18: We Like Gutenberg, We Swear!

In The Loop: A WordPress Podcast by Blackbird Digital

Aug 17 2022 • 1 hr 5 mins

Cory Hughart and Phil Hoyt talk about the reality of the current state of Gutenberg for certain tasks that agencies deal with every day, including what the decision-making process looks like for when to create custom post types and when you might want to disable Gutenberg entirely. We also talk a bit about an upcoming update to Advanced Custom Fields Blocks which brings it more in line with native Gutenberg block development.

An addendum was added to the end to address a recent controversy about whether the WordPress.org theme developers should be “wasting their time” developing a block theme (full-site-editing theme).

## Links

(30:05) Open 2018 Issue about saving ACF block data in post meta: https://github.com/AdvancedCustomFields/acf/issues/83

(35:06) Discussion on Improving FSE for the Agency Use Case: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/discussions/41349

(58:02) ACF Pro 6.0 Beta 1 Announcement: https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/blog/acf-pro-6-0-beta-1/

(58:29) ACF Pro 6.0 Developer Preview: https://github.com/AdvancedCustomFields/acf/issues/654

(1:02:54) Matt's comment on developing the WordPress.org block theme: https://make.wordpress.org/meta/2022/08/01/developing-the-redesigned-home-and-download-pages/#comment-9362

## Upcoming WP Events

WordCamp US 2022, Sept 9–11: https://us.wordcamp.org/2022/

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