Introduction to Gutenberg

Introduction to Gutenberg

  • Gutenberg is WordPress’ new content editor. It lets you easily build pages using a collection of “blocks”.
  • Common blocks include: heading, paragraph text, list, quote, image, gallery, and columns. Additional blocks can be added by plugins.
  • While the old content editor (TinyMCE) worked great for text editing, more complex page layouts tended to require custom code via shortcodes or metaboxes.
  • The new editor has the same great text editing abilities, while also allowing you to build complex, media-rich pages.
  • Instead of having to remember all the parameters of a shortcode, you can simply insert a plugin’s custom block and it will ask you for the required and optional fields.

More Blocks

  • Atomic Blocks – Provides additional blocks, including ones for Testimonials, Inline Notices, and Author Profiles.
  • Caxton – Adds a “Post Grid” block

Gutenberg Courses

  1. An Introduction to Gutenberg Course is for users / content editors to learn more about Gutenberg and how to manage content.
  2. Gutenberg Development Course is for developers to learn how to build their own custom blocks.

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Custom blocks are built using React / JavaScript. If you’re a PHP developer like me and don’t have much JavaScript experience, I recommend you consider these courses as well:

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    1. I haven’t tested it with multisite but it should be compatible. It’s literally one line of code:

      add_filter( 'gutenberg_can_edit_post_type', '__return_false' );

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