Our Fall 2019 Kickoff: The Gutenberg Block Editor Reconsidered

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Schall Creative, LLC

Suite 2023, 250 North Commercial St, · Manchester, NH

How to find us

Schall Creative is located on the second floor (south end) of The Waumbec Building at 250 North Commercial St. in the Manchester Millyard. There is off-street parking around the Waumbec and adjacent buildings. On-street parking is metered until 8PM

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Welcome to the Fall Kickoff event of our[masked] season! We are excited to resume holding our events on a monthly basis. PLEASE NOTE: this year we will be holding our events on a new day (second Wednesday of the month) starting and ending at new times (6:15 PM and 8:00 PM, respectively) AND meeting a new central Manchester location (in the Millyard).

Here's the agenda for our October event:

6:15 Doors open for mixing, mingling, and refreshments

6:30 Welcome and introductions

6:45 Gutenberg Reconsidered - Lisa Popa and Jonathan May

The release of WordPress 5.0 in December 2018 brought with it the so-called Gutenberg block editor, which delighted some, horrified others, and made for lots of lively debate. While some doubters still prefer the classic editor, the block editor is here to stay, like it or not. So, let's take a look at some ways we can make the most of this evolving tool. To start, we will review a case study of how templates created from reusable blocks helped a client speed up their publishing process while ensuring a consistent look-and-feel to their content. We will also review some other features and techniques for using Gutenberg that you may not be familiar with, and could make your block editing experience more satisfying and productive.

7:30 The[masked] Meetup season: We'll discuss some changes to the format of the Meetup events, and solicit ideas for topics the group would like to cover, as well as (of course) volunteers to present topics or lead discussions at future events.

7:50 Wrap Up

About the Presenters:

Lisa Popa is the owner of New Edge Web Services LLC. She is a web designer, sometime coder and UX nerd. She loves creating digital products that are fun, engaging and delightful.

Jonathan May is a freelance web developer and President of YourPresenceOnTheWeb.com.