If you don’t update your website regularly and have recently updated to a version of WordPress that uses the new Block Editor, nicknamed “Gutenberg”, as the default editor, chances are you are both excited about the update and learning the new layout, features, and functionality of this powerful editor.
Gutenburg Replaces Classic Editor with powerful, drag-and-drop tools
As WordPress moved Gutenberg through months and months of iterations in preparation for creating a new default editor, there have been dozens and dozens of changes resulting in an editor that employs a set of user-friendly, powerful drag-and-drop tools.
New features include more intuitive interactions, an increase in design control (from the editor), new layout options, and style variations that allow you to design around your content while creating it! High res photos are automatically processed to look great and respond across a variety of screens. Users can now edit existing and create new pages from your smartphone, significantly simplifying the content creation process: find inspiration, take a picture, upload it to your site, write about it, add social buttons, and publish. Boom! You just completed what can sometimes feel like drudgery – you just created new content!
New Themes Now Designed for Gutenberg Usage
A new theme was introduced at the beginning of 2020, (which seems like ages ago), called, appropriately enough, Twentytwenty, and is designed for use with the block editor and offers a more flexible theme. There are also tons of new and updated plugins for adding even more functionality and varieties of blocks.
This all sounds great, right? What all should be considered when moving from one theme to another? What should be considered when updating from the classic editor to the new block editor? Can existing pages be modified with the new editor? What if you like your current theme, but need to update to the latest version of WordPress?
Bear Web Design Can Help With WordPress & Gutenberg
Let Bear Web Design help you with navigating updates on your site. Whether you need a new theme and site makeover or you’re just looking to stay on top of updates and need a little help learning the ins and outs of the new environment, we can help. Contact us or call us at 615 504-6845 and lets talk about your needs. We’re here to help you look your best online.