Introducing the #GetGutenbergReady Series 2018 | Now on the Author Hub

Hey Authors :wave:

In preparation for Gutenberg, we’re launching a series of posts to explore the concepts, insights and resources to help #GetGutenbergReady.

As you know, Gutenberg is a big deal for authors and customers as the change is going to impact everyone who uses WordPress and upgrades to 5.0. In this series, we’ll go through the new Gutenberg editor for WordPress and what you need to know in its design, what the user experience will be like, showcase some online and offline learning events and outline insights from our experts and industry specialists @AaronRutley @StephenCronin.

The purpose of this forum thread is to open the conversation to any questions, comments or insights on Gutenberg. It can be a useful space to share resources and keep updated with all the latest Gutenberg news. As we publish new articles in the series, we will be posting the links in the forum thread here. You will also be hearing insights from you fellow author @ThemeBeans over the next few weeks!

The first article New Kids on the Block explores what this means for authors and developers and some top tips to help prepare for Gutenberg. You can check it out on the Author Hub now:

Make sure to keep an eye out next Monday for the next article in the series and let our specialists know if you have any questions! :slightly_smiling_face::+1:



So who’s started testing their WordPress themes with the Gutenberg plugin already?


will gutenberg replace those drag & drop page builder plugins?. I mean, will it be able to create column-based grid block?

Not a replacement straight away. But maybe down the track.


Hello, community:wink:
After the new editor Gutenberg was released everyone started to talk about the next version of Wordpress 5.0. So I want to talk with you about what should we expect from it.
Lets take a look on top features that might come with the new version.


There are many talks that new editor will move the Wordpress absolutely to the next level. It will have new powerfull feature with editing the posts via the new editor. But, unfortunately today Gutenberg has a really small rating, at the moment it has just 2.8 from 5 stars. You can try it right now from the Wordpress plugin repository. There are some useful links

So, we will hope with the new version the situation will be better))

New security level

Any security issue can be fatal for the business owner. That's why its improvement is necessary in version 5.0 as well. There were some REST API issues that appeared in 2017. To prevent any attacks on your site, WordPress recently introduced many security features. For example, it recommends hosting with SSL certificates, two-factor authentication and other ways to make your site more secure. Nevertheless, much remains to be done. And since everyone expects that the release of the fifth version will be a historical event, security will definitely be part of the list of innovations.

Mobile communitation

What do we want to receive? The ability to edit and maintain the site through the admin on our smartphone:grinning:. In fact, the biggest step to this is the implementation of Gutenberg. Of course, this is not about technical maintenance of the site. I am talking about the fact that creating, managing and editing content on mobile phones should be simple. When you can manage content on the go, what can be more convenient?

Easy to use for everyone

Simplifying WordPress for newbies is one of the most important updates, I think. A new editor with an intuitive design, the ability to manage content and pages in the style of "Medium" ー is what many authors want. The best you can wish! Of course, content is the main think in the Wordpress, but developers definitely need to work on simplification and other technical issues that users have to implement using some plugins, such as setting up SEO.

And in the end I just want to say, that I am really waiting the new Wordpress release. Wish to play with it)) And what do you think about it?

Hey Authors :wave:

Our latest #GetGutenbergReady article is now out on the blog!

Here, we feature a guest post with Envato Author, Rich Tabor a.k.a @ThemeBeans and his insights on what Gutenberg means as a WordPress developer and product maker.

This explores how Gutenberg will help to improve the user experience, open up opportunities for a new class of Gutenberg WordPress themes, helpful resources for Gutenberg development and more!

Check it out here:

Make sure to keep an eye out next week for the next article in the series and let our specialists know @AaronRutley and @StephenCronin if you have any questions! :slightly_smiling_face::+1:



There’s already a columns block, but it’s still pretty rough. Eventually it’ll be there though. :+1:


I think Gutenberg will be stack in the “middle” – not powerful enough to replace 3rd part builders (this probably was not the goal on this stage) and not clear/easy enough (like some platforms) which allows users to change easy content but directly on Front-End and to see all changes live on the site (you still don’t see the header, sidebars, footer from dashboard). On other side, WordPress runs around 30% of all websites with “old” (current) TinyMCE editor which is far away from WYSIWYG editor.

Of course, Gutenberg it is big step forward in visual part and in WYSIWYG editor.


Hey Authors :wave:

Our third #GetGutenbergReady article in the series is now out on the blog!

This article features a collection of all the latest Gutenberg news, resources, events and conversations to get involved with and help you get prepared in 2018!

Check it out here:

Make sure to keep an eye out for the next article in the series and let our specialists know @AaronRutley, @ThemeBeans and @StephenCronin if you have any questions! :slightly_smiling_face::+1:



Hey Authors :wave:

Our last #GetGutenbergReady article in the series is now out on the blog!

This article features insights from our Envato WordPress Specialist @AaronRutley exploring what’s new in Gutenberg, the future of WordPress and all the important opportunities available for authors now.

Check out ‘Block to the Future’ here:

Feel free to post your insights/comments or let our specialists know @AaronRutley, @ThemeBeans and @StephenCronin if you have any questions :slight_smile:


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Ok, I’ll need to ask stupid question. Can someone actually explain this - I have style A (that is what I see in text editor in dashboard when Gutenberg plugin is active) and I have style B (that is what I see in front end when I activate my theme). Those styles are different. I also have style C - that is what I see in front end when Gutenberg ready theme is activated, and that is the same as style A.

Now, what should be edited to make theme compatible with Gutenberg? Style A to match my theme or style B to match editor? Style A is not the same as my theme so why would I change my theme to make it the same as Gutenberg editor? That would actually change theme’s design. Changes to margins and paddings would also make backward compatibility issues.


@AaronRutley @ThemeBeans and @StephenCronin anyone can answer my question? Also is there any primer of working shortcode to block example online? I’ve found only one that doesn’t work anymore because of Gutenberg updates. Unfortunately I don’t see any valuable resources for this update also there is no help on forum about Gutenberg optimization.

So if I create a plugin, let’s name it Gutenberg Custom Blocks Bundle (so I don’t have to explain what it does).
What will be the requirements ?
I guess it doesn’t actually fall under current Codecanyon WordPress Plugin requirements…

You should style the Gutenberg editor to resemble your theme the best you can. The important part is maintaining the UI/UX structure of Gutenberg as to not make it a new/different experience. If you need to make small padding/margin adjustments to match the two, that’s ok as well.

I recently wrote a post covering how to add WordPress theme styles to Gutenberg.

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“Gutenberg Custom Blocks Bundle” doesn’t really explain what the plugin does. Sure it adds blocks, but what kind of blocks? And why wouldn’t it fall under the current WordPress plugin requirements?

Thanks. That makes sense.

About making Gutenberg blocks from shortcodes… is there a working example online?

I’ve found one that does not work anymore because of plugin’s ongoing updates.

Hi, I am confuse little bit. If I make addons (new custom blocks) for Gutenberg plugin. Can participate this contest?

Hi there, any news on the results? When the winners will be announced?