June 17, 2020 — For a long time, the ability to create powerful and dynamic web experiences rested in the hands of developers. Even something as simple as adding a call to action in the middle of an article could be a confusing process.
The recent release of the Gutenberg editor for WordPress, however, blows wide open the capability for editors themselves to create engaging content without needing to rely on unintuitive menus or painful workflows. At this talk, we will look at a few projects we’ve built using Gutenberg and discuss both the advantages and challenges of this new editor.
June 12, 2020 — Apprendre à faire son premier patch sur le projet Gutenberg en utilisant GitHub, avec Riad Benguella
June 5, 2020 — This lightning talk was an exploration of the operational and technical journey behind editorial commerce for the Airstream Supply Company.
June 5, 2020 — With the introduction of the block editor, the WordPress ecosystem and editing experience has shifted, particularly for teams who were deeply familiar with the Classic Editor and had workflows and tooling designed around that. With editorial under pressure to continue producing content, it can be tough to put together a plan to move your site, especially if it’s a large site, over to the new editor.
In this talk, we explored the migration path to Gutenberg at a high level and some strategies for making the transition as seamless as possible. We also drilled down and got tactical, with tasks that development and editorial can work on together. These included an audit of existing components and workflow and making a plan for how these might be implemented in the new editor.
By the end, everyone had some strategies for helping their team transition to the new editor and take advantage of all Gutenberg has to offer.
June 2, 2020 — The pre-Gutenberg editorial experience in WordPress leaves much to be desired. There is the ostensibly what-you-see-is-what-you-get content editor that is invariably augmented with meta-boxes to collect additional information about how the post should be displayed, including content that appears above or below the post body, or in a sidebar, or inserted into the post’s metadata. There are two primary problems with this approach—it is necessarily non-visual, and relies heavily on using post previews to understand what the published post will look like; and it is rigid, because PHP templates control what appears where outside of the free-form content editor. Gutenberg, properly utilized, solves both of these problems by bringing content into the primary editor flow as blocks which can be fully visualized and re-ordered, allowing content editors to see and understand what a post will look like and how it will behave before publishing, without needing to continually refresh a post preview.
This talk discussed how developers can support content editors and publishers by moving away from meta-boxes to custom blocks and post-level metadata. I explained how to think Gutenberg-first during design and development, and showcased examples of these approaches in practice.
June 1, 2020 — In this talk, Imran Sayed discusses how a PHP developer, with minimal JS knowledge, can build blocks quickly. You will learn about his personal experiences that helped him build blocks quickly and allowed clients to migrate to WordPress site, with the power of Gutenberg.
May 30, 2020 — GeneratePress is a powerful Gutenberg ready theme that allows customizations through the admin customizer. It’s also developer-friendly with the ability to add hooks to extend the page layouts. We’ll get as geeky as the crowd allows! Are you ready to party?
May 30, 2020 — Gutenberg is on the cusp of completely disrupting WordPress. I’ll talk about how Phase 2 started, how it’s evolved, and where it’s going. We’ll examine the ways in which Gutenberg is going to change WordPress and how the ecosystem can prepare for what’s coming.
May 29, 2020 — Uruguayo y visionario de Gutenberg, Matías Ventura, speaker del WordCamp Europe, trae su Q&A al primer WordCamp de Uruguay.