“Gutenberg” is a codename for a whole new paradigm for creating with WordPress, that aims to revolutionize the entire publishing experience as much as Johannes Gutenberg did the printed word. The project is following a four-phase process that will touch major pieces of WordPress — Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual.

Following the introduction of post block editing in December 2018, Gutenberg later introduced full site editing (FSE) in 2021, which shipped with WordPress 5.9 in early 2022.

What Does Gutenberg Do?

Gutenberg is WordPress’s “block editor”, and introduces a modular approach to modifying your entire site. Edit individual content blocks on posts or pages. Add and adjust widgets. Even design your site headers, footers, and navigation with full site editing support.

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 be added, arranged, and rearranged, allowing users to create media-rich content and site layouts in a visually intuitive way — and without workarounds like shortcodes or custom HTML and PHP.

We’re always hard at work refining the experience, creating more and better blocks, and laying the groundwork for future phases of work. Each WordPress release includes stable features from the Gutenberg plugin, so you don’t need to install the plugin to benefit from the work being done here.

Early Access

Are you a tech-savvy early adopter who likes testing bleeding-edge and experimental features, and isn’t afraid to tinker with features that are still in active development? If so, this beta plugin gives you access to the latest Gutenberg features for block and full site editing, as well as a peek into what’s to come.

Contributors Wanted

For the adventurous and tech-savvy, the Gutenberg plugin gives you the latest and greatest feature set, so you can join us in testing and developing bleeding-edge features, playing around with blocks, and maybe get inspired to contribute or build your own blocks.


  • User Documentation: Review the WordPress Editor documentation for detailed instructions on using the editor as an author to create posts, pages, and more.

  • Developer Documentation: Explore the Developer Documentation for extensive tutorials, documentation, and API references on how to extend the editor.

  • 贡献者:Gutenberg是一个开源项目,欢迎所有从编码到设计,从文档到策划的贡献者。请参阅贡献者手册,了解关于如何提供帮助的所有信息。

The development hub for the Gutenberg project can be found at Discussions for the project are on the Make Core Blog and in the #core-editor channel in Slack, including weekly meetings. If you don’t have a Slack account, you can sign up here.



The best place to report bugs, feature suggestions, or any other feedback is at the Gutenberg GitHub issues page. Before submitting a new issue, please search the existing issues to check if someone else has reported the same feedback.

While we try to triage issues reported here on the plugin forum, you’ll get a faster response (and reduce duplication of effort) by keeping feedback centralized in GitHub.

Do I have to use the Gutenberg plugin to get access to these features?

Not necessarily. Each version of WordPress after 5.0 has included features from the Gutenberg plugin, which are known collectively as the WordPress Editor. You are likely already benefitting from stable features!

But if you want cutting edge beta features, including more experimental items, you will need to use the plugin. You can read more here to help decide whether the plugin is right for you.


View the Versions in WordPress document to get a table showing which Gutenberg plugin version is included in each WordPress release.

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 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018. Additionally, you can follow the biweekly release notes and monthly project plan updates on the Make WordPress Core blog for more up to date information about what’s happening now.

Where can I read more about Gutenberg?


2023年3月23日 1 回复
I installed a few days ago and again from the download on The site and Profile is set to German and works auf deutsch all normal... expect Gutenberg. I work on this triviality for about 3 days now...
2023年3月16日 3 回复
Years later, I still don't understand this decision to make Gutenberg mandatory. Even now, compared to other similar tools (note I don't want to promote any) it leaves sort of clumsy and limited feeling. Wordpress, you can do better. You did with Woo! 🙂
2023年3月14日 1 回复
The editor site is a beta version forever and it has so many bugs that I don't understand why we have to use this. It doesn't work well with other setting tools, it changes out of the blue what you spend much time working on. It's a nightmare and time-consuming.
Really enjoy the usage out of this with upcoming and experiential features. As a WP developer, this is great for custom block and theme development. Always running on my canary version of local WP installs.
2023年3月7日 1 回复
WordPress was such a solid CMS for agencies like us to build enterprise level website / custom themes. With the Gutenberg project WordPress becomes a no-code page builder - we have many and much better solutions for this out there already. The developer experience got so much worse. I really hope for the best, but probably there is a reason why the "classic editor" plugin (which disables Gutenberg) is the most downloaded plugin in the directory.


“Gutenberg(古腾堡)” 是开源软件。 以下人员对此插件做出了贡献。


“Gutenberg(古腾堡)”插件已被翻译至53种本地话语言。 感谢所有译者为本插件所做的贡献。





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