“Gutenberg” is a codename for a whole new paradigm in WordPress site building and publishing, that aims to revolutionize the entire publishing experience as much as Gutenberg did the printed word. Right now, the project is in the first phase of a four-phase process that will touch every piece of WordPress — Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual — and is focused on a new editing experience, the block editor.

The block editor introduces a modular approach to pages and posts: each piece of content in the editor, from a paragraph to an image gallery to a headline, is its own block. And just like physical blocks, WordPress blocks can added, arranged, and rearranged, allowing WordPress users to create media-rich pages in a visually intuitive way — and without work-arounds like shortcodes or custom HTML.

The block editor first became available in December 2018, and we’re still hard at work refining the experience, creating more and better blocks, and laying the groundwork for the next three phases of work. The Gutenberg plugin gives you the latest version of the block editor so you can join us in testing bleeding-edge features, start playing with blocks, and maybe get inspired to build your own.

Discover More

  • User Documentation: See the WordPress Editor documentation for detailed docs on using the editor as an author creating posts and pages.

  • Developer Documentation: Extending and customizing is at the heart of the WordPress platform, see the Developer Documentation for extensive tutorials, documentation, and API reference on how to extend the editor.

  • Contributors: Gutenberg is an open-source project and welcomes all contributors from code to design, from documentation to triage. See the Contributor’s Handbook for all the details on how you can help.

The development hub for the Gutenberg project is on Github at:

Discussion for the project is on Make Blog and the #core-editor channel in Slack, signup information.


How can I send feedback or get help with a bug?

We’d love to hear your bug reports, feature suggestions and any other feedback! Please head over to the GitHub issues page to search for existing issues or open a new one. While we’ll try to triage issues reported here on the plugin forum, you’ll get a faster response (and reduce duplication of effort) by keeping everything centralized in the GitHub repository.

What’s Next for the Project?

The four phases of the project are Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual. You can hear more about the project and phases from Matt in his State of the Word talks for 2019 and 2018. Additionally you can follow updates in the Make WordPress Core blog.

Where Can I Read More About Gutenberg?

Where can I see which Gutenberg plugin versions are included in each WordPress release?

View the Versions in WordPress document to get a table showing which Gutenberg plugin version is included in each WordPress release.


Janairu 21, 2021
First, I appreciate that this is free, and thanks to all the shoulders WordPress is built upon. Now about Gutenberg in particular - I have some websites made with content management plugins/themes - I thought perhaps these could be moved to Gutenberg and relieve my clients from subscriptions fees for themes/plugins. Gutenberg lacks a lot of very basic layout control. It does not provide an alternative to paid/supported content management systems. If you are designing your site first (so that it encompasses the brand, content, etc) and then building the website to reflect those goals, Gutenberg seems almost unuseable. If you are choosing a template/theme first, then stuffing your content in as best as you can, Gutenberg is useable. It feels like using Adobe Pagemill back in the day, with the convenience but very limited control of the final result. I work in print and web - I am amazed that after all these years, there isn't something like InDesign for websites. Wordpress and other web layout systems feel like there is more emphasis on tech wizardry under the hood, than on creative layout/content/presentation for the end viewer. Instead of user-friendly management windows/boxes to control and set everything, we have very basic placement settings, and real control can be exercised only through adding lines of css or editing template code. That seems ridiculous at this point in time. It would be helpful if, instead of just loudly promoting what it can do (which is all good), WordPress et al would also loudly state up front what it can't do. Could save a lot of time for people trying to make websites. So I'm back to the subscriptions and classic. Best of luck with Gutenberg, but seriously, maybe its not ready yet. Once there is a complete UI for everything designers need, that would be a better launch time, and would mark an improvement over what has so far been available for web layout.
Janairu 19, 2021
Hello! The first time I tried Gutenberg it was horror. Working with him is not very convenient and not intuitive. A lot of time has passed, you have received a lot of feedback that the editor is not convenient and not intuitive, and it really is. why don't you make the editor more user-friendly and look at the elementor? On many my sites I use the elementor, but it slows down the sites and I look towards Gutenberg again and again ... Please make Gutenberg easier and more convenient to use, because you can... Good luck
Janairu 18, 2021
WP is a total mess now. From what I understand the people who develop and deploy updates for WordPress are all volunteers or the majority of them are volunteers. Are they working for free in China sweat shops? Did WordPress sell it's soul to communism? Less isn't more! Making garbage and building it in to the core of WordPress isn't useful or user friendly. The people involved in "volunteering" to make this garbage are doing so because no one in their right mind will ever pay them to work on anything. Wordpress used to be a great business tool. Now it's littered with junk/malicious plugins with good ones few and far between. There are a myriad of plugins for Woo Commerce not officially supported by Woo Commerce. According to reviews many of those plugins spam store customers or do other unethical things. The plugins officially supported by Woo Commerce that actually benefit a store cost a pretty penny. And if you just have the vanilla WordPress installed you have to worry about being hacked all the time. Why are we at this point? Because gutenberg is a core part of WP now. Those who are making WP make garbage and set the bar. So now anyone can make a quick buck by putting their garbage online as a WP plugin. The state of WP is enough to make web developers go back to just using simple HTML pages. Pages created using ONLY HTML5 will look way better and be more manageable than ones using gutenberg. Fire all the teenagers working on WP now and start paying professional adults lots of money to make it a contender. Otherwise WordPress will be known as the village idiot on the web. People who use gutenberg and like it don't know any HTML,css,JS or any computer language and have to take a class just to figure out how to turn their computer on.
Janairu 16, 2021
This is THE WORST EDITOR I HAVE EVER USED !!! It's soooo bad. I hate everything about it. I've been forced to use it for so long. From the blocks to not being able to remove blocks, to cut and paste creating a million new blocks, never the type I want. It takes 3 times as long to edit a post than it does with a normal editor that everyone knows how to use. This god awful piece of shit is totally unintutive. This thing has zero points for UX. whoever designed allowed this into production needs putting up against a wall and shooting. I friggin hate it. WordPress, put it back to a regular NORMAL editor. If I could give zero stars I would.
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Contributors & Developers

“Gutenberg” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Gutenberg” has been translated into 50 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

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To read the changelog for Gutenberg 9.8.1, please navigate to the release page.