Asciinema Player for WordPress 1.0.6 released, now includes Gutenberg Block

I work for a company who’s flagship product is a WordPress Page Builder, so admittedly I’m a little late to the Block Editor train. This weekend I decided to finally dig into creating Gutenberg blocks using my pet plugin, the Asciinema Player for WordPress.

Pronounced  [as-kee-nuh-muh], a free and open source solution for recording terminal sessions and sharing them on the web

asciinema.org

Here’s that Block, featuring the famous blinkenlights.nl Telnet ASCII Star Wars.

Depicts the Asciinema Player Icon, a play button over an ASCII Mandelbrot-set Fractal

I originally wrote this plugin for a specific website I had planned on making, that Life got in the way of fully fleshing out. But it was a good learning experience at the time. This year, I decided to submit it to the WordPress.org plugin repository, mainly just to teach myself Subversion.

Now that I will be doing a lot more content marketing, I wanted to get more familiar with the new WordPress Editor, so I decided to take the plunge and learn how to create a Block.

I relied a lot on tutorials by Josh Pollock and Misha Rudrastyh to get myself through it, but one major takeaway I learned was that it seems like every JavaScript developer has their own flavor of JavaScript.

I’m looking forward to writing some content about Gutenberg now, because there’s a lot to learn. And to be honest, I’m really looking forward to the new PHP Block Creation API coming in WordPress 5.3.

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