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WPTavern: WPWeekly Episode 329 – Gutenberg, Forks, and WordPress Development Cycles

WPTavern: WPWeekly Episode 329 – Gutenberg, Forks, and WordPress Development Cycles

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week. We have a candid conversation about what it would be like if Gutenberg were merged into WordPress trunk earlier versus developed as a plugin. We also talk about Classic Editor install numbers, praising forks of WordPress, and some new tools that are available to search Gutenberg blocks. This might be the first episode since Jacoby took over as co-host that ends in under an hour.

Stories Discussed:

Gutenberg Block Library Provides a Searchable Index of Individual Blocks

Gutenberg and Classic Editor Plugins Pass 200,000 Active Installations, WordPress 4.9.9 Planning Underway

WordPress to Support Classic Editor for “Many Years to Come,” Plugin and Theme Markets Expected to Drive Gutenberg Adoption

Gary Pendergast Praises ClassicPress, Extends Invitation for Collaboration

WordCamp for Publishers 2018 Videos Now Available on WordPress.tv

WPCampus 2018 Videos Are Now Available to Watch

New Network Media Library Plugin Creates a Shared Library on a Multisite Network

New WP Glossary Site Translates WordPress Techspeak into Plain English

Picks of the Week:

Jeff – WP Minute by Malcom Peralty over at PressTitan – A new video series by a longtime friend and former co-host, David Peralty that provides quick updates on stories making the rounds in the WordPress ecosystem.

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week. We have a candid conversation about what it would be like if Gutenberg were merged into WordPress trunk earlier versus developed as a plugin. We also talk about Classic Editor install numbers, praising forks of WordPress, and some new tools that are available to search Gutenberg blocks. This might be the first episode since Jacoby took over as co-host that ends in under an hour. Stories Discussed: Gutenberg Block Library Provides a Searchable Index of Individual Blocks Gutenberg and Classic Editor Plugins Pass 200,000 Active Installations,…

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