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What is Gutenberg in WordPress?

Hello. There will be no code in this article. We'll just focus on the new Gutenberg WordPress editor. Gutenberg isn't just a content editor, it's something more, a block editor. Yes, we can not only write text, but also place it in blocks. Let's take a closer look at what I mean.

Let's make a small digression. For those who find it difficult to adjust to, something new is good news. The developers have taken care of you. And they made a plugin that allows you to go to the old classic editor – Classic Editor

Let's create a new post. And... We see the new editor.

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On the right side, only the design has changed, functionally nothing has changed that rocks the document. Block settings appeared. But the main part has changed in a coordinated way.

Previously, in order to insert something into the content, we used shertcodes, made our own types of records, introduced additional fields. Now all this is not necessary. Content is blocks. As the developers themselves say, content is a Lego constructor, where following a standardized and simple set of instructions, we can create our own content.

Now using blocks we can insert:

  • Paragraphs
  • Lists
  • Quotes
  • Headings
  • Code
  • Pictures
  • Gallery
  • And a lot of other things.
Gutenberg in WordPress


And after creating a block, you can save it and then use it.

We've covered the main features of Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor. And in the following articles we will begin to study it in more detail.