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Blocks, Boards & Fishing Reels - How Gutenberg has Divided WordPress The WP Minute

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  Paul Lacey  |  Friday, 12 Nov 2021  |  Reading time:  34 mins  | Read online



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This is content was sponsored by Connekt. They create handcrafted digital products, like WordPress plugins and themes. This was part of the WP Minute content bounty program where today’s author earned $200 to write and record this post. Thanks to Connekt for helping us create content like this.



Today’s episode is bittersweet.



It’s one man’s take on how Gutenberg has impacted the WordPress community deeply — down to the core. How the weight of control shifting in our space has shuttered him. The constant tug-of-war feeling that splits our community. And with all that, making this his final act for WordPress…for now.



This man is former WP Minute Managing Editor, Paul Lacey. I’ve known Paul for a while, he’s a great person and genuinely cares about the people around him.



He and I both hoped that the WP Minute project was different enough to re-energize his love for the space, but it only masked it temporarily. Ironically, it was through today’s essay/podcast, that reassured that stepping away from WordPress is the best thing for him.



I wish him all the best, and I hope you do too.



By the way, the content bounty program that Connekt supported, Paul wants me to donate the $200 to Big Orange Heart.



Enjoy today’s episode, with Paul.



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In the 2015 State of the Word, Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic gave the community a homework assignment – “Learn Javascript, deeply”, “because it’s w

  Paul Lacey  |  Friday, 12 Nov 2021  |  Reading time:  34 mins  | Read online



Listen to the episode










This is content was sponsored by Connekt. They create handcrafted digital products, like WordPress plugins and themes. This was part of the WP Minute content bounty program where today’s author earned $200 to write and record this post. Thanks to Connekt for helping us create content like this.



Today’s episode is bittersweet.



It’s one man’s take on how Gutenberg has impacted the WordPress community deeply — down to the core. How the weight of control shifting in our space has shuttered him. The constant tug-of-war feeling that splits our community. And with all that, making this his final act for WordPress…for now.



This man is former WP Minute Managing Editor, Paul Lacey. I’ve known Paul for a while, he’s a great person and genuinely cares about the people around him.



He and I both hoped that the WP Minute project was different enough to re-energize his love for the space, but it only masked it temporarily. Ironically, it was through today’s essay/podcast, that reassured that stepping away from WordPress is the best thing for him.



I wish him all the best, and I hope you do too.



By the way, the content bounty program that Connekt supported, Paul wants me to donate the $200 to Big Orange Heart.



Enjoy today’s episode, with Paul.



Change



In the 2015 State of the Word, Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic gave the community a homework assignment – “Learn Javascript, deeply”, “because it’s w

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