What is the latest buzz in the WordPress world, no Idea? Well, it’s the latest plugin known as Gutenberg. Surprised! No, it has nothing to do with Sir Johannes Gutenberg (Founder of the printing press) but a new innovation for WordPress’ growth and stability in the coming years. With this easy to use the editor, WordPress might have upset a majority of the developers, especially who showcase their coding and technical knowledge to develop and design a WordPress website. But most of the people even with a little idea of this CMS, have welcomed it, knowing that individuals lack technical and coding skills can now more easily edit and develop a webpage. But it is not clear to many how and why Gutenberg is one of the best add-ons in the history of WordPress. Therefore, in this blog, we are going to explain the impact Gutenberg can create among its users and on the overall WordPress community in the near future.
Gutenberg is a great step for a bright new future for WordPress
It’s a kind of thing that users often skimp over, but claiming it just as an editor will not justify its worth. It’s pretty massive in its significance and its future impact on WordPress’ leadership in the CMS category will be countless. Gutenberg has paved the way for making WordPress an incredible and exciting web development platform for everyone. And Gutenberg is the first one of a three-step roll-out strategy. First WordPress will have a redeveloped editor, next the project will take care of the page templates and finally, WordPress will enjoy the status of becoming a full-size customizer. You can analyze that the possibilities will be limitless and this is a need of the hour to sustain WordPress as the #1 CMS for the coming years.
This article will dig into the core of the first step, the Gutenberg Editor. Many members of this #1 CMS community are working round the clock to make it stable, handy and turning it into a long-lasting product.
Opening Gutenberg for the first time
When you select the new editor after its activation, you will probably be looking for the interface that we all have been using since the beginning, but to your surprise, the new interface has been replaced by the Gutenberg’s brand new editor with a lot of options and add-ons for highlighting your content in an extraordinary way.
On your right side, you can find the settings-per document or per block- by selecting the cog icon. Now, if you feel uncomfortable after seeing the brand new interface, please allow sometime before you can settle. We all have hard times to get accustomed to anything new, so is the case with Gutenberg.
People often question why they need change when things were pretty smooth. The best answer would be to make WordPress future proof and continue to present its users with modern tech in a rather easy manner. Gutenberg is something that will not only help WordPress to retain its leadership but will also bring a fresh way of how we utilize WordPress.
In Gutenberg, everything is a block
Gutenberg brings in blocks. A new way of editing your WordPress content. Earlier your content used to be housed within a heavy HTML file and for every addition, a new file had to be inserted like custom post types, shortcodes, widgets, embed, etc. Now, just like you build your Lego set, you can customize your content too and that also from one box.
By utilizing the idea of this block, you would now be able to figure out all the aspect of your content. Not just that, you can characterize their definitions per block. In this way, for example, you can transform a solitary line of content into a quote by changing its block form. From that point forward, it gets another set of choices that you can set. You can alter the type of quote, its situation, content decoration and so on. This goes for all blocks. There are blocks for, in addition to other things:
- And a ton of embeds
The coolest aspect regarding Gutenberg is reusable blocks. Think about these as a finished block that you can spare alongside its settings. For example, on the off chance that you’ve made a cool looking layout for the introduction of your blog articles, you can spare this as a reusable block. From that point forward, you just need to go to Add Block – > Saved to pick your reusable introduction block. Interesting right!
This is an extraordinarily fundamental model, yet you can think about significantly more intricate uses for this! What about an entire gallery where you just need to drop in the pictures. Or on the other hand a multi-section article format with extraordinary typography for fabulous blog entries. Furthermore, obviously, developers can guide into this also, so undoubtedly some extraordinary blocks will appear that’ll make our lives even easier. There is no restriction to this. This is altogether made conceivable in light of the fact that we have full authority over every individual blocks.
Need to learn more? Check this essential conversation
It’s normal that only theoretical explanation will make you bored and exhausted. But, that basic information is needed before you get in-hand experience of this revolutionary WordPress plugin. To elaborate that further, we have attached a 45-minute video link below where you will watch an essential talk by Morten Rand-Hendriksen explaining more about this latest tool.
There’s no equivocation! Though in beta mode, Gutenberg has arrived and ready to make an impact. It will take time to get accustomed to this ultra-new editor but it will be a win-win situation for both content publisher and the growing WordPress community.
The most critical thing you can do presently is to start using this plugin. Play with it, test it, break it. Add each issue you find to Gutenberg’s GitHub: things that don’t work or should work better. We require the greatest number of eyes on this as we can, so your review is necessary. Don’t simply talk and shout, contribute. Your commitment will help this project to come out with even more user-friendly version.