WordPress 5 – The New Gutenberg Editor

Gutenberg is not just a new editor for WordPress, but something much bigger.
It lays the groundwork for incredibly exciting developments.

WordPress 5

On December 6, 2018 WordPress has released the WordPress 5 and with it introduced the new editor called “Gutenberg”, which brings huge changes in the WordPress world. This feature-rich editor makes it easier for people with a non-technical background to use WordPress to quickly build sleek, high-performing and great-looking websites. But there is still a large group of WordPress users who don’t have a clue what this is all about.

What is Gutenberg?

Gutenberg is the new default block-based editing environment in WordPress 5. The goal of this new editor is to give the WordPress users the unique experience. Much like LEGO bricks, your web pages and blog posts now can be built from different pieces of content that can be moved around and interacted with.

There’s no beating around the bush: a new WordPress editor has arrived. We’re ready for it and you should be as well.

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New vs. Old

When you open the new WordPress editor for the first time, you’ll be looking for the interface we have all grown accustomed to. That, however, is gone, and instead you find a new very clean writing environment, with great typography and lots of space for your content to shine. Previously, your web page content lived inside one big HTML file and for every enhancement or update, the new shortcodes, custom post types, embeds, and widgets needed to be implemented, all with their quirky interfaces and different behavior. Now, you can build your content all from one box, following a standardized and straightforward set of instructions.

Reusable Blocks

One of the coolest things about the new Gutenberg Editor is reusable blocks. Think of these as completed blocks that you can save along with their settings. For instance, whether you’ve made a cool looking layout for the intro of your blog articles or complicated multi-column layout for your website Home page complete with your branding graphics, images, Call-To-Action button, embedded YouTube video – you can now save your work as a reusable block. Next time you need to use this layout, you only have to find this reusable block in the editor’s library to bring it to life. How cool is that!

Change can be hard but can also usher in great positive changes. And change is coming to the WordPress in the form of Gutenberg.

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Bright Future for WordPress

Gutenberg is not just a new editor for WordPress, but something much bigger. It lays the groundwork for incredibly exciting developments. It’s the stage one of a three-pronged roll-out strategy. After this redeveloped block editor, the second stage will focus on enhanced usability of page templates, and in the final stage WordPress will become a full site customizer. This all gives endless possibilities and will keep WordPress the #1 content management system (CMS) for years to come.

Not Sure About It?

Based on the way your website is built, there is a scenario where updating to WordPress 5 and Gutenberg isn’t feasible. Or, some people might just want to hold out for a bit. No worries, the Classic Editor plugin will still be available until December 31, 2021.

Ready to Ride the Gutenberg Train?

Whether you like it or not, WordPress 5 with Gutenberg editor is the way of the future and here to stay. If you would like to be ahead of the pack in your industry, let us get you up to speed with the new developments.

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