“Gutenberg” is a codename for a whole new paradigm in WordPress site building and publishing, that aims to revolutionize the entire publishing experience as much as Gutenberg did the printed word. Right now, the project is in the first phase of a four-phase process that will touch every piece of WordPress — Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual — and is focused on a new editing experience, the block editor.

The block editor introduces a modular approach to pages and posts: 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 added, arranged, and rearranged, allowing WordPress users to create media-rich pages in a visually intuitive way — and without work-arounds like shortcodes or custom HTML.

The block editor first became available in December 2018, and we’re still hard at work refining the experience, creating more and better blocks, and laying the groundwork for the next three phases of work. The Gutenberg plugin gives you the latest version of the block editor so you can join us in testing bleeding-edge features, start playing with blocks, and maybe get inspired to build your own.

Discover More

  • User Documentation: See the WordPress Editor documentation for detailed docs on using the editor as an author creating posts and pages.

  • Developer Documentation: Extending and customizing is at the heart of the WordPress platform, see the Developer Documentation for extensive tutorials, documentation, and API reference 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 is on Github at:

Discussion for the project is on Make Blog and the #core-editor channel in Slack, signup information.


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

We’d love to hear your bug reports, feature suggestions and any other feedback! Please head over to the GitHub issues page to search for existing issues or open a new one. While we’ll try to triage issues reported here on the plugin forum, you’ll get a faster response (and reduce duplication of effort) by keeping everything centralized in the GitHub repository.

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 2019 and 2018. Additionally you can follow updates in the Make WordPress Core blog.

Where Can I Read More About Gutenberg?

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.


miz Here 24, 2020
Like any aother sane WordPress user I try to keep the number of installed plugins to a minimum and to be forced to install one just to be able to continue using the product really sucks. I'm a senior developer myself and I fully understand the ambition and reasoning behind this change but from a user perspective it's really bad. The name itself is also quite disrespectful to Gutenberg and his family imo. This is unfortunately the worst thing to happen to WordPress to this day and I hope Gutenberg will be put back in the grave where it belongs.
miz Here 24, 2020
The experience with the editor has been good so far. Lite and fast. I'd like to see more basic features added like padding and margin for each block instead of manually adding it with css. A better UI is needed badly, blocks are not very well distinguished when there is no content in it. Overall we need a good set of blocks to build more complex layouts. A contact form would be very welcomed instead of needing an extra plugin for that.
miz Here 24, 2020
I despise using wordpress now. It has not only ruined a whole lot of posts that I now have to go back and "fix" with this utterly useless editor, it has broken all sorts of features on my site. I just can't believe this shitty software was forced onto everyone as an improvement. Devs should be ashamed for ruining the wordpress experience, now I have to spend 10 times as long just trying to do simple things that were so easy to do before. You idiots are lucky that wordpress is one of the best free solutions, but I will be looking for alternatives to this trash as soon as I can move my site. Unbelievable.
miz Here 21, 2020
Just finished another site for a client completely built with Gutenberg. Best experience and a lot of fun building things! Gutenberg, building websites is fun again!
miz Here 18, 2020
It was all nice untill the recent update which completely eliminated the default Widget Interface and was replace with their PATHETIC Block Style Interface that makes it a pain in the neck manage not to forget messed up my existing widgets and is not compatible with Widget related plugins!!!
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Contributors & Developers

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


“Gutenberg” has been translated into 48 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


To read the changelog for Gutenberg 9.2.1, please navigate to the release page.