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Getting to know Gutenberg

Tammie Lister
November 22, 2017

Getting to know Gutenberg

Tammie Lister

November 22, 2017

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  1. Authoring richly laid out posts is a key strength of

    WordPress… but it’s not easy to do.
  2. The vision… • Everything is a block • All blocks

    are created equal • Drag and drop is additive • Placeholders are key • Direct manipulation • Customisation
  3. Every block… • Inspected by clicking the block. • Has

    advanced layout options available in the inspector.
  4. Block attributes • Most important available right on the block.

    • Advanced ones in the sidebar inspector.
  5. What would an ideal theme be for Gutenberg? • Single

    unlimited width column. • Styles are IF want a true experience - ‘near’ frontend editing. • Simpler THE better. • Best is just CSS themes. • Page templating… think placeholders • Customisation is up to user NOT theme
  6. Why test? • Important to get a baseline • A

    lot was influx, needed boundaries • Ease of contributions • Iterate on over time • A way for community to learn to write tests • A way for those that didn’t know to learn to run tests
  7. Full list of issues for feedback: • https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/1544 • https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/1546

    • https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/1547 • https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/1548 • https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/1549
  8. The new tests • 3 images: beginner, intermediate and advanced

    level • Tests can be run without tester or with • Form for reporting and can write post • Encourage screen recording upload, provide instructions • Branched test depending on if need to set up Gutenberg