‘Block Editor’ Videos

  • David Vogelpohl: Rock your Blocks – Building Great Sites With the Block Editor

    WordCamp Philadelphia 2020Speaker: David Vogelpohl

    November 17, 2020 — It’s been nearly two years since the block editor, Gutenberg, has been released in WordPress Core. What have you been building with the block editor? This session will cover the evolution of the block editor since the launch in Core, what’s coming in the block editor in 2020, and how you can use the block editor to scale your design and development innovation to build better sites faster. If you’ve been staring at the block editor and wondering how it can help your design & development workflows or how you operate your freelance or agency business, don’t miss this session.

  • Chris Van Patten: Think Outside the Block

    WordCamp Phoenix 2020Speaker: Chris Van Patten

    June 18, 2020 — The block editor in WordPress (aka Gutenberg) offers a structured way of creating content through customizable “blocks”. But building custom blocks isn’t the only way to extend the editor; you can also register sidebars, enable custom toolbar buttons, and much more. In this talk, you’ll learn how to use these extension points to transform the block editor… without building a single block.

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  • Keanan Koppenhaver: Helping your Team Transition to Gutenberg

    WordCamp Publishers: Columbus 2019

    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.

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  • Matt Mullenweg, Matías Ventura: The Roadmap for Gutenberg (Plus a Demo)

    WPBlockTalk April 2020Speakers: Matt Mullenweg, Matías Ventura

    April 16, 2020 — Matt and Matias take us through what to expect in future iterations of the block editor and how you can better prepare for upcoming releases.

  • Tammie Lister: Global Styles – What’s in the Works

    WPBlockTalk April 2020Speaker: Tammie Lister

    April 16, 2020 — Tammie Lister shares what’s in store for global styles within the block editor. This is another peek into what’s coming and how you can take advantage of (and contribute to) the power of the block editor.

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  • Miguel Fonseca, Greg Ziolkowski: The Evolution of Extensibility in Gutenberg

    WPBlockTalk April 2020Speakers: Miguel Fonseca, Greg Ziolkowski

    April 15, 2020 — The block editor has come a long way since it was first introduced in the Gutenberg feature plugin. Join Miguel Fonasca and Greg Ziolkowski to learn about how extensibility has evolved from then until now.

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  • Kelli Wise: It’s time you learned to use the block editor (Workshop)

    WordCamp Seattle 2019Speaker: Kelli Wise

    March 30, 2020 — You’ve been putting it off. You’ve been relying on the classic editor plugin for a year but time is running out. Get to know the block editor and how to use it. In this workshop, we’ll cover using the block editor, the features and functions available to you and how to find them. Find out how best to add the block editor to your workflow and how to train your clients to use the block editor. This workshop is for people comfortable with logging in and navigating the WordPress dashboard already. So if you are one of the thousands experienced with the classic editor who just haven’t had the time or inclination to figure out how to use the new block editor, you will leave this workshop knowing the ins and outs of creating content using blocks.

  • Ravi Chandra: Manage your Block Editor State and Data

    WordCamp Udaipur 2019Speaker: Ravi Chandra

    December 25, 2019 — Gutenberg’s data module looks intimidating at first, but under the hood, it’s simple and easy to work with. The data module is built upon the same core principles of Redux but has some of its own characteristics. It lets us manage and share data in a modular way. In this talk we’ll discuss it’s similarities to Redux, subscribing and dispatching events, creating custom stores and using custom reducers. We will also be looking at a few real-world problems and how we could solve those using the data API.

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  • Chris Reynolds: How the Block Editor in WordPress Changes the Conversation

    WordCamp Long Beach 2019Speaker: Chris Reynolds

    November 13, 2019 — Everyone in the WordPress community is talking about the new editing experience in WordPress. Wherever you fall in defense of or against the new editor, it changes how we interact with WordPress from a content editing and a development perspective.

    In this talk, Chris Reynolds explores some of the ways Gutenberg changes how we build things as well as the types of things we can build to enhance and improve the WordPress editing experience.

  • Micah Wood: Gutenberg – Leveraging the Block Editor

    WordCamp Atlanta 2019Speaker: Micah Wood

    June 27, 2019 — The new WordPress block editing experience, code-named Gutenberg, was released the end of last year. At the time, some people chose to temporarily opt out of using the new editor. As the WordPress ecosystem introduces better and better integrations with the new editor, let’s take a closer look at what it looks like to use the block editor today.

    This session will be a live demo with opportunities for interactive Q&A during the presentation.