Welcome to the East Bay WordPress Meetup’s Gutenberg Test site, created for our Contributor Day on August 27th, 2017. The purpose of this site is to make it easy for people to test the new Gutenberg editor without having to set up their own test environments.

We’re also testing some of SiteDistrict’s security features, so registration is open. You don’t have to be a meetup member to use this site to test Gutenberg.

gutenberg plugin banner image (printing press)

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Register here and you’ll be given author access, which will let you create and edit posts and pages. (Don’t be afraid to publish them.)


WordPress 5.0 has arrived…and though this site seems to have converted pretty well from Gutenberg as a plugin to Gutenberg as part of core, I notice a few oddities–such as the apparent lack of a block in which I’m typing.

Developers are already creating custom block plugins. I had some installed in earlier versions of this site, but I’m selectively removing them because some haven’t been updated and there appear to be some conflicts, possibly between block names.

Stackable Post Grid

This post grid was created with the Stackable plugin. It’s a pretty nice-looking grid, which lets you choose a grid or list view, to show or not show featured images, featured image shape, “read more” links, and several other options.

Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor

Of Mountains & Printing Presses The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with…

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Atomic Blocks, August 2018 Version

I tested Atomic Blocks on this site before. New blocks have been added since, and I presume the earlier blocks have been updated, so I’m making a new post about them.

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These are the CoBlocks blocks

CoBlocks is one of the custom block plugins I’ve installed on this site. The problem with installing a lot of custom block plugins is that it gets difficult to figure out which blocks come from where when adding a block

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Trying Out Gutenberg

WordPress is aiming for an intuitive yet rich content experience with the Gutenberg changes. Version 5.0 will bring block-based content natively into WordPress posts and pages. You’ll no longer need a page-builder plugin to do advanced formatting, and it will be easier to drop in an image, gallery, or optimize text positioning or headlines. In…

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Here’s the Title

And what a story it was! Wow what a great block Whos woods these areI think I knowHis house is in    the village though     My little house must think it queerwhat is     this     thing   ?

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