Update #102 -Blocks Galore and reviews, Tips and Tricks for developers & designers, on building blocks and themes for WordPress new block editor and more

Photo by Sérgio Rola on Unsplash

Howdy! It’s been about three weeks since the last Update post. I have been handicapped a bit. First, by a self-inflicted deep cut into my left thumb with a construction tool, #StitchesRUs. Then a needed vacation with dear friends, which ended in an clumsy sidewalk tumble. I am still working mostly from my couch with an elevated left leg, laptop on a pillow. It’s healing slowly and I hope, I’ll be in good shape when I head out to Portland, OR next week.
Our eNews subscribers received their recommended reading fix with our weekend edition. You, too, can subscribe here. In the meantime, WordPress 5.1 was released. (Field Guide) as well as Gutenberg 5.1.

Mark Uraine keeps us all updated on the progress of Gutenberg Phase 2 and allows you to track the many discussions on Classic Widget Block, Navigation Menus, Section Block, to name a few.

Speaking of Navigation Menu block, Susan Semark from the Research team has been busy and posted a first proposal, an Accessibility Video walk-through and is planning a usability study.

I collected quite a few more links for you, content creators, designers, developers and consultants.

Learn about the mechanics on how to contribute to the Gutenberg development.

Few more blocks for publishing and eCommers, discussions on a future Core Block Manager, reviews of existing Block Collections. Also, find tips and tricks for building blocks as well as for creating themes for the block editor or making them Gutenberg ready.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the collection. — Birgit 💕

🎥 💬 Don’t miss the Live Q & A this week Friday with Josepha Haden, Daniel Bachhuber and Jon Desrosiers. We’ll be talking about leadership in the times of change. 📢 📅

Table of Contents

Gutenberg & WordPress 5.x design and development news

Block Editor for Content Creator

Riad Benguella started a GitHub issue to discuss a core implementation. Chime in there, if you are interested. There was also some discussion in today’s #core-editor chat.

Building Blocks

Creating Themes for Gutenberg

Photos from Around the World

Featured Image: Photo by Sérgio Rola on Unsplash