“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.

Discover More

  • 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:

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


This plugin provides 19 blocks.



How can I send feedback or get help with a bug?

We’d love to hear your bug reports, feature suggestions and any other feedback! Please head over to the GitHub issues page to search for existing issues or open a new one. While we’ll try to triage issues reported here on the plugin forum, you’ll get a faster response (and reduce duplication of effort) by keeping everything centralized in the GitHub repository.

What’s Next for the Project?

The four phases of the project are Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual. You can hear more about the project and phases from Matt in his State of the Word talks for 2019 and 2018. Additionally you can follow updates in the Make WordPress Core blog.

Where Can I Read More About Gutenberg?


February 21, 2020
Since i heard from the Gutenberg Editor i was not fascinated by the idea to implement something like an editor framework expansion set to achieve a new level of editing Content on a CMS like System 😉 The hole thing should be done by a plugin creator and not by wordPress core team... in my opinion... the language implementation in the core should be ABSOLUTE PRIORY >>>> 1 <<<< ........................... and not a fancy new way to edit content wich has no change effect to the WordPress Project than maybe a advertising effect ?! Useless in my opinion since it has been released in a VERY BETA STAUTS (i cannot call it perfect because more than two or three columns results in many bugs and concept problems) ........ I never wrote a negative comment on WordPress I'm a developer in Coding Custom WordPress Themes/Plugins for Business Clients I maynly develop business/corporate sites, a view times i had a client project where i coded a realy portal like page in wordpress or also a shop/catalog system 😉 this is only my personal opinion 🙂 best robert
February 20, 2020
I prefer to use as much core functionality as possible. Therefor I prefer the Gutenberg above (more flexible) builders like Elementor. The block based approach makes it easier to customize pages & posts. Especially for blogging it works really well. There's still room for improvement, but for now I'm satisfied with the way forward.
February 20, 2020
All these 1 Star ratings must be telling you something right ?
February 18, 2020
Broke Wp-Bakery Broke Yoast. The interface was confusing and made no sense. Terrible, terrible, terrible. Thank goodness for the Classic editor plugin.
February 15, 2020
This is both unnecessary and unhelpful, an improvement that improves nothing, a way to make using WP less enjoyable and less productive. It's like WP looked at its user base, who wanted a faster car, and said, "Here's a tricycle! You will surely love it!" Uh, no. I don't know who wanted this or asked for it. As a default, it sucks. It would be better to give up, recoup whatever goodwill you had left, and shut this monstrosity down. It sucks like a black hole.
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Contributors & Developers

“Gutenberg” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Gutenberg” has been translated into 46 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


To read the changelog for Gutenberg 7.5.0, please navigate to the release page.