WordPress Gutenberg: First Impression

Many WordPress users are in for a treat as WordPress recently released its modern take on a “new editing experience” a.k.a. Gutenberg. Compared to the classic editor, Gutenberg takes pride of its flexible layout that revolves around blocks. Blocks are like segmented pieces of your post that you can easily customize and re-order. Each block can be customized based upon the content that you want to put in.

I find my recent switch to Gutenberg quite hassle-free and at the same time, it brings a sense of familiarity. I’m not new to the concept as there are other platforms that already features a similar editing experience.

I like the fact that blocks, compared to the classic editor, makes it easier for me to organize and update the content of my posts. Not only that, the new WordPress editor features a wide selection of default blocks which ranges from paragraphs to headings, images and even buttons.

Aside from blocks, Gutenberg has pretty much retained the core functionalities of the classic editor like the document settings and post widgets. Plus, you can still switch from visual editor to code editor and vice versa without a problem.

To sum it up, I think it’s about time for WordPress to make the switch. Other content publishing platforms have already done so and while the classic editor will always have a special place in our hearts, offering a whole new editing experience to today’s modern WordPress users isn’t so bad at all.


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