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5 more WordPress Gutenberg editor tips to help you work more productively

WPLift has posted an excellent list of 20+ tips for Gutenberg. Here’s 5 more.

1. View your word counts

For the serious writer, word counts can be essential. In the classic editor, a simple word count was shown at the bottom of the editor window. Although no longer constantly on display, the Gutenberg solution gives you not just word counts but also information on headings, paragraphs and blocks too.

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How to float an image in Gutenberg

Getting an image to float to the left or right of some text is not as obvious in Gutenberg as it was in the classic editor. Using blocks it’s no longer obvious how to combine and text on a single horizontal. But, the answer, once you know it is just as easy.

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Work on WordPress theme Twenty Nineteen has started – doesn’t it look pretty?

Update: I’ve now reverted back to my previous theme. Twenty Nineteen had too many issues present for me to continue using it (it was the first, very draft release, after all). Everything I saw has been reported though and I’m looking forward to using it a later time.

Just 3 hours ago (at the time of writing), the new theme for WordPress 5.0 was announced – Twenty Nineteen. And I’m running the very early version on this site.

Designed specifically for Gutenberg, it looks great but, yeah, some if it has broken the site (you don’t need to tell me).

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Can we talk about Gutenberg and some of the toxic elements of the community?

Unlike so many of the articles on the subject of Gutenberg, I’m not going to review it. I’ve run it on my site for some time and think it’s great. As a non-JS (okay, I know a little) developer, it’s going to be a steep hill to convert my plugins but as a user, I think it’s an amazing improvement.

No, I want to talk about some of the toxicity in the community and discuss some of the conspiracy theories that accompanies this.

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Detecting per-post use of Gutenberg

There may be times when you need to detect use of Gutenberg on a per-post level – for example, a plugin that adds specific Gutenberg functionality, or maybe to display specific content on Gutenberg pages.

With plugins such as Gutenberg Ramp available, making it easy to specify specific groups of posts that should use Gutenberg, plus the fact that only posts you edit/add after installing Gutenberg will make use of its new functionality, it’s easy to see that most sites will end up with a mixed estate.

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