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Women Who WP: We’re Learning Gutenberg
Innovate and Iterate - Encourage and Educate
We’re always growing and changing and evolving. As we better ourselves, the community gets better and vice versa. Life imitates art. Art imitates life. And tech is no different.
Last year at WordCamp Europe, Gutenberg was announced as an editor replacement. In the final phase, it will be much more than that but as of now, it will be an editor replacement in WordPress 5.0.
“Gutenberg has three planned stages. The first, aimed for inclusion in WordPress 5.0, focuses on the post editing experience and the implementation of blocks. This initial phase focuses on a content-first approach. The use of blocks, as detailed above, allows you to focus on how your content will look without the distraction of other configuration options. This ultimately will help all users present their content in a way that is engaging, direct, and visual.
These foundational elements will pave the way for stages two and three, planned for the next year, to go beyond the post into page templates and ultimately, full site customization.” https://wordpress.org/plugins/gutenberg/
In this presentation, Bridget Willard goes over some key features and builds a blog post live for Women Who WP 1/17/18. https://www.meetup.com/OC-Wordpress-Group/events/244337019/
What is Gutenberg?
Gutenberg, eventually will change how you interact with WordPress but in it's first inclusion into Core, will be a new editor experience.
Blocks Replace Meta Boxes
Instead of meta boxes, you interact with your content in blocks.
This means every block has its own control. Every plugin can create settings for their blocks.
"Gutenberg tries to identify all of these types of content properties so we can control it. It's all based on blocks and block context." Morten Rand-Hendriksen