Monthly Archives: November 2018


Gutenberg Times to Host Live Q&A with Gutenberg Leads on Friday, November 30

By | November 30th, 2018|News|

Birgit Pauli-Haack, curator of the Gutenberg Times website, is hosting a Q&A session with Gutenberg’s phase 1 design and development leads on Friday, November 30, at 2pm ET (19:00 UTC). Matias Ventura, Tammie Lister, and Joen Asmussen will join Pauli-Haack to discuss their journey “Creating Gutenberg” over the past two years. If you have any [...]

WPCampus Seeks to Raise $30K for Gutenberg Accessibility Audit

By | November 29th, 2018|News|

WPCampus is seeking funding to conduct an accessibility audit of WordPress’ Gutenberg editor. The non-profit organization is dedicated to helping web professionals, educators, and others who work with WordPress in higher education. Educational institutions often have stricter legal obligations that require software to be WCAG 2.0 level AA compliant and many European institutions set the [...]

Drupal 8.7 to Introduce Layout Builder, Contributors Face Accessibility Challenges

By | November 29th, 2018|News|

WordPress 5.0 will soon replace the editor with the new Gutenberg editor as part of a multi-phase project to improve the experience of authoring rich content. Phase 2 will shift focus to tackle site customization, bringing more complex layout and page builder capabilities to Gutenberg. As this phase kicks off soon, it’s valuable to see [...]

WPWeekly Episode 339 – Interview With Pippin Williamson, Founder of Sandhills Development, LLC

By | November 28th, 2018|News|

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Pippin Williamson, founder of Sandhills Development, LLC. Pippin describes what he’s learned going through the process of opening a brick and mortar business. He also describes the emotional process of firing employees, making business decisions as a team, and how he wants to create [...]

SyntaxHighlighter Evolved Plugin Adds Gutenberg Support

By | November 28th, 2018|News|

WordPress 5.0 will ship with a code block in the new editor but it doesn’t include syntax highlighting. The code is currently wrapped in pre tags. During the earlier days of Gutenberg’s development, the HTML block had syntax highlighting but the team was not satisfied with its implementation and decided to pull it until they [...]

WordCamp US 2018 Livestream Tickets Now Available

By | November 27th, 2018|News|

photo credit: Viv Lynch Westward – (license) The countdown has started for WordCamp US 2018 in Nashville. The event is just 10 days away. If you cannot attend, watching via the livestream is the next best option. Anyone can join the livestream for free, but viewers will need to sign up for a ticket on [...]

Jetpack 6.8 Adds Gutenberg Blocks for Payment Buttons, Forms, Maps, and Markdown

By | November 27th, 2018|News|

Jetpack 6.8 was released today, introducing the plugin’s first set of blocks for Gutenberg. The necessary infrastructure was added in version 6.6 and all existing features that touch the editor are in the process of being ported over to blocks. This release includes blocks for payment buttons, forms, maps, and markdown. The Contact Form module [...]

WordPress 5.0 RC 1 Released, Gutenberg Passes 1 Million Installations

By | November 27th, 2018|News|

WordPress 5.0 RC 1 was released over the weekend after a string of five betas that began in late October. According to the Gutenberg stats page, more than 1.1 million sites have the Gutenberg plugin installed and users have written more than 980,000 posts using the new editor. These numbers are conservative estimates, as the [...]

WordPress 5.0 RC Expected on U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday, despite Last-Minute Pushback from Contributors

By | November 22nd, 2018|News|

photo credit: KaylaKandzorra i miss you grampa. – (license) WordPress core committers, core contributors, and former release leads made strong, last-minute appeals on Monday for the 5.0 release to be deferred to January. RC was expected Monday but those urging its delay cited the large number of open issues on the milestone and the fact [...]

ExpressionEngine Goes Open Source after 16 Years

By | November 20th, 2018|News|

In a post titled “Open Source Has Won,” EllisLab founder Rick Ellis explained why ExpressionEngine is going open source after 16 years. The content management system is an evolution of the pMachine blogging software first released in early 2002. EllisLab previously required a license fee to use the full version of ExpressionEngine, which is built [...]

Figma Partners with WordPress to Improve Design Collaboration

By | November 20th, 2018|News|

Figma, an online collaborative interface design tool, has donated an organizational membership to the WordPress project. The browser-based application helps designers and developers collaborate more efficiently and is used by organizations like Microsoft, Slack, and Uber. It provides design tools, prototyping, previews, and real-time feedback, all in the same place, and is often described as [...]

New Block Lab Plugin Makes it Easy to Create Custom Gutenberg Blocks

By | November 19th, 2018|News|

Block Lab is a new tool that provides an admin interface and a templating system for creating custom Gutenberg blocks. Rob Stinson, Luke Carbis, and Rheinard Korf, all employees at XWP, kicked off the project in their own time with the goal of removing the relatively steep barrier to block creation. The plugin is now [...]