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WPTavern: A Collection of Gutenberg Conversations, Resources, and Videos

WPTavern: A Collection of Gutenberg Conversations, Resources, and Videos

Since the conclusion of WordCamp US in early December, there have been a number of Gutenberg related items published to the web.

The following is a collection of items related to Gutenberg that I came across throughout December. Feel free to add to this list in the comments below.


Getting Ready for Gutenberg is a community-run initiative to help users and developers prepare for Gutenberg’s inclusion in core.

GitHub repo filled with Gutenberg example blocks.

Although it was published in August of last year, WordImpress has a good guide on how to contribute to Gutenberg without code.

Rich Tabor explains how to add WordPress theme styles to Gutenberg. He’s also created a Gutenberg Social Sharing Block plugin.

Human Made published a Gutenberg White Paper that introduces people to the project, goes over a number of blocks, and provides advice on how agencies can prepare for the transition.

Frontenberg is a new project by Tom Nowell that brings Gutenberg to the front end. This allows people to try Gutenberg without logging into a site or installing a plugin.

Ben Gilbanks has added basic support for Gutenberg to his Granule starter theme.

Andrew Taylor created a Gutenberg block that enables embedding Pens from CodePen.

Advanced Custom Fields announced it will focus on making ACF compatible with Gutenberg in 2018.

Meta Box has also announced its Gutenberg compatibility plans.

John Hawkins published a good post on the WebDevStudios blog on how existing content will be affected by Gutenberg.


Kevin Hoffman started a conversation on how plugin conflicts can be handled and communicated.

Bridget Willard shared her concerns with the economic impact and timeline of Gutenberg’s roll out. She also created an issue on GitHub.

Amanda Rush published her thoughts and concerns related to Gutenberg’s Accessibility.

Morten Rand-Hendrisken published a series of articles on LinkedIn covering things you need to know about Gutenberg and the conditions for its success.

Scott Kingsley Clark, of the PODS framework plugin, announced they’re doing some cool things in the next release specifically for Gutenberg.

Freemius takes a look at what Gutenberg means for the future of commercial WordPress products. The post includes quotes from Beaver Builder, Elementor, and Visual Composer.

In episode 297 of WordPress Weekly, Morten Rand-Hendriksen joined John James Jacoby and I in a detailed conversation about Gutenberg, its potential impacts, and the idea of forking WordPress.

GiveWP is opening up its design process for how its product will interface with Gutenberg.

Beaver Builder takes a look at Page Builders in a Gutenberg World, the future of WordPress, and how its product will embrace compatibility with Gutenberg.

Eric Mann on Gutenberg and the road ahead. Mann supports the idea of soft-forking WordPress to provide time and help for those who can’t immediately update to 5.0.

Help contribute to Gutenberg by processing the usability tests from WordCamp US 2017.

Michael Hebenstreit details the potential costs for small WordPress businesses and independent developers to transition to Gutenberg.

WordCamp Miami 2018 is having a developer workshop focused on Gutenberg.

Tammie Lister shared her experience redesigning her site using the Gutenberg theme as a base.

WP4Good explains how they’re preparing for Gutenberg.


Riad Benguella published a visual example that shows Meta Boxes mostly work in Gutenberg. Benguella created a sample plugin called Gutenberg Custom Fields that provides a similar user experience to existing Custom Fields plugins.

A live demo of Gutenberg during the 2017 State of the Word.

Gutenberg and the WordPress of Tomorrow by Morten Rand-Hendriksen

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