Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor

Hello! This is frontenberg, a frontend instance of Gutenberg by Tom J Nowell with some restrictions so that anybody can test it out.

  • You can edit this post, but you can’t save
  • No image uploading sadly
  • Category blocks don’t work yet
  • Preview doesn’t work ( if it did it’d be the same anyway, the entire theme is gutenberg )

The rest is fair game! I’ve put the demo post content below. Interested in how this is built? Or who built it?

Curious what this means for post types that have no content area? Here’s a basic example using the GCF plugin.

Of Mountains & Printing Presses

The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting.

What you are reading now is a text block, the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…

… like this one, which is right aligned.

Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organization of your content.

A Picture is worth a Thousand Words

Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.

Beautiful landscape
Give it a try. Press the “wide” button on the image toolbar.

Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.

The Inserter Tool

Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.

Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn’t know about. Here’s a short list of what you can currently find there:

  • Text & Headings
  • Images & Videos
  • Galleries
  • Embeds, like YouTube, Tweets, or other WordPress posts.
  • Layout blocks, like Buttons, Hero Images, Separators, etc.
  • And Lists like this one of course 🙂

Visual Editing

A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:

The editor will endeavour to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.

Matt Mullenweg, 2017

The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back.

Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylized one. All of these options are available in the inserter.

You can change the amount of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.

Media Rich

If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media rich layout, very quickly:

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.

The above is a gallery with just two images. It’s an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher. 

Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:

Heading Block (H2)

You are looking at one. (H3)

Subhead Block

This is a Subhead

Paragraph Block

This is a paragraph block. Professionally productize highly efficient results with world-class core competencies. Objectively matrix leveraged architectures vis-a-vis error-free applications. Completely maximize customized portals via fully researched metrics. Enthusiastically generate premier action items through web-enabled e-markets. Efficiently parallel task holistic intellectual capital and client-centric markets.

Image Block (Standard width)

Image Block (Wide width)

Image Block (Full width)

Cover Image Block

This block can be used for Hero section.
Full width has been applied.

Gallery Block

List Block

  • List item 1
  • List item 2
  • List item 3
  • List item 4

Columns Block

Phosfluorescently morph intuitive relationships rather than customer directed human capital. Dynamically customize turnkey information whereas orthogonal processes. Assertively deliver superior leadership skills whereas holistic outsourcing. Enthusiastically iterate enabled best practices vis-a-vis 24/365 communities.

Text Column Block

This is left text column.

Appropriately initiate pandemic data via economically sound scenarios. Credibly foster inexpensive methodologies via cross-media leadership. Dramatically monetize seamless infomediaries via principle-centered functionalities. Seamlessly morph cross functional outsourcing via team building meta-services. Intrinsicly embrace installed base products for enabled testing procedures.

This is right text column.

Completely disintermediate user friendly content through covalent core competencies. Enthusiastically seize intermandated alignments for resource sucking paradigms. Intrinsicly engineer sustainable initiatives through resource maximizing benefits. Efficiently fashion top-line vortals through distributed interfaces. Intrinsicly engage performance based mindshare with best-of-breed outsourcing.

Button Block

Quote Block

Take up one idea, make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it, Live on that idea let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

Swami Vivekananda

Quote Block (another style)

Take up one idea, make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it, Live on that idea let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

Swami Vivekananda

Code Block

@media only screen and (min-width: 960px) {

	body .alignfull {
		width: auto;
		max-width: 1000%;

		margin-right: calc(50% - 50vw);
		margin-left: calc(50% - 50vw);
	}

	body .alignwide {
		width: auto;
		max-width: 1000%;
		margin-right: calc(25% - 25vw);
		margin-left: calc(25% - 25vw);
	}

	.alignwide img,
	.alignfull img {
		display: block;
		margin: 0 auto;
	}
}

Audio Block

Video Block

Custom HTML Block

This is a HTML block.

Preformatted Block

This is some preformatted text. Preformatted text keeps your s p a c e s, tabs and
linebreaks as they are.

Verse Block

Write poetry and other literary expressions honoring all spaces and line-breaks.

Table Block

Row 1 Column 1 Row 1 Column 2
Row 2 Column 1 Row 2 Column 2
Row 3 Column 1 Row 3 Column 2

Separator Block


Spacer Block

Categories Block

Latest Posts Block

Twitter Embed Block

YouTube Embed Block

Facebook Embed Block

https://www.facebook.com/groups/macpowerusers/

WordPress Embed Block

Vimeo Embed Block

You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here’s a pullquote block:

Code is Poetry

The WordPress community

If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.


Thanks for testing Gutenberg!

👋

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