WordPress February Meetup: The new editor is the non-developer user’s treat

Developers and users sharing their takes about the new editor.

February 9, 2019 — the WordPress Davao community met at the Regus workspace, Felcris Centrale branch, to discuss and explore the new WordPress editor.

I have been blogging in WordPress occasionally. This year, I decided to step up my blogging game and focus on writing more content.

I’m a copywriter, so my knowledge of code is still to HTML.

Now, as a beginner user with a minimal background in code, I found the new editor helpful.

I found it to be very empathetic to us. Thanks, WordPress team!

Having this visual editor, we knew that you’ve been thinking about the newbies.

Of course, like any other new big feature rolled out in websites, it intimidated me, at first. Also, I gave it the benefit of the doubt. However, as soon as we got around the blocks and customization options, I was impressed.

I thought, “This was made for us.” It made the editing easier because we can visualize the blog post instantly, without hitting preview every time we make a change.

It also helped that there was a theme to demonstrate it. Others may not find this helpful, but for a beginner like me, it is.

It was a successful meetup.

There’s still a lot to explore; so, I might find more things that I enjoy using and things that I find unhelpful.

Here are some key takeaways from the latest meetup:

WordPress 5.0 “Bebo”

  • Focused more on editing the content of the website.
  • Bebo comes with a new block-based editor, also known as “Gutenberg”.
  • More control with content.
  • HTML- and CSS-friendly for users.
  • Drag-and-drop content
  • Features a new default 2019 theme, which complements Bebo.

Read the release notes for WordPress 5.0 ‘Bebo’.

What’s in it for developers?

  • Developers now have more control with the output
  • They can now ensure the content structure will not be changed by any accidental code edits.
  • There is a wide collection of APIs for them.
  • The new block paradigm allows developers to innovate more solutions for user needs.
  • Developers can still keep the old editor using this plugin.

Twenty Nineteen Theme

The default theme will show off the power of the new block editor.

In a nutshell…

It’s nice to know the aim of this update is to help the users, especially those who have little to no knowledge of codes.

Do you want to join our meetup next time?

Community time over pizza!

Our meetups are totally free.

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Hello Davao WordPress Users

This is the official site for a local community of WordPress developers, designers and bloggers/publishers in Davao, a lovely city in the countryside of the sunny Philippines.

This will be filled with news and events about our local meetups and WordPress updates.

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