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Block editor for WordPress. This is the development plugin for the new block editor in core. This is beta software, do not run on real sites.

Author:Gutenberg Team (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:5.3.0
WordPress version tested:5.4.1
Plugin version:8.2.1
Added to WordPress repository:16-06-2017
Last updated:13-05-2020
Rating, %:40
Rated by:3123
Plugin URI:https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg
Total downloads:15 473 016
Active installs:200 000+
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“Gutenberg” is a codename for a whole new paradigm in WordPress site building and publishing, that aims to revolutionize the entire publishing experience as much as Gutenberg did the printed word. Right now, the project is in the first phase of a four-phase process that will touch every piece of WordPress — Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual — and is focused on a new editing experience, the block editor.

The block editor introduces a modular approach to pages and posts: each piece of content in the editor, from a paragraph to an image gallery to a headline, is its own block. And just like physical blocks, WordPress blocks can added, arranged, and rearranged, allowing WordPress users to create media-rich pages in a visually intuitive way — and without work-arounds like shortcodes or custom HTML.

The block editor first became available in December 2018, and we’re still hard at work refining the experience, creating more and better blocks, and laying the groundwork for the next three phases of work. The Gutenberg plugin gives you the latest version of the block editor so you can join us in testing bleeding-edge features, start playing with blocks, and maybe get inspired to build your own.

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  • User Documentation: See the WordPress Editor documentation for detailed docs on using the editor as an author creating posts and pages.

  • Developer Documentation: Extending and customizing is at the heart of the WordPress platform, see the Developer Documentation for extensive tutorials, documentation, and API reference on how to extend the editor.

  • Contributors: Gutenberg is an open-source project and welcomes all contributors from code to design, from documentation to triage. See the Contributor’s Handbook for all the details on how you can help.

The development hub for the Gutenberg project is on Github at: https://github.com/wordpress/gutenberg

Discussion for the project is on Make Blog and the #core-editor channel in Slack, signup information.


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