“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.


May 15, 2021
Vraiment nullissime du point de vue ergonomique. Conception à revoir en totalité.
May 15, 2021
How many more bad reviews from the community for the top-level guys at WordPress to realize they have made a bad decision to use this terrible editor as default? If 2 out of 5 stars on this, and millions of downloads to replace this garbage editor with the old version isn't a good indication, I don't know what it is!
May 12, 2021
I did some research. Some of this plugin composition is based on React, which has a lot of potential to be seamless, flexible and robust. But for some reason, it's so awful, no draggable, unfriendly UI and UX, missing APIs. I hope they will improve in the future.
May 6, 2021
Do you like adding content to groups only to find that your groups are invisible and painfully difficult to move other content into? How about dragging a block around the screen, going to get a cup of coffee, and coming back only to find that the block is still catching up to your mouse movements from a few minutes ago? Then you're in luck! You will love Gutenberg! Seriously though, devs... at least add visible group outlines, or the ability to drag things in outline view, or a teensy little debounce, or SOMETHING to make this editor less painful to use. The thing was released over a year ago.
May 6, 2021
Liebe Leute, diese neue Block Technik ist aber sowas von daneben. Intuitiv schonmal gar nicht. Ich verliere da vollkommen die Orientierung. Nee oh nee 🙁
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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 10.6.1, please navigate to the release page.