Ahmad Awais



My AWP Gutenberg Interview #AMA — Think Like A Block

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I’ve been super passionate about everything Gutenberg. Gutenberg is the new WordPress editor that’s going to change how you write content or build websites with WordPress.


I have already created Gutenberg Boilerplate and relatively recently he create-guten-block toolkit to help you kickstart developing WordPress Blocks.

So, I did this interview at AWP Gutenberg Interview Series, where I talked about Gutenberg development and other stuff.

I got a lot of press and media mentions throughout 2017, in the form of quotes from different articles that I had written and my comments on the current state of WordPress, Gutenberg, or the reason behind giving back to the community, as well as for advice on becoming an open sourcerer, etc.

🌟 One of the mentions that I felt really proud of; was when the co-founder of WordPress — Matt Mullenweg said amazing things about one of my recent projects called the create-guten-block toolkit — which I’ll talk about in a moment.

It’s a good chance to thank you, Ahmad, for putting together the create-guten-block toolkit. It’s really cool, and I have seen it to be the intro for a lot of people and to kindov learn what Gutenberg is.

— So, it’s an awesome awesome contribution to the community.

—  said by Matt Mullenweg (Co-founder of WordPress).
SOURCE: Matt M. AWP Gutenberg Interview

Think Like A Block

I think I also ended up coining this cool phrase Think Like A Block. By which all I mean is that you stop building shortcodes and metaboxes as soon as you can. Think like a block for every feature you build in your new WordPress themes. It’ll make your users’ lives easier and better.

Peace! ✌

👨‍🏫 Edutainer at VSCode.pro 🎩 An award-winning open-source engineer and developer advocate 🦊 Google Developers Expert for web 🌳 Node.js foundation Community Committee member ✌️ Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries used by millions of developers worldwide ⓦ WordPress Core Developer 📣 TEDx Speaker 🙌 Leading developers and publishing technical content for over a decade 😂 Self-confessed tech comedian cracking silly jokes in the JavaScript web and cloud communities 💜 Loves his wife (Maedah) ❯ Learn more about Awais ↣

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