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Being careful with your blocks

Gutenberg, Small Business, WordPress

It's almost been a year since the new Gutenberg editor was rolled into WordPress core. It's led to an explosion of cool blocks. But you need to be careful when installing them.

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One year of Gutenberg

Gutenberg, WordPress

It's been over a year since Gutenberg was rolled into WordPress. There was a lot of talk then. But what is it like with the new editor now?

Screenshot of the Gutenberg Add Blocks popover

Should Gutenberg blocks be in plugins or themes?

WordPress

Gutenberg is still going through the finishing stages before it's released in WordPress core. But there's still a question about Gutenberg blocks that I'm not really seeing anyone answer. Should blocks be placed in plugins or themes?

Screenshot of the Gutenberg Add Blocks popover

Changing a shortcode to a dynamic Gutenberg block

WordPress

Gutenberg is coming, and it will shake up the ecosystem. One of the biggest changes will come with shortcodes, since the TinyMCE editor will be no more. But it's pretty easy to turn shortcodes into the blocks with dynamic blocks.