The future of WordPress is coming, and it’s called Gutenberg. What is it? It’s a brand new editor being developed by a huge group of people who seeks to enable “rich formatting” options in WordPress. Think: more complex layouts (columns, text over image, etc.), easier content embeds (e.g. a YouTube video), and including dynamic content (e.g. list of Recent Posts) in any page you make. It’s ambitious and many view it as necessary to keep up with Squarespace, Wix, Medium, and other popular hosted publishing tools. I prefer to think of as an overhaul of the editor that can address the shortcomings that people face with the current one. I’ve followed the project closely since it’s conception, and it has progressed quite quickly in the last six months. With the newly-released plugin version that anyone can install to test—though it’s not intended for use on a live site!!!—I’m writing this post in the current version (0.2.0) and publishing some first thoughts.1 Things To Help You Understand Gutenberg As noted above, this is a super-early stage public release. It’s so early that you can’t even save posts and come
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