Get Your Theme Ready for Gutenberg

Gutenberg is the codename for the upcoming WordPress editor. It’s currently in beta and available for download from the WordPress.org plugin repository. The new editor consists of blocks that replace current hacky methods of introducing dynamic content such as widgets, custom HTML, and shortcodes. If you test your current theme with Gutenberg, you’ll notice that … Continue reading Get Your Theme Ready for Gutenberg

Lessons Learned Teaching Usability Testing with Gutenberg

As you might have read in previous flow posts, last week ended Automattic’s 8th annual Grand Meetup, where 600+ of us made our way up to Whistler, Canada for a week packed full of conversations, meetings, food, drinks, and an endless amount of opportunities to never stop learning. Automatticians have the option to chose to … Continue reading Lessons Learned Teaching Usability Testing with Gutenberg

Imagining product authoring with WooCommerce and Gutenberg

Alongside the Customizer and the REST API, the other key focus for WordPress in 2017 is improving the tool we use on a daily basis to craft our content – the editor. Content creators are craving a richer, more powerful and more intuitive authoring experience. In response to this, the “Gutenberg” project was formed. Gutenberg … Continue reading Imagining product authoring with WooCommerce and Gutenberg

Blueprint of a Block

For the past 6 months or so, I’ve dreamt of blocks. Jan 1st I started work on designing the WordPress core editor focus for 2017. That is, with the ultimate goal of creating a new editing experience that makes it easy for anyone to create rich post layouts. This was the kickoff goal:

Building a Site That’s Right for You

Hello everyone!  I’m Mel Choyce, a product designer on the Apollo team here at Automattic. Apollo is comprised of the Automatticians who contribute full-time to the open source side of WordPress over at WordPress.org. I’m the design co-lead of WordPress’ customization focus for 2017. Prior to joining Apollo to work on this focus, I was … Continue reading Building a Site That’s Right for You