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The Current State of the WordPress Editor

The WordPress Editor is where we create our content for any page, post, or custom post type. It is a great tool for writing and formatting text, adding images, and more. As of 4.9, that’s the extent of what the editor can do. Things like:

  • Add text
  • Add heading
  • Bold text
  • Add link
  • Add image

If we want to get more complex than that, we can add more to the content editor through plugins and shortcodes.

However, when it comes to creating complex page layouts, you need more than what the editor can offer. Luckily, the folks working on the WordPress Open Source Project know that, and have been working tirelessly on a brand new editor called Gutenberg.

The Goal of Gutenberg

The goal of Gutenberg is to create rich content layouts using content blocks instead of just plain text. This will allow users who don’t know HTML and CSS to create richer content without the need for a plugin.

Gutenberg is a part of WordPress 5.0. In this course, we’re going to look at how we can start using Gutenberg, what it entails, and how it will affect our websites.

By the end of the course, you will know how to create your very own rich layouts with Gutenberg, what the new terminology is, how it affects your clients, and how you can get involved in the project.