"The big wheel keeps on turning
On a simple line day by day
The earth spins on its axis
One man struggle while another relaxes"
"Hymn of the Big Wheel" by Massive Attack
So you're excited about using WordPress’s new Gutenberg editor. There's so much to take advantage of in Gutenberg, especially when you add plugins such Advanced Gutenberg with a ton more features.
Gutenberg is a great tool that offers flexibility and easy creative options. But what happens to all the posts and pages you have already created on your WordPress sites? Will your content look the same after you enable Gutenberg? And how easy is it to take advantage of all the new features?
I'll answer those questions in this blog post.
Since 2011, almost every year, the WordPress team have released a new theme.
However, the team didn't release a theme for 2018 because there were no major WordPress releases.
This year, we're back on track and there's a new default theme, called "Twenty Nineteen". This new theme is needed to take full advantage of this flexibility offered by Gutenberg.
Twenty Nineteen offers significant creative freedom. However, it’s almost a blank slate to begin with, and that can be a little daunting.
Text and image blocks may be the most frequently used blocks in Gutenberg, but there are many others that come standard with WordPress new editor.
Previously you would have had to install a plugin or use HTML to get the same results. Let me show you some of the really cool and useful new features in the Gutenberg core.
This week's new video class brings the new Gutenberg editor to the OSTraining library.
"The Beginners Guide to WordPress" is now 100% up-to-date for the new era of WordPress blocks. The new videos talk about Gutenberg in depth, from using your first blocks, to creating your own block library.
Here's an introductory video from the new, Gutenberg-infused, WordPress beginner class. This video introduces some of the cool new block options in Gutenberg. It even shows you how to use the old Classic Editor inside a block!
In a previous blog post, we explained that the new Gutenberg editor has moved many key text features into blocks. The same is true with images in Gutenberg.
In the old WordPress editor, you could click "Add media" and use many image and media features from that pop-up screen. That has all changed with Gutenberg.
In this tutorial, I'll walk you through the options for handling images in Gutenberg. You can also super-charge your image blocks with plugins such as Advanced Gutenberg that add more media features.
Gutenberg comes with a variety of different standard blocks as part of the editor. Many of these standard blocks allow you to add text. There are also dozens of different plugins such as Advanced Gutenberg which add even more blocks and features.
Your first experience with Gutenberg is probably going to involve text blocks. If you just start typing on a new page or post, you have created a "Paragraph" block.
Gutenberg is more than just blocks. It lets you layout a page using columns, thus providing greater flexibility with the look of your page. You can create columns and rows with a variety of different content in both.
As can be expected with such a new release there are some limitations, but it still represents a great step forward. If you find you need more layout options after reading this guide, check out the Advanced Gutenberg plugin.
In this tutorial, you will look at using columns in the WordPress core Gutenberg editor.
WordPress 5 is here with a brand new editor that changes the way posts and pages are created and edited. Here we provide an overview on how to use the new editor and what to do when upgrading existing sites.
The new Gutenberg editor uses a block-based system to provide flexibility with how content is displayed. This allows you to insert text, images, multimedia content, code, quote, buttons, and much more, with ease.
WordPress 5 is available today. The headline feature is the new Gutenberg editor.
This is perhaps the biggest single-day release in the history of open source software. That's no exaggeration. I'm unable to think of any other change that was so significant and was quickly pushed out to over 30% of the web.
Genesis Explained is the latest OSTraining book to be updated. This new release talk about the recently sale of Genesis to WPEngine.
This release also included updates for Genesis 2.7 and 2.7.1, both of which arrived last week and the book already reflects those week.
Nick Croft, the writer of Genesis Explained, has been following along with the development of Genesis. He even got some core contributions in this cycle.
So you have everything ready for launch and your site is sitting on your local computer. You're ready to move WordPress to the "real" server and start publishing.
Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to export and import your data base, and get WordPress running on the new server.
Did you know that every WordPress site can embed posts from every other WordPress site? WordPress sites are oEmbed providers.
Out-of-the-box, your embeddable posts will take on the look and feel of the WordPress core default template. In this blog post, you will learn how to make your embeddables consistent with the look and feel of your own template.
WordPress themes makes it possible to give your users control of many aspects of their site's designs.
One of the most common design features in themes are featured images. Many bloggers love to use large, high-quality images for their posts.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to add featured image support in a custom WordPress theme.
Although Drupal has reputation for being a developers' platform, lots of user rely on Drupal's admin area for key tasks.
For typography in Drupal sites, the best way to change your site's fonts via the admin is a module called @font-your-face
The @font-your-face module allows you to work with webfonts like Google Fonts or Font Squirrel. It also provides the ability to work with paid font services like Typekit or fonts.com.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to configure and use this module in Drupal 8.
If you have a multilingual website, it's worth thinking about the SEO challenges you'll face.
Most website owners only need to optimize for one language. Simply adding another language doubles the amount of optimization work you need to do. Plus, you need to think about another version of Google, with different competitors and different challenges.
SEO concerns a real with multilingual websites. In this guide, based on advice from the "How to Build Multilingual WordPress Sites" class, we'll focus on key ways you can improve your site's SEO.