An Update to make/news

Historically, The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. has acted as means of highlighting releases, contributor stories via the People of WordPress series, and monthly overviews of the project’s ecosystem. I am increasingly aware that with in-person events paused, other means of connecting, relaying information, and offering learning opportunities are needed. 

With that in mind, keep an eye out for additional content on /news that aims to provide insights into the WordPress OSS philosophy as well as tactical 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. skills. One such effort I introduced at the beginning of this month (February 1, 2021), is the WP Briefing podcast series. Another upcoming addition will be a monthly series of Gutenberg tutorials. 

The Gutenberg tutorials will be a series of monthly tutorials targeted for /news readers that illustrate Gutenberg how-tos. @joen will be kicking-off this initiative later this month with a look at reusable 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. use cases, tips, and tricks. These tutorials are open to the community, so if you want to help make this project a success, sign up to either create a tutorial or offer a topic, on this planning document.