On 6th December 2018, WordPress released new version WordPress 5.0 and introduced new block editor to WordPress users. It replaced old classic editor with new block editor called Gutenberg.
New WordPress Block Editor provides a new and different way to create content in WordPress. In this article, let’s check How to Use New WordPress Block Editor to create posts and pages in WordPress.
What is WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg)?
Gutenberg is the name of the new WordPress Block Editor which completely changes the editing experience by creating the content in blocks in WordPress. It provides a simple way to add different types of content using blocks to your WordPress posts and pages.
Benefits of using WordPress Block Editor:
The WordPress new block editor uses blocks to transform the way from a single document to the collection of elements. This gives a page building experience with customizable visual elements.
The new Block Editor won’t change the view of your blog’s content. It lets you insert any type of multimedia in a moment and rearrange them easily.
In new Block Editor, so many blocks available for all kinds of content like
When you upgrade to version 5.0 your new block editor looks like this. This editor is completely different from the old classic editor.
In the old classic editor, if you want to create a table on your post, you need to use a separate table plugin. With the new Block Editor, you can easily create a table by adding a table block and selecting the number of rows and columns.
You can also move content elements up and down with a single click and also use drag and drop option.
The best part is you can easily learn and use block editor and create rich content for your blog. Let’s check how to use the new WordPress block editor and create the content like a pro in detail.
This tutorial helps to beginners who are just creating their blog with new WordPress block editor.
Below topics will be covered in this guide.
- Difference between Old Classic Editor and New WordPress Block Editor
- How to Launch New Block Editor
- Adding blocks in the block editor
- Block Categories and how to add and configure each block
- Saving and reusing blocks in the block editor
- Post Settings in Block Editor
- Publishing the post in Block Editor
- Keyboard shortcuts
- FAQ’s about New Block Editor
Block Editor looks different from the Old Classic Editor. The classic editor looks like a text editor with formatting buttons and Meta Boxes. Block Editor is more flexible to create the content layout with available blocks like Paragraph, Headings, Images, tables etc.
Although, Block Editor looks different from the Classic Editor you can do all things which you were able to do in the Classic Editor.