Mastering Gutenberg for WordPress - Shared screen with speaker view
has the slowness when updating been addressed?
I love coblocks
Good morning from Surrey, British Columbia
won't so many plugins slow down your site?
Hi all - just a reminder that questions will be addressed towards the end of the webinar, but please keep them coming!
Talek— you don’t use ALL of these plugins. These are OPTIONS when you are working with Gutenberg.
The Yoast ‘How to and FAQ are really good
LOVE ASTRA!!! All of my sites are on that theme.
oh my gosh! Was so confused when that update happened. So glad to get my left sidebar back!
IfI start using Gutenberg, what happens to my other posts that were in classicWP?
Sorry Michael - where do we install the bitty custom colour code? did you say into our functions php?
MARY- yes, in the functions php in your backend.
(I wrote that one down!)
MARY- the link he has basically has the code you need to find and then you switch out the HEX colors
Yes - I understand - I just wasn’t sure where to add the code
Is there a way to insert a symbol (like a trademark or copyright symbol, international currency symbol, etc) within a paragraph block?
@talek old posts are in what is called a “Classic” block, which works just like old blocks did. You can convert/update those posts with one click. Very easy. I’ve updated 100s of old posts.
Mary Jo Manzanares
LOVE Reusable blocks!
@MJ- ditto! Has made my life SO MUCH better and easier.
How do you convert the reusable block to an editable block?
Tonya- you can just click on your reusable block and an edit button will show up.
You can edit a reusable block. The edits will just show up everywhere you used it
Agree resusable blocks are a big time saver
Can we access this webinar for future reference?
We are recording it.
By grouping blocks together it also means ads won’t show up in between the blocks within a group
@nora that’s a great tip - I never thought of that
I use reusable blocks for custom author footers. I have a special one for my UNESCO pages and a separate one for my national park pages.
Yep! It'll be posted on https://satw.org/covid-19-and-travel-implications-webinar/
I have one for my affiliate disclosure. And several for my DC niche site with planning tips to add into posts as needed.
I use a reusable block for my newsletter signup option at the bottom of posts.
What (URL) to get on line to wordcamps?
which plugin did Michael say that includes alert + icon - in his hotel example?
I host at Kinsta
Does Gutenberg work with Newspaper theme?
Would stackable have a good columns block for pages?
I’ve been having issues with multi-column blocks looking good on desktop but then displaying oddly in mobile
Favorite block for tables where you can alternate colors by row or column?
Im on WP Core - not using any additional gutenberg plugins
Im using an old theme - should I update to one that is more modern. Itès working fine but wondering if that would be wise.
When using a table in a post, what type block would you recommend?
There had been a question earlier (not me, but I’m also curious) about inserting symbols/characters. . . do you still have to switch back to “classic” editor to do this?
Perfect - Thank you
Will working with Classic remain an option?
LIZ- are they still updating your theme?
LIZ- if they haven’t updated it in years, I’d say change it. A lot has changed since 2011
To everyone, if you aren’t using blocks, I’d recommend to start experimenting with it. All your old posts will be fine. Once you get a better feel for it, then you can make the move
I use more international currency, degree symbol, ™, etc
Iève been using blocks ith mine but sometimes frustrating - canèt find stuff
I was thinking more of symbols, such as a “copyright” or “trademark” symbol
Yep, I’m thinking along the same lines as Tamara
So is it ok to have both Gutenberg and Coblocks installed - do you recommend this?
How can u have both G'berg and classic together?
is there a way to take often used symbols like the Euro sign and add it to Insert or some shortcut???
In Gutenberg, you can add photos directly. Should you use photo library to add photos with all the infoÉ
I’m currently using Gutenberg without any additional plug-ins. Was curious to hear which those in the group here have used, and how they like them.
I have years of classic posts before going to blocks. Can I leave those classic posts? If not, is there a way to convert all of them at once?
I’ve been having an issue with Alt text for images. If I add the new image inside the gutenberg block it doesn’t add the alt text onto the image (as seen in the media library) but the alt text appears in the actual post
Which Gutenberg plugin . . .yep--sortty
Liz - if you double click on the photo once you insert it or drag it in, you can then open it in the media library and add the alt text and caption
@liz you can use photos from your media library in WordPress, or from a URL. I use everything from a URL
Thanks Tamara Gruber
I only convert them as I update old posts. i probably still have some in classic.
Gary, how from a URLÉ
There is an option in an image block for a URL. Very easy
Sorry I have a weird thing happening with my keyboard
okay will check it
How laborious is the conversion process when moving posts from classic?
@Mary Alt text is a problem. You can get around it for now by converting the image block to html, adding the alt text, then converting back
@tonya it can be converted with one click assuming you don’t want to do any further editing
yeah, alt text doesn’t stick
So @gary you are experiencing the same thing?
if you add in the sidebar / block. Now I double click the photo to add the alt text to the media library so it stays with that photo
@Mary Yes. They need to fix that
QUESTIONS: starting to wrap it up gang, so shout them out.
@gary I though ti was something I was doing wrong. Thanks
No follow - edit the link to open in a new tab. Then edit HTML to switch no referrer to no follow or sponsored.
I was only able to join now & missed it. Will you share the session later again?
thanks so much guys....great à!
Thanks so much!
Mary Jo Manzanares
which plugins had map options?
Super presentation - Thank you!
@MJ - Ultimate addons and Coblocks
Thanks, Michael . Interesting presentation
Mary Jo: Ultimate adding & CoBlocks
Nice to “see” everyone!
THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!!
If you have any other topics you want us to tackle, YELL in the FB group in the threads Mary Jo started.
Happy to see everyone! Looking forward to the diversity and cruise webinars!