Gutenberg

Description

“Gutenberg” is a codename for a whole new paradigm for creating with WordPress, that aims to revolutionize the entire publishing experience as much as Johannes Gutenberg did the printed word. The project is following a four-phase process that will touch major pieces of WordPress — Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual.

Following the introduction of post block editing in December 2018, Gutenberg later introduced full site editing (FSE) in 2021, which shipped with WordPress 5.9 in early 2022.

What Does Gutenberg Do?

Gutenberg is WordPress’s “block editor”, and introduces a modular approach to modifying your entire site. Edit individual content blocks on posts or pages. Add and adjust widgets. Even design your site headers, footers, and navigation with full site editing support.

Each piece of content in the editor, from a paragraph to an image gallery to a headline, is its own block. And just like physical blocks, WordPress blocks can be added, arranged, and rearranged, allowing users to create media-rich content and site layouts in a visually intuitive way — and without workarounds like shortcodes or custom HTML and PHP.

We’re always hard at work refining the experience, creating more and better blocks, and laying the groundwork for future phases of work. Each WordPress release includes stable features from the Gutenberg plugin, so you don’t need to install the plugin to benefit from the work being done here.

Early Access

Are you a tech-savvy early adopter who likes testing bleeding-edge and experimental features, and isn’t afraid to tinker with features that are still in active development? If so, this beta plugin gives you access to the latest Gutenberg features for block and full site editing, as well as a peek into what’s to come.

Contributors Wanted

For the adventurous and tech-savvy, the Gutenberg plugin gives you the latest and greatest feature set, so you can join us in testing and developing bleeding-edge features, playing around with blocks, and maybe get inspired to contribute or build your own blocks.

Discover More

  • User Documentation: Review the WordPress Editor documentation for detailed instructions on using the editor as an author to create posts, pages, and more.

  • Developer Documentation: Explore the Developer Documentation for extensive tutorials, documentation, and API references on how to extend the editor.

  • Contributors: Gutenberg is an open-source project and welcomes all contributors from code to design, from documentation to triage. See the Contributor’s Handbook for all the details on how you can help.

The development hub for the Gutenberg project can be found at https://github.com/wordpress/gutenberg. Discussions for the project are on the Make Core Blog and in the #core-editor channel in Slack, including weekly meetings. If you don’t have a Slack account, you can sign up here.

FAQ

How can I send feedback or get help with a bug?

The best place to report bugs, feature suggestions, or any other feedback is at the Gutenberg GitHub issues page. Before submitting a new issue, please search the existing issues to check if someone else has reported the same feedback.

While we try to triage issues reported here on the plugin forum, you’ll get a faster response (and reduce duplication of effort) by keeping feedback centralized in GitHub.

Where can I report security bugs?

The Gutenberg team and WordPress community take security bugs seriously. We appreciate your efforts to responsibly disclose your findings, and will make every effort to acknowledge your contributions.

To report a security issue, please visit the WordPress HackerOne program.

Do I have to use the Gutenberg plugin to get access to these features?

Not necessarily. Each version of WordPress after 5.0 has included features from the Gutenberg plugin, which are known collectively as the WordPress Editor. You are likely already benefitting from stable features!

But if you want cutting edge beta features, including more experimental items, you will need to use the plugin. You can read more here to help decide whether the plugin is right for you.

Where can I see which Gutenberg plugin versions are included in each WordPress release?

View the Versions in WordPress document to get a table showing which Gutenberg plugin version is included in each WordPress release.

What’s next for the project?

The four phases of the project are Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual. You can hear more about the project and phases from Matt in his State of the Word talks for 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018. Additionally, you can follow the biweekly release notes and monthly project plan updates on the Make WordPress Core blog for more up to date information about what’s happening now.

Where can I read more about Gutenberg?

Reviews

སྤྱི་ཟླ་དྲུག་པ། 9, 2023
Okay, first of all, I've been strongly adamant about switching to the Guternberg editor, especially for writing posts because I just find that I am more productive in the Classic Editor. However, for the past week or so, I have forced myself to use Guternberg to write over 200 blog posts for myself and clients alike, and I have some thoughts. THINGS I LOVE: The declutered UI: Compared to the Classic Editor, you won't have a lot of things bugging you or demanding your attention on the sidebars, etc. It's clean, and perfect for someone who writes a lot of blogs like me. Easier on the eyes: The fonts and just the way text flows in Guternberg is a huge plus over the Classic Editor, which defaults to serif most of the time as its default fonts and hurts my eyes badly (my personal experience. THINGS I DISLIKE: The floating toolbar that shows up whenever you hover over every effing block. Like, dude chill. Even though I found a way to disable this and stick the toolbar to the top, it still sucked before I figured it out. Most times, I would hover on a paragraph before a heading and it would just cover the heading entirely -- preventing me from easily making changes to the heading just above the paragraph, unless I clicked on another block further away. PLEASE FIX THIS! Hiding the H tags (H1-H6) behind 3 clicks is criminal. In the Classic Editor, you could just highlight a piece of text, click on the Paragraph dropdown and assign a heading. But no, Guternberg seems to take two steps backwards in this regard. First, you have to click the Paragraph icon, then it will automatically assign the selected text/block a H2 tag. Then, another you have to click again to change it from H2 to any other H tag you want. This might seem like I am nit-picking, but when you write hundreds of blogs per week, you start to lose your mind over small, productivityt issues like this. Working with lists is a nightmare. I found that when you created a list of items in Guternberg (say 1-6 of something), going back to edit that list is a bit clunky, as it will automatically select/highlight the entire block when you just wanna maybe edit no 1 or no 2 on your list. Selecting text can be clunky. Maybe you want to select part of a paragraph or so with your mouse. Sometimes Guternberg scrolls past what you want to select and grabs what you didn't want. Sometimes, the selection just clears on its own, and you have to start re-selecting everything afresh - case in point, as I was writing this feedback, I tried selecting items in my list to bold them, and it didn't select properly, multiple times. Performance can get laggy if you are writing a long post. I don't know if its just due to my potato pc, but I've experienced slight lags when writing long-form posts. Anyone else experienced the same? For a post editor, it is a great tool and I hope Wordpress fixes these issues and makes it perfect.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་དྲུག་པ། 2, 2023
If you're used to write in the classic editor, this editor might seem a bit difficult. But, if you're starting out with WordPress, you'll surely love it.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་ལྔ་པ། 23, 2023
Overall it's a great plugin! Gets better and better day by day but need more concentration on few specific sessions.
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Contributors & Developers

“Gutenberg” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

To read the changelog for the latest Gutenberg release, please navigate to the release page.