This Changes Everything: Gutenberg is Good Now
At WordCamp US, it became clear that the Gutenberg editor is a tangible improvement to WordPress—and, more importantly, is really going to happen.
What I’m Thankful For in WordPress: 2017 Edition
This year, it’s felt like change is in the air. The WordPress landscape seems to be shifting at the small-to-medium client level, with ever-stronger competitors driving attempted innovation within WordPress, while some giant players (huge hosting companies, “everything” themes) continue to gobble up huge numbers of the worst-informed customers and the rest of the marketplace starts to crunch.
A Fairytale Ending: ReactJS Drops its Patent Clause
In a development that seems destined to silence doubters like me, ReactJS moved to relicense itself under the thoroughly open-source-friendly MIT license—dropping the “patent clause” that it had included for arguably sane reasons but that had caused WordPress to drop React for Gutenberg and Calypso, and for the Apache project to blacklist React as well.
Big post on Matt Mullenweg’s blog today.
Stop the Presses: Gutenberg is What WordPress Needs, but It Doesn’t Go Nearly Far Enough
“Everyone’s a critic,” as the saying goes, and nowhere more so than around Gutenberg, the upcoming content editor overhaul slated for WordPress 5.0. Gutenberg has been the subject of soaring vision statements, angst-filled comments sections, and dozens (hundreds?) of cautiously-optimistic-to-mixed-to-confused-to-skeptical-to-concerned reviews.
The Gutenberg Conversation Gets Spicy at WP Tavern
If you’ve been following the development of the Gutenberg post editor, you may enjoy the lively discussion happening on the subject at WP Tavern.
Update on Gutenberg Meta Box Drama
That’s right: meta box drama.