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Have No Fear, Gutenberg Is Near

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Slides for a talk held at WordCamp Turku on September 28, 2018.

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Have No Fear, Gutenberg Is Near

  1. 1. Have No Fear, Gutenberg Is Near Toni Laakso WordCamp Turku Sept. 28, 2018
  2. 2. What do you do when change is imminent?
  3. 3. Prepare.
  4. 4. At Seravo we use Gutenberg for all of our own sites.
  5. 5. So how is it?
  6. 6. Gutenberg Design Principles • The editor makes authoring rich posts effortless. • The blocks aim to unify multiple different interfaces under a single umbrella. “You should only have to learn how the block works, and then know how to do everything.” • No more "mystery meat".
  7. 7. It’s clean.
  8. 8. It has blocks.
  9. 9. Metaboxes are still there.
  10. 10. Advanced Custom Fields still work.
  11. 11. https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/blog/the-state- of-acf-in-a-gutenberg-world/ “While things aren’t exactly perfect just yet, we’ll show you that we are well on the way to that glorious place.”
  12. 12. So, when is it coming?
  13. 13. We’re currently on version 4.9.8.
  14. 14. Next up is 4.9.9.
  15. 15. What comes after that?
  16. 16. 4.9.10 – possibly.
  17. 17. Gutenberg ships with WordPress 5.0.
  18. 18. 5.0 ships when it’s ready.
  19. 19. What if I don’t wanna can’t use it ?
  20. 20. https://wordpress.org/about/philosophy/#clean “If the next version of WordPress comes with a feature that the majority of users immediately want to turn off, or think they’ll never use, then we’ve blown it.”
  21. 21. If you haven’t, give it a try.
  22. 22. @tlxo

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