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: http://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

September 18, 2020
This slow, annoying, unhelpful, unfriendly, unintuitive and unusable plugin is a waste of time and just gets in the way. Please remove it completely from WordPress - let those who really want it download it - the rest of us users (most WordPress site developers) from what I can tell) can then carry on as normal. Grrr!
September 17, 2020
Gutenberg is the future. It comes slowly and unavoidable as death (but in this case as a really great thing). To ditch the bloated and slow visual composers is something that was long overdue and with Gutenberg that layout management is finally in the core. In. The. CORE. So suck it. I'm working with WP since the first version --I've seen everything-- and this is a breeze of fresh air. New theme architectures (like the one pushed by Kadence Theme and Kadence Blocks) are so agile, speedy and just plain smart in the use of resources and the logic of the construction that you'll never look back. Feel the advance of coldness in Winter, the warm feeling of love when it hits you, the destruction of an ultrabright fire. To stay in the comfort zone is surely warm and easy, but to give up before the evidence won't be traumatic by any means. Ease your muscles, close your eyes. Gutenberg is here and you better get on this frigging bandwagon to beautiful hell.
September 16, 2020
With Gutenberg Worpress really made a big step ahead, making simpler and faster to develop beautiful web pages. From a developer prospective maintainability could improve (is difficult to update blocks created)
September 16, 2020
Honestly, I have a hard time understanding why WordPress devs insist so hard on forcing us to uninstall Gutenberg and reinstall the classic editor over and over again. So big is the ego of Gutenberg devs that it prevents them from seeing the statistics and opinions of the (by far) majority of users in the WordPress community? ..that it explicitly rejects the sovereign fiasco that is Gutenberg? I think they are old enough to accept a epic fail and solve it, at least leaving Gutenberg as an optional. ...Although personally I can only recommend you to bury it for eternity, and spend your time and efforts in maintaining the high standard that WordPress has always enjoyed. Greetings!
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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 47 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

To read the changelog for Gutenberg 9.0.0, please navigate to the release page.