We did our own test on our test site. I really like it:-) It also shows, that you need to be consistent when uploading images to your library. The Widget displays the caption section for the image underneath the image, and it looks much nicer if you fill out the caption field for all images to be displayed in the Widget.
How to use the Gallery Widget?
Got to Appearance > Widget
Click on Galllery widget and select the widget section
Give the widget a Title
Click on “Add Media” to select the respective images from the Media Library
Make adjustments to other settings, like column number and type of display
Click on “Insert Gallery” button
Preview in Gallery Widget admin screen
Click on Save
Note: You might see in the video that the desired number of columns is set to 2, however, the display in the widget admin screen shows 3 columns. That is a known issue and already in the issue tracker as #190
Since our meeting, there were two more updates to the plugins. It’s now in version 1.3. If you’d like to test it but don’t want to set-up a new test site, send me firstname.lastname@example.org an email and I will give you access to the tt.wpswfl.org site where we keep the Gutenberg plugin updated
This will delay the release of Gutenberg a few weeks and with it the 5.0 release.
John Maeda talked about the Three Kinds of Design. He used his Design Tech Report 2017 PDF as prompts on screen, which was interesting.
You can read his Design Tech Report here. You can also listen to the report via Vimeo.
Listen to John Maeda explains how WordPress actually produces Computational Designers. It’s in this video close to the end:
CSS Grid – Creating Web Layouts the right way! Finally.
CSS Grid is finally here. I had given up on ever getting into the nitty-gritty of Cascading Styles sheets. Our designer-developer is so proficient in it, that I was able to delegate that part since 2006 or so. Wholeheartedly agree with Morten, when he says “Web Layouts are broken. We just refined how we break them.”
NEED AND EXAMPLE?
Layout files like this are not uncommon. They are almost a badge of honor. Right?
For everyone who wants to really dive into the talk and see Morten go to all of his 106 slides, watch it on WordPress.TV
Well worth your time!
Cathedral and Bazaar
How do we build Community? Like we build open-source. Eric Raymond wrote about his time at Linux – the open-source operating system, in his book Cathedral and Bazaar. Andrea Middleton at WordCamp Europe
Earlier today, I started a Storify to collect all the resources and blog posts about the Gutenberg Editor. It was released in it 0.2 version just around WordCamp Europe. Matt Mullenweg ran a demo video during his interview with Om Malik on WordCamp Europe Second Day.
The Storify has all the links and post from all corners of the WordPress Community. If you don’t enjoy working with unfinished software just read through some of the blog posts to get an idea of how big the changes will be for you as a user of WordPress. Just read some of the blog posts.
It will not be in the next version 4.9. And it’s not clear when WordPress 5.0 will come out.
It definitely depends on how far the Gutenberg Editor can be pushed forward.
Head-first into Gutenberg Testing
Install the Gutenberg plugin on your non-production site. As long as Gutenberg is not officially released I would not use it on any production site. Be warned. If you don’t have a testing site or development site at your disposal but still want to test it, scroll further down to request access to our test site.
Are you an Accessibility Expert? WordPress needs your help
The design team around Gutenberg Editor published a few questions from the community. For instance: “How do I make my own block?” Or “How will old metaboxes (PHP) work?”. You can read the answers on GitHub.
For Developers creating your own Blocks for Gutenberg
If you’d like to get an opportunity to test Gutenberg, but don’t have a testing site available, enter your information in this form and I’ll set-up an account on our test site. The only requirement beyond the form is that you answer a few questions via our user survey.
Whether you’re starting a new business or launching a new website, you’re probably wondering how to develop a successful online strategy.
At this month’s WordPress Meetup SWFL three local businesses answered start-up strategy questions! They focused on branding, content ,marketing, and social media marketing strategies and finished off the evening with a lively Q & A.
Branding and Design: Elle and David Denning
Content Marketing Strategy: Tia Willin
THOH Creations Blog and Content Services @THOHCreations
Social Media Marketing Strategy: Mary Anne Cipressy
What’s Up Southwest Florida @WhatsUpSWFL
Huge Thank you to Elle & David, Tia, and Mary Anne for sharing their expertise so generously!
Thank you to Peter Ocsody of The RocketLoungs for hosting our meetup and providing the video recording!