WordPress 5.0 and the Gutenberg Editor
WordPress 5.0 will include the biggest change to WordPress in years. The new editor, known as Gutenberg, overhauls the body field central to WordPress posts. Gutenberg organizes the body field into a series of blocks that allow content editors to more easily see separation between their paragraphs and more complex content like image galleries, tables, and embedded videos. Gutenberg also prioritizes a clear data structure so that each block has organized and easy-to-theme markup.
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Gutenberg puts the spotlight on your website's most important feature: the content. The minimal design holds all the tools you need to craft customized and engaging pages.
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The release of 5.0 will change the default editing experience. You may have to manually adjust your content to take full advantage of all Gutenberg has to offer. Things like shortcodes, for example, can move to their own blocks. The earlier you start testing this upcoming change to the editor, the easier the transition will be and the sooner you can start delivering content in new ways.
Getting Ready for Gutenberg: Leveraging Wordpress 5.0Watch Roy Sivan of The Walt Disney Company and Pantheon's own Andrew Taylor discuss what the new Gutenberg editor is, how to use it, and why you shouldn’t fear it.
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