This is my article about Gutenberg. I’ve been loosely following the noise and #wpdrama surrounding Gutenberg for as long as it has been around and honestly for the most part I’ve had negative feelings around it (I don’t like change at the best of times). However, I recently dived in and tried it out and you will never guess what happened next!
It is being developed as a feature plugin over on GitHub and it has been scheduled to land in core in the next version of WordPress, version 5.0 estimated for the first half of 2018. Here’s a great roundup of Gutenberg information.
Gutenberg is an important step forward for publishers, reducing the visual difference between how content is crafted in the admin and how it is rendered on the frontend. It also opens up the possibility of unifying all the various different parts of the site building process, like the customizer and widgets.