The Magic of Gutenberg Blocks

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Gutenberg blocks are a game-changer for WordPress websites. The WordPress Gutenberg editor, introduced in 2018, is a powerful and user-friendly tool that has revolutionized the way WordPress sites are managed. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at what Gutenberg blocks are, when to use the Classic Editor for WordPress instead of Gutenberg blocks, and how Gutenberg blocks can be used to enhance the functionality and design of your WordPress website.

What are Gutenberg blocks?

Gutenberg blocks are the building blocks of the new WordPress editor. They are pre-designed elements that can be added to a page or post to add functionality and design elements to your content. Each block serves a specific purpose, such as a text block for adding text to your page, an image block for adding images, or a button block for adding buttons. The blocks can be customized to fit your needs and can be used in a variety of combinations to create a unique and engaging user experience.

Why use Gutenberg blocks on your WordPress website?

The main benefit of using Gutenberg blocks is the ease of use. With the drag-and-drop interface, you can add, edit, and rearrange blocks quickly and easily. This makes it simple for even non-technical users to create and manage their own content without the need for coding knowledge.

Gutenberg blocks also offer a level of design flexibility that was not possible with the classic WordPress editor. The blocks come in a variety of styles and can be customized to match your brand. This allows you to create a consistent and professional-looking website as you create new pages and blog posts for your website, without support from a designer or developer. (We love the way they empower our clients.)

When to use the Classic Editor for WordPress instead of Gutenberg blocks

There are certain situations when it may be more appropriate to use the Classic Editor for WordPress instead of Gutenberg blocks. Typically, we have a discussion with our clients to figure out which will be the best fit for them. Sometimes, clients feel overwhelmed by all the choices that are available in the Gutenberg Editor and the Classic Editor is a simpler interface for their website operations. Occasionally we need to look at the way the Gutenberg Editor works with certain plugins the client may need to operate their website or business.

What’s next?

Gutenberg blocks are an essential tool for anyone looking to create a professional-looking and functional WordPress website. With the ease of use and flexibility of the blocks, you can create unique and engaging content without the need for coding knowledge. Whether you’re a small business owner, blogger, or content creator, Gutenberg blocks are great to have built into your WordPress website.

If you’re ready to upgrade your website with the Gutenberg Editor, contact us to chat about the possibilities.