Wordpress & Gutenberg Editor
What is a block? A block is the basic element of the Gutenberg Editor. By combining blocks in various combinations, you can build a custom page or post for your Wordpress site. At this time, there are blocks for complex objects such as widgets and galleries and also for smaller items such as columns, paragraphs, quotes, lists, headings, shortcodes, images, code, buttons and embeds.
If you are familiar with the Elementor (see screenshot) page builder for Wordpress or the online page builder for Wix.com, you have already encountered the concept of blocks. As in Elementor, you can create your own blocks and save them to use again.
Have you ever tried to make changes to your Wordpress website. If so, you know that there are several panels that do the same thing and adding a third-party theme can increase the number of redundant controls. This can make designing a Wordpress site a confusing and complicated job. The Gutenberg editor is the first phase of the planned three phase evolution of Wordpress which will solve this and many other frustrations. The second phase will be all about page templates and the third phase will integrate the website customizer.
If you want to experiment with Gutenberg, you will need to install the Gutenberg plugin (until the release of Wordpress 5.0). Before installing Gutenberg, go to the Sample Page (Pages - Sample Page) to take a look at the old editor (see screenshot).
- In the Dashboard, go to Plugins - Add New. If you don't see the Gutenberg plugin, do a search (see screenshot).
- Install and activate the plugin.
- You well see a new tab on the side menu for Gutenberg. Click the Gutenberg tab to see the Welcome page (see screenshot).
- Go to Pages - Sample Page and take a look at the new Gutenberg editor (see screenshot).
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