Introduction to Gutenberg

Introduction to Gutenberg

Gutenberg is WordPress’ new content editor. It lets you easily build pages using a collection of “blocks”. Common blocks include: heading, paragraph text, list, quote, image, gallery, and columns. Additional blocks can be added by plugins.

While the old content editor (TinyMCE) worked great for text editing, more complex page layouts tended to require custom code via shortcodes or metaboxes.

The new editor has the same great text editing abilities, while also allowing you to build complex, media-rich pages.

Instead of having to remember all the parameters of a shortcode, you can simply insert a plugin’s custom block and it will ask you for the required and optional fields.

More Blocks

  • Atomic Blocks – Provides additional blocks, including ones for Testimonials, Inline Notices, and Author Profiles.
  • Caxton – Adds a “Post Grid” block

Gutenberg Courses

  1. An Introduction to Gutenberg Course is for users / content editors to learn more about Gutenberg and how to manage content.
  2. Gutenberg Development Course is for developers to learn how to build their own custom blocks.

40% off coupons to both courses:

Custom blocks are built using React / JavaScript. If you’re a PHP developer like me and don’t have much JavaScript experience, I recommend you consider these courses as well:

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    1. I haven’t tested it with multisite but it should be compatible. It’s literally one line of code:

      add_filter( 'gutenberg_can_edit_post_type', '__return_false' );

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