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Gutenberg? Who’s that again?

Johannes Gutenberg was the German inventor who brought the printing press to Europe in the 15th century and started the printing revolution, but enough of history, today Gutenberg is a new WordPress Visual editor that is integrated into the WordPress core. 

Gutenberg was officially released on December 6, 2019. The new editor is based on visual blocks and allow you to easily make rich content layouts.

When creating a new page or post, you add blocks to the content area. The blocks can be text, images, galleries, video etc. You can also add columns of content. 

Gutenberg editor

Each content block can be styled or have a css class applied to it. 

While it’s always difficult to transition to something new, I believe Gutenberg is going to open up a lot of layout possibilities without using a lot of extra plugins or page templates. Over the next few months, I will be posting more content / demonstrations on how to use Gutenberg.