WordPress has released a major update that will change the way tens of millions of websites are designed and built.
Back in January 2017, the Founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg, announced the Gutenberg project – a block-based editing system which will make it easier to create beautiful sites quickly and affordably.

After nearly two years, Gutenberg has finally been merged with core in WordPress 5.0. WordPress has changed a lot in the last 15 years but the editor has been left behind, much to consumers’ frustration. It’s been a long time coming for a huge change that will see more people embrace WordPress as a primary vehicle for creating websites.

What you need to know about Gutenberg for WordPress

Gutenberg is the new editor for the WordPress Admin interface. The purpose is to create a unified experience between what is created in the back end and what is seen on the front end. Some of the most common issues with the old WordPress editor is that what you put together in the back end isn’t an exact replica of what is seen when the page or post has been published, meaning users have to rely on plugins and themes to try to solve the disconnect. Gutenberg will address this by dividing text and images into building blocks making it easier to edit and giving a “what you see is what you get” experience.

The concept of blocks brings a uniform way to create different types of content leading to a more secure platform as it eliminates complicated coding, the use of extra plugins or downloading a premium theme. Fortunately, your existing posts will remain exactly the same as all the functionality of the old editor is retained in the new editor.

Commenting on the new block-based editor, Matt Mullenweg said: “(it) is the first step toward an exciting new future with a streamlined editing experience across your site. You’ll have more flexibility with how content is displayed, whether you are building your first site, revamping your blog, or write code for a living.”

Big changes thanks to Gutenberg for WordPress

The whole purpose of Gutenberg is to make customising your WordPress site easier than before, however, change can be scary to embrace.
We suggest trying out Gutenberg in a staging environment. You can always enable the Classic Editor plugin to go back to the original editor until you feel comfortable.

WordPress 5.0 has been a long time coming and is a huge step forward for the CMS. However, users may experience slight teething issues while they get used to the new editor. If you’re struggling to navigate the new editor and have a WordPress issue that is driving you mad, you can come to us for an emergency fix of just £49.

Our team of highly experienced WordPress developers will quickly fix any WordPress issue and get your site back up and running. Our team of developers are available 24/7 and will quickly diagnose the problem so that you don’t have to worry about errors, broken code or display issues preventing you from giving clients the best service.

Not only is the process quick and simple, but if for some reason we can’t fix the issue, we will completely refund your money.