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.
Switching from Canvas to Storefront covers the trials and tribulations of updating a WooCommerce site with a new theme without breaking the live site through the use of a local development version and a separate test site.
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.
At present 33% of my content could safely be edited using the Gutenberg block editor. Migrating safely to Gutenberg is going to take a long time.
Should Gutenberg be allowed into WordPress core?
At the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup, 22nd February 2018, I gave a short talk and demonstration of the Gutenberg plugin which is being proposed as the new block editor for WordPress. In the deck are three slides entitled Road map, Current landscape and Projection. In this post I want to air my concerns about the part of the project that nobody appears to be thinking about… implementation.