It’s the middle of February now and there’s been great discussion around how Gutenberg 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/ might impact some of the WordPress major releases. Because Gutenberg updates often affect the user interface, it’s important to consider these as major updates. Anyways, let’s get down to design!
Widgets to blocks
All core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. widgets are now converted to blocks! Please take a moment to stop and celebrate this achievement. A big round of THANKS goes out to everyone involved. Design Team, Core Team, Accessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team, other contributors, everyone! Great work.
The Classic Widget Block is still underway. This block 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. will display widgets that haven’t been converted yet. Any non-core widgets will be accessed in Gutenberg by being contained in this block.
Other widget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. blocks are being improved upon: Archives , Recent Comments , Recent Posts .
This complex block is HUGE. So many moving parts, interactions, etc. Distilling it down into key issues has been helping on GitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/. Feedback is coming in, providing different perspectives and thinking. This block is still about a month+ out.
The discussion about the Cover block including nested blocks is laying important groundwork for a Section block.
Some a11y Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) discussion around the block specific responsive controls has been happening. It was mentioned in this week’s a11y chat as well.
Thanks for reading, staying informed, and contributing anywhere you can!