Array Themes and Gutenberg

WordPress is about to change in a big way when the new Gutenberg editor lands in WordPress 5.0. The Gutenberg editor uses blocks to create all types of content, replacing a half-dozen inconsistent ways of customizing WordPress, bringing it in line with modern coding standards, and aligning with open web initiatives.

Imagine being able to easily create dynamic page layouts and unique content as you might with a page builder plugin, but with native WordPress functionality. This allows for standardization of a block-based content creation system and frees your content from the grips of poorly-made plugins and keeps your content in native posts and pages.

The Gutenberg editor is not without its critics. Because the editor is such a major change to the content creating and editing experience, some think it should introduced in smaller changes, some via a plugin, and some would rather it not come to WordPress at all. You can download Gutenberg here and take it for a spin to form your own opinion.

The Gutenberg editor in action.

We here at Array are excited about the Gutenberg editor’s potential to improve the content creating experience in WordPress! We can think of a million different things to do with Gutenberg blocks and look forward to experimenting further with the plugin as it’s being developed.

Our theme collection was almost made for something like Gutenberg. Over the years, we’ve stayed fiercely committed to beautiful design, simplicity, and keeping your content safely stored in posts and pages where it belongs. The Array theme collection will support the Gutenberg editor when it launches in WordPress 5.0.

Introducing Gutenberg News

To help you keep track of the state of the Gutenberg editor, we’ve launched a new site called Gutenberg News and a matching Twitter feed. On Gutenberg News, you’ll find links to tutorials, code snippets, videos, plugin examples, and more. We’re adding content for both users and developers, so there’s something for everyone to learn. You can also subscribe to our weekly digest, where we’ll send you an email every Friday with the content we’ve found throughout the week.

Have you tried Gutenberg yet? If so, let us know what you think of it in the comments below!

Published by Mike McAlister

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die. I design all the things.

3 Comments

  1. Thanks Array Themes for creating the news site for Gutenberg. I had plans to manually curate and save to pocket all Gutenberg links I have come across. This just saved me from doing that.

    Thanks again Mike McAlister and team.

    Reply
  2. We are now using Gutenberg ver 2.60 on our personal blog at Tibesar.com and it is working well for us. We decided to just go live with the plugin and not look back. We have over 20 plugins on this blog but no problems with any of them.

    We are really excited about this update to the Editor and it’s a breath of fresh air!

    Reply
    • Hey Marcus! Thanks for your comment. Great to hear that you’re excited about Gutenberg! You might want to check out a new plugin we just released, Atomic Blocks, that adds a few handy blocks to your site. We’ve also got a free WordPress theme to go with it!

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