“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.


25 2505 February 2505 000000 2021
please take this piece of junk out of the wordpress default plugins. if you want, you can install it, but you can't force 3 million users to uninstall it just because 300,000 like it.
17 1706 February 1706 000000 2021
They thought they knew how to improve their product, they realized their mistake, and then Coca-Cola Classic rose to heights never dreamed of. Think about it.
16 1624 February 1624 000000 2021
I remember when it first came out. Decided I'd give it a try, and really did not like it. It's overly complicated in it's attempt to achieve simplicity. Whenever I start a new site I disable immediately and install the classic editor + literally any other page builder.
13 1340 February 1340 000000 2021
For the longest time, I’ve been a fan of WordPress because it boasted the cleanest, user-friendly writing experience. Gutenberg is 100% the opposite of this. What the creators of this plugin fail to understand is that 99% of WordPress user are content creators. Whether blogging, podcasting, or producing videos; content creation is the focus of how most of us use the platform. Why then would you turn the core of the content creation platform into a bloated, needless static page builder? Why copy the meaningless features that make other platforms worse than WordPress? I’ll never understand the decision making process behind this, but I’m glad that the classic editor is available. I just wish it was the default option and I didn’t have to install it on the 100s of WordPress websites I work with.
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Contributors & Developers

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


“Gutenberg” has been translated into 50 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


To read the changelog for Gutenberg 10.0.2, please navigate to the release page.