The WordPress block editor (aka “Gutenberg”) has come a long way since it was first introduced in WordPress version 5.0 in December of 2018.
It just might be time…
It just might be time for you to give Gutenberg a chance if you fall into any of these categories:
If you’re a WordPress Web-site owner who has left your content management to your developer for fear of having to learn HTML, it might be time to give Gutenberg a chance. (Hint: You don’t need to know any HTML to use Gutenberg and to build stunning Web sites.)
If you’re a WordPress Web-site owner who has been managing your own content using the classic editor but have avoided migrating to Gutenberg because of bad reviews and fear of learning curve, it might be time to give Gutenberg a chance. (Hint: Gutenberg has matured considerably, and, with that, the quality of available training resources has improved dramatically.)
If you’ve been using third-part page builders with your WordPress Web sites and considered them far superior to Gutenberg, it might be time to give Gutenberg a chance. (Hint: While third-party page-builders still have their place in the WordPress space, they are now overkill for many Web sites because of how far Gutenberg has come.)
Finally, if you’re a Web developer who has been coding for decades and is knowledgeable-to-expert in CSS, HTML, php and MySQL and has avoided Gutenberg because you found it kludgy and in-the-way, it might be time to give Gutenberg a chance. (Hint: That would be me.)
What to do next
I won’t go into depth about Gutenberg here. I’ll leave that to others. My main purpose today is to encourage you to give Gutenberg a chance if you’ve avoided it in the past. (I have many clients who fall into Category #1 above; you know who you are…)
Some Training Resources
Here are links to 2 free training videos at W101.com (see Affiliate Disclosure below) that cover Gutenberg. They’re quite short.
What is Gutenberg? (~3 minutes)
The Block Editor (~7 minutes)
Affiliate Disclosure: If you decide to sign up for a WP101.com membership, I invite you to so using my affiliate link (which sends a small commission my way without costing you any more):
PS: I resisted Gutenberg a long time. I only started delving into Gutenberg in earnest this month, while building a Web site for my high school class. I’m quite liking it. I think that’s the result of Gutenberg getting better and me finding the patience (and letting go of my resistance) to learn it. More to come on Gutenberg, I think.
PPS: Yes, this is actually the first blog article on my own Web site that I’ve created using Gutenberg.
What do you think?
Let me know in the comments below what you think about Gutenberg. Are you using it? Have you avoided it? Which category above (if any) do you fall into? What was the hardest thing to learn? What’s the best thing about it? I look forward to your comments.