“Gutenberg” is a codename for a whole new paradigm in WordPress site building and publishing, that aims to revolutionize the entire publishing experience as much as Gutenberg did the printed word. Right now, the project is in the first phase of a four-phase process that will touch every piece of WordPress — Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual — and is focused on a new editing experience, the block editor.

The block editor introduces a modular approach to pages and posts: each piece of content in the editor, from a paragraph to an image gallery to a headline, is its own block. And just like physical blocks, WordPress blocks can added, arranged, and rearranged, allowing WordPress users to create media-rich pages in a visually intuitive way — and without work-arounds like shortcodes or custom HTML.

The block editor first became available in December 2018, and we’re still hard at work refining the experience, creating more and better blocks, and laying the groundwork for the next three phases of work. The Gutenberg plugin gives you the latest version of the block editor so you can join us in testing bleeding-edge features, start playing with blocks, and maybe get inspired to build your own.

Discover More

  • User Documentation: See the WordPress Editor documentation for detailed docs on using the editor as an author creating posts and pages.

  • Developer Documentation: Extending and customizing is at the heart of the WordPress platform, see the Developer Documentation for extensive tutorials, documentation, and API reference on how to extend the editor.

  • Contributors: Gutenberg is an open-source project and welcomes all contributors from code to design, from documentation to triage. See the Contributor’s Handbook for all the details on how you can help.

The development hub for the Gutenberg project is on Github at:

Discussion for the project is on Make Blog and the #core-editor channel in Slack, signup information.


This plugin provides 1 block.



How can I send feedback or get help with a bug?

We’d love to hear your bug reports, feature suggestions and any other feedback! Please head over to the GitHub issues page to search for existing issues or open a new one. While we’ll try to triage issues reported here on the plugin forum, you’ll get a faster response (and reduce duplication of effort) by keeping everything centralized in the GitHub repository.

What’s Next for the Project?

The four phases of the project are Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual. You can hear more about the project and phases from Matt in his State of the Word talks for 2019 and 2018. Additionally you can follow updates in the Make WordPress Core blog.

Where Can I Read More About Gutenberg?


ජූනි 5, 2020
I'm so sick to my stomach from having to deal with this idiot, forced move to Gutenberg. And don't tell me I can install the "classic editor" plugin. I know. But how long will that be around. Whomever made the decision to force this pathetic plugin into WP core is more than an idiot - they are sadistic and have obviously NEVER had to worry about training their end-users on how to use this abomination. I would give it a MINUS -100 rating if I could. I've been using WP since the original version release. Actually, before that, as I used B2 even earlier. Gutenberg is beyond bad from a users perspective, AND from a site builder perspective. SMGDFH. Uggh!
ජූනි 2, 2020
I spend hours trying to figure out the most standard things when writing a post. It seems like it is full of bugs, but after spending hours of searching in google and forums on how to this and how to do that i realized that its just extremly unintuitive. I still have problems to write a simple post. Switching back to to the classic Editor was such an relief.
ජූනි 2, 2020
Its really really bad, even from user experiance that want to write down a simple post, its never understanble not to a simple user, and even more to advance users. Its just complicated as Sh*t. Sorry for that, but you have to ride off from this crap. It's not there yet and never would be. Just look at other commercial pagebuilders. They really do things right ✔️ Get back to simple thing that was so popular or do something revolutionary and only when its ready pull this to the world. Its far away from good experiance. It makes all the experiance worse nightmare of site admin.I know that intention was from good place, but it becomes a total mess.
ජූනි 1, 2020
1.5 of Gutenberg... Guteberg started very very fundamental and ist still fundamental. It is not a page builder, it is a content editor... but designing content is still very limited. It is a backend editor which requiers to preview everything in the frontend. Sure, you can custiomzie the backen css to look like the frontend, but this is difficult and will not work 100%. Meanwhile there is an "Elementor Block for Gutenberg" plugin. With this you can design a template in Elementor and use it than as a block in Gutenberg. This is great if you want to keep Gutenberg. But this is ore a workarround, so why not switching 100% to Elementor? If I see the speed of development of Gutenberg I think it will take 3-4 years till it is in an area where Elementor is today. I have had attended the development sessions for Gutenberg and when I see what they discuss and how, it shows me that there will be no quick solution for an editor which is more than a beta editor.
ජූනි 1, 2020
Gutenberg gets a lot of hate - generally either from people who are used to the old editor, or people comparing it to WordPress page builders. First off let me say, Gutenberg is not a full page builder. If you're not a developer and you want full control over how a page looks, go for something like Elementor. What Gutenberg offers is a better way to structure the page content compared to the old editor. While it may not have blocks for everything, if you're a developer you can use the Custom HTML block to achieve most things (which is much tidying than adding HTML used to be). Most importantly, the code it outputs tends to be a lot more lightweight compared to "full" page builders. That said, it could definitely be improved, specifically with regards to UX. Trying to reorder elements can be fiddly at best, and some blocks (e.g. Groups) are basically impossible to select without switching to a completely separate tool. If more complex page builders can handle this elegantly then Gutenberg should be able to.
මැයි 31, 2020
This plugin is really counterproductive in my opinion. It's really time to add an option to disable it. Please make an effort, thanks from all your users.
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Contributors & Developers

“Gutenberg” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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To read the changelog for Gutenberg 8.2.1, please navigate to the release page.