If you have logged into your WordPress site recently, things might look a bit different than you remember.
This is because WordPress 5.0 introduced a block style editor called Gutenberg. This new editor primarily effects how you create blog posts on your site. But, you can also use it to customize pages.
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So what does Gutenberg do? Well, the main objective is to break your content into blocks. These blocks can be resized, rearranged, and stacked into whatever order you want. So now instead of adding an image and trying to center it above your text, it will just add itself to a block that you can control independently from the paragraphs below. Also, as you type, you will notice that each paragraph ends up in its own block.
Another great feature is the option to add blocks of html, social media badges and content, and much more.
So what do I need to do now?
You have two choices as of the writing of this article. First, simply try out Gutenberg and overcome the learning curve. After a few test posts, you should find it fairly easy to use. The alternative? We can temporarily disable the new editor and restore the old one. I say temporarily because the creators of WordPress have made it known that eventually there might not be a choice but to use Gutenberg. This might be a great option if you have a lot of editors and writers working on your site and you need time to train and adjust.
Hopefully, this article can shed some light on the new look of WordPress. While Gutenberg is here to stay, it is also in its infancy. If you have any specific questions about the new block editor or about WordPress in general, sent me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org