Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #40

I missed last Friday’s update, so let’s see if I can catch up on everything related to 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. design today. Happy Friday!

Full-site editing

There’s a new Focus page in the Design Handbook dedicated to full-site editing. This will be updated as progress happens, but the design tasks will happen on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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.

A couple of design explorations in the form of prototypes were shared in slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at earlier this week by @shaunandrews. These prototypes are to encourage thinking around full-site editing and are not final solutions.

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. Directory

As many of you know, the Block Directory interaction is new to the Gutenberg pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party which allows the installation of single-block plugins directly from within Gutenberg. It’s pretty amazing. There’s a new Focus page for this as well in the Design Handbook.

Recently merged

In Progress

Reading update

There was a recent post by @melchoyce on Blocks, Patterns, and Layouts. This post helps convey some terminology and how the Gutenberg puzzle fits together.

Get involved

Now’s a great time to get involved. While the work on this project is intense, it’s always important to glean new perspectives from other WordPress users and community members. Just drop into any of the links provided above to read up on the details and contribute.

Thanks for reading, staying informed, and contributing anywhere you can!

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