The Gutenberg Editor for WordPress
The block editor puts a spotlight on
your website's most important feature: content.
The block editor's minimal design holds all the tools you need to craft customized and engaging pages. In the most productive web teams, content editors are empowered to craft landing pages and update page functionality to better respond to changing audience needs and engagement. This tool enables that level of ownership, and reduces the blockers sometimes caused by design or development backlogs.
The new editor overhauls the main text area, called the body field, that content creators use to write and edit WordPress posts. It organizes the field into a series of blocks that allow content editors to easily see separation between their paragraphs and more complex content like image galleries, tables, and embedded videos.
WordPress has claimed to have a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor for a long time. In reality, though, those experiences often diverged heavily between views. The Gutenberg project’s goal is to make those experiences the same across. The block editor allows you to immediately see the impact of your changes, so you don't need to guess what it will look like on the front end. Give your content editors more block options by adding plugins like our Google Maps Embed plugin.
Is Your Site Ready?
For those sites that aren’t compatible with the new editor, the Classic Editor plugin will give you a couple of years to convert the editor experience to the new block editor. 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. For more advice, read our Developer’s Adoption Guide ebook.
- Use Multidev environments to easily stage and test Gutenberg updates.
- Explore our guided migration tool to bring your site over to a Pantheon dev environment and add Gutenberg as a plugin.
- Follow our in-depth guide for more detailed instructions.