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March 6, 2023

Join us for a discussion about migrating a shortcode or widget based plugin to blocks. Learn from your peers and from experts. This is also an opportunity to share any hurdles or pain-points you’ve encountered and discover how to overcome them.

Perhaps you’ve already migrated your plugin to blocks, or have at least attempted to do so. If so we would like to learn about the difficulties and pain points that you encountered during the process.
Perhaps you’ve yet to attempt such a migration, in which case we’re interested in learning about what’s holding you back. Is the documentation confusing? Is the learning curve too steep?
Perhaps you have a plugin in the WordPress Plugin Directory that still relies on shortcodes or widgets to render content, and which has yet to be migrated to blocks. Plugins that render their content via a shortcode or widget are ideal candidates for conversion to blocks.
The block editor has been incorporated into core for nearly 5 years now and usage and uptake are growing day by day. It is therefore more important than ever that plugin developers embrace the block paradigm.

This is one of a series of AMA sessions to provide plugin developers with the opportunity to connect with one another. This is a chance to share the challenges you’ve faced, or are facing, in creating a block implementation of your plugins.

We also hope to share advice and guidance, and to be able to point you in the direction of the resources you need to help you move forward with your block development projects, whether it be documentation, tutorials, or information about best practices.

Anyone interested in plugin development is welcome to participate. You don’t need to be a professional developer or have a specific level of experience.

Let’s see how we can improve the developer experience for all those who come after us on their block development journey. We can’t wait to speak with you.

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