‘Block Development’ Videos

  • Josh Pollock: (Slightly) Advanced Topics In Block Development

    Josh Pollock: (Slightly) Advanced Topics In Block Development

    WordCamp Boston 2018Speaker: Josh Pollock

    January 11, 2019 — WordPress 5.0 introduces a new block editor called “Gutenberg” and if you’re a WordPress developer, you need to know how to build blocks. This talk is for developers who have already created basic blocks and are ready to build more complex blocks and to migrate legacy shortcodes as well as meta boxes to blocks.

    This talk will cover using modern JavaScript development tools including webpack for WordPress block plugins. We will look at constructing block interfaces out of Gutenberg components, creating your own components that can be shared between the editor and the front-end and using WordPress’ Redux-like state management.

  • Josh Pollock: Introduction To Block Development

    Josh Pollock: Introduction To Block Development

    WordCamp Pittsburgh 2018Speaker: Josh Pollock

    December 11, 2018 — WordPress 5.0 introduces a new block editor called “Gutenberg” and if you’re a WordPress developer, you need to know how to build blocks. This talk will get you started.

    You will learn, what Gutenberg is and when you should create your own blocks. Then we will cover how to load CSS and JavaScript files for blocks, how to create blocks with static content and editable blocks. This talk is aimed at developers familiar with JavaScript.