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.

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

mai 25, 2022
Already many have expressed the reasons why this editor is bad. The UIX and UI approach are terrible in my opinion It all comes down to a blank page with no possibility of understanding where you are making changes (a stupid example: try to insert a few empty paragraphs ... 10 for example .. a minimum placeholder to understand where the 4th empty paragraph is compared to 8 would be useful) the idea may be good but the implementation is not very functional
mai 27, 2022
This is literally the most crappy, unusable, confusing, annoying, irritating piece of software i have ever used. It does all kinds of things by it self and you spend more time googleing how to delete it than getting something done. Theres no structure in you grids, all options are hidden, add buttons randomly appear when you don't need them and when you do its nowhere to be found. WordPress please!!!!! go back to something like the old classic editor that made sense. Just look at the "disable gutenberg" plugin ratings because you never ever get used to this bullshit. I make websites for over 20 years now and i'v seen all kinds of page builders and even the worst of the worst is better than this. Probably when doing a simple webpage with just some text and a image it will work but as soon it gets a little more complex you better get something for your headache cause its gonne hurt. -- Its a row and grid system without a proper grid editor. So you keep fighting to get some item on the right spot and when you want to add a row to a collum you better remove the whole collum and add it again coz there ain't no working option to just add another row so its make you do everything over and over again. --- Look at every single pagebuilder and please explain how you forgot the most important part of a pagebuilder.....
mai 15, 2022
Gutenberg provides much more flexibility and is easier for those who are new to WordPress to use. Anything you can do in Classic, you can do in Gutenberg, even if you have to learn some new ways of doing things, and I look forward to it continuing to improve.
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Gutenberg” has been translated into 53 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

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