The Gutenberg editor - Definitive guide
WORDPRESS 5.0 realease date NOV. 27!
Yep. That's the good news.
The bad news?
WordPress 5.0 introduces a new post and page editor called Gutenberg.
Yes, it's true ... The Gutenberg Editor replaces the classic WordPress editor!
It means that this update will be a VERY significant change in the way you edit posts and pages in WordPress.
In other words, is time to learn how this update will impact your website and your content creation "habits".
This is why I've created this tutorial ...
Ready? Let's dance!
So ... The very first obvious question ...
What the heck is Gutenberg?
No, I'm not talking about Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of movable type that led to a printing revolution in 15th century Europe.
I'm talking about a new kind of Wordpress editor, designed to be more like a dynamic page builder for WordPress, that will allow you to have more control over the layout of the content of your posts and pages.
The truth is, that the Gutenberg plugin has been available for some time as a separate plugin, and you can download anytime to try it out.
No doubt, is a big step, but is understandable ... We are using the standard TinyMCE Editor since WordPress 2.0 launched way back in 2005! And is a really good editor, but when it comes to special layouts, etc, is pretty limited. We need to switch over to HTML to get things to look the way we want. Well, with Gutenberg, all that changes.
OK. The next logical question ...
What happens to the classic Wordpress editor?
Relax! The classic editor won't disappear ...
Once WordPress version 5.0 is released, you can still install the WordPress Classic Editor if you don’t want to use use the Gutenberg Editor. More than that, the Classic Editor plugin will only be officially supported until December 31, 2021.
OK. Let's see how it works ...