JavaScript for WordPress Forums Gutenberg Development Download Course Files

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  • #141276
    Andy
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    Hello Zac,

    I hope you’re well today, I just started the course 2 days ago, and it is really well designed and very helpful so far. Thanks a lot for doing such a great job for newbies like me, who want to learn Web Development!
    I have now watched the video lessons for 3 (‘Course Overview, ‘Core Gutenberg Architecture’ and ‘A High Level Overview of Blocks’) out of the 5 tutorials for the WordPress Block Development Course. You strongly recommend one should download the two plugins needed for the course.
    The links however, both seem to point towards the same file, which is called ‘gutenberg-master.zip’.
    Does this file cover the content for both of these plugins?
    -registerBlockType Demo Plugin Github Repo
    -Example Blocks Plugin Github Repo

    Many thanks for your help Zac!

    #141946
    Zac Gordon
    Keymaster
    #143434
    Andy
    Participant

    Hello Zac,

    Many thanks for your reply to my last query which was quite useful.
    Zac, In the 3rd section of the ‘WordPress Block Development’ course (entitled: ‘Working with Register Block Type’), the 2nd of the 9 videos is entitled: ‘Register Block Type; Title Setting’. In the first 2 mns, you demonstrate how the ‘Register Block Type’ block, and the ‘Demo Block’ can be activated on a page, on a Gutenberg site. I have a Gutenberg site, I uploaded these plugins to my ‘Plugins Admin Area’, they both displayed perfectly well. At the 2:02mn mark you suggest: ‘So if we jump into our plugin and come under ‘blocks’ and ‘demo’, and ‘index.js’, we can see here: ‘title’…’ At this point, it appears that you are into the Atom text editor for code, from which you are displaying the plugins structure. My queries are:
    1- How did you upload the plugin to the Atom code editor?
    2- Which plugins should I upload to the code editor?
    3 Do I have to use Atom as a code editor, or could I use Sublime Text for example?
    4- Is there a thread on the forum which you could point me to, where you may have already answered similar questions?

    Many thanks in advance for your help with these queries Zac,

    Andy.

    #143439
    Zac Gordon
    Keymaster

    You can use any code editor you like, it should not matter.

    #143440
    Andy
    Participant

    Hello Zac,

    Many thanks for your reply, I just wanted to confirm with you which plugin it was, that you did upload to your text editor, and which best practice you might recommend, to complete this task please?

    Thanks in advance for your help with this query,

    Andy.

    #143452
    Zac Gordon
    Keymaster

    Hi Andy,

    I believe these are the two plugins you are looking for:

    https://github.com/zgordon/gutenberg-course
    https://github.com/zgordon/how-to-gutenberg-plugin

    I am not sure what you mean by “upload to your text editor”

    These plugins should be installed on a WordPress site and then you open whichever plugin you are working with in your code editor from the wp-content/plugins/ directory.

    Hope that helps!

    #143457
    Andy
    Participant

    Hello Zac,

    Thank you very much for your kind reply, I can just about imagine how busy you must be, so I’m very grateful that you should take the time to check my queries and help out:)
    I will follow the links you kindly sent and hopefully keep on moving forward through the next chapters.

    Thank a lot Zac!

    #143466
    Andy
    Participant

    Hello Zac,

    I hope you’re well today. I have been watching with great interest some of your “How people I learn from, learn JavaScript” YouTube videos, which make for great content.
    I just finished watching your March 2017 video with Julien Melissas, which was very inspiring. At the end of the interview, you asked Julien what his tips were for newbies, to get their teeth into JavaScript and really get to grips with it.
    This is a short transcript of Julien’s answer (51:25mn):
    ‘I’m going to spin up a WordPress site and I’m going to talk to the API, I’m going to figure out how the API works and in order to do that, I would recommend using something like, before you even open up your JavaScript console, open up Postman in Chrome, and learn some more about API requests, and how those work. JavaScript client side works really well with APIs, and JSON, JavaScript loves JSON and so I would open that up, check that out, as soon as you’re done with that, use WordPress, or use JavaScript by itself if you want, I think that’s good, I think your example will be short, and if you want to do something more, I mean I would recommend reading about frameworks, or if you want a spoiler, you could listen to my talk, I think I’ve done it twice, both of them have different content, but at the end of the day, really at this point, I really enjoy REACT, I think a lot of people have been using it, it might be fun, because I think it’s the closest to JavaScript by itself, than any of the other frameworks (…) mount a REACT component, and get that to be your magical thing that grabs up the API call and then make a bunch of little components that are your posts or your pages and like call it a day, you’ve just learned a lot and that might take you a day, it might take you a weekend, it might take you two weeks, but I think that, that it going to be really cool.’

    Zac, could you kindly share your thoughts on this conversation you had with Julien?
    Also, it seems to me that Julien is suggesting that it might be advisable to look into REACT, before learning into WordPress Development, would you say this a fair assumption?

    Many thanks indeed for your thoughts on this matter Zac!

    #143467
    Zac Gordon
    Keymaster

    Hi Andy!

    These forums are really just for support with issues you’re having with courses here, so this is a bit beyond scope of support…

    That talk was a little old. Nowadays you HAVE to know React as a modern WordPress developer. What order you do it in depends on your personal learning path and journey. The important thing is you learn it.

    Hope that helps and best of luck!

    #143470
    Andy
    Participant

    Hello Zac,

    Many thanks for your kind reply to my last query, and for explaining it was probably outside the scope of what the forum should be used for:)
    I will take on board the fact that you mentioned that React must be learned as a prerequisite for a modern WordPress dev, and incorporate that in my Block Development course studies.

    As usual Zac, thank you very much for your help and support and I hope you have a nice day!

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