At Women Who WP’s Orange County Meetup 1-17-18, I gave a tour — a basic overview — of the features of Gutenberg and published a post live at GutenBridget.com.
Last year at WordCamp Europe, Gutenberg was announced as an editor replacement. In the final phase, it will be much more than that but as of now, it will be an editor replacement in WordPress 5.0.
It’s 2018, it’s time for WordPress to change it’s editor experience.
Instead of metaboxes, there will be blocks.
Here is the video of the Live Stream from Facebook.
Gutenberg Tour by Bridget Elizabeth Willard.
Posted by Women Who WP on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
What is Gutenberg?
Gutenberg, eventually will change how you interact with WordPress. In it’s first inclusion into Core, will be a new editor experience.
“Gutenberg has three planned stages. The first, aimed for inclusion in WordPress 5.0, focuses on the post editing experience and the implementation of blocks. This initial phase focuses on a content-first approach. The use of blocks, as detailed above, allows you to focus on how your content will look without the distraction of other configuration options. This ultimately will help all users present their content in a way that is engaging, direct, and visual.
These foundational elements will pave the way for stages two and three, planned for the next year, to go beyond the post into page templates and ultimately, full site customization.” Gutenberg Team
Blocks Replace Meta Boxes
Instead of meta boxes, you interact with your content in blocks. Content includes video, images, headings, quotes, and, of course, text.
- The plus sign allows you to add more boxes. Sometimes you have to hover to see it.
- Plugins make their own types of blocks.
- Themes control how a block looks. This is an opportunity for theme developers.
- Blocks are determined in the code with CSS Commenting so you know what’s in block.
- Even though paragraphs are in different blocks, each paragraph is output with paragraph tags and shouldn’t interfere with SEO implications.
This means every block has its own control. Every plugin can create settings for their blocks. You may not see settings in the sidebar anymore. They may be in the settings.
— Bridget Willard (@YouTooCanBeGuru) December 1, 2017
“Gutenberg tries to identify all of these types of content properties so we can control it. It’s all based on blocks and block context.” Morten Rand-Hendriksen
- This is the post we published.
- I have Gutenberg Related Resources here.
- Morten Rand-Hendriksen : Gutenberg & The Future of WordPress
- Contribute to The Gutenberg Github Repo
- Follow Kevin W Hoffman on Twitter