Technical Introduction to Gutenberg with rtCamp

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HackNCraftNJ Makerspace

60 S Fullerton Ave · Montclair

How to find us

Use the large parking lot behind the United Way building. Use the side entrance with the wheelchair ramp. Meeting space is in the basement. Follow the signs.

Location image of event venue


Be ready and prepared for the biggest feature coming to WordPress 5.0!

Gutenberg — WordPress' brand new editor — will be here sooner than you think. It introduces a block-based editing and development paradigm that will be the foundation of WordPress for the next 10 years. Gutenberg is powerful, and you should be ready to take advantage of it.

Daniel Bachhuber and Sayed Taqui from rtCamp (, a VIP Services Partner, will provide members of our meetup with a technical introduction to Gutenberg. Things being covered:

* An introduction to the Block API.
* When to build a static block vs. a dynamic block.
* How to prepare your existing WordPress theme or plugin.

rtCamp will be joining us virtually via video chat. We will be meeting at the regular space and using the projector for everyone there. This will start promptly at 7pm and go until about 7:45pm, so do not be late. Afterwards, we will discuss Gutenberg among ourselves.


Gutenberg Reading: Introducing a new way to WordPress

Why Gutenberg and Why Now?

Preparing for Gutenberg as a plugin developer

Building WordPress Gutenberg Blocks : The Complete Guide

Gutenberg, Shortcodes, Shortcake, and Metaboxes

Yoast: User-Testing Gutenberg

This Changes Everything: Gutenberg is Good Now

Structured Data and Gutenberg

Gutenberg Plugin Compatibility Database


If you cannot make it in person, we will provide a link as well for you to join in personally.

We order pizza and have beers in the fridge. If you'd like to partake, bring a few bucks to help offset the cost and to put in the kitty towards Meetup space upkeep, rent and towards an air conditioning unit.