Not everyone is happy about the new WordPress Gutenberg editor. Here’s a good summary about how to use it and how to avoid it (for now anyway) if you don’t want to use it:
Official Resources for the Gutenberg Block Editor
by Jeff Starr, DigWP.com
December 14th, 2018
Just a quick post to share some recommended useful resources for anyone working with the new Gutenberg Block Editor.
Learn more about Gutenberg
There are many official posts that are useful in specific contexts. This list focuses on just the main resources for learning more about Gutenberg Block Editor. Starting points for digging in and branching out.
- Gutenberg Handbook
- Gutenberg Designer & Developer Handbook
- WordPress 5.0 Field Guide
- Gutenberg Media 5.0 Guide
- Blocks, Plugins, and You
Any one of these resources will open many doors for further learning and exploration of the Gutenberg Block Editor and related WordPress features.
The Gutenberg Block Editor has come a long way since it first began as a plugin. But not everyone is ready for the changes. Some folks like myself prefer the original “classic” editor. So for anyone looking for alternatives to Gutenberg, here are some resources that may be useful.
- Classic Editor — official plugin by the WP team to restore the Classic Editor, already over 1 million active installations.
- Disable Gutenberg — free WP plugin that completely disables all traces of Gutenberg and restores the Classic Editor. Includes robust options for custom configuration and selective enabling of the Block Editor.
- ClassicPress — the new “Gutenberg-free” version of WordPress (forked at WP 4.9) that’s focused on providing a reliable, consistent CMS.