“Gutenberg” is a codename for a whole new paradigm in WordPress site building and publishing, that aims to revolutionise 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, Customisation, 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 be 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 customising 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 centralised in the GitHub repository.

What’s Next for the Project?

The four phases of the project are Editing, Customisation, 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.


April 10, 2021
How this is in core is beyond me. It lacks basic writing/editing features like alpha list types and table colspans. Plugins are nearly non existent due to its complexity. A critical bug with custom post types was only released about a month ago, yet there is a big push for FSE. Give us a stable text editor first, please.
April 8, 2021
I think Gutenberg works better than expected. The block editor is quite good. I'm happy not needing Elementor any more. Gutenberg do have some flaws. I give only 2 stars, mainly because there is no support given in the Gutenberg supoort thread. They can't expect people to start use Gutenberg when they don't give any support.
April 7, 2021
I've been using wordpress since 2008. I think the gutenberg blog interface is the best thing that has happened to it in that time. There are a lot of haters here that seem to boil down to change is bad. Keep up the good work gutenberg team.
April 6, 2021
I used it once for 5 minutes, and have been using the diable gutenberg plugin on every website since, my customers hate it, we hate it, in fact judging from the reviews EVERYWHERE, everybody hates it. The only people that like it are the introverted nerds at WordPress, who seem to think everything they touch turns to gold, well wake up call time, this is the golden opportunity for your competitors to catch up, as you guys have dropped the ball down a well!!!
April 6, 2021
Worst thing since - the worst thing ever invented. I have to google how to do everything (after I try for several minutes to find something simple like insert rule) - then have to revert to old classic - how to edit a slug - it it even possible? I keep trying it - and keep reverting to classic - a dozen times in hope. Obviously this was designed by nuclear scientists attempting to think like ordinary people. Please get ordinary people to design things for ordinary people. But apart from that it's brilliant.
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Contributors & Developers

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


“Gutenberg” has been translated into 50 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 10.3.2, please navigate to the release page.