It is one of the most-used and discussed CMS (Content Management System) which dominates the Google’s SERP with nearly 600 million WordPress related search results. This blogging-centric platform is evolved with many great features, plugins, and modules.
Here, in this post, we will talk about the new WordPress editor which is simple, modern, and easy-to-use. Yes, we are talking about Gutenberg WordPress editor that is built with an aim to offer an enjoyable experience while creating content.
For the past months, the WordPress community and volunteers have been working hard to offer rich, smoother, and pleasant experience for writers.
Why Do You Need To Try New Gutenberg Editor? What’s New In Gutenberg Editor?
If you’re using WordPress for your website, you may possibly have a lot of time spent using the standard editor. The standard editor comes with two alternative options – visual and text. Both these options are user-friendly and easy to work with. But, if you have experience working with Medium, Ghost, Wix, or Squarespace, WordPress editor seems lacking in functionality and user experience. So, here we are talking about the newest editor of WordPress, Gutenberg.
What Is Gutenberg?
Gutenberg is a new WordPress editor and named after Johannes Gutenberg who is known for inventing typography and printing with movable type. In the current WordPress editor, writers often have to rely upon HTML tags and code for formatting. To overcome this, Gutenberg provides easier editing with modern layout options.
Note: Gutenberg editor is currently in beta phase and is available to test through a plugin.
Here Are Some Advantages And Disadvantages Of Gutenberg Editor You Need To Consider:
Benefits Of Gutenberg Editor:
Mobile-ready: Yes, it already runs great on mobile. If you need to make quick changes using your phone, here is the perfect solution.
Easier-to-use: whether you are a pro or a beginner, you are going to love it because of its ease of use.
Customized blocks: Blocks can provide a totally refreshing experience. You can arrange or customize the blocks to place your content in the most desirable manner.
No need of code: It does not require the use of any HTML code for formatting and styling.
More screen space and modern editing experience: It offers more screen space to gain more visibility while creating content with advanced layout options.
Robust Integration: There will be a tighter integration among UI developers, editor, core, and other plugins.
Drag and Drop editing: Drag and drop functionality by hovering over a block and dragging it.
Advanced styling options: Styling options like text size, colour, background opacity, alignments etc.
Word and Block Counts: You can see the total word count, number of blocks, and number of headings.
Layout Elements: Provides elements like button, page break, columns etc.
There will be a specific mechanism for converting Word, Google Docs, and Markdown to native WordPress blocks. This feature would be pretty amazing!
Cons of Gutenberg Editor:
The WordPress community is working hard to fix every issue in the editor and as it is in the testing phase, many things will be solved in the upcoming time.
At present, below are several drawbacks of Gutenberg editor:
There’s no Markdown support
This editor does not support responsive column and that can be the reason people opt for builder plugins
Backward compatibility can be a huge issue for developers which can cause extra work
However, it is too early to say how Gutenberg will impact WordPress development. It needs a lot of enhancement and time to become familiar using it. Gutenberg will not be optional as it will take place into WordPress core but there will be a Classic block for those who prefer old, standard editor.
Gutenberg editor will be ready with the launch of WordPress 5.0. Until then, you can keep your eye on the final version with evolved features, or you can try it and give your feedback to make it more advanced, efficient, and error-free. The only aim of this editor is to provide an updated and flexible editing experience that makes more sense than the current one.
If you haven’t tried out this new editor yet, do it now and let us know your thoughts!