Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #51

Happy Friday! 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. 8.0 just dropped this last Wednesday. This release included the new Inserter which now contains Patterns.

The 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. Inserter

Probably one of the most significant updates to Gutenberg’s UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. in relation to the G2 changes is how the Inserter works now. Not only does it slide out from the left side instead of as a popover, but it also includes Patterns!

Navigation block

Looking at redesigning the Navigation block placeholder screen to allow for existing menus to be selected.

There’s also lots of exploration around the subnav.

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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