WP-News: Gutenberg Beta & plans for WordPress 4.9

Torben Simon Meier Last updated on 23.10.2020
3 Min.
WordPress  Newsletter #26

The past week is all about the new Gutenberg editor and his Update to version 0.2.0. We're looking into the question, whether the editor is usable at all in the beta version. Test Test And Matt Mullenweg delivers in an interview takes a look behind the scenes of the core team and talks about the future of WordPress .

WP-News: Gutenberg Beta & plans for WordPress  4.9

"Gutenberg is currently unusable"

As groundbreaking for the future of WordPress is Gutenberg praised. And rightly so: The new block system is impressive and gives hope for a future without page builders and widgets. But unfortunately the current beta version of is not really usable Gutenberg yet. In principle, this is not too bad - because beta phases are just meant to eradicate bugs and improve software. If it weren't for the magic limit of 100,000 active installations issued by Matt Mullenweg. That is Gutenberg still a long way off.

WP-News: Gutenberg Beta & plans for WordPress  4.9

Gutenberg 0.2.0 and WordPress 4.9

Last week is the update 0.2.0 of the Gutenberg beta version came out. If one observes the development of the active installations of the Plugins (current status 700+), doubts arise as to whether Matt Mullenweg 100,000 target in the expected one to two months is achieved. Before the Gutenberg editor can actually be transferred to the core, it will most likely first 4.9 release which focuses on Theme- and Pluginmanagement and paves the way for Gutenberg The first ideas for the 4.9 update have already discussed in Dev Chat. WordPress 4.8.1 is expected to be published in the last week of July and only small fixes ...with the rest of us.

WP-News: Gutenberg Beta & plans for WordPress  4.9

Matt's look behind the scenes

In a 30-minute interview with apply_filters Matt Mullenweg, WordPress co-founder and CEO of Automattic, talks about his role as WordPress Development Lead and WordPress reviews Automattic's history. Mullenweg also discusses his priorities for 2017, including the planned addition of the new Gutenberg editor to the core and advances in the REST API. Mullenweg also openly WordPress addresses the recurring problem of the slow implementation of long-standing proposals and visions. In this context he addresses the Shady sides of community-based open sourceWordPress projects.

For example, he describes the WordPress releases of the last few years as "not very inspiring". One of the reasons for the relatively slow development of WordPress is, according to Mullenweg, the prevailing inertia in decision-making. This is mainly due to the consensus culture of the WordPress community: "At certain points it might be effective to appoint a decision maker and just disagree and commit, or agree and commit, to the decisions that are made because, in many cases, I think any decision will be better than no decision, which is what many things in WordPress have had sometimes for as long as seven or ten years.

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