“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.


December 11, 2020
Back to V9.1 ?? Like the handles for vertical alignment, also the drag and drop blocks handles disappeared when updating. Also in V9.5.2 Love it, and I hate. I Want to stay updated. Nice new features all the time and it may involve safety upgrades, but I also lose a lot of time with new issues whereby I initially doubt myself and then discover later its not me.
December 11, 2020
I understand there are use cases where this "brand new fantastic" editor makes its users happy. Not my case - first thing to disable and replace with old good working editor.
December 10, 2020
I understand the concept and what it aims at. However, I find a lot of critical usability issues and they are not getting any better since it's released. Every time I try this with the intention of getting use to it, I end up almost feeling like throwing out my laptop.
December 10, 2020
At the beginning i was not a fun of the plugin. Now i use it to all my projects! Simple and powerful! Keep up the great work guys ?? Code Is Poetry
December 3, 2020
Start a fresh page and compare this abomination with normal block editors of any kind. You might want to add a block to your page. And this is where Gutenberg ends. While professional editors will have some sort of settings for paddings or custom colors in this block only - Gutenberg has nothing. Seriously: just align. That's it. That's all the usability you will get while using it. Devs will lecture you in a second that you could just edit the html for the block in plaintext....but then again this is not an Amiga500 or Linux Terminal but a rich block editor. Gutenberg is not rich. It is poor. Edit: As Gutenberg has been pushed without success for so long the users should push to ban Gutenberg editor as it harms the overall perception of the quality of wordpress.
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Contributors & Developers

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


“Gutenberg” has been translated into 48 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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To read the changelog for Gutenberg 9.5.2, please navigate to the release page.