If you work in WordPress.org, you are likely becoming very familiar with the new Gutenberg editor, which was included when WordPress 5.0 was released in late 2018. It is very different than the previous editor you were used to using.
What does Gutenberg offer?
The new writing space is super clean, offers typography (fonts), and there is a great deal of space for you to add your content. Over on the right side, you can open settings, either per document or per block, by clicking on the cog icon. Next to the cog icon, you will see three dots, which allows you to switch to the code editor to make edits on the coding side.
What makes Gutenberg different?
Gutenberg is all about blocks, which allows you to insert content into your posts and edit each of them separately from other blocks. With the click and drag of a mouse, you can rearrange the structure of each post or page as the blocks allow you to customize your posts and pages without knowing any computer coding.
There are a wide variety of blocks available, which allows you to customize every piece and part of your content. Each block has its own set of options for you to change, so the possibilities are many. Here are just a few of the blocks available:
Does Gutenberg have any cool features?
One of the greatest things about the new Gutenberg editor, is that you can save a block as a re-usable block! If you create a block that you may use in another post, and would like all the settings to be exactly the same, simply save the block and name it whatever you’d like, which will save the settings and formatting for that block that you can then re-use. When you wish to re-use that block, click on Add Block > Reusable and select the block you would like. It is pretty amazing!
To learn more about all the various options of the Gutenberg editor, we recommend the following helpful resources:
- Head on over to WordPress.org, to play around with the new Gutenberg Editor.
- Download this fantastic resource from iThemes.com called The Ultimate Guide To WordPress 5.0 And The Gutenberg Editor to learn how to make your posts and pages stand out from the crowd.
- Last, but certainly by no means least, you’ll want to watch this terrific video by Grayson Bell from iMarkInteractive introducing the Gutenberg Editor and how to use it.