This week: WP Briefing podcast, web accessibility, Full Site Editing, guest editor Birgit Pauli-Haack and much more …
Birgit Pauli-Haack curates block editor news on the Gutenberg Times, hosts regular Gutenberg Live Q & A shows on YouTube and co-hosts the Gutenberg Changelog podcast with Mark Uraine. She started working on websites in 1996 and founded Pauli Systems in 2002. Since then, Birgit and her team has worked with hundreds of businesses and nonprofit organizations.
This week, the upcoming Full-Site-Editing experience for WordPress was the talk of the town, so to speak. Last week, you read about the Big Goals for 2021 for the WordPress project which mentioned – among other things – the release of an MVP of the Full-Site-Editing to come in April and if it’s ready to be merged into WordPress Core for the 5.8 version in June. MVP is short for “Minimum Viable Product”, a fancy title for a barely working product with rough edges.
What does an MVP for FSE look like?
Pressed on details of what an MVP would entail, Josepha Haden published a follow-up post defining it as “The MVP should make it possible to build a version of the Twenty Twenty-One theme, using only blocks, without any coding knowledge.” She also pointed to a milestones issue on the GitHub repository by Matias Ventura. In his article, Justin Tadlock dug a bit deeper for each of the seven milestones of infrastructure, site editor, Global Styles, Themes blocks, Query Block, Navigation Block and gradual adoption.
Anne McCarthy, program manager of the FSE Outreach Experiment published comprehensive instructions to how to set up your test site and provides a list of features to test. The latter she divided between “Anyone”, Theme and Plugin authors. Equal opportunity for testing and creating issues on GitHub.
Why WP Rocket Chose Gutenberg and How Performance Improved
In their details post on revamping their website the team Valentina Orlandi, walks the reader through the various steps, how they used Reusable Blocks and Block Patterns, created their Landing page and call to action. They even shared some code snippets. Even if you don’t use WP Rocket on your site, this article can be inspirational for your site revamp.
This release with 157 changelog items marks the 99th plugin release of the Gutenberg plugin. It’s not a particular milestone, or anything. It marks the last release of block-editor features for the WordPress 5.7 version. All block-editor changes of plugin version 9.3 – 9.9 will make it into the next major WordPress release.
The title and the keynote of this article caught my attention. Accessibility is easy if you think of it from the start. It might, on the other hand, become a nightmare if you treat it as a task to be tackled at the end.
In the repository of themes, there is a one called Nightingale. It’s designated for institutions connected with the British health service. Chris Witham reviewed the use of this theme and the general state of NHS websites.
Leonardo Losoviz chronicled his fight adjusting the code of GraphQL API for WordPress for plugins repository compatibility purposes. I strongly recommend it, for you can learn many interesting things on PHP-Scoper implemention from it.