In this video you’re going to learn how to publish a new post using Gutenberg.
This is a preview of the new WordPress 5 editor which is expected to be released shortly.
As the update hasn’t happened yet, I’m using the Gutenberg plugin to simulate the new editor experience.
The real thing may be slightly different when it comes out.
As they are still fixing bugs prior to the release of WordPress version 5 it's not a good idea to install the Gutenberg plugin on a live site.
Create or use a practice website to play with the plugin.
Go to Posts > Add New or click on + New > Post at the top of the screen.
Click Add title to give your post a name.
Click Write your story to start writing.
When you hit the Enter key the editor will create a new text block.
Saving your draft is automatic but there’s an option to click on the Save Draft button if you prefer to do it manually. I’m a little obsessive compulsive so I like to click that button.
At anytime you can Preview your post and the preview will open in a new tab.
You can rearrange the blocks using the little Move up and Move down arrows.
Then when you’ve finished the post click on Schedule to access the publishing options. If you’re happy with the default settings of Visibility and the Publish date and time, click on the Schedule button again.
If you’d like to schedule your post to be published on a different date and time, use the drop down calender and the time boxes underneath.
I’m happy to publish the post now so I’ll click on the Schedule button.
You’ll briefly see “Scheduling” followed by the message “Published” and “New Post is now live.” Click on the “New Post” link or the View Post button. To view your newly published post on your website.
Now you know how to create and publish a new post using the new Gutenberg WordPress editor.
There’s a lot more to learn about the new WordPress editor so watch out for more of my videos.
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