Gutenberg WordPress Editor is an advanced WordPress Visual Editor likely
to be merged into WordPress Core. What does this mean? Is this good or bad for new WordPress Beginners? A group of developers, contributors and volunteers had been working on Gutenberg WordPress Editor since last few months to make WordPress easier and convenient.
The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyableGutenberg WordPress Editor
What is Gutenberg WordPress
It is an advanced page editor or page builder for WordPress. This will replace the default WordPress Editor. Matt Mullenweg is the founder of this page editor.
Gutenberg is an important step forward for WordPress. Gutenberg enables WordPress to build content layouts, not just write articles. It is one of the many transitions happening in WordPress toward a more simplified user experience.Zack Katz, speaking at WordCamp Denver 2017
Why Gutenberg WordPress Editor?
There is a lot of discussion ongoing related to Gutenberg WordPress Editor. Why Gutenberg WordPress Editor? There are a lot of reasons which make it far better than its pros which we will be discussing further in more details. It has more to do with shortcodes, widgets, custom fields, blocks, and Menus
Is Gutenberg WordPress Editor a Plugin? Installation Process
As per the article published time, Gutenberg WordPress Editor isn’t installed in WordPress Core. It is likely to be merged in WordPress Core after it
Exploring Gutenberg WordPress Editor
After installing the Gutenberg WordPress Editor, you will experience a new and extra feature WordPress Editor rather than the default WordPress Editor. After installation, you can notice a “Gutenberg” Menu in the left sidebar of Admin Panel.
You can also found a change when you open the pages or posts menu from the admin panel. The default WordPress editor has been changed to Gutenberg WordPress Editor. You can still edit through the default WordPress editor by clicking on classic WordPress Editor.
More Advanced than WordPress Visual Editor
The default WordPress editor has not been so convenient to new users and they had to install other WordPress editor Plugins like Tagdiv Visual Editor, TinyMCE and so on. So, Users have to purchase some premium new Visual Editor plugins for them where TinyMCE is free. Developers are making this editor too good to install this in the WordPress Core. The main purpose of developing this editor to help new users understand WordPress easily similar to Wix and Squarespace.
Use your own Styles
You are able to make your own styles while writing a post. You can select the size of text, background color and text color from the right sidebar of this editor. For text alignment and font weight, it is in the top of the Gutenberg WordPress Editor.
Live HTML Block Preview & Caption
You can get the live HTML block preview from the new Gutenberg WordPress Editor. This is pretty good as we don’t have to switch like Visual Editor and Code Editor. You can get the live preview of HTML code you inserted instantly. Another cool feature is that you didn’t need to click the image to add the caption. Just you can type in the caption box below the image.
Drag and Drop Feature for Images
This feature is quite similar to the other visual editor. You can directly drag and drop an image or insert through uploading to Media Library.
Custom CSS and ALT Text Options
A new custom CSS button has been added on the right sidebar of the Gutenberg WordPress Editor. You can also easily add some ALT text instantly by clicking on the image you want to add.
Most Used Blocks
If you want to add some new blocks, it shows the most used blocks at the top of the “Add Blocks” Menu. You don’t have to search
Anchor Supports and Table of Contents
Developers had also created a table of contents which is always at the top of the Gutenberg Editor. If you click on the info sign at the top of the editor YOu will be able to see it. All the links in the table of contents are clickable. If you click on any H1, H2 or others, the editor will take you to the clicked headings.
It also has an anchor supports for the headings tag.
Our new Gutenberg Editor consists of an awesome feature which provides all the information on the number of Blocks, Headings, Paragraph and Words Used in a single click on the content structure.
New Pullquotes Block and Alignment Options
We are using the blockquote for a long time for a reason. Pullquotes are a new type. We are using a simple Alignment Option in old visual Editor. In Gutenberg WordPress Editor, You got a new feature, an extra option
, and Blocks
The most important feature of Gutenberg WordPress Editor is this one, Button, Embeds and Blocks. I like this feature the most. For embedding, it has made chosen some default sites. You don’t need to put any size for the video. It will optimize the best size. We have to put the URL only. Rest of the parts, Gutenberg does itself.
Creating a button is too easy in Gutenberg WordPress Editor. You can now easily create one if you are still just a beginner. To add button, Go to “Add Block” and Search for “Button” or directly go under “Layout Elements” and then add and customize the button for color, background color
Good Sides of Gutenberg WordPress Editor
As we had been know to the features and properties of Gutenberg WordPress Editor. I believe almost very users like it if they know how to uses it. I think this is the best visual editor of those who
- More Advanced than normal WordPress Editor and other Visual Editor.
- Simple to use
- No need of coding for buttons and CSS
- HTML Anchors, Table of Contents & New Alignment Options
- Inserter Tool
- Media Rich
Cons of Gutenberg WordPress Editor
Although it is available for installation in WordPress, it is fully not developed yet. So, there might be some problems in Gutenberg WordPress Editor as they are in development mode.
- If you are new and don’t know how to use, it might create you some problems regarding other plugins function while using this editor. For the first time, I was also in a dilemma that where are my other plugins like Yoast SEO, One time Signal, and others.
- Markdown Support Missing.
If the next version of WordPress comes with a feature that the majority of users immediately want to turn off, or think they’ll never use, then we’ve blown itWordPress Philosophy
This is going to be the end of WordPress Classic Editor. Gutenberg to getting installed in the core by WordPress 5.0 updates. After this WordPress will move forward a bit. They are always creating a distance between them and others like Wix, Squarespace and so on. Time is ready to tell us whether it has been good to WordPress or not. There will be also an option of classic editor in case if you want to use it for old posts.
What are your thoughts on the Gutenberg project? What would you like to see in WordPress in 2018? Let us know in the comments.