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Say Hello to the New Editor

The Starter Theme plays nicely with default WordPress Blocks. Only minimal styles are added out-of-the-box. Scroll down to compare some blocks with the official Gutenberg showcase site.

We call the new editor Gutenberg. The entire editing experience has been rebuilt for media rich pages and posts. Experience the flexibility that blocks will bring, whether you are building your first site, or write code for a living.

Gutenberg is available as part of WordPress 5.0 and later. The Classic Editor plugin allows users to switch back to the previous editor if needed. Future development will continue in the Gutenberg plugin.

Meet your new best friends, Blocks

Blocks are a great new tool for building engaging content. With blocks, you can insert, rearrange, and style multimedia content with very little technical knowledge. Instead of using custom code, you can add a block and focus on your content.

Without being an expert developer, you can build your own custom posts and pages. Here’s a selection of the default blocks included with Gutenberg:

Be your own builder

A single block is nice—reliable, clear, distinct. Discover the flexibility to use media and content, side by side, driven by your vision.

Gutenberg ❤️ Developers

Built with modern technology.

Gutenberg was developed on GitHub using the WordPress REST API, JavaScript, and React.

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Designed for compatibility.

We recommend migrating features to blocks, but support for existing WordPress functionality remains. There will be transition paths for shortcodes, meta-boxes, and Custom Post Types.

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The editor is just the beginning

Gutenberg is more than an editor. It’s also the foundation that’ll revolutionize customization and site building in WordPress.

“This will make running your own blog a viable alternative again.”

Adrian Zumbrunnen

“The web up until this point has been confined to some sort of rectangular screen. But that is not how it’s going to be. Gutenberg has the potential of moving us into the next time.”

Morten Rand-Hendriksen

“The Gutenberg editor has some great assets that could genuinely help people to write better texts.”

Marieke van de Rakt

Gutenberg is available as part of WordPress 5.0 and later. The Classic Editor plugin allows users to switch back to the previous editor if needed. Future development will continue in the Gutenberg plugin.

Dig in deeper

The content on this page has been copied from wordpress.org/gutenberg to compare block styles of different WordPress Themes.