WP Hosting Blog

Best practice WordPress hosting, development and management

2018-08-01T10:57:44+00:00 August 9th, 2018|WordPress Hosting & Development|By WP Hosting Editor|

Help Test Plugins For Gutenberg Compatibility

Gutenberg is out soon, help check which plugins are Gutenberg-optimised.

Ready or not, WordPress 5.0 a.k.a. Project Gutenberg will be in full swing in the very near future, affecting the way you build, design and manage your WordPress website. To ensure painless transition and minimize risks, your WordPress instances must be fine-tuned with the new platform, particularly your active plugins.

That being said, Gutenberg plugin compatibility database is created by Daniel Bachhuber. However, it’s in need of manpower to help complete the testing process. There are 5,000 plugins that require compatibility test, which is about 90% of the total active install count. The goal is to identify whether or not WordPress.org plugins are compatible with Gutenberg:

  • Know the most likely causes of incompatibility.
  • Focus developer outreach on the highest impact problems.
  • Proactively educate WordPress users on whether or not their WordPress installation is ready for Gutenberg.

It will only take one minute to test each plugin and once done, the plugin will be marked is_compatible=yes or is_compatible=no.

You can read the project README.md for the complete introduction. If you’re ready to help, register an account and, when approved, you will be given access to a WordPress test environment, provided by WP Sandbox. If issues arise, you can always send a ticket.

Got some extra hours? Then, help the WordPress community by being one of the plugin testers. Let’s all be Gutenberg-ready.


Leave A Comment