Call for Gutenberg User Testing

With the release of Gutenberg 6.3 yesterday, GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ implemented an important new step towards a more accessible editing experience. That change is the Navigation Mode. Rather than needing to tab through hundreds of controls to get from blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. to block, you will move from block to block using a single press of the tab key, and can enter Editing Mode by hitting Enter.

This change is an important step to allow users to navigate between blocks more easily . However, it needs user testing to identify weaknesses, bugs, and usability flaws.

In testing this releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software., please consider the following questions:

  1. Is my place on the page clear when navigating?
  2. Can I identify the block I’m on when tabbing through resources?
  3. Do the keyboard assignments work as expected in my setup?

Any feedback you can provide is welcome; but as always, with any feedback, please clearly indicate the browser, operating system, and any assistive technologyAssistive technology Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. Assistive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology in use during your test.

Gutenberg 6.3 can be downloaded from the WordPress.org repository.

You can add your feedback as a comment here, or directly to the relevant GitHub issue.