What is it?

Gutenberg is an editor for WordPress. But, it isn’t any regular plugin. It changes the way editing a website will be, and will be included automatically in WordPress 5! The entire editing experience has been rebuilt for media rich pages and posts. You will be able to insert predefined blocks into your page. You can learn more about it here https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/

This post is actually built using the new Gutenberg editor. What is really neat about it, is the blocks. Blocks help in making your content more engaging. You can insert, rearrange, and style multimedia content with very little technical knowledge using blocks. This makes it much easier for customers to edit their pages. So, instead of custom code, you can add a block and focus on your content.

How a block works in Gutenberg

Somethings to take notice is that Gutenberg doesn’t exactly work nicely with all themes. So, theme providers will need to take this plugin into account especially for WordPress version 5. For this post, I had to add some new CSS to my theme in order to take into consideration the changes 

This is Gutenberg

How do I Get it?

If you have wordpress you can get it right now by downloading it into your wordpress installation. You can also download it here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/gutenberg/

It does require WordPress to be updated to the latest version in order for it to work. I hope to change my layout a bit so that I can take full advantage of this new editor. If you have any questions, leave it in the comments below.

~Joshua

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