The new Gutenberg editor is currently slated to join core in WordPress 4.9. This means you should be already starting to learn how to make your projects work natively in the new editor interface. As WordPress continues to forge ahead as a dominant Content Management System (CMS), advancements such as the REST API and an increased focus on advanced JavaScript are becoming more important for developers to understand. Right now, it’s the turn of the Gutenberg editor, which has a focus on content blocks. Learning how to interact with this new tool will help keep your plugins and themes modern and up to date. In this article, we will introduce you to the Gutenberg project and its block-based approach, then discuss the Gutenberg Boilerplate project. Finally, we will teach you how to set up your first Hello World block in five steps. Let’s jump in! An Introduction to WordPress’ New Gutenberg Blocks is a project heavily supported by Matt Mullenweg, as the hopeful replacement for the current WordPress editor. The difference lies in how it treats content as blocks, rather than as a single long stream of content. At the time of this writing, the Gutenberg project is moving along
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