5 Benefits to Gutenberg


If you’ve ever used WordPress, then you’ll know how complicated the default text editor can be. Thankfully, at the end of 2018, the newest WordPress editor launched, also known as Gutenberg. The aim of this update is to make content management a whole lot easier and also overcome all of the downfalls that the previous version of WordPress held. 

Unlike the original editor, the Gutenberg update works through dynamic blocks that can pretty much help a user do everything. There are blocks that format the text, insert images, etc. meaning those that have no idea where to start when it comes to HTML coding will still be able to make complex additions like buttons for their website.

This article looks at just a few of the benefits that Gutenberg has over the original WordPress editor.

1.Better User Experience

The overall concept of Gutenberg is to appeal to bloggers and website builders that aren’t completely familiar with web design and development, making it easier for them to use. The new editor is simple to use, it looks much better and it will be less scary for anyone new going into designing a WordPress site. 

2. Creating Content is Quicker

By using the pre-determined blocks that Gutenberg has, website owners and content managers are able to spend more time creating content ideas for the website, and less time faffing around with page layouts and figuring out how to code. It will give the owners of the site more time to spend on things that matter.

3. Column Control

Sometimes on the current WordPress page, splitting pages into columns and rows can be fairly difficult as it requires a hefty amount of development knowledge. This can be an issue for non-tech WordPress users, with not much experience. Scott, MD of Illustrate Digital, comments on this by saying:

“It is great to see that Gutenberg actually has the functionality to allow you to add your own columns to a page, without the need to introduce a third party builder.”

4. There Are Table Options

The new Gutenberg editor allows you to insert tables as blocks within the editor, something that the original WordPress editor would never let you do. In order to do this previously, you would have had to install a third-party plugin or have some serious HTML knowledge.

For more information on the types of blocks that Gutenberg uses, check out The Gutenberg Site.

5. Embedding Options

Embedding media content such as a video from YouTube or an image from Instagram has now become a lot easier with this new editor. Combining this embedding feature with the new block experience and easier alignment options will ensure that all WordPress users are able to embed media with ease.