WordPress Leeds – June 2019

Date: 25th June, 18:00
Location: Platform

Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers.

Following on from last month’s event, we have part two of Belinda Mustoe’s talk on building Gutenberg blocks. This month we look at making your blocks editable.

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ Our venue sponsor
A big thank you to Platform (https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/leeds/platform/) who let us use their fantastic venue for free!

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ• Our refreshment sponsor
Thanks to the lovely folks at 34SP.com (https://www.34sp.com/), there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event.

πŸ“… Agenda

6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks
6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash
6:30pm: Making your first Gutenberg block editable
7:10pm: Break for refreshments
7:20pm: Roundtables & Open discussion
8:30pm: Event finishes & Social

— Making your first Gutenberg block editable —

In last month’s talk we ended the session with our first Static Block built. Following on from that talk in this session we are going to take our static block and make all the fields editable. This will include the following:

– Adding new components to the block including text, images and headings
– Using the onChange event
– Extending the functionality of blocks with the block alignment and text alignment toolbar
– Looking at the side panel
– Adding an editable background colour
– Exploring where to find components for blocks

There will be example code you can download and play around with after the talk.

— About Belinda —

Belinda is a Freelance WordPress developer who has spent the last couple of years learning JavaScript deeply and getting into developing custom Gutenberg Blocks. She is also a regular at MWUG and an ex-organiser of WordCamp Manchester. Some of her work can be seen here: verytwisty.com.

πŸ“£ Why not speak at a future event?

We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on, please get in touch. You don’t need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before.

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Tags: gutenberg.