WordCamp Europe is of course the topic of the past week. The first reviews are already finished. One highlight of the event, for example, is the Q&A with WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg. In addition, the beta version of the new Gutenberg Editors is now available in the pluginrepository.
That was WordCamp Europe 2017
2900 WordPress lovers followed the WordCamp Europe on site or via livestream. We were also there with the whole team. The topics of the sessions ranged from intercultural communication in the global WP community to design and WP security. - so there really is something exciting for everyone. One of the highlights of the event was the Q&A with WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenwegwho had to face some critical questions from the community. The question of the importance and role of inclusion and accessibility was one of the overarching themes of WordCamp and plays a central role in some very worthwhile sessions. At WordPress.tv all session videos will be made available free of charge in the coming days.
Q&A with Matt Mullenweg
One of the highlights of WordCamp Europe 2017 in Paris was the Q&A session with WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg and moderator Om Malik. The Q&A session provides surprisingly good insights into Mullenweg's world of thought. For example, the 33-year-old assumes that despite the growing relevance of gestures and spoken language, texts will still play a key role for online content in the coming decades.
Also worth seeing is Mullenweg's response to a critical audience query regarding the takeover of WooCommerce by Automattic in 2015. in 2015: "When you buy something in open source, you're not buying the code. [...] It was the people. 53 people joined the company, joined Automattic. It was the brands, the brand of WooCommerce. It was the integrations and the meetups and everything that they had built since then."
The question and answer session focused on the Presentation of the new Gutenberg editor. This will revolutionise WordPress "until everything is a block", said Mullenweg.
The new WordPress Editor Gutenberg
The future of WordPress is block-based. At least that's the impression you get when you watch the presentation of the new WordPress editor Gutenberg looks at.
The new editor is currently available as plugin in the official WordPress plugin directory and will be integrated into the WordPress core after the 100,000th download.
Gutenberg is more reminiscent of a page builder than a classic text editor. According to Mullenweg, its block system Mullenweg also replace widgets and many other standard elements of the WordPress core.
More news at a glance
All sessions from WordCamp Europe 2017 are expected to be available for free in the next few days on WordPress.tv in the next few days.
WordCamp Europe 2018
Next year, WordCamp Europe will take place in Belgrade from 14 to 16 June.