I am writing this post using Gutenberg. It’s the new Wordpress’ Medium-like editor; now a plug-in, then the plan is a full integration with WordPress 5. Well, I’m probably not doing justice to the new editor saying that it’s just a Medium-like editor. It’s much more, thanks to the concept of the blocks — you can learn more about the blocks, here.
Gutenberg has three planned stages. The first, aimed for inclusion in WordPress 5, focuses on the post editing experience and the implementation of blocks. This initial phase focuses on a content-first approach. The use of blocks allows you to focus on how your content will look without the distraction of other configuration options. This ultimately will help all users present their content in a way that is engaging, direct, and visual.
These foundational elements will pave the way for stages two and three, planned for the next year, to go beyond the post into page templates and ultimately, full site customization.
For now, I’m simply enjoying the new experience (still, I cannot understand how the hell I should manage content distribution — eg. via Twitter and LinkedIn — directly from Gutenberg…)
Originally published at Vagabonding. Marketing. Tales..