Doc’s WordPress News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. When the news drops, I will pick it up and deliver it right to you. We’ve talked a lot about the upcoming Gutenberg Editor for WordPress, but this week Doc gives an early review. Gutenberg hasn’t been officially released yet, but a beta version is available in the plugin repository. Keep in mind this is still an early version of the new editor and many changes are probably still coming. This version used in this video is 0.4.0.
The new Gutenberg Editor, which is slated for inclusion in WordPress 5.0, aims to dramatically improve the editor experience in WordPress by adding easy-to-use, dynamic content blocks. While beautiful, and definitely something I could see myself creating content in, I worry about what the new editor could mean for the future of WordPress. WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS) originated as a blogging platform but has grown far beyond that, today dominating 28 percent of the entire internet. In a post sharing his first experience with the Gutenberg Editor, Chris Lema asks an important question: “Didn’t we want to […]