Category: Gutenberg

WordPress Classic Editor – EOL December 2021?

TL;DR – WordPress committed to supporting the now superseded classic editor until December 2021. If you’re still running the classic editor, it’s probably sensible to start planning for your migration to the new block editor soon. Back in 2018, WordPress 5.0 was released. It featured a shiny new editor, codenamed Gutenberg, also known as the block editor. The old ‘classic’ editor continued to be bundled with WordPress, activated with the…

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Gutenberg, one year on (almost)

WordPress 5.3 was released last week, expanding and refining the block editor (aka Gutenberg) and bringing improved accessibility. Almost a year on from the initial release of the block editor in WordPress 5.0, now is a good time to reflect on where we are with building Gutenberg-enabled sites. Initial thoughts Overall, it’s been a very positive experience. Despite the initial barrage of negative feedback (who does like change?) and the…

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Hello Gutenberg!

WordPress 5.0 finally saw daylight yesterday, which means the new content editing experience in WordPress is now live. Update: I just discovered that Morten Rand-Hendriksen has released a new LinkedIn Learning course on using the new editor. For the next three weeks it’s available to view for freeĀ here. Section 2 and onwards will be useful if you’re new to using Gutenberg. I’ve gone ahead and updated this site – so…

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Try Gutenberg

WordPress 4.9.8 is scheduled to be released tomorrow, and it contains a prompt to ‘Try Gutenberg’. The aim is to get as many people to test Gutenberg – the new content editing experience for WordPress – and provide their feedback, before it becomes part of the core WordPress system. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a video explaining a bit more about Gutenberg.   Should I try…

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Getting ready for Gutenberg

Big changes are afoot! For those of you who haven’t already heard – a new WordPress content editor and publishing experience is being built, due for initial release in WordPress 5.0 (apparently anytime from April onwards). The project has been namedĀ Gutenberg, after the man who introduced the printing press way back in the 1400’s. Why? The current WordPress content editor is a big blank box. It’s lovely for writing a…

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