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!


Idea World Fitness and Nutrition Expo in San Diego a Rousing Success

BlogFest-IDEA-World-SweatPink-LogoLast week Idea World held their annual Fitness and Nutrition Expo here in my hometown of San Diego, aka “America’s Finest City”.  It was a huge success.

I had planned to attend Fitness Blogfest, which was a side by side event with sweat pink for bloggers and influencers and was so excited, I was among the first to pick up my registration materials the day before the event started.  Continue reading “Idea World Fitness and Nutrition Expo in San Diego a Rousing Success”

First Accredited Fitness Genomics Training Course to Be Launched Idea World in San Diego by FitnessGenes

FitnessGenes Dr. Dan ReardonFitnessGenes, an industry pioneer in the burgeoning category of fitness genomics, received a significant advancement this month with a formal education accreditation from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). This is the first time a genomics education program has been accredited for fitness professionals.

(Publisher’s Note:  This post first appeared at JoeAbs.com) Continue reading “First Accredited Fitness Genomics Training Course to Be Launched Idea World in San Diego by FitnessGenes”

Is It Possible for a Guy to #sweatpink at #ideaworld #fitness #blogfest ?

Can a Guy Really #sweatpink at Idea World BlogFest ?  Would I Want To?

#sweatpinkI really didn’t want to go to Vegas last year for the Idea World Fitness 2017 Convention (and I was a little preoccupied with a new baby and other responsibilities).  But this year, the Idea World Fitness Convention 2018 is being held right here in America’s Finest City – San Diego, California.  I don’t want to miss it. Continue reading “Is It Possible for a Guy to #sweatpink at #ideaworld #fitness #blogfest ?”

Team BeachBody’s New Nutrition Program 2B Mindset: What’s In The Box

New Nutrition Program 2B Mindset from BeachBody requires ZERO exercise

2B Mindset Be More TribeOrder the 2B Mindset Nutrition Program by June 3rd and SAVE $20

Team BeachBody recently came out with a new nutrition program for people who have challenges with their mindset around food. That means it is pretty much for all of us …

2B Mindset is an all new program designed to teach us all to have a better mindset about food and eating. 2B actually stands for two bunnies – a little funny, but it’s actually 2 bunny ears – four key points to keep in mind when working to have a great mindset about food and nutrition.

The key points are as follows:

1) Measure – this means weighing in every day.
2) Track – write down what you are eating and drinking.
3) Water first. Before eating or drinking anything, drink A LOT of water.
4) Veggies Most. For each of your meals and snacks, eat mostly veggies.

It’s that simple. Do those things and get to and maintain a healthy weight. No exercise required – but you will probably want to – and anything you can do to breathe and sweat is extra credit with #2BMindset

Order the 2B Mindset Nutrition Program by June 3rd and SAVE $20

Scottie Hobbs Quit P90X – So I’m Going to Do P90X

Hey Everyone – I’m Joe Kennedy, Minister of Health and Fitness and P90X Be More TribeFounder of the Be More Tribe.  I’m really pumped up today and have some news for you!

As a little background, Scottie Hobbs is is one of the most successful male online fitness coaches for Team BeachBody.  He has built a great team, trained a lot of people and helped many people get in better shape.  He has also made A LOT of money.

Scottie Hobbs is one of the reasons that I decided to go all-in as a Team BeachBody Coach.  I’ve watched a lot of his videos.  Today I watched one where he told his viewers that he quit P90X – the program that initially introduced him to BeachBody and helped him lose A LOT of weight.

He said that after doing different workouts every day in the 80 Day Obsession program, he just wasn’t into P90X and it’s 12 different workouts.  So apparently so time in the last week or so, he decided to quit P90x and go back to 80 Day Obsession.  One of the things that I like best about BeachBody is that there are so many different workouts and nutrition programs, that there is literally something for everyone.  I don’t think it’s a bad thing to start on one and then change to another.  People change – and so do their needs and desires.  Scottie Hobbs has had great success with both programs – as have thousands of others.  I’m sure he’ll have continued success with 80 day obsession and wish him the best.

