Did you recently open a page or post on your WordPress website and it looks completely different? If your WordPress website automatically updates to a new version then you got Version 5.0 (or higher). WordPress has introduced Gutenberg a brand new Editor that is going to make your life easier.
Gutenberg is amazing and it gives you many new features. If you are familiar with WordPress websites, Gutenberg is going to provide you with an even better experience.
Gutenberg, WordPress’ new block-based Editor gives you more flexibility w.r.t. how content is displayed, whether you are building your first site, revamping your blog, or write code for a living.
Gutenberg is the Editor by default on all new WordPress.com sites. On existing websites it is now also the default editor if you updated to version 5.0 or higher. Should you not wish to use Gutenberg you can continue using the Classic Editor by installing it as a plugin. Your life will be easier if you upgrade (at no cost) from the Classic Editor to Gutenberg.
- Do more with fewer plugins
- Create modern, multimedia-heavy layouts
- work across all screen sizes and devices
- Trust that your editor looks like your website
Building with Blocks
The new block-based editor won’t change the way any of your content looks to your visitors. What it will do is let you insert any type of multimedia in a snap and rearrange to your heart’s content. Each piece of content will be in its own block.
WordPress has tons of blocks available by default, and more get added by the community every day. Here are a few of the blocks to help you get started:
Freedom to Build, Freedom to Write
This new editing experience provides a more consistent treatment of design as well as content. If you’re building client sites, you can create reusable blocks. This lets your clients add new content anytime, while still maintaining a consistent look and feel.