WordPress is changing its default editor experience with the introduction of a JavaScript-powered block-based editor called Gutenberg. The Gutenberg editor is a major evolution in the editing experience of WordPress and is slated for inclusion in WordPress 5.0, which is scheduled to be released sometime in 2018. While the plugin is still changing rapidly, by May 2018 this should be more stable, and perhaps Gutenberg will even be merged into WordPress core. We'll look at this new editing experience and how we as developers can even further extend Gutenberg with our own custom blocks.


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Steve Grunwell at 16:25 on 1 Jun 2018

With it's ever-changing codebase, I've been very hesitant to invest in Gutenberg, but Sal's talk is legitimately the first time I've been like "okay, that's pretty cool."

Fantastic explanation of how Gutenberg works, how its data is stored, and what it looks like to develop custom blocks. Sal's also a great, high-energy presenter. A++++, would buy again.

Eric Mann at 21:04 on 1 Jun 2018

Gutenberg is less scary now that I have a better understanding the way it's structured. I'm looking forward to seeing how things play out with the eventual release.

Sal's talk covered just about all we'd need to know to get started with the tool. The greeting card analogy helped drive home the idea that Gutenberg is a tool like any other than can be used wisely to create awesome visual experiences.

Tessa Kriesel at 02:46 on 2 Jun 2018

This talk was awesome! I really like the analogy around birthday cards and Gutenberg. Great content, amazing speaker, all around A+ talk.