Exploring The Gutenberg Editor

Exploring The Gutenberg Editor

If you’re a long-time WordPress user, then you might have noticed that there hasn’t any been major changes to the WordPress visual editor over the years. It’s not an actual cause to worry and it’s not entirely a bad thing especially if you’re not so keen on changes, but with other platforms offering unique and fresh takes to editing for writers, it’s high time that WordPress steps up to the plate.

Enter Gutenberg.

The new Gutenberg WordPress editor has been created through the efforts of contributors and developers to help writers create rich content while making the task easy and enjoyable, at the same time.

In this article, we’ll discuss all you need to know about this new editor and why you need it in your arsenal.
 

What is Gutenberg?

Now if you’re familiar with the name, you’ll know that Gutenberg came from Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press over 500 years ago. Gutenberg’s goal is to make layout easier especially to those who are new to WordPress with the current visual editor that uses HTML and shortcodes to work.

If you want to see Gutenberg in action, you can do so by viewing this sample.
 

Installing Gutenberg

As of writing, and if you check the Plugin Archives now, you’ll see that Gutenberg has a 2.5 out of 5 star rating from over 400 reviews with more than 10,000 active users.

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