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Basic Gutenberg Tutorial

When the WordPress version 5.0 was released, it came with one of the biggest changes to the platform of all time – the new block editor, named Gutenberg. Since its release in December 2018, a lot of folks have dedicated large blocks of time (see what I did there) to write ‘How to’ blogs for the new Gutenberg editor.

This new block editor is a major change from the previous editor, so for everyone that has used the ‘Classic’ editor, this basic tutorial is aimed to make the new Gutenberg easier to understand. So without further ado, let’s get into this.    

Difference between Gutenberg and Classic Editor

You can see the basic difference between the classic editor and the new block editor from the below illistration. The new block editor is on the left whereas the classic one is on the right side.

plr4wp gutenberg editor image
plr4wp classic editor image

You can clearly see that Gutenberg WordPress editor is much more advanced as compared to the classic editor. Although the classic editor is more like Microsoft Word, Gutenberg uses a different approach known as ‘Block’.

I’m going out on a limb here but I think that is why it is called the ‘Block Editor’.

Gutenberg looks cleaner and less jumbled than the older editor version —and useful too—the new block editor and short keys enables you to remain in the visual editor without

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