WordPress is the top using platform for building Web sites and Blogs, It is the first recommendation of every famous blogger to their readers/users.
If you are a WordPress user then I am sure you are aware of the Default WordPress Editor which you always use for creating new blog posts and pages for your blog.
Currently, I am also using this default WordPress editor to write this post for you.
If you are not WordPress users and don’t know what I am talking about then here is something for you.
Below is the screenshot to understand How default WordPress editor looks like…
For those who are not aware of the this, This is the default WordPress editor which WordPress.org users use to create blog posts, pages and custom post type on their blog.
It will be changed soon in this look…
Above is the screenshot of the new Gutenberg WordPress editor, when I took a demo of the Gutenberg, I loved it. It is very cool and I am waiting for the day when it will come with WordPress 5.0.
What Is Gutenberg?
Gutenberg is basically new redesigned WordPress editor aimed to enhance performance and make WordPress more easy for the people like you and blog.
The current visual editor requires a lot of us to utilize shortcodes and HTML to make things work. Its goal is to make this easier, especially for those just starting with WordPress.
Gutenberg is not officially launched yet but you can check it because it is launched in the beta version just for testing, It comes as a plugin for WordPress users to test it and you can give your valuable feedback which can help the developer to improve it.
It will make easy for the users to create a unique content structure using blocks.
Want to explore Gutenberg your self?
Then you need to install Gutenberg WordPress plugin, But I recommend you not to install this on your live site rather install it to your demo site or you can create a WordPress website offline.
What Is Block In Gutenberg?
Blocks are a unified way to style content that currently requires shortcodes, embeds, widgets, post formats, custom post types, theme options, meta-boxes, and other formatting elements. By allowing rich customization without deep knowledge of code, blocks make good on the promise of WordPress: broad functionality with a clear, consistent user experience.
The current WordPress editor is an open text window—it’s always been a wonderful blank canvas for writing, but when it comes to building posts and pages with images, multimedia, embedded content from social media, polls, and other elements, it required a mix of different approaches that were not always intuitive:
- Media library/HTML for images, multimedia, and approved files.
- Posted links to embeds.
- Shortcodes for specialized assets from plugins.
- Featured images of the image at the top of a post or page.
- Excerpts from subheads.
- Widgets for content on the side of a page.
First You need to install and Activate Gutenberg WordPress plugin by clicking here. This plugin has more than 4,000+ active installs. I recommend you not to install in on your live website rather create a WordPress website on Xampp.
After activating plugin successfully, you can create a new blog post using Gutenberg. Just need to choose Gutenberg from the drop down as shown in the below image.
This is all you need to do for taking a test drive of Gutenberg WordPress editor.
Blocks are the main element which making Gutenberg different from the classic WordPress editor. But first, you should understand what is block?
What’s New In Gutenberg?
When I was taking demo test of Gutenberg I found it very awesome, It will make easy for us to create unique structures of our blog post.
I have created a video which will help you to understand what is new in the Gutenberg.
When Will Gutenberg Editor Release?
According to Harsh Agarwal mentioned in his latest blog post on ShoutMeLoud.
The WordPress Gutenberg editor is scheduled to be released as part of WordPress 5.0, which is the next major WordPress release (WordPress is currently on WordPress 4.9.X).
I agree with this because WordPress 5.0 is about to come and maybe we can see the Gutenberg editor inbuilt in the latest version of WordPress.
There is no fixed release date of the new version but we can assume to get it in this year.
I am waiting for the WordPress 5.0 version to be released because in my point of view WordPress is growing up day by day. So we can assume that we will get some awesome features with the new version.
I love Gutenberg editor when I saw it live as Demo, but anyhow I found to easier to customize blog post.
Maybe, it will be difficult for WordPress to adjust with the new WordPress editor but it will make our work easy for future. I would like to know what you are thinking about it.
What do you think about this? Will It Help You?
Have you tested Demo of Gutenberg so how is it?
Don’t forget to share your feedback about the Gutenberg Editor in the comments section.