At this year’s WordCamp US in Nashville, Tennessee — the biggest WordPress convention in the United States, which was held last week — there was a lot of concern about the new post editor for WordPress that is coming soon. In June, when the first beta was released, I expressed my concerns about the changes in a post on Torque. In August, I outlined five ways I’d like to be proven wrong about Gutenberg I just got back from WordCamp US — OK, it has been a few days I needed to recover — and I’m happy to report I’m super excited about Gutenberg. Not all of my concerns are gone, yet, but I believe they will be fixed over the next 3-4 months, which is the rough timeline for release. Every year at WordCamp US, Matt Mullenweg — the co-founder of WordPress — gives his “State of the Word.” This year everyone was looking for an update on Gutenberg, which he provided. Just before WordCamp US, version 1.8 of Gutenberg was released. Two things jumped out in the release notes written by Matias Ventura as exciting to me: templates and reusable. I didn’t have a chance to test the new version before I left, but the demo of
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