WordPress’s Gutenberg UI

This was sent in Issue #11 of Squirrel Notes on July 9, 2018.

WordPress has a new upcoming UI refresh that narrows the focus on content creators, as opposed to “power editors” to drift into administration. They’re calling the experience Gutenberg, after Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press.

Gutenberg also brings “blocks” to WordPress, an editorial tool popularized by Medium. And they’re going all-in:

Blocks are the de facto new mechanism for building content features, and we recommend that developers migrate any features they offer that are well-encapsulated by blocks.

Back in 2008, I was calling this style a “composite page”

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