“Gutenberg” is a codename for a whole new paradigm for creating with WordPress, that aims to revolutionize the entire publishing experience as much as Johannes Gutenberg did the printed word. The project is following a four-phase process that will touch major pieces of WordPress — Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual.

Following the introduction of post block editing in December 2018, Gutenberg later introduced full site editing (FSE) in 2021, which shipped with WordPress 5.9 in early 2022.

What Does Gutenberg Do?

Gutenberg is WordPress’s “block editor”, and introduces a modular approach to modifying your entire site. Edit individual content blocks on posts or pages. Add and adjust widgets. Even design your site headers, footers, and navigation with full site editing support.

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 be added, arranged, and rearranged, allowing users to create media-rich content and site layouts in a visually intuitive way — and without workarounds like shortcodes or custom HTML and PHP.

We’re always hard at work refining the experience, creating more and better blocks, and laying the groundwork for future phases of work. Each WordPress release includes stable features from the Gutenberg plugin, so you don’t need to install the plugin to benefit from the work being done here.

Early Access

Are you a tech-savvy early adopter who likes testing bleeding-edge and experimental features, and isn’t afraid to tinker with features that are still in active development? If so, this beta plugin gives you access to the latest Gutenberg features for block and full site editing, as well as a peek into what’s to come.

Contributors Wanted

For the adventurous and tech-savvy, the Gutenberg plugin gives you the latest and greatest feature set, so you can join us in testing and developing bleeding-edge features, playing around with blocks, and maybe get inspired to contribute or build your own blocks.

Discover More

  • User Documentation: Review the WordPress Editor documentation for detailed instructions on using the editor as an author to create posts, pages, and more.

  • Developer Documentation: Explore the Developer Documentation for extensive tutorials, documentation, and API references 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 can be found at Discussions for the project are on the Make Core Blog and in the #core-editor channel in Slack, including weekly meetings. If you don’t have a Slack account, you can sign up here.


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

The best place to report bugs, feature suggestions, or any other feedback is at the Gutenberg GitHub issues page. Before submitting a new issue, please search the existing issues to check if someone else has reported the same feedback.

While we try to triage issues reported here on the plugin forum, you’ll get a faster response (and reduce duplication of effort) by keeping feedback centralized in GitHub.

Do I have to use the Gutenberg plugin to get access to these features?

Not necessarily. Each version of WordPress after 5.0 has included features from the Gutenberg plugin, which are known collectively as the WordPress Editor. You are likely already benefitting from stable features!

But if you want cutting edge beta features, including more experimental items, you will need to use the plugin. You can read more here to help decide whether the plugin is right for you.

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.

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 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018. Additionally, you can follow the biweekly release notes and monthly project plan updates on the Make WordPress Core blog for more up to date information about what’s happening now.

Where can I read more about Gutenberg?


Julai 28, 2022
Gutenberg llego para quedarse gustele al que le guste, o nos adaptamos o nos quedamos en el pasado. Adiós a los creadores costosos y monopolizadores de sitios web, con Gutenberg puedo hacer cosas increíbles sin gastar un peso y para asegurar el trabajo y continuidad del mismo, es mejor trabajarlo con la plantilla Twenty Twenty que proviene del equipo WordPress o cualquier plantilla adaptable al creador de páginas.
Julai 27, 2022
I had enough. This is no way! Maybe I am little bit biased... I hate all javascript on the web. There is some use cases where we have to use it but not this... this era full of javascript everywhere... my gosh... this s**t has to stop! Performance horror within core?! I waited almost 5 years to see no advancement in performance. I had a doubt in early stages. React, Node, Vue... all this wonderful ideas and approaches for a stacks are just pillars of a Babylonian tower! Go ahead be a masochist on your sandbox but do not push it forcefully to an users as great idea! It is not! We do not need it! We want computers in our services not be pawn in service of your stupid stacks! If you really want push us to the React, there is PREACT (which is more optimized). But i am against any non essential javascript in a core of my beloved wordpress. It should be about markdown syntax, some shortag but not this... i can not write a word without lags. What a wonderful User eXperience!!!
Julai 22, 2022
I've held off from using the block editor since it's release, preferring to stick with the familiar pagebuilder I'd been using since 2015 + the Classic Editor plugin. However, knowing that the block editor is the present and the future, I've recently rebuilt 5 of 6 sites with the block editor. I used the Twenty Twenty theme for the more simple sites, and Kadence for those with more complex page, header and footer layouts. The build has become easier each time, and the mobile page loads are awesome. I'm getting 905%+ scores on Google PageSpeed for mobile, and I no longer need the caching plugin. The editor appearance on the back-end still feels busy and can take some rummaging to find the elements that you are looking for, but the available settings, elements and companion plugins are extensive.
Julai 21, 2022
I've started to play with Gutenberg a year ago and very pleased with what it has become today. Great page builder which gave me an option to create simple and more complex layouts using only native blocks. The option to add block styles makes it more flexible. Love the direction of the new WordPress. The only thing i think is missing, is the separate global typography options for Headings and Text in the Site Editor. Choosing a font family separately would be great.
Julai 16, 2022
Even though this is still in development, it is still better than the alternative page builders out there. I like the Guttenberg application because it is a free and versatile plugin that allows for customization without any of the paywalls.
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Contributors & Developers

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


“Gutenberg” has been translated into 53 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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