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WordPress Suffolk Meetup - May 2019

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WordPress Suffolk Meetup - May 2019


VENUE CHANGE - We're back in the Waterfront Building at Suffolk Uni. The event will be held in Lecture Theatre 2 (WLT2).

This month it's all about Gutenberg and how to build custom blocks without React.

# Building custom Gutenberg Blocks with ACF

The new block-based editor, Gutenberg, was released earlier this year and it brings with it challenges and opportunities for WordPress Developers.
As a PHP developer with little knowledge of React I had to make the decision whether to spend a great deal of time learning a new technology which seemed difficult even for those with Javascript knowledge.

Luckily Advanced Custom Fields introduced a beta version which allowed the creation of custom blocks using PHP.

In this talk I share how I have made my starter theme Gutenberg ready and how I have created custom blocks using ACF.

If any of you have experience with Javascript and React it would be good to understand what the advantages (if any) would be of building custom blocks with react over ACF.

Running Order (STC):

18:30 - Arrive for networking
19:00 - Opening remarks
19:10 - wp_update_post
19:45 - First session - Angie Vale
20:05 - Break
20:15 - Second session - Open discussion on Gutenberg
20:50 - Closing remarks
21:00 - Social

📣 Why not speak at a future event?

We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show people what you have been working on, please get in touch. You don't need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before.

❓Request a talk

If you don't want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem, please get in touch and we will try and find someone who can help.

## Code of conduct

The WordPress Suffolk Meetup is intended to be a safe, inclusive, accessible and free event for the local WordPress community to come together, share knowledge and grow. We have a code of conduct ( that all attendees, speakers, volunteers, and organisers are expected to abide by.

## Sponsors & Supporters

This event is supported by Blue 37 ( - a strategic-thinking team of digital experts with a creative edge and local WordPress agency, Purple Hippo (

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