Gutenberg

Description

โ€œGutenbergโ€ is a codename for a whole new paradigm for creating with WordPress, that aims to revolutionize the entire publishing experience as much as Johannes Gutenberg did the printed word. The project is following a four-phase process that will touch major pieces of WordPress โ€” Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual.

Following the introduction of post block editing in December 2018, Gutenberg later introduced full site editing (FSE) in 2021, which shipped with WordPress 5.9 in early 2022.

What Does Gutenberg Do?

Gutenberg is WordPress’s โ€œblock editorโ€, and introduces a modular approach to modifying your entire site. Edit individual content blocks on posts or pages. Add and adjust widgets. Even design your site headers, footers, and navigation with full site editing support.

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 be added, arranged, and rearranged, allowing users to create media-rich content and site layouts in a visually intuitive way โ€” and without workarounds like shortcodes or custom HTML and PHP.

Weโ€™re always hard at work refining the experience, creating more and better blocks, and laying the groundwork for future phases of work. Each WordPress release includes stable features from the Gutenberg plugin, so you donโ€™t need to install the plugin to benefit from the work being done here.

Early Access

Are you a tech-savvy early adopter who likes testing bleeding-edge and experimental features, and isnโ€™t afraid to tinker with features that are still in active development? If so, this beta plugin gives you access to the latest Gutenberg features for block and full site editing, as well as a peek into whatโ€™s to come.

Contributors Wanted

For the adventurous and tech-savvy, the Gutenberg plugin gives you the latest and greatest feature set, so you can join us in testing and developing bleeding-edge features, playing around with blocks, and maybe get inspired to contribute or build your own blocks.

Discover More

  • User Documentation: Review the WordPress Editor documentation for detailed instructions on using the editor as an author to create posts, pages, and more.

  • Developer Documentation: Explore the Developer Documentation for extensive tutorials, documentation, and API references 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 can be found at https://github.com/wordpress/gutenberg. Discussions for the project are on the Make Core Blog and in the #core-editor channel in Slack, including weekly meetings. If you donโ€™t have a Slack account, you can sign up here.

FAQ

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

The best place to report bugs, feature suggestions, or any other feedback is at the Gutenberg GitHub issues page. Before submitting a new issue, please search the existing issues to check if someone else has reported the same feedback.

While we try to triage issues reported here on the plugin forum, youโ€™ll get a faster response (and reduce duplication of effort) by keeping feedback centralized in GitHub.

Where can I report security bugs?

The Gutenberg team and WordPress community take security bugs seriously. We appreciate your efforts to responsibly disclose your findings, and will make every effort to acknowledge your contributions.

To report a security issue, please visit the WordPress HackerOne program.

Do I have to use the Gutenberg plugin to get access to these features?

Not necessarily. Each version of WordPress after 5.0 has included features from the Gutenberg plugin, which are known collectively as the WordPress Editor. You are likely already benefitting from stable features!

But if you want cutting edge beta features, including more experimental items, you will need to use the plugin. You can read more here to help decide whether the plugin is right for you.

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.

Whatโ€™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 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018. Additionally, you can follow the biweekly release notes and monthly project plan updates on the Make WordPress Core blog for more up to date information about whatโ€™s happening now.

Where can I read more about Gutenberg?

Reviews

July 18, 2024
I never write reviews because you have to prioritize in life – but I can’t just ignore all these bad reviews.Point 1: Gutenberg is free and simply unbeatable. It occurs to me, could it be that the competitor (which you have to pay for) is deliberately stirring things up here?Point 2: A customer who takes over a website will have to learn whichever menu and will need help.Point 3: Well, I’m not a great professional and even I understand how to set up pages with Gutenberg.Point 4: The team here offers help to people who complain here and people are not even willing to respond.Point 5: I can only applaud the philosophy and have to say thank you to a team that puts so much work into it. Please keep up the good work.
July 10, 2024 1 reply
I like the flexibility of the Classic Editor. I have tried this editor and it just isn’t good enough. Maybe I will give it another try in a few years. (Heck, I even once swore of WordPress long ago, but now I use it for every website I build.)
July 7, 2024
Gutenberg is a great way of developing websites. I definitely believe this is the future of web development.
July 6, 2024 3 replies
Hi guys, you’ve done a lot of homework in the last WP5.5 version of Gutenberg. It’s much less fiddly, it’s easier to navigate and move stuff around. UPDATE July 2024 – it’s ridiculous that I can’t add attributes like โ€œsponsoredโ€ to a hyperlink in the standard paragraph editor, when creating a hyperlink. I could do that with the very old basic editor, it’s a very useful and frequently used functionality by bloggers, yet you decided to remove it? Why do I get the feeling you are stripping down every functionality from Gutenberg, just to make it slim? Slim, yes, useful, definitely not. UPDATE April 2024 – the gallery block doesn’t have any lightbox at this day and age? It makes it useless. Who would ever want a gallery that doesn’t show a lightbox and the users have to click the browser back button each time? Oh, yes, the WordPress team on their websites, then no one else in the world.I like the technology, it’s super fast.I don’t understand the lackluster implementation, lack of basic features or settings, or hiding simple settings into tabs, making us click more than it’s needed. Like the paragraph block – there’s plenty of room to show all the settings in the sidebar, why hiding them into another tab, then leaving a note saying where to look for them? That’s why everyone hates Gutenberg, but loves Gutenberg-based third party plugins – because they actually do what we need them to do, using your technology.
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The Gutenberg plugin is fantastic! Its block-based editor transforms content creation on WordPress, making it intuitive and code-free. The variety of blocks and customization options allow for unique layouts, significantly improving my workflow. Highly recommend for an enhanced WordPress experience!
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After so many years, they don’t improve or fix the issues, they even introduce new issues. They even make you to do additional clicks and steps for doing things you did in one click on the first Guternberg version. They didn’t make any usability improvements in all these years, speaking about usability, it is even worse now than at the beginning.
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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 55 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 the latest Gutenberg release, please navigate to the release page.