On this episode of WPwatercooler, the crew reminisces about the missed EP301 party and then swiftly moves into a vibrant discussion on the significance of social media, with particular emphasis on Instagram. As the conversation progresses, they touch upon personal interests such as photography. Introductions roll around with mentions of the holidays and then veer into the importance of website maintenance, emphasizing the pitfalls of outdated plugins. The crew highlights the essential nature of backups, especially in the WordPress environment. As the talk advances, they delve deep into the Gutenberg update, its transition from 4.9 to 5.0, and the user experiences associated with it. A notable mention is the italic issue within Gutenberg, sparking a discussion on the importance of reporting bugs. The conversation meanders into the vast landscape of Gutenberg blocks and draws parallels with custom post types. Themes and their code quality become a significant point of debate, particularly considering the potential pitfalls associated with overlooking them. The episode closes with the team hypothesizing about Gutenberg’s future, making predictions, and drawing a memorable analogy between Gutenberg blocks and the frenzy that follows a new iPhone release.
It’s a Holiday Block Editor Party! Join us around the virtual Watercooler as we talk about WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg Block Editor, and the holiday season!
00:03 Twitter – Jonathan Wold (@sirjonathan)
00:04 Instagram – Jonathan Wold (@jonathanwold)
00:05 Instagram – Jason Tucker (@jasontucker)
00:16 Space after italics gets deleted when using keyboard shortcut·Issue #12529
00:22 Block Lab – Custom Gutenberg Blocks Made Easy!
00:28 Tim Berners-Lee