… you can create blocks like it’s 1999

I’m watching Matt Mullenweg’s “State of the Word 2019” from the recent WordCamp US, and almost snorted my tea when he had this to say about the new colour gradients feature for blocks in Gutenberg v6.8: You can create blocks like it’s 1999 …Matt Mullenweg, speaking at WCUS 2019 😂 You can find Matt’s keynote…… Continue reading … you can create blocks like it’s 1999

Bookmark the Gutenberg Plugin Review

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One of my colleagues, Álvaro, runs the site Gutenberg Plugin Review that’s worth bookmarking, and following, if you’re interested in the growing category of Gutenberg plugins. Update (2019-05-22): Gutenberg Times recently published a post covering almost 100 plugins for the block editor that you may find really helpful too: https://gutenbergtimes.com/plugins-for-the-new-wordpress-block-editor/ This is quite a list!…… Continue reading Bookmark the Gutenberg Plugin Review

Making the WordPress block editor even easier with preconfigured layout options that use standard Gutenberg blocks

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This definitely falls into the This is cool! category. The Gutenberg Blocks Design Library is an awesome plugin that used standard blocks to create a range of useful layouts. What’s great about this plugin is that it uses blocks that are part of the new WordPress Editor already, and combines them to create a collection…… Continue reading Making the WordPress block editor even easier with preconfigured layout options that use standard Gutenberg blocks

Pretty excited about the RSS block in Gutenberg 5.0

I noticed that Gutenberg 5.0 has added a RSS block to the editor. This is probably a bit nerdy, but I was pretty excited to see this addition to the block editor. My “Interesting stuff” page is an experiment in sharing things I find, well, interesting online. I had to install a separate plugin to…… Continue reading Pretty excited about the RSS block in Gutenberg 5.0

Watch this if you’re still on the fence about the new WordPress Editor (aka Gutenberg)

If you’re still unsure about the new WordPress Editor (aka Gutenberg), it’s worth watching Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word keynote at the recent WordCamp US 2018 event in Nashville. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5b-N2RmxS8 You can find links to parts of the talk, along with slides, and commentary in Matt’s post, here: https://ma.tt/2018/12/state-of-the-word-2018/ I’ve been using the new…… Continue reading Watch this if you’re still on the fence about the new WordPress Editor (aka Gutenberg)

MarsEdit + WordPress 5.0

MarsEdit is my favourite blog editor for my laptop. I use it daily, mostly for work-related posts that I publish. It makes it so much easier for me to publish to a variety of blogs (we have a lot of internal blogs at Automattic). The new WordPress Editor has changed how we write blog posts…… Continue reading MarsEdit + WordPress 5.0