The current WordPress editor hasn’t had many changes over the past years; it is pretty much the same since it first started. A little change in the daily routine is always better. Likewise, even though there isn’t any issue with it, many think it is time for a change and get a new editor – the Gutenberg Editor.
What Is Gutenberg?
Named after Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the mechanical printing press, Gutenberg was introduced to the world by Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress at WordCamp Europe 2017 event held in Paris. Mullenweg showed a preview of the new Gutenberg editor with dynamic blocks replacing widgets during the interview. The demo video at WordCamp Europe also showed Gutenberg working smoothly in a mobile context.
Gutenberg is more then an editor. While the editor is the focus right now, the project will ultimately impact the entire publishing experience including customization. As a new WordPress editor, with dozens of cutting-edge features, Gutenberg simplifies website creation and editing for the average non-technical user. The entire editing experience has been rebuilt for media rich pages and posts. It allows website creators to build a website using blocks, which are small drag-and-drop units. With blocks, you can insert, rearrange, and style multimedia content with very little technical knowledge. Instead of using custom code, you can add a block and focus on your content.
Blocks are the unifying evolution of what is now covered, in different ways, by shortcodes, embeds, widgets, post formats, custom post types, theme options, meta-boxes, and other formatting elements. It’s a great tool for building engaging content. With blocks, you can insert, rearrange, and style multimedia content with very little technical knowledge. Instead of using custom code, you can add a block and focus on your content.
More Than Just An Editor
Gutenberg is not just a new editor for WordPress. It’s the start of something much bigger. Gutenberg lays the groundwork for incredibly exciting developments. Gutenberg has three planned stages. First, WordPress will get a redeveloped editor, after that the project will focus on page templates and ultimately WordPress will become a full site customization. You can imagine, this gives us endless possibilities and it is a necessary step to keep WordPress the #1 CMS for years to come.
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