Gutenburg is WordPress’s new feature-packed post editor

Today I am previewing the new Gutenburg editor that will be the new default editor in WordPress soon. It’s a lot more advanced than the last editor, allowing you to insert many different types of “blocks,” including headings, paragraphs, images, quotes, tables widgets, and embedded links.

It’s really nice, and should support most of WordPress’s theme catalog. However, at least on my end, it doesn’t work in Microsoft Edge, so during my writing of this post, I had to use Firefox to try it out.

Also, I can’t seem to figure out how to add a contact form. It’s not a block that you can add, it seems you can’t easily add it to the classic editor block, either. The only way to do it is by remembering the shortcode to add it, or disabling Gutenburg altogether.

The Gutenburg editor allows “blocks” to be inserted into blog posts. Also, I’m bad with names. X-D

I like some of the new features it adds in the form of its new blocks, Insertable blocks include widgets (such as categories, recent comments, or more stories), page breaks which brings page-flipping, tables, spacers, and others.

It’s a really nice editor, although lack of support for Microsoft Edge is bringing me to use Firefox as my web browser for the time being.

Published by Jonny Caldwell

Jonathan "Jonny" Caldwell is a technology enthusiast looking at things like smart home, mobile phones, and the web. His dream is to live in a big city as a technology journalist covering the things that interest him.

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