I bit the bullet and published, on wordpress.org, the latest version of oik a couple of days before WordPress 5.0 is due to be released.
Back in April I was developing a prototype plugin called oik-block that contained a number of prototype Gutenberg blocks plus a whole load of code that helped me to form opinions regarding Gutenberg’s compatibility with my sites and to estimate the code of migrating to Gutenberg and/or WordPress 5.0. I’ve recently forked oik-block to create a new plugin called oik-blocks. Here’s an update.
At the Portsmouth WordPress Meetup on 18th October 2018, I gave my presentation entitled “Switching from Canvas to Storefront”, subtitled “How to update a WooCommerce site with a new theme … the trials and tribulations”.
The talk was based on my experience of migrating Steve Goodyear’s Motorcycle Products online shop sgmotorsport.biz.
Silver Bullet’s Scrap Book
For 28 years I’ve been collecting pairs of words where one starts with an S and the next starts with a B. I’ve written a short book to celebrate my sixtieth birthday. The book is available in a variety of forms: paperback, PDF, and e-book coming soon.
43 years ago, at the tender age of 16 years and 11 months, I entered the IT industry. My salary was £1690 per annum; £65 a fortnight.
Version 2.7.0 of Gutenberg was released recently. It’s still auto saving drafts with a vengeance. 7 revisions so far on this short post. 9 now. 10. Oh my!
So I tried the Editable permalink. I found at least three problems. I bet no one’s bothered to raise them.
Oh fuck me! It’s a usability nightmare.
Most years, before visiting WordCamp London, I write a long bucket list of things I hope to achieve. This year it’s no different, although the main focus is on developing blocks for the new block editor, Gutenberg.
In my first post about the new block editor for WordPress, code named Gutenberg, I commented on the apparent absence of an implementation plan. I was also acutely aware that I didn’t have a plan either. So, since then I’ve been attempting to:
- Evaluate Gutenberg’s compatibility with my sites.
- Estimate effort to develop solutions for my plugin customers.
- Estimate effort to ensure peaceful coexistence.
- Estimate effort to migrate each site to WordPress 5.0.