“Tomorrow: You’re Hosting…”

By which I mean that I’m hosting, but Meetup sent me a reminder.

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We’re going to be talking Gutenberg, and if there’s interest I might quickly demo the recently announced support of plugins and themes on the WordPress.com Business plan.

RSVP for the event on Meetup.com, and note we have a new location.

August WordPress Meetup (New Location)

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017, 6:15 PM

659 S 8th St
659 South 8th Street Louisville, KY

9 WordPress Users Attending

The WordPress Louisville meetup comes to a new location on August 8th.## TopicGutenberg, the new post editor, is currently available as a beta plugin. Its block-based approach is quite a departure from the current editor experience. We’ll take a look at Gutenberg, go over how to try it out yourself, and how you can get involved with the project….

Check out this Meetup →

Centering Embeds on WordPress.com

One of the cool things WordPress.com handles is media embeds. Instead of messing around with a bunch of embed codes, your WordPress.com site is setup to use oEmbed. This means if you want to share something like a YouTube video, you can just put the YouTube video’s link into your post and we handle the rest.

The tricky thing about embeds though is they can be tough to style if you want to do something specific with them in your post. With some services WordPress.com also provides shortcodes, but those don’t give you full design reign either.

The most common request I see is to center up an embed with a post or page’s body. While it’s hard to apply styles to the embed itself, we can definitely apply styles to an HTML element that surrounds the embed, like a div.

Using CSS Flexbox, it’s then pretty easy to center up that embed. Here’s a video:

The code I use that in video is the following:

<div style="display:flex;justify-content:center;">

// Link to embeddable content here

</div>

You can also see it in action on yesterday’s post.

If you have questions specific to your WordPress.com site, contact our staff at WordPress.com/Help.

Talking Calypso at WordPress Louisville

A couple weeks ago we launched the New WordPress.com, a project we code-named “Calypso” at Automattic.

If you’d like to hear more about Calypso, I’ll be speaking about it for tomorrow’s meeting of WordPress Louisville.

The meeting starts at 6:15pm on Tuesday, Dec. 8th. Hosted by Mirazon Group at 1640 Lyndon Farm Court #102, Louisville, KY, 40223. It’s free to attend, but it’s helpful if you’ll join the WordPress Louisville meetup and RSVP to the night’s event. If you have any questions, please comment here or join the #wordpress channel in the louisville.io Slack.