.
How will Gutenberg impact the WooCommerce in the long run? Is Gutenberg editor beneficial for WooCommerce? Is it even compatible with WooCommerce or not? If these things interest you, you must read this post. WordPress lovers will be familiar with the introduction of Gutenberg editor in the upcoming WordPress (5.0) release.
The tight timeline for Gutenberg’s development and rollout is stressing many who work in the WordPress ecosphere.
As a business-oriented marketer, my perception of Gutenberg is not about it’s beauty or ease of use. Rather, I am very concerned (and have been since June 2017) about the economic impact of the tight timeline of Gutenberg given how quickly it is being iterated.
The printing press democratized the movement of ideas across humanity. WordPress’s Gutenberg mission is to do that for the web.
Movable type was about books, but it wasn’t just about books. Ideas spread. Literacy spiked. The elite monopoly on education and government started to crack. Luther’s 95 Theses were printed on a pr…
A seminal post from Matías Ventura, technical lead developer of Gutenberg.
How can a system fundamentally evolve without drastically changing? WordPress can build incredible sites, yet the usability and clarity that used to be a driving force for its adoption has been fading away.
What about the future of page builders like Elementor and Beaver Builder?
I just returned from two weeks of intense traveling, which started with WordCamp Riga, where I gave the opening keynote – A Crash Course On Building A Sustainable Plugin/Theme Business in The Subscription Economy spiced up with a trip to Nashville for WordCamp US.
It’s a safe bet that every theme developer will need to have another look at their code to make sure their theme will work with Gutenberg.
In a couple months or so, Gutenberg will revolutionize WordPress publishing as we know it. It’ll finally bring a much-needed standardized content creation experience to WordPress. There’s just one small caveat. Innovation simply can’t happen without WordPress theme developers committing to the Gutenberg experience.
Git [sic] more content than what comes with the Gutenberg plugin.
gutenberg-examples – Examples for extending WordPress/Gutenberg with blocks.