WordPress has revolutionised web development as we know it with its Gutenberg editor!
Aptly named Gutenberg after Johann Von Gutenberg, who developed the block printing press way back when, this future-focussed web development tool allows you to build visually appealing pages comprised of blocks. While it’s still in its development phase, Gutenberg is sure to bring style and simplicity to WordPress publishing.
This is just the first step that WordPress is taking to make the interface better for users. This effort to accommodate easier development will be followed up with fresh new templates to overhaul the look and feel of a website. WordPress also plan to roll out a new customizer over the course of the next year.
What WordPress Have To Say
- ‘Gutenberg is more than just an editor. While the editor is the focus right now, the project will ultimately impact the entire publishing experience including customization (the next focus area).’This is only the beginning!
The Advantages Of Using Gutenberg
The beauty of Gutenberg lies in its ease of use.
Blocks can be easily filled with paragraphs, galleries, code, headings, buttons, quotes and embedded content-such as video.
This instantly creates a nicer layout, with the option to insert text columns, lists and headers-along with dividers, to create a stunning and varied layout.
Gutenberg is designed in such a way that SEO happens organically as you create, configuring layouts and fonts as you go.
One of the main advantages of Gutenberg is that blocks can also be saved to be reused in other posts, which is incredibly time saving.
You can save blocks and insert wherever necessary, reducing the time spent copying and pasting text body and allowing you to use your time more efficiently.
Blocks can also be easily interchanged and moved quickly and easily. All blocks can be repeated more than once if necessary, so two or more quotes, paragraphs and so on can be inserted. Images are also drag and drop, which makes creating beautifully laid-out blog posts a lot simpler than it has been previously before.
You can still use the html editor. This can be accessed in settings by clicking on the three dots, so if you’d like to insert or alter any code in your post, you can.
What We Think
Gutenberg is, undoubtedly, a step in a whole other direction to what we’ve grown accustomed to. However, WordPress have assured us that the existing functionality-such as short code and meta-boxes, will still work in the interim, while more effective transitions are in the process of being built.
New plug in ideas are also being looked at by the huge community of developers, who are all contributing to this project. Their aim is to make Gutenberg the best WordPress editor yet! We have no doubt that they will succeed, in fact we feel they already have!
Try Gutenberg For Yourself
- You can get to grips with the new editing tools here:https://testgutenberg.com/
Declan Clancy is an enthusiastic, results oriented and creative Digital Marketer with 9 years hands on experience across digital channels.
In his last role as Group Digital Marketing Manager for Trigon Hotels, Declan was responsible for the ecommerce strategy and implementation for their 3 hotels. While at Trigon Hotels, Declan won Best use of Twitter for a Large Business at the Cork Digital Marketing Awards for his work for Cork International Hotel.