Intro to Gutenberg Development

In this session Zac Gordon walks through the basics of Gutenberg Block Development, covering topics like the core Gutenberg file architecture, the anatomy of a block, and how to build your own blocks. Get a solid introduction to developing for the new block editor in WordPress using  JavaScript, React, and build tools like Webpack and Babel.

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Each of our sessions are digitally broadcast live and feature world-class speakers. Each presentation typically has 30-40 minutes set aside for instruction followed by another 15 minutes or so for Questions & Answers at the end.

About This Session

There has been a lot of speculation and discussion about Gutenberg. In this session we’re going to focus on the reality of what Gutenberg is, how to best prepare for its arrival, and how to build your own custom blocks for the editor.

Throughout the session we’ll look at recommended build setups, the anatomy of a basic Gutenberg block, and how you can take advantage of the core WP components to build new blocks with remarkable speed. By the end of the session you should feel fully equipped to make your very own block.

This session will help you get your feet wet and get started with Gutenburg development. If you’d like to learn even more, Zac Gordon has built an incredibly comprehensive, multi-hour Gutenberg Development course that you should definitely purchase and watch.

What you’ll learn in this session

  • Important JavaScript libraries for Gutenberg
  • Development and build setups
  • Block anatomy and registration
  • Leveraging  core WP components
  • Walk-through of block examples
  • How and when to leverage Gutenberg
  • and more!

About Zac Gordon

Zac Gordon is a professional educator, with a current focus on JavaScript development with and alongside WordPress. Zac has years of experience teaching at and developing curriculum for high schools, colleges, bootcamps and online learning sites like Treehouse, Udemy, and Frontend Masters. In addition to teaching, Zac also runs Web Hosting for Students, one of the world’s largest hosting companies dedicated to students and teachers.

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