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WordPress 5.0 Tips

A collection of content related to the release of the next generation of WordPress

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Techradar have done a great piece on WordPress turning 15 years old. Here’s a quote:

In 2018 WordPress core will release the “Gutenberg” update, which is the biggest update yet. The Gutenberg update will add “page builder”-like functionality to WordPress, making it much easier for content creators to create experiences using WordPress.

Gutenberg, REST API, and you…

Daniel Bachhuber, a core contributor for a number of years, has just this Call to Action on the WordPress Core blog:

As you may know, Gutenberg uses the WordPress REST API as a bridge between the land of JavaScript and land of PHP. There were a whole host of conceptual challenges in translating WordPress internals to REST — and even more we still haven’t solved!

The post also linked to the GitHub Milestone for ‘REST API’ in the Gutenberg editor where a number of development tasks are open for discussion and assignment.

Gutenberg 2.7 – Now you can Edit Permalinks

A new release of the WordPress 5.0 editor is now now out for testing and one truly groundbreaking option is the ability to edit Permalinks! Check out the release video:

Seriously though there are some other cool updates so go ahead and check out the release post.

What is Gutenberg? Video by GiveWP

This video is a great overview of the features and benefits of Gutenberg, the new block-based editor for WordPress 5.0. Watch it now on YouTube:

WPTaven review the new ‘Drag-and-Drop’ options in the editor

Drag-and-drop is finally in the new WordPress editor, meaning you can now more easily move around your content blocks.

The team over at WPTaven are all over the updates to the Gutenberg editor and did a really nice review/overview of how this feature works and what it brings to the experience.

From the post:

If you hover the cursor over the up and down arrows on the left side of a block, you’ll see a hand icon. Simply click, hold, and drag the block up or down below or above the blue indicator.

Video – Coding Gutenberg Blocks

This video from WordCamp Greenville (2018) goes into some nice details on how you can get started making blocks with the new WordPress 5.0 editor.

The quality isn’t 100% (as with a lot of WordCamp videos) but give it a look anyway, it’s only just over 30mins long and pretty concise.

Getting Used to ‘Content Creation’ in WordPress 5.0

The Gutenberg Times has a great post covering some of the more advanced editorial options users will have when using the new editor in WordPress 5.0.

From the post:

I have found the new editing experience fairly intuitive and getting started with text shouldn’t be too hard. I might be wrong. Let me know if that’s not true for you. For now, I skip over text editing and come back to it once you need advanced assistance for that.

Best Practices for Blocks and Themes in the new editor

This post by Jason Yingling look in detail the best practices for developing new blocks in the new WordPress editor and how to integrate these features into features into WordPress themes.

One interesting part of this tutorial focuses on where to put your new blocks, in your theme OR in a plugin:

The general rule of thumb for including functionality in plugins or themes is to keep themes to the presentation of content and use plugins for functionality.

Blocks fall under this same set of principles. And I fall into the camp that blocks should be included in plugins as they extend the functionality of WordPress.

Read the full thing here.

Gutenberg Courses (The Future of WordPress is Here!)

Gutenberg.courses is a simple site with a simple goal – to share learning and training about the new WordPress 5.0 editor.

Currently there are only two courses listed which are split between ‘users’ and ‘developers’ – check them out:

The site also has a ‘Ask‘ section which lists upcoming LIVE Q&A Webinars meaning you can get right to the source of the information!

Beginner’s Gutenberg Development Tips

The team over at meks have done a great job of pulling together 31 beginner’s tips on Gutenberg Development.

From the post:

Both from developers and content side, this improvement will change the way we code and produce content in WordPress. Not to mention all the advantages that are coming with the blocks and the ways we create content.