Gutenberg Designers Explore Adding Configuration Options to Block Editor Onboarding Modal

Gutenberg Designers Explore Adding Configuration Options to Block Editor Onboarding Modal

Posted by WP Tavern on August 16, 2022 at 8:57 pm
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Gutenberg designers are considering replacing the current welcome guide modal with a new onboarding screen that prompts users to configure some of the editor’s many individual preference settings. The existing welcome setup was designed during the earlier days of the block editor when many WordPress users were experiencing it for the first time. It briefly introduces users to the concept of blocks and invites them to customize them. The editor has matured since this welcome guide was created and it could use an update. The existing welcome guide The editor is now loaded with more settings for personalizing the content creation experience, such as document toolbar placement and accessibility features, that users may not ever discover on their own. “To create an editing experience that feels intuitive, folks will often need to tailor these settings based on their individual preferences and needs,” Automattic-sponsored designer James Koster said in a post on the Make Design blog. “There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all. “Instead of relying on people to find these settings on their own (admittedly they’re a little scattered, but that’s another issue), it might be good to surface them during onboarding. Consequently, users can set up a comfy editing…

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