Gutenberg

Description

“Gutenberg” is a codename for a whole new paradigm in WordPress site building and publishing, that aims to revolutionize the entire publishing experience as much as Gutenberg did the printed word. Right now, the project is in the first phase of a four-phase process that will touch every piece of WordPress — Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual — and is focused on a new editing experience, the block editor.

The block editor introduces a modular approach to pages and posts: each piece of content in the editor, from a paragraph to an image gallery to a headline, is its own block. And just like physical blocks, WordPress blocks can added, arranged, and rearranged, allowing WordPress users to create media-rich pages in a visually intuitive way — and without work-arounds like shortcodes or custom HTML.

The block editor first became available in December 2018, and we’re still hard at work refining the experience, creating more and better blocks, and laying the groundwork for the next three phases of work. The Gutenberg plugin gives you the latest version of the block editor so you can join us in testing bleeding-edge features, start playing with blocks, and maybe get inspired to build your own.

Discover More

  • User Documentation: See the WordPress Editor documentation for detailed docs on using the editor as an author creating posts and pages.

  • Developer Documentation: Extending and customizing is at the heart of the WordPress platform, see the Developer Documentation for extensive tutorials, documentation, and API reference on how to extend the editor.

  • Contributors: Gutenberg is an open-source project and welcomes all contributors from code to design, from documentation to triage. See the Contributor’s Handbook for all the details on how you can help.

The development hub for the Gutenberg project is on Github at: https://github.com/wordpress/gutenberg

Discussion for the project is on Make Blog and the #core-editor channel in Slack, signup information.

FAQ

How can I send feedback or get help with a bug?

We’d love to hear your bug reports, feature suggestions and any other feedback! Please head over to the GitHub issues page to search for existing issues or open a new one. While we’ll try to triage issues reported here on the plugin forum, you’ll get a faster response (and reduce duplication of effort) by keeping everything centralized in the GitHub repository.

What’s Next for the Project?

The four phases of the project are Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual. You can hear more about the project and phases from Matt in his State of the Word talks for 2019 and 2018. Additionally you can follow updates in the Make WordPress Core blog.

Where Can I Read More About Gutenberg?

Where can I see which Gutenberg plugin versions are included in each WordPress release?

View the Versions in WordPress document to get a table showing which Gutenberg plugin version is included in each WordPress release.

Reviews

June 18, 2021
I am returning to WP after a few years' absence and I had heard about the Gutenberg editor and some of the complaints but I had brushed them off as such comments accompany any change. So I dedicated some time to learning the editor and within a few hours I was completely underwhelmed. The fact that WordPress seems to want to force everyone into this monstrosity will likely be its undoing. I grant that some change in the editor was necessary as web technology advances. However, the reason WP has been so successful is that anyone from a novice to a webmaster could produce a site to their liking with minimal effort. I had relatives with little technical background who wanted to "blog" and I pointed them to WP and they were up and blogging in no time. Those days, I am afraid, are over. The fact that they shoved this down everyone's throat is an indication of an inferior product. I expect this heavy handed conduct from Microsoft or Google - not WP. This thing is more dysfunctional than Windows 8 (not as bad as MS Bob but the latter at least made you laugh at the absurdity of it all - this just makes you cry). Thankfully there are plugins available to turn off this piece of crap. The worst thing is that I can easily see WP dying because of this user-undfriendly interface. Blogging is already on the ropes due to social media. WP seems hell bent on putting the final nails in the coffin.
June 15, 2021
Although Gutenberg came out very green, it is an excellent editor, which has been a revolution in WordPress. Having this plugin allows you to have the latest updates week by week, and enjoy what will take months to arrive in the next WordPress update.
June 12, 2021
I was using the default WordPress editor without knowing it was Gutenberg, and then I went to try website builders and I couldn't adapt, then I went back to Gutenberg.
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Contributors & Developers

“Gutenberg” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Gutenberg” has been translated into 51 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

To read the changelog for Gutenberg 10.8.2, please navigate to the release page.