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If you are a WordPress user you may have already used Gutenberg or at least have heard that it’s coming very soon. It’s been an optional editor for a while, available via plugin but in WordPress 5 we all get it automatically.

Exciting. Maybe. For some users they may not know anything until they update and, it may be a shock…

What is Gutenberg

“We call the new editor Gutenberg. The entire editing experience has been rebuilt for media rich pages and posts. Experience the flexibility that blocks will bring, whether you are building your first site, or write code for a living.”

You can try it out in your browser here.

WordPress has looked very similar for a long time now so, I think this is a good change and Gutenberg certainly looks slick. I like it. The aesthetic focus seems to be on writing and providing a less cluttered environment on your screen. I think Gutenberg has always done a decent job of achieving this but, it will be interesting to see if all WordPress users agree when it’s placed in front of them.

Of all the in-depth looks at Gutenberg around the web, I thought this one was worth linking to. A lot of web design I have worked on has been created using WordPress and some of those clients blog so I think this will be my go-to ‘you need to read this’ article as I’m sure there will be questions. 

Change is good though right?