Getting Started With Gutenberg

WordPress 5.0 is scheduled to be released in a couple of weeks and that means BIG changes for the default content editor. Today’s video tutorial is a preview of our upcoming Gutenberg Essentials course. In this introductory video, you’ll meet Gutenberg, learn about content blocks, and get to know the new editing interface.


13 thoughts on “Getting Started With Gutenberg”

    1. Pete, it really depends on when Gutenberg is released. I am hesitant to make too many training videos for a product that still hasn’t been finalized. If the WordPress team misses the late-November target, Gutenberg will be pushed to late-January.

      In the meantime, I’ll be working on orientation videos like this one to help members get up to speed quickly.

  1. I am in dubio. Gutenberg is the new kid on the block, but Elementor also has benefits. Are you going that venue to, in the future or do you stricktly follow the WordPress Codex?
    Is there no need in your audience for a comprehensive course with WPA that summarizes all the steps nessisairy for making a WP site or blog.
    I loose it at customizing, categories, tags and menu’s. At 76 my attentionspan is not so flexible any more.
    Greetz from Curacao , Dutch West Indies.

    Peter van Linden

    1. Hey Piet! I know Elmentor is quite popular, but at the moment it’s challenging just keeping up with WordPress core. I expect Gutenberg will continue to evolve for some time.

    1. Thanks, Keely. In the long run, I think the hope is that Gutenberg will minimize the need for additional design tools. Given the scope of this first release, I think most of the popular page builder plugins will continue to add value.

  2. Thanks Kirk,
    I don’t yet post blogs on my site and I use X Theme which uses Cornerstone.
    Does that mean I wont notice too many changes to what I am currently doing?

    Keep up the great work!

    1. Hi Scott, I have not tested Gutenberg with X Theme or Cornerstone. I have no idea how those will interact with Gutenberg. I have a new video where I demonstrate how Gutenberg works with a couple of popular page builder style tools.

      It’s really a matter of how the X Theme developer has chosen to integrate with Gutenberg. My advice is to set up a clone of your website in a safe space where you can test Gutenberg. Until you’ve tested there’s really no way of knowing what to expect.

  3. Thank you Kirk for a very informative demonstration of Gutenburg. I don’t usually have much chance to delve into your updates but am so glad I started watching this series of presentations. Everything is well explained and the pace of the tutorial is just right. Thank you and keep spreading the knowledge.

    My question would be, can we install the Gutenberg plugin to see how our theme would work with Gutenberg and then switch back to classic or it it a case of once you use Gutenberg there is no going back?


    1. Hi Wendy, Yes, you can always switch back to the Classic Editor if you install Gutenberg and decide it’s not right for you. Just be aware that content you create with Gutenberg *will not* be compatible with the Classic Editor. In other words, if you install Gutenberg and create a bunch of pages, you will won’t be able to maintain those pages with the Classic Editor.

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