Gutenberg Training Opportunities

OIT Design & Web Services is offering new training workshops to help ease the transition to Gutenberg.

 

Intermediate WordPress: Gutenberg for Content Creators

Register for Gutenberg for Content Creators through REPORTER

In WordPress version 5.0 (anticipated April 2018), “Gutenberg” will be officially released. Gutenberg is the next-generation WordPress post and page editor, replacing the Visual Editor that has been the default editor of WordPress for the last 12 years.

Gutenberg takes some inspiration from popular web building services like Squarespace, Wix, and Medium by introducing a powerful new block-based interface that opens up new possibilities in layout and design. In this workshop, attendees will get to know Gutenberg, learn how to build block-based posts and pages, and get helpful tips and tricks so they can hit the ground running when Gutenberg is officially released.

Prerequisites: Have attended OIT’s “Basics of WordPress” workshop, or otherwise have experience creating and editing content in the “classic” WordPress editor. WordPress power users (eg. campus communicators and others responsible for frequent web updates) are encouraged to attend.

Dates:

Wed, March 7th, 2pm – 3:30pm (In-person, AFTC 108)

Thur, March 15th, 10am – 11:30am (Online, YouTube Live)

Tue, April 3rd, 10am – 11:30am (In-person, AFTC 110)

Wed, April 18th, 2pm – 3:30pm (Online, YouTube Live)

Wed, April 25th, 2pm – 3:30pm (In-person, AFTC 110)

 

Intermediate WordPress: Gutenberg for Site Administrators

Register for Gutenberg for Site Administrators through REPORTER

In WordPress version 5.0 (anticipated April 2018), “Gutenberg” will be officially released. Gutenberg is the next-generation WordPress post and page editor, replacing the Visual Editor that has been the default editor of WordPress for the last 12 years.

Gutenberg is a dramatic change from what we’re used to, and dramatic changes often mean lots of user questions. In this workshop, we’ll talk site administrators through their options when version 5.0 is released, and help them prepare for Gutenberg with data from user testing.

Prerequisites: Administrator or super-admin role on a campus WordPress website. Administrators who support other users in their unit are encouraged to attend.

Dates:

Thur, Mar 8th, 1pm – 2:30pm (Online, YouTube Live)

Tue, April 10th, 10am – 11:30am (In-person, AFTC 110)

 

Advanced WordPress: Gutenberg Development

Fill out the Gutenberg development interest form

In WordPress version 5.0 (anticipated April 2018), “Gutenberg” will be officially released. Gutenberg is the next-generation WordPress post and page editor, replacing the Visual Editor that has been the default editor of WordPress for the last 12 years.

Gutenberg marks a big step in WordPress’ transition toward JavaScript and “block”-based content. Developing for Gutenberg will look a little different than the PHP-based shortcodes and metaboxes we’re used to.

In this all-day “developers retreat” workshop, we’ll walk you through creating your first custom Guten-block, block templates in custom post types, and how you can use custom blocks to create advanced, campus-branded content. Everyone will leave with hands-on experience writing custom blocks.

Prerequisites: Experience creating WordPress themes or plugins, or otherwise knowledge of PHP and/or JavaScript.

We’ve tentatively scheduled the Gutenberg development retreat for Friday, March 2, 2018. If you’re interested in attending, please fill out the Gutenberg development interest form.