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.
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.
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.
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
Dig in deeper
- Gutenberg Editor Technical Overview
- Gutenberg Design Principles
- Development updates on make.wordpress.org
- WordPress.tv Talks about Gutenberg
The content on this page has been copied from wordpress.org/gutenberg to compare block styles of different WordPress Themes.