Getting ready for Gutenberg

You may be already aware of Gutenberg editor which is under rapid development and targeting to be merged in WordPress 5.0. The concept “get ready to make your words, pictures, and layout look as good on screen as they do in your imagination, without any code” has been represented with Gutenberg. It has simplified to unlock the power of WordPress without being pro on coding.

Gutenberg is going to be available on core, exact date is not fixed yet. It provides the ability to create own custom blocks for theme and plugin developers and also works great on mobile if you need a quick edit on your phone.

The Gutenberg editor uses blocks to create all types of content, substituting a half-dozen inconsistent ways of customizing WordPress, bringing it in line with modern coding standards and aligning with open web initiatives. These custom blocks change how users, developers, and hosts interact with WordPress for building rich web content easier and more intuitive, democratizing publishing and work for everyone, regardless of technical ability.

Theme review team needs to make a decision about custom blocks that we should allow it or not on the theme? Before the Gutenberg merges into core, Theme Review Team need concrete decision regarding the custom blocks.

So please provide your views and suggestions about the custom block that we should allow it or not in the theme. If you recommend us to allow such blocks, please send us your reasons behind it and share your precious suggestions to clarify your view. If allowed then what types of custom blocks are good to be allowed. Similarly, if you don’t like to allow this, share your views as well, so that we can decide what would be best among them. Feel free to give your views, so that we can make the better environment here in theme review for Gutenberg and custom blocks.

We’re looking forward to hear from you!