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What is Gutenberg?

In this video, you’ll learn how to create media-rich, custom layouts using the Block Editor in WordPress 5.0 and up, nicknamed, “Gutenberg.”

WordPress 5.5 brought a long list of exciting new features for the block editor, including an all-new block directory, and the introduction of block patterns, which make it easy to create complex, beautiful layouts, using pre-built combinations of text and media blocks that you can mix and match to create pages and posts even more quickly.

The block editor enables you to insert, rearrange, and style all kinds of content without having to learn how to code. Simply add a new block to your page or post, and then focus on creating your content.

Out of the box, WordPress includes over a dozen different blocks, representing the types of content you’ll likely need the most. But there are also hundreds more blocks being created by third-party developers every day. By default, you’ll get text blocks like paragraphs, headings, subheadings, and quotes. And you can add multimedia, like images, photo galleries, large, full-width cover images, and video or audio files. But you can also create custom layouts using multiple columns, add code snippets, bulleted or numbered lists, buttons, and more.

In the next several videos, you’ll become familiar with the Block Editor, and each of the Blocks. But simply put, this new block-based editor opens up all kinds of possibilities that simply weren’t available like this before.

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