A big change is coming to the WordPress editor!
By now, you've probably heard about Gutenberg, the all-new editor that's coming soon to WordPress. Gutenberg will transform the WordPress editor into a powerful tool that will enable you to create rich content with more control over layouts. Gutenberg introduces the concept of ‘content blocks,’ and it's sure to have a massive and long-lasting impact on how you create content in WordPress.
The current editor got us through the last 14 years. We want Gutenberg to get us through the next 14.” — Matt Mullenweg, Creator of WordPress
Who is this course for?
This course is for all WordPress users. Gutenberg will be released within the next month or two, so it's important you understand what it is and how it works. In short, if you use WordPress to create or edit content for your website, you'll want to know what’s coming and how it will affect you. This course is especially important for:
- Content creators who want a more powerful native content editor without the need for a plugin. The new WordPress Editor is introducing the concept of blocks, giving us more modular content layouts. If you create content, this course will show you how get the most out of this new experience.
- Freelancers and agencies who need to know how Gutenberg works for their clients. This course will give you everything you need to effectively prepare your clients for the upcoming change to WordPress, including UI walk-throughs and test plans for upgrading.
- WordPress educators who train users on how to use the Dashboard. If you’re tasked with teaching folks how to use WordPress, this course can be your first foray into creating your own lesson plans and material for your students, employees, and customers.
When you take this course, you'll also be able to ask questions and get answers to your Gutenberg questions directly from the author and creator of this course, Joe Casabona, in addition to our other experts.
We licensed this 17-part video course from Joe Casabona, a WordPress Educator and Front End Developer. When he's not writing code, Joe teaches people how to build things with and for WordPress. You can find more of his courses at his personal website.
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Creating Page Layouts
Making a Regular Blog Post
In this video, we’re going to convert a blog post to Gutenberg, as well as get our first look at the power Gutenberg brings to blogging.
Creating a Rich Page Layout
In this module, we’ll build a page from scratch, based on an about page made using Beaver Builder, a popular page builder.
In this video, we’ll learn exactly how the Columns block works, and create a simple 3 column layout.
In this video, we’re going to look at creating and manage reusable blocks, as well as what’s up next for this fantastic feature.
Building a Website with Gutenberg
Finding the Right Theme
In this video, we’ll explore what to look for when choosing a theme for Gutenberg-powered websites.
In this video, we’ll build out the about page with image blocks and a YouTube embed block.
In this video, we’ll build out our portfolio page, powered primarily by the Gallery block.
In this video, we’ll create our contact page using Ninja Forms, a free forms plugin that support Gutenberg.
In this video we’re going to look at some of the blocks that are best suited for blog posts
The Classic Editor
In this video, we’ll take a look at a plugin to help us easy into the new WordPress editor: The Classic Editor plugin
The Future of Gutenberg
In this video, we’ll look at what Gutenberg means for the future of WordPress.