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WordPress 5.0 and the Gutenberg Editor


Gutenberg Webinar Series
Follow along as Pantheon chats with WordPress community leaders about the Gutenberg editor in this 5-part video series.

The release of WordPress 5.0 included 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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Clean Design

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.

Templates for Structured Data

Developers can include guard rails to guide editors toward entering structured data. Just define a template structure when declaring a custom post type.

Visual Feedback

Gutenberg's blocks allow you to see the impact of your changes as you make them. Give your content editors more block options by adding plugins like our Google Maps Embed plugin.

Is your site ready?

The release of 5.0 changes 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 change to the editor, the easier the transition will be and the sooner you can start delivering content in new ways.


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