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Introducing WordPress’ Gutenberg editor to The Big Tech Question

I’ve been writing for The Big Tech Question (BTQ) website for some time now. It’s my first foray into serious journalism but it really lets me sharpen my teeth on higher quality writing – one that I can then use back at my job with Automattic too.

But the link between the two doesn’t end there. When I joined them they were using WordPress but hosted somewhere, well, not very good. I convinced them to move to WordPress.com and, now, I’ve moved them onto the Gutenberg (GB) editor. In this post I want to give a little more detail on why, how and what then happened!

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The “Try Gutenberg” callout, part of WordPress 4.9.8, is now live – here’s what you need to know

If you update your site to WordPress 4.9.8, you’ll find a “Try Gutenberg” callout on the dashboard. Who sees this and can it be switched off?

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How to switch off the “Try Gutenberg” callout

When WordPress 4.9.8 hits, it will include a callout to try Gutenberg. It’s a great way to bring it to the attention of those who may not already be aware of it. However, for those who already are, it may be unwelcome.

It can be dismissed easily but if you’re managing a number of sites you may not want it to appear in the first place, save getting a lot of questions from users.

There is a plugin available to ensure it doesn’t appear but, tbh, it’s a lot simpler than even that.

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Advertising Gutenberg use on your website

The brand-new, all-singing, all-dancing, editor for WordPress is due imminently and I’ve been using the beta version for some time for creating posts on this site. Recently you may have noticed a little advertisement of this fact has appeared at the top of (some of) my posts – I’ve added this to help promote Gutenberg.

Let me share the code I’ve used to do this…

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