To Gutenberg or not?The WordPress update 5.0 promises major changes on the horizon with the introduction of the new WordPress editor, Gutenberg. The release date is soon, but unknown. We all wait in anticipation for the new WordPress 5.0. The WordPress 5.0 update will change the current style editor to a content block editor. An editor with a name, Gutenberg. Chances are if you are a WordPress user you have heard rumblings and complaints about Gutenberg, but what is it? Are your sites ready for the new update? As it stands right now the content editor most commonly used in WordPress is the Tiny MCE editor. The Gutenberg editor not only expands upon the current editor but it also fundamentally changes the way content is made. Both post and pages will be made using a block format, meaning content can be added one block at a time. Creating content in this way reduces the difference between the way content looks when it is being made versus when it is live on your website. It also expands the current editor’s functions: For example, there will be a content block for tables. No longer will you need Tablepress or other plugins to fill in the void left by the previous editor.
The current blocks available are:The tables below are an overview of the current blocks available as well as possible embeds.
|COMMON BLOCKS||FORMATTING BLOCKS||LAYOUT BLOCKS||WIDGETS|
|Paragraph||Pull Quote||Separator||Latest Posts|
|WordPress||Funny or Die||VideoPress|