Getting Started With Gutenberg
From December 6, 2018, WordPress bring the new 5.0 update along with their new default editor “Gutenberg”. While editing a page or adding some article Gutenberg change the way of adding text, images, blocks, tables etc.
In this article, I and You will discuss the new features of Gutenberg. And this can be helpful for your website to adding new content with a new different way and a different look of your website.
But before if you have a WordPress powered site go to the dashboard right now, and update to WordPress 5.0. And keep reading of “How To Use The New WordPress Gutenberg Editor Plugin” to learn how to use the new blocks, layouts and create your new content on your site.
What Is Gutenberg?
Gutenberg is the venture name for the new WordPress block (imgage, text, tables) editorial manager, which supplanted the old WordPress TinyMCE editor plugin as the default WordPress editor plugin in the new update of WordPress 5.0.
While Gutenberg was the official name while the editor was a work in progress, it’s presently simply “the WordPress block editor” or “the WordPress editorial manager” since it’s formally part of the center programming. All things considered, you’ll regularly observe me allude to it as the “square supervisor” in this post, instead of “Gutenberg”.
Here you can see how I’m writing this article with the new Gutenberg editor. See the below image of how it looks like the new editor “Gutenberg”.
Also, it works as a visual editor and page builder like Elementor. Customize your landing pages and homepage with it’s blocks and widgets. Yes, the same widgets you are using on your sidebar and header and footer.
Working On Gutenberg?
From 2018 first Developers and Contributors working on the Gutenberg. And it’s not ready for the publishing site cause this is in the beta testing version. And from now WordPress officially announced that Gutenberg is a part of that. After upgrading your WordPress to the new update 5.0 you can see the new Gutenberg as the new default editor.
How To Install Gutenberg?
So as I tell you to update your WordPress CMS to the new version and you can see the default editor AKA. Gutenberg. If you still have the lower WordPress version below 5.0 and didn’t want to update your CMS then follow me –
Go to the WordPress Gutenberg Repository then click on the download. After downloading the plugin package go to your hosting provider, then navigate to the file manager. Upload your plugin to WP Directory and activate from your WP Dashboard.
Installing From Dashboard
Navigate to Plugins>Add New>Gutenberg and click on install then activate. Just that now you have installed the Gutenberg. While using on low version of WordPress you find some bugs like your page didn’t indexed and not crawled by bots etc. So I prefer to upgrade your CMS then install it and it works fine.
How To Use The New WordPress Gutenberg Editor Plugin
After installing Gutenberg or upgrading your WordPress to the
What Is Block?
Well, a block works for a single paragraph and an option for adding images and widgets to a single block. You can add an image inside a paragraph by creating a block there. A block can be pretty much anything. For example, you can have blocks for these below things:
- Pictures Gallery
- List (This list was made by the “List” block)
- Audio Importing
- Cover and Files Sharing
- Table Making
- You Can Use Classic Editor On A Block
- Embed: Embed something from another site like Videos and Audios or Images
A very large amount of actions you can do with a block. As much as you can import your creative ideas of designing a blog with blocks.
Also, you can easily rearrange your blocks by dragging them into another position. all of your block content will be moved to that position.
FAQ’s Of Gutenberg
No, Gutenberg make easier to styling your regular contents like writing an article or making a simple about or contact page. It just simplify the quick writing style.
No, you don’t forcely need to use the new block editor. If you want to use the previous classic editor, then you can install this by plugin page and type “Classic Editor”.
Yes, you can keep using the previous WordPress editor after upgrading to WordPress 5.0 by using of Official Classic Editor plugin.
A new Posts and Pages editor plugin replace of TinyMCE classic editor.
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