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WordPress is developing a new publishing tool called Gutenberg, and it aims to make your words, layout, and pictures look just as stunning as they do in your imagination – all without any code. The Gutenberg editor uses block to generate all types of content, and it will replace inconsistent ways of customizing WordPress by […]
WordPress is developing a new publishing tool called Gutenberg, and it aims to make your words, layout, and pictures look just as stunning as they do in your imagination – all without any code.
The Gutenberg editor uses block to generate all types of content, and it will replace inconsistent ways of customizing WordPress by aligning it with open web initiatives and modern coding standards. These content blocks transform how developers, users, and hosts interact with WordPress. The result? Building rich web content will be easier, more intuitive, and far less technical.
Blocks represent a unified method to style content that currently needs shortcode, widgets, embeds, post formats, theme options, custom post types, meta-boxes and other formatting elements. By enabling rich customization without the need for expert knowledge of code, blocks deliver broad functionality with a consistent user experience.
The current WordPress editor is an open text window, a blank canvas for writing. However, when you want to build excitement in a post with multimedia, images, embedded content from social media, polls, or additional elements, you must use a mix of methods that are not necessarily intuitive:
As WordPress tackled these issues, they embraced the concept of blocks. Each of the above items could be blocks: easy to understand and search, as well as delightfully simple to dynamical shift across a page. The block concept is truly robust and promises to deliver a superior editing and publishing experience.
Gutenberg has three planned phases. The first, aimed for inclusion in WordPress 5.0, focuses on the post editing experience and the implementation of blocks. The use of blocks enables you to focus on how your content’s appearance without the distraction of other configuration options. This ultimately will help each user to present content in a way that is engaging, visual, and direct.
These foundational elements will pave the way for phases two and three, which are planned for the next year, to go beyond the post into page templates and into full site customization. Gutenberg is transformational, and there will be ways to ensure that existing functionalities continue to work giving developers time to transition effectively. Compatibility
The Gutenberg project is also addressing compatibility issues. Blocks are now the de facto mechanism for creating content features, and NOYO Web Development recommends that developers migrate to the block system. However, there will be continuing support for existing WordPress functions with transition paths for meta-boxes, shortcodes, and custom post types.
Custom Post Types
For more information on how Gutenberg will transform the user experience in building engaging and exciting content, contact us at NOYO Web Development today. It’s no cost or obligation to you.
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