Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor that is Awesome

Of Mountains & Printing Presses

The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting.

What you are reading now is a text block, the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…

… like this one, which is right aligned.

Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organization of your content.

A Picture is worth a Thousand Words

Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.

Beautiful landscape
If your theme supports it, you’ll see the “wide” button on the image toolbar. Give it a try.

Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.

The Inserter Tool

Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.

Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn’t know about. Here’s a short list of what you can currently find there:

  • Text & Headings
  • Images & Videos
  • Galleries
  • Embeds, like YouTube, Tweets, or other WordPress posts.
  • Layout blocks, like Buttons, Hero Images, Separators, etc.
  • And Lists like this one of course 🙂

Visual Editing

A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:

The editor will endeavour to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.

Matt Mullenweg, 2017

The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back.

Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylized one. All of these options are available in the inserter.

You can change the amount of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.

Media Rich

If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media rich layout, very quickly:

Accessibility is important don't forget image alt attribute

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.

The above is a gallery with just two images. It’s an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher.

Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:

You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here’s a pullquote block:

Code is Poetry

The WordPress community

If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.


Thanks for testing Gutenberg!

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This is a Test

This is the primary heading and there should only be one of these per page

A small paragraph to emphasis and show important bits.

  • This is a list item
  • So is this – there could be more
  • Make sure to style list items to:
    • Not forgetting child list items
    • Not forgetting child list items
    • Not forgetting child list items
    • Not forgetting child list items
  • A couple more
  • top level list items

Don’t forget Ordered lists:

  1. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit.
  2. Aliquam tincidunt mauris eu risus.
    1. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit.
    2. Aliquam tincidunt mauris eu risus.
  3. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit.
  4. Aliquam tincidunt mauris eu risus.

A sub heading which is not as important as the first, but is quite imporant overall

Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Vestibulum tortor quam, feugiat vitae, ultricies eget, tempor sit amet, ante. Donec eu libero sit amet quam egestas semper. Aenean ultricies mi vitae est. Mauris placerat eleifend leo.

Most Downloaded Movies on BitTorrent, 2011
Rank Movie Downloads Grosses
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1 Fast Five 9,260,000 $626,137,675
2 The Hangover II 8,840,000 $581,464,305
3 Thor 8,330,000 $449,326,618
4 Source Code 7,910,000 $123,278,618
5 I Am Number Four 7,670,000 $144,500,437
6 Sucker Punch 7,200,000 $89,792,502
7 127 Hours 6,910,000 $60,738,797
8 Rango 6,480,000 $245,155,348
9 The King’s Speech 6,250,000 $414,211,549
10 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 6,030,000 $1,328,111,219
Table Heading Table Heading
table data table data
table data table data
table data table data
table data table data

A sub heading which is not as important as the second, but should be used with consideration

Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Vestibulum tortor quam, feugiat vitae, ultricies eget, tempor sit amet, ante. Donec eu libero sit amet quam egestas semper. Aenean ultricies mi vitae est. Mauris placerat eleifend leo.

This is a properly formatted blockquote, btw. Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.

A sub heading which is not as important as the second, but should be used with consideration

Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Vestibulum tortor quam, feugiat vitae, ultricies eget, tempor sit amet, ante. Donec eu libero sit amet quam egestas semper. Aenean ultricies mi vitae est. Mauris placerat eleifend leo.

“Ooh – a blockquote! Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus magna. Cras in mi at felis aliquet congue. Ut a est eget ligula molestie gravida. Curabitur massa. Donec eleifend, libero at sagittis mollis, tellus est malesuada tellus, at luctus turpis elit sit amet quam. Vivamus pretium ornare est.”

  
  #header h1 a {
    display: block;
    width: 300px;
    height: 80px;
  }
  
A sub heading which is not as important as the second, but should be used with consideration

Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Vestibulum tortor quam, feugiat vitae, ultricies eget, tempor sit amet, ante. Donec eu libero sit amet quam egestas semper. Aenean ultricies mi vitae est. Mauris placerat eleifend leo.

Definition list
Consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.
This heading plays a relatively small bit part role, if you use it at all

Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Vestibulum tortor quam, feugiat vitae, ultricies eget, tempor sit amet, ante. Donec eu libero sit amet quam egestas semper. Aenean ultricies mi vitae est. Mauris placerat eleifend leo.

Level 1 heading

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 1 heading class=”fancy”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 1 heading class=”thin”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 1 heading class=”caps”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 02 Heading

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 2 heading class=”fancy”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 2 heading class=”thin”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 2 heading class=”caps”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 03 Heading

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 3 heading class=”fancy”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 3 heading class=”thin”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 3 heading class=”caps”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 04 Heading

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 4 heading class=”fancy”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 4 heading class=”thin”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 4 heading class=”caps”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 05 Heading

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 5 heading class=”fancy”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 5 heading class=”thin”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 5 heading class=”caps”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 06 Heading

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 6 heading class=”fancy”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 6 heading class=”thin”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Level 6 heading class=”caps”

Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem. Phasellus sodales. Nulla urna justo, vehicula in, suscipit nec, molestie sed, tellus.

Paragraph inside Blockquote: Nam libero leo, elementum in, dapibus a, suscipit vitae, purus. Duis arcu. Integer dignissim fermentum enim. Morbi convallis felis vel nibh. Sed scelerisque sagittis lorem.

Address: Example address 224, Sweden
  Preformated:Testing one row
       and another

I am the a tag example
I am the abbr tag example
I am the acronym tag example
I am the b tag example
I am the big tag example
I am the cite tag example
I am the code tag example
I am the del tag example
I am the dfn tag example
I am the em tag example
I am the i tag example
I am the ins tag example
I am the kbd tag example
I am the q tag example
I am the samp tag example
I am the small tag example
I am the span tag example
I am the strong tag example
I am the sub tag example
I am the sup tag example
I am the tt tag example
I am the var tag example
I am the small class example
I am the large class example
I am the quiet class example
I am the highlight class example


  • Unordered list 01
  • Unordered list 02
  • Unordered list 03
    • Unordered list inside list level 2
    • Unordered list inside list level 2
      • Unordered list inside list level 3
      • Unordered list inside list level 3
  1. Ordered list 01
  2. Ordered list 02
  3. Ordered list 03
    1. Ordered list inside list level 2
    2. Ordered list inside list level 2
      1. Ordered list inside list level 3
      2. Ordered list inside list level 3
Description list title 01
Description list description 01
Description list title 02
Description list description 02
Description list description 03
Table Caption
Table head th Table head td
Table foot th Table foot td
Table body th Table body td
Table body td Table body td
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