That said, I don’t think it will be as likely that he’ll reach his stated goal to be in the best shape of his life in 12 months.  After all, it’s got to be just a little easier doing 30 minute workouts each day in 80 Day Obsession, than the 60 minute workouts in P90X …..  And that’s alright, but it’s exactly the reason that I’ve chosen to rock P90X.

I’m starting a new Challenge Group on June 1st – and I’d like YOU to be in it!  Whether you decide to rock P90X with me, take on 80 Day Obsession, choose another BeachBody workout program, or simply want to work with the new 2B Mindset nutrition program, I would love to be your coach and accountability partner.  Many coaches simply rely on Facebook groups for their accountability groups – and we’ll have that too – but I will also ask each participant to check in with me daily so I know how they are doing and when I need to push, congratulate or back off.

If you are interested in achieving better health and fitness, this is a great opportunity to start – and I would be thrilled to be able to help you along your journey.  Please contact me – and I’ll get you all signed up and ready to go!

This is going to be TOTAL #awesomeness !!!


Trying to Reach ‘My Audience’ – I’m Starting a Stay at Home Dad Podcast

Ava Kalea Kennedy w her Stay at Home DadMy wife Stacia and I had a conversation the other day about connecting with people who are just like me.  I pointed out the obvious:  there is nobody just like me.  After thinking about it, I realized that almost everybody probably wants to be unique – but crap, just look at me …  lol

Then my thoughts got beyond looks and I realized that I do have A LOT in common with many people.  I am an entrepreneur.  I have a home-based business.  I am into fitness, nutrition, health and personal development.  I am a dad.  I am a step-dad.  Stacia and I have teenagers – and a toddler. Continue reading “Trying to Reach ‘My Audience’ – I’m Starting a Stay at Home Dad Podcast”

My First Ever Challenge Group Was a Failure

Challenge Group Failure Be More TribeYesterday was supposed to be the start of the first ever “Challenge Group” that I was putting together for my new online fitness coaching business.  I did a terrible of promoting it, recruiting for it, preparing for it – I just did a terrible job.  Very few people showed any interest – and they are all already involved in the business.  I felt like I had to cancel – and did.

I have all these perfect excuses why I did not do the work ….  I’m busy (just like you – we all have 24 hours in a day ..)  I’m a stay at home dad of a Continue reading “My First Ever Challenge Group Was a Failure”

Study Shows 5 Healthy Habits Can Extend Life – What’s Missing?

5 Healthy Habits Can Extend Lives Over 10+ Years

5 Healthy HabitsAn article posted on the Los Angeles Times website on April 30th, 2018 and written by their Science and Medicine Editor, Karen Kaplan referred to a recent report posted by the journal called “Circulation”.  This report – and Kaplan’s article, shows that men and women who follow 5 healthy habits have life expectancies over 10 years longer than those who don’t:  14 years for women and 12 years for men.  But what is missing? Continue reading “Study Shows 5 Healthy Habits Can Extend Life – What’s Missing?”

Team BeachBody MEGA BOD Completion Challenge Pack Unboxing

Buy A MEGA Completion Challenge Pack and Go “All-In” as a Team BeachBody Online Fitness Coach

I recently went “all-in” as a Team BeachBody online fitness coach and purchased a BeachBody on Demand MEGA Completion Challenge Pack. The cost of the entire package – including a full year of the BeachBody On Demand library of workouts cost less than $300 – and it included a huge about of supplements and gear.

What a bargain! If you are considering starting your own business as a Team BeachBody Coach, I urge you to make sure that you are “all-in” – investing in yourself and your business. You need to be using the products so you know what you are representing – and you can BE A PRODUCT OF THE PRODUCT.

Not everyone is a good fit for BeachBody or to become a Team BeachBody Coach – but it is a fantastic and established system that has been proven over and over again to change people’s lives.

I’m here to help you get healthier, fitter and happier – and if you are looking for a better way to earn income, I can help you with that too! I really do want YOU to be a valued member of the Be More Tribe. #joinus #bemore #BeMoreTribe