East Bay WordPress Meetup Gutenberg Test Site
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.
Create an Account
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.)
If you hop on over to Make WordPress Test, you’ll find some guidelines for performing fairly thorough Gutenberg usability tests.
You can also just try writing a post or creating a page, and tell the team what that was like for you. Bug reports go on GitHub or in the #core-editor channel on WordPress Slack, but you can also write a review on the plugin page for Gutenberg, or even write your own blog post.
Custom Block Plugins
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.
Atomic Blocks Post Grid
This is the Atomic Blocks post grid. It looks nicer and has more options than the built-in latest posts widget. You can set both this and the default widget to wide width and switch from grid to list. You can show featured images, but since most of the test posts don’t have them, I’m not turning that on.
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 theory.