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Lessons learned developing WordPress sites using the block editor

Lessons learned developing WordPress sites using the block editor

Over the course of the last 12 months we have adopted the block editor as the primary content editor in WordPress for all our projects. We have travelled through the emotions from feeling scared, annoyed and now pretty confident and excited about what we can do with the block editors for give our clients great websites.

In this presentation I will demonstrate our journey and look at the key lessons we have learned over the last 12 months building WordPress sites using the block editor. If you really want to try building sites like this then I am sure these lessons will help you out massively.

Mark Wilkinson

April 21, 2021

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