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

Oct 4, 2022
1. Can no longer add blocks. 2. Disabled Gutenberg and when trying to reinstall Gutenberg: It looks like any old Plugin no one wants, looking at ratings. Googled, yes it was the indeed the plugin created by the Wordpress group somehow. 3. This is crazy. 4. Question: What plugin do I need to build my site in blocks, do I need Wordpress built in stuff or can I just go with Wordpress Business and install like Elementor? Very confusing.
Sep 30, 2022
Gutenberg is an excellent tool for creating a website. It took some time to solve many, many challenges when dealing with performances, complexities, and backward compatibility. With full site editing, template editor, and patterns, everything is getting better and better. There are some rough edges, and some UI improvements would be more than welcome, though. All in all, great job.
Sep 22, 2022
Excellent platform for building a website. Lacks some customizability so loses a star.
Sep 22, 2022
Please listen to the people, there are 5+ MILLION install of classic editor. We don't want the backend to change the way it is. Make it frontend editing or something else. You took easy to use, easy to understand, and easy on the eyes and made it a blank white page that is difficult to use and navigate around. Ya'll built wordpress but it was us who build using it that made wordpress as big as it is you need to listen to us, I don't understand why you aren't.
Sep 7, 2022
My review is to thank and value the work of the developers throughout this time that the Gutenberg project has been launched. In all this time, it has improved a lot, improvements have been implemented that, everything and that do not reach the standards of other visual constructors such as DIVI or Elementor, follow that path even with its own personality. Great job by the community behind Gutenberg.

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.

Change log

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