WordPress Gutenberg: Installation and Begginers Guide

The new editor Gutenberg. The entire editing experience has been rebuilt for media-rich pages and posts. Experience the flexibility that blocks will bring, whether you are building your first site, or write code for a living.

The New Block Editor

Blocks are a great new tool for building engaging content. With blocks, you can insert, rearrange, and style multimedia content with very little technical knowledge. Instead of using custom code, you can add a block and focus on your content.

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A single block is nice—reliable, clear, distinct. Discover the flexibility to use media and content, side by side, driven by your vision.

How you know you got the new Gutenberg Editor Update

When the new Gutenberg update pops up for you in WordPress, it will show a pop-up notification on your WordPress top side saying WordPress 5.0 is available! Please update now.

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You just have to click on the pop-up and it will redirect you to a page where it shows you “Update Now” clickable button to update to the new Gutenberg editor.

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That’s it, You will be updated to the new Gutenberg editor with block UI design.

Gutenberg New Features and Tools

Assuming you’re using WordPress 5.0 and the new block editor, you’re ready to learn some new tools and features. Below, I’ll show you some handfull tools and features that’s make your blogging a easy go.

Keyboard Shortcuts

The best way to eliminate this issue is to learn the Gutenberg editor keyboard shortcuts. These will let you quickly add or delete blocks as needed.

To open the full list of shortcuts, use the Shift + Alt + H shortcut:

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Quick Insert Blocks

Rather than using the insert block popup each time you want to add a block, a quicker method is to just type “/” in a blank block and search for the block by name:

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Drag Images From Your Desktop Into Gutenberg

To speed up your graphical representation like adding images, you can drag them straight from your desktop to a specific spot in the editor. Gutenberg will automatically upload them to your Media Library:

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Use The Columns Block

Now you can easily create more complicated layouts, Gutenberg includes a Columns block. Once you add the column block, you can add other blocks inside of it:

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