Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor

Of Mountains & Printing Presses

The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting.

What you are reading now is a text block the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…

… like this one, which is right aligned.

Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organization of your content.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.

Beautiful landscape
If your theme supports it, you’ll see the “wide” button on the image toolbar. Give it a try.

Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.

The Inserter Tool

Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.

Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn’t know about. Here’s a short list of what you can currently find there:

  • Text & Headings
  • Images & Videos
  • Galleries
  • Embeds, like YouTube, Tweets, or other WordPress posts.
  • Layout blocks, like Buttons, Hero Images, Separators, etc.
  • And Lists like this one of course 🙂

Visual Editing

A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:

The editor will endeavor to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.

Matt Mullenweg, 2017

The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back.

Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylized one. All of these options are available in the inserter.

You can change the amount of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.

Media Rich

If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media rich layout, very quickly:

Accessibility is important — don’t forget image alt attribute

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.

The above is a gallery with just two images. It’s an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher.

Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:

You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here’s a pullquote block:

Code is Poetry

The WordPress community

If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.


Thanks for testing Gutenberg!

👋

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: June 1, 2018

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Friday, June 1, 2018

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: May 25, 2018

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Friday, May 25, 2018

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: May 18, 2018

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Friday, May 18, 2018

2018 CITY RUNOFF ELECTION – June 16th

The 2018 Runoff City Election will be held on Saturday, June 16th.

Scheduled voting times: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Click here to obtain your assigned voting location.

The slate of office includes Councilmembers to represent District 4. Registered voters residing in District 4 will also have an opportunity to vote for their respective candidates.

Following is a list of Candidates:

Click here to view a list of the Candidates.

  • Councilmember District 4
    • Mark D. Cooks
    • Jeff Burton

For more information regarding voter registration, residents may contact the Dallas County Elections Department at (214) 637-7937.

Early voting will be conducted Monday, June 4, 2018 through Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Duncanville Library Conference Rooms located at 201 James Collins Blvd. as follows:

Monday, June 4th – Friday, June 8th: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 9th: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 10th: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Monday, June 11th – Tuesday, June 12th: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Election Day

Saturday, June 16th: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 780-5017.

City Accepting Hotel Occupancy Grant Requests

The City of Duncanville is now accepting Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant requests until June 4, 2018. 

Hotel Occupancy Tax Grants are grants awarded to events significantly increasing overnight tourism in Duncanville. The multiday events must take place in Duncanville, and grant requests must meet all State of Texas requirements in order to be considered for funding.

For more information, please contact Jessica James Director of Economic Development at 972-780-4997 or jjames@duncanville.com. For more information about the Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation, click here.

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: May 11, 2018

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Friday, May 11, 2018

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: May 4, 2018

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Friday, May 4, 2018

2018 UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

CITY OF DUNCANVILLE

MAY 5, 2018

GENERAL ELECTION

Conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department. Three election day polling places were utilized:  Byrd Middle School, Reed Middle School, and Fairmeadows Elementary School.  Early voting was held at the Library/Community Center, 201 James Collins Blvd. – Barbara Lewis (Judge).

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

 

MAYOR                                                           

Janet Lemisy Harris             543         26.35%

Matt Jones                             258          12.52%

Barry L. Gordon                    1,260       61.14%      (W)

TOTAL                                    2,061       100%

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 2

Misty Bain                           209           47.61%

Don McBurnett                230           52.39%       (W)

TOTAL                                  439         100%

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 4

Mark D. Cooks                     230            42.51%

Brenda O’Brien                    87             16.08%

Jeff Burton                           224              41.40%

TOTAL                                  541             100%

 

Early Voting Only Results PDF Version

City of Duncanville Elections Page

Dallas County Elections

2018 UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS – EARLY VOTING

CITY OF DUNCANVILLE

MAY 5, 2018

GENERAL ELECTION

Conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department. Three election day polling places were utilized:  Byrd Middle School, Reed Middle School, and Fairmeadows Elementary School.  Early voting was held at the Library/Community Center, 201 James Collins Blvd. – Barbara Lewis (Judge).

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

EARLY VOTING ONLY 

MAYOR                                                           

Janet Lemisy Harris            398

Matt Jones                              178

Barry L. Gordon                     907

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 2

Misty Bain                           143

Don McBurnett                175

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 4

Mark D. Cooks                    189

Brenda O’Brien                  64

Jeff Burton                         162

 

Early Voting Only Results PDF Version

City of Duncanville Elections Page

Dallas County Elections