Gutenberg is the culmination of a worldwide effort to improve the ease of designing WordPress pages and posts. In fact, this post was created with the new Gutenberg text editor.
Final release is scheduled for November 27, 2018. That’s when Gutenberg will be included in the WordPress 5.0 Core Update Release. Right now, however, the Gutenberg Plugin is available for installation. Make sure you back-up your files and database, and test Gutenberg (plugin or core update) on your theme before publishing.
Gutenberg replaces TinyMCE, to be known as the “Classic Text Editor,” which is the familiar text editor you’ll recognize from just about every website you’ve ever accessed.
What’s great about Gutenberg? Imagine easily inserting columns and altering font sizes, drop caps, and just about every design element you would ever need – all from a simple-to-use drag-and-drop editor.
It’s fairly easy to create beautiful layouts with Gutenberg. Image alignment is a lot more intuitive, too.
Another feature of Gutenberg is its 100-percent mobile responsive elements. Your posts and pages should look great on any device.
A challenge Gutenberg will pose is to those using website building tools such as Visual Composer. It’s not clear how developers of those plugins and themes that rely on these sorts of tools will respond to the new editor.
Download the latest version of Gutenberg in the form of a Plugin here. If you’ve got questions about interior page/post design or if you need help transitioning from an outdated page design plugin to Gutenberg, feel free to drop me a line